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Prepare for the Nexus Games!

Prepare for the Nexus Games!

UPDATE (31/10/2017): We're in the process of reaching out to eligible players, please make sure to check your Battle.net account e-mail!

UPDATE (25/10/2017): The qualification period for the Nexus Games Europe has now come to a close and we will soon be reaching out to top players that have qualified.

If you think that you may have qualified please ensure that all your Battle.net account details are accurate (name, country, etc.) and that you have access to the email address attached to your account. If you no longer have access to your linked email please update it as soon as possible on your Battle.net Account Management page. Should you have any issues updating your details please contact our Customer Service team.

If you still have any issues, or should you feel there has been an error with the player selection process, please contact us at NGEAdministration@Blizzard.com.

Vote for the Map Pool

Until 12:00 CEST on November 9 you can cast your vote for your favorite Battleground! The top nine maps will become the official map pool for the Nexus Games Europe!

Vote Now!

Qualification Process

Blizzard Entertainment will select five players from each country to represent their homeland. While Blizzard will make the final call on which players make the cut here are some of the key contributing factors to improve your chances of being selected:

  • Performance in Hero League in Season 3 2017 until October 24
  • Amount of Season 3 games played (minimum 75 Games)
  • Positive account standing

Please note that HGC players are excluded from this tournament however Open Division players are welcome.

Participating Countries

Here are the 16 countries that will be competing in the Nexus Games:

Belgium France Netherlands Spain
Czech Republic Germany Poland Sweden
Denmark Hungary Romania Ukraine
Finland Italy Russia United Kingdom

Tournament Format

The Nexus Games will be broken into two phases: Group Phase and Playoffs. Group Phase seeding will be determined by the combined rank points of the members of each team.

Group Phase

  • 4 groups of 4 teams, single round robin
  • Best-of-three
  • Top 2 from each group qualify for Playoffs


  • Single-elimination bracket
  • Best-of-five

All the action kicks off on November 14 with the Group Phase. We’ll reveal the full tournament schedule, as well as the selected players and talent, shortly after BlizzCon. In the meantime, check out the full Nexus Games Europe tournament rules.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and show us what you’re really made of!


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