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Blizzard's Heroes of the Dorm collegiate video game tournament returns with more ESPN2 coverage

Blizzard's Heroes of the Dorm collegiate video game tournament returns with more ESPN2 coverage

ESPN2 plans to broadcast the final stages of a collegiate video game tournament for the second straight year, a symbolic endorsement of increasing interest in e-sports events.

The announcement came Thursday from Irvine-based video game developer Blizzard Entertainment, whose five-on-five online war game “Heroes of the Storm” will be used for the aptly named Heroes of the Dorm competition.

College students in the U.S. and Canada may begin vying Thursday for a spot in the 64-team bracket, Blizzard said. Teams from more than 460 schools entered last year; UC Berkeley captured the...

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