We want to share some exciting news with you about Division S. In just more than 2 days our 10k goal got smashed. It was truly inspiring to see the Heroes Community banding together like this. Rightfully so some people asked some questions so we hope to answer all of these in this update. But before we get to that we want to send you off into the holidays with some new reveals.
We have 4 new casters joining the lineup next to Khaldor;
We're also joining forces with BeardedMurloc who will make sure you won't miss the best plays of our Division S and are partnering with Halloween supporting the All Hallows Cup featuring what would have been Methods new roster, Granit gaming, Leftovers and a Frankenstein team of Dignitas/FNATIC.
Division S is a plan we've had sitting on a shelf for almost two years now. However with Open Division being the step between professional play and amateur play we never felt it was something the community needed. With the recent changes in the Heroes landscape and Open Division and HGC being cancelled the plan was taken off the shelf. We have a full team working around the clock to dust off this plan and make some minor changes to reflect the current state of the game.
We hope to attract some former pro players and inspire players to improve at the game. We understand that the pro scene as we had during HGC is dead, but we want to give the best players in the game a place to compete on their level and something to strive for.
So far several former pro players like Hasu, Mene and Zaelia as well as some former open division players have expressed their interest in playing.
It will be a round robin for a small number of teams, with every team playing each other at least once.The exact number of teams and rounds is still under discussion. Though 8-10 teams per region is likely.
We realise that crowdfunding will not be sustainable in the long run, so the moment we decided to launch Division S we reached out to several organisations. We are currently talking to ensure the financial support of this league for several seasons.
Heroes Lounge has a team of volunteers with a heartfelt love for this game. This means that no one in the organisation is being paid for their efforts in Division S. For the full list of Heroes Lounge volunteers please check out our staff page.
We will have more news for you soon, for now we wish you happy holidays!