Sound Blaster Announces SBHL Bracket and Schedule

BY Andrew Miesner / February 27, 2013

The qualifiers are done, the brackets are set, and the matches are scheduled. The Sound Blaster Heroes League is kicking it into high gear starting next week. 16 teams from North America, Europe, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the CIS Region will compete in a global tournament for pride and their share of the $40,000 cash and prize pool.

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The first round of the Sound Blaster Heroes League championship bracket is scheduled to start next Monday and will feature new and rarely seen international match-ups. The venerable Q sQuad 357 will take on the top Indonesian team, nxl> while promising upstarts like Afraid will face off against the proven might of the dominant SEA team, Orange Esports Malaysia. The final invited team, Pikachu, will have to face the CIS champions, Cats Gaming, while compLexity Gaming will take on the surprise of the qualifiers, BYE Team. If the new match-ups aren’t your thing then there are always the classics. LIONS eSportsKlubb will take on the agressive Swedish team Pencils while the recently hyped One Trick Pony will face off against potentially the strongest team in the scene, stayGreen.

The Sound Blaster Heroes League schedule was designed so that every single match will be broadcast live, around the world. The first week of March will be dedicated exclusively to the Round of 16 matches while the following week will clean up the Round of 8, semi-finals, and final match. Coverage of the SBHL will provided by the biggest names in Heroes of Newerth casting, Honcast, and compLexity Gaming’s very own Heroes of Newerth casting team at coLcast.

Stay tuned to for more information about the Sound Blaster Heroes League and competitive Heroes of Newerth.

About Sound Blaster Heroes League

The Sound Blaster Heroes League celebrates the launch of the Sound Blaster Z-Series high-performance sound cards and the Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage gaming headsets. Both products were unveiled for the first time at Gamescom 2012 and are shipping now. Featuring Creative’s proprietary SBX ProStudio™ and Crystal Voice technologies, the new Sound Blaster products boast cutting-edge designs and industry-leading performance capabilities.

To find out more information about the Sound Blaster Heroes League and Sound Blaster audio solutions, visit Follow Sound Blaster Gaming at

About Creative

Creative is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products. Famous for its Sound Blaster® sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment with cutting edge audio solutions, premium wireless speakers, wireless head-phones and portable media devices. Today, Creative re-invents the Sound Blaster, which has a user base of over 400 million, with its ground-breaking Sound BlasterAxx that aims at the new mobile networked generation by bridging the multi-worlds of the computer, smartphones, and tablets. Creative’s proprietary technologies, innovative hardware, applications and services leverage the Internet, enabling anytime, anywhere consumers to experience high-quality digital entertainment.