META Madness #8 - Hell it's about time!

5 months ago

And once again it's time to go shake off the traditional Heroes of the Storm META and embrace the META Madness! The infamouse event is back with the 8th iteration of the tournament format that breaks through the existing meta! We are proud to present once again the most crazy tournament concept in Heroes of the Storm, featuring a $2000 prize pool!


The idea of META Madness is to break through the current meta and force top players to think out of the box and play unorthodox Heroes and team compositions. In order to achieve that, Heroes played during any Best-of-3 or Best-of-5 series can NOT be picked again within the same series! Resulting in up to 65 (!!!) Heroes being unavailable for a potential 5th map in a Best-of-5 match! This forces teams to think outside the box and also results in Heroes being played in the course of a series that would never be picked in a normal tournament format!


META Madness Details:

  • Main Tournament Date: 9th/10th December and 16th/17th December
  • Qualifiers:
    • Qualifier #1: 4./5. November - LINK
    • Qualifier #2: 11./12. November - LINK
    • Qualifier #3: 18./19. November - LINK
    • Qualifier #4: 25./26. November - LINK
    • Qualifier #5: 2./3. December - LINK
  • Tournament Format: Double Elimination
  • Special Rules: Heroes can only be picked ONCE during a series
  • The first map of a match will be pre-determined and feature Haunted Mines, Blackheart's Bay or Hanamura
  • Prizemoney: $2000 


Community Hero-Bans:

once again, the community has the chance to ban their "most hated" Heroes for the entire duration of the tournament! Starting today people within the Heroes community can vote on which heroes they want to be banned completely during META Madness. As last time, the total number of Heroes that will be banned will be tied to Twitch Subscriber Goals during my Twitch stream. For each 50 subscribers (new, gifted or re-subs) from today until the start of the main tournament one additional hero will be globally banned for the event, up to a maximum of 25 (which would result in a total of 65 banned Heroes on a potential final map in a Best-of-5 series!). Subs will be counted towards additionally banned Heroes until the day before the start of the Main tournament (9th December).


  • Ban a hero for the entire event:  LINK
  • Current Ban-Poll Results: LINK


As requested during previous tournaments, the three people that gift the most subs during the time leading up to the main tournament will be allowed to cast a veto and prevent a hero from being banned.

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