Blizzard Entertainment will be running its World Championship eSports tournaments over an entire week, the game developer announced on Thursday -- last year the competition was held in one weekend around its annual Blizzard Convention.

The tournaments will be held in Burbank, CA starting between October 28 and November 1 and finishing up during BlizzCon on November 6-7. It will see the best “Hearthstone,” “Heroes of the Storm,” World of Warcraft” and “StarCraft 2” players converging to try and take out the ultimate title.

Hundreds of professional gamers around the world are currently competing in and practicing their respective games in the hopes of qualifying for the World Championships. This weekend is the Americas Championship for “Heroes of the Storm,” which sees eight teams from North America, Australia, South East Asia and Latin America competing for two spots at BlizzCon.

Both the “Heroes of the Storm” Americas Championship and the World Championships for each of the games will be streamed online at video game streaming site Twitch. The World Championships will also be viewable in HD on the BlizzCon website.

So when does each of the World Championship matches start? The line-up is below. Are you excited for the BlizzCon World Championships? Will you be watching in-person or at home? Let us know in the comments.

Hearthstone World Championship

Prize Pool: $250,000

Number of Players: 16

Schedule: October 28-31, 9:00 a.m. PDT

Matches: The Hearthstone World Championship kicks off with four groups of four players vying against each other in a dual-elimination format. Match 1 of each group will play October 28, with Match 2 and the first eliminations on October 29. October 30-31 will see each match advancing a player to BlizzCon, as we make our way through the winners and decider matches of each group.

Heroes of the Storm The Heroes of the Storm Americas Championship date and venue has been announced, with eight teams battling it out for a spot in the World Championship at BlizzCon in November. Photo: Blizzard Entertainment

Heroes of the Storm World Championship

Prize Pool: $500,000

Number of Players: 8 Teams (5 players per team)

Schedule: October 28, 1:30 p.m. PDT

Matches: The Heroes of the Storm World Championship features 2 dual-tournament groups in the first round. No teams will be eliminated during Opening Week, but each team will get to show their stuff in the initial matches of each group.

WoW Arena World Championship

Prize Pool: $250,000

Number of Players: 8 teams (3 players per team)

Schedule: October 30-31, 1:30 p.m. PDT

Matches: Each of the 2 dual-tournament groups in the Round of 8 will compete October 30-31. Two teams will advance to the Round of 4 bracket (played at BlizzCon November 6) based on the results of these matches, while the other two Ro4 teams will be determined at BlizzCon.

StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals

Prize Pool: $250,000

Number of Players: 16

Schedule: November 1, 10:00 a.m. PST 

Matches: The Global Finals will follow last year’s tried and true format. The top 16 players in the  WCS Global Standings will be seeded into a single elimination bracket. All matches of the Round of 16 bracket will take place November 1. Eight of the 16 players will advance to the Round of 8 matches (played at BlizzCon November 6).