Hearthstone

Announcing the HCT Winter Championship

Announcing the HCT Winter Championship

Over the last several weeks the best Hearthstone players from North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and China have emerged from regional playoffs to claim their spots at the HCT Winter Championship. The four qualified players from each region will duke it out to decide who will take home the title of HCT Winter Champion, the lion’s share of a $250,000 prize pool, and a sizable portion of the 251 Hearthstone Competitive Points (CP) up for grabs.

Here are the 16 competitors from all four regions:

Americas
IKE.png
Mark "Ike" Eichner
Noblord.png
Matt "noblord" Koutsoutis
bobbyex.png
Bobby "bobbyex" Du
Bloodyface.png
Brian "bloodyface" Eason

Europe

viupsb.png
Torben "Viper" Wahl

Faeli.png

Oldřich "Faeli" Mahdal

ThunderUP.png
Fatih "ThunderUP" Akduman
bunny.png
Raphael "Bunnyhoppor" Peltzer

Asia-Pacific
Definition--original.png
Jiyong "Definition" Yoon
Roger--original.png
 Luo "Roger" Shengyuan
Tansoku--original.png
Shuhei "Tansoku" Omura
Tyler-original.png
Tyler 'Tyler' Hoang Nguyen

China
1.png
Zhe "GoeLionKing" Wang
2.png
Xu "LFYueying" Kai
3.png
Guan "SNJing" Zhendong
4.png
Zhao "Caimiao" Haixiao

If any of our Chinese representatives are unable to attend the HCT Winter Championship, you can find the three players on deck to replace them here.

The HCT Winter Championship will be broadcast live from Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. With the 2019 Overwatch League season occupying Studio 1, HCT Winter will be produced from Studio 5. While this section of Blizzard Arena is unable to accommodate a studio audience, we are excited for our players to compete in a live, face-to-face setting, and we can’t wait to put on a great show for viewers worldwide.

The HCT Winter Championship will begin with a double-elimination group stage, followed by a single-elimination playoff bracket. Each group will consist of four competitors, one from each region. Each match will be best-of-five using the Conquest format with one class ban, so each player must bring four decks. Groups will be seeded based on Playoff placements.

HCTWinter_HS_Social_LW_855x480.png

Broadcast Dates and Times:

Feb. 28–March 3 from 8:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m. PT daily

Broadcast Channel:

www.twitch.tv/playhearthstone

standardFormat_divider_LW_600x100.png

Keep a lookout for another opportunity to win some Hearthstone packs with Choose Your Champion, which will go live on Feb. 20, a week before HCT Winter begins.

Next Article
World of Warcraft
16h

Hotfixes: April 18, 2019

​Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to World of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth.