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Experience the Hearthstone World Champion's Stomping Grounds at HCT Taipei!

Experience the Hearthstone World Champion's Stomping Grounds at HCT Taipei!

UPDATE 3/28/2018: We have updated the decklist submission rules. Please read the new rules under the Important Notes section.

The Hearthstone Championship Tour (HCT) is on the move once again! This time, it lands in Taipei—hometown of 2017’s HCT World Champion, Chen “tom60229” Wei Lin.

This online-to-offline tour stop will have four online qualifiers, from which 16 finalists will emerge. They will move on to compete at HCT Taipei, held in the Blizzard Arena Taipei on April 27 and 29.

Tournament Information

HCT Taipei will have a 2,048-player bracket, split into four 512-player qualifiers. Eligibility for each qualifier is determined by your Battle.net Country of Residence.

All qualifier matches will be best-of-five in Conquest format with one ban (four decks per player). The full ruleset for HCT Tour Stop: Taipei can be viewed here, with the HCT 2018 Player Handbook available here.

Available Online Open Qualifiers

Asia-Pacific Qualifier #1, for players residing in Asia-Pacific.

  • Dates: March 30 and 31
  • Registration: March 23, 6:00 p.m. (GMT+8) to March 30, 10:00 a.m. (GMT+8). Sign up here.
  • Player check-in: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (GMT+8) on tournament day
  • Tournament start time: 2:00 p.m. (GMT+8)
  • Tournament server: Asia

Global Open Qualifier, for all Hearthstone players.

  • Dates: April 1 and 2
  • Registration: March 25, 6:00 p.m. (GMT+8) to April 1, 10:00 a.m. (GMT+8). Sign up here
  • Player check-in: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (GMT+8) on tournament day
  • Tournament start time: 2:00 p.m. (GMT+8)
  • Tournament server: Americas

Asia-Pacific Qualifier #2, for players residing in Asia-Pacific.

  • Dates: April 6 and 7
  • Registration: March 29, 6:00 p.m. (GMT+8) to April 6, 10:00 a.m. (GMT+8). Sign up here.
  • Player check-in: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (GMT+8) on tournament day
  • Tournament start time: 2:00 p.m. (GMT+8)
  • Tournament server: Americas

Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau Qualifier, for players residing in these countries only.

  • Dates: April 8 and 9
  • Registration: April 1, 6:00 p.m. (GMT+8) to April 8, 10:00 a.m. (GMT+8). Sign up here
  • Player check-in: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (GMT+8) on tournament day
  • Tournament start time: 2:00 p.m. (GMT+8)
  • Tournament server: Asia

Flights and accommodations for the 16 players who advance to the HCT Taipei playoffs will be provided by Blizzard Entertainment.

If you have any questions about the tournament or its registration, join the official tournament Discord!

Important Notes

Online qualifiers’ deck submission:

Players will need to submit their deck lists upon registration. However, players will be allowed to edit decklists via Battlefy up until registration closes. A player's final decklists will be taken from what he has on Battlefy at time of registration closing. Players who fail to complete their registration or deck submission will be automatically counted as disqualified. Registration deadlines remain the same. 

Offline finals deck submission:

The final 16 players who advance to the offline playoffs at Blizzard Arena Taipei will need to resubmit deck lists via email by April 24.

Prizing and Points Distribution

HCT Taipei offers a total prize pool of USD $15,000 and Hearthstone Competitive Points distributed as follows:

HCT Taipei Tour Stop Prizing

Placement

Points

Prizing

1st

15

$3,500

2nd

12

$2,300

3rd/4th

10

$1,100

5th-8th

8

$750

9th-16th

6

$500

17th-32nd

4

-

Broadcast Channels

HCT Taipei will also have multiple language broadcasts on Twitch. More broadcast details will be shared at a later date.

Ticketing Information

Detailed ticket purchase information for the offline finals of HCT Taipei will be announced at a later date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in HCT Taipei?

HCT Tour Stop: Taipei will open its doors to all players through the following qualifiers:

  • Global: Open to all regions
  • Asia Pacific: Open to citizens and residents of Asia-Pacific
  • Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau: Open to citizens and residents of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau

Which game region will HCT Tour Stop: Taipei be conducted on?

The first Asia-Pacific Qualifier and the Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau qualifier will be played on the Asia server. The Global open qualifier and the second Asia-Pacific Qualifier will be played on the Americas server.

What is the format for all matches in HCT Taipei Stop?

All matches will be best-of-five in Conquest format. All players must have four decks, and will ban one of their opponent’s decks each match. Players’ deck lists for the four online qualifiers will be published when the qualifier starts. Offline playoffs at Blizzard Arena Taipei will be played with published deck lists.

Can I play with an account that is not mine?

All participating players must be the legal owners of their Hearthstone accounts. Players found to not be in ownership of the account they are using to play will be disqualified immediately.

Upcoming Tour Stops

Can’t participate in HCT Taipei? Here’s a preview of HCT Season 2’s next few stops!

HCT Stop

Event Dates

Stop Location

HCT Copa Season 2*

April 5 - 8

Americas

HCT Taipei*

April 27 & 29

Asia-Pacific

Europe Stop #3

May

Europe

HCT Japan*

May

Asia-Pacific

Americas Stop #4

June

Americas

HCT Seoul

June

Asia-Pacific

Europe Stop #4

June

Europe

HCT Italy

July

Europe

HCT Esports Arena

July

Americas

Stay up to date on tournament details through the Hearthstone Esports Twitter channel and let us know your thoughts with the hashtag #HCTTaipei! We’ll see you in the tavern!

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