The Hearthstone World Championship is the largest Hearthstone tournament in the world, where the sixteen best players from around the world compete for glory, $1 million prize pool, and the title of World Champion. They will meet up in California at BlizzCon.
For those of you who don’t know what Hearthstone is, it is a collectible card game against other players online. It is a 1v1 type of game. As you climb up the ranks, it will be more challenging, but you will get new cards to win against your opponents.
The money will be distributed as follows: 1st place gets $250,000. 2nd place gets $150,000. 3rd and 4th gets $100,000, 5th-8th gets $50,000. 9th – 16th gets $25,000. People from around the world get to watch it personally or online.
The World Championship will have a dual tournament group stage elimination playoff bracket. The top two players from each group will advance to the playoff bracket.
Each group will consist of four challengers – one from each of the Seasonal Championships plus Last Call – and have been seeded based on the players’ results from those Seasonal Championships plus their Hearthstone Competitive Points.
These points are earned by ranking up in Hearthstone’s rank system. Each match will be the best of five with one class ban so all competitors will need four decks to use.
Be sure to go to their website at playhearthstone.com to vote for your favorite Hearthstone player. Make it a good day Stacey students!