The 2017 HCT World Championship Is Headed to Amsterdam!
The Hearthstone® Championship Tour (HCT) will come to a star-studded conclusion in Amsterdam as HCT 2017 finishes its journey in the Beurs van Berlage Conference Centre.
This monumental venue once housed the Dutch stock exchange, and has witnessed royal marriages. Now, one of the Netherlands’ most famous buildings will host the HCT World Championship.
Beurs van Berlage
At the HCT World Championship, attendees will be able to meet, greet, and challenge their favorite Hearthstone personalities in friendly matches. There will also be on-site tournaments—open to all ticket-holders—that will award special swag. Attendees can expect to mingle with players from all around the world, as the Hearthstone community unites to send off the Hearthstone Championship Tour in style.
All attendees who purchase a ticket and check-in on site will receive the Thrill of Victory card back, which will be awarded to registered Blizzard Battle.net accounts once the HCT World Championship concludes.
Mark your calendars for Thursday, Jan. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The atmosphere will be electric, and the competition will be fierce as a full year of competitive Hearthstone comes down to just four days of play among the 16 qualified players.
Sixteen players have qualified for the HCT World Championship. Below are the qualifiers from the HCT Winter Championship, HCT Spring Championship, HCT Summer Championship, and the four players who are the highest point earners from each Hearthstone competitive region that are not already qualified for the World Championship (the Last Call slots).
Qualification and Format
The HCT World Championship will start with a group stage before progressing into a playoff bracket. Player seeding will be determined by placement in the four HCT World Championship qualifying events: The Winter Championship, Spring Championship, Summer Championship, and Last Call.
Matches will be played in the following format:
- Each match will be best-of-five in Conquest format with one ban. Players will bring four decks, ban one of their opponent’s decks, then compete with the remaining three decks.
- The group stage will be a dual tournament, with two competitors advancing from each group to the playoff bracket.
- The playoffs will be single elimination.
The total prize pool for this event is $1,000,000 USD, distributed as follows:
|3rd & 4th||$100,000|
|5th – 8th||$50,000|
|9th – 16th||$25,000|
Tickets are now available for the Hearthstone World Championship! Don’t miss the finale to the 2017 Hearthstone Championship Tour. You can find the Hearthstone World Championship ticket sales FAQ here.
We hope you’ll join us for the most stunning Hearthstone tournament of the tour. Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the HCT World Championship. Will you be joining us there? Let us know in the comments!