Competition Format

5v5, Bo1 up to Finals, Bo3 Grand Finals, Limited player signups (12 Teams)

Tournament Format

Heroes of the Storm is played in the format of 5 v 5, double elimination.

All matches will be played as a best-of-1 (bo1) up until the finals, then a best-of-3 series (bo3) to determine the winner of the tournament. Winning team from the top bracket will have a +1 point lead going in to the Grand Finals and will only require to win 1 game to win the tournament.

All available Heroes can be used in a match.

Drafting Process

Team RED with First pick will ban 1 hero first
Team BLUE with Second pick will ban 1 hero next
Team RED with First pick will pick 1 hero next
Both teams will now pick 2 hero each until the team with first pick has all 5 heroes
Team with Second pick will finish the draft with 1 last hero pick

Tournament Administrator will setup external links for Team Captains using the following drafting tools provided to them. Drafting will be monitored by the tournament administrator at various times, but full autonomy will be handled by the team captains going forward with their selected matches.

StormCraft: Draft Tool

Teams can agree to a re-match, if they think it’s needed to play a fair and balanced match or to solve technical problems.

A re-match has to be played with the same picks and bans. In the case it’s impossible for a player to join a started match, because of a bug, which makes it impossible to connect to a match after bans & picks, a re-match has to be made if the match is not older then 1 minute. A screenshot as proof of the bug presented to the Tournament Admin.

If a team leaves the match before it normally ends, then this team forfeits the match and a loss is awarded.


No pauses are allowed, unless under certain circumstances such as player disconnect or requiring assistance from the Tournament Administrator.

Map Specific Format Information

Match settings
Server: Americas
Map: Battleground Elimination
Game Mode: Custom
Size: 5on5

Current Map Rotation Available on Heroes of the Storm.

Maps played during the tournament will be pre-selected on a per-round basis. Teams must play on that map or face forfeit/disqualification.

General Rules and Information

  • All teams must join their allocated game within 10 minutes of announcement or the team will forfeit.
  • Players found to be using hacks or cheats will be disqualified from the competition
  • Using exploits to gain an unfair advantage is not allowed. Teams found to be using exploits will forfeit their match.
  • Common sense. Don’t do anything stupid.
  • Tournament Administrator: HarK0nNeN


In the event of a dispute between teams, the admin running the competition will review both parties explanations and determine a verdict. The admins decision is final and no discussion will be entered into.

Other Conditions

On occasion an admin may enter your game to spectate. Admin abuse will not be tolerated, with punishment of disqualification.

By participating in the tournament you agree to have your games shown on projectors or TV’s for spectators.

All global ingame chat is to be non-abusive. General banter is acceptable, however should be kept to a minimum. Excess abuse to other players will not be tolerated.

As the tournament is sponsored, you agree to have your photo taken with all team members on the stage or other location specified by RFLAN admins if in order to claim your prizes. These photo’s will be made available publicly on our social media gallery.

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