Hearthstone Winter Championships Begin!

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The Hearthstone Championship Tour’s Winter Season will come to an exciting conclusion with the crowning of the Winter Champions! Across three consecutive weekends in March, we will host the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific Winter Championships. All three Championships will take place at the Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California featuring the 8 qualifying players from their respective region’s Preliminary event. All 24 players will be flown in to battle it out and stake their claim as their region’s Winter Champion, earn a spot at this year’s Hearthstone World Championship, and a share of each Championship’s $100,000 USD prize pool!

Where to Watch

You can catch all of the exciting action on the official Hearthstone Twitch channel!

Americas Winter Championship: March 11-13 – 10:00 AM PST
Casters: Dan “Frodan” Chou, Robert “Whirthun” Wing, TJ “Azumo” Sanders, Janne “Savjz” Mikkonen, Simon “Sottle” Welch, Cora “Songbird” Georgiou, Andrey “Reynad” Yanyuk

Europe Winter Championship: March 18-20 – 5:00 AM PST (13:00 UTC, 14:00 CET)
Casters: Dan “Frodan” ChouRobert “Whirthun” WingJanne “Savjz” MikkonenSimon “Sottle” Welch, Alexander “Raven” Baguley, Marcin “Gnimsh” Filipowicz, Brian Kibler

Asia-Pacific Winter Championship: March 24-26 – 9:00 PM PST (March 25-27 – 13:00 CST, 14:00 KST)
Casters: Dan “Frodan” ChouRobert “Whirthun” WingTJ “Azumo” SandersBrian Kibler, Erik “Doa” Lonnquist, Chris “PapaSmithy” Smith, Daniel “DTwo” Ikuta

Calling all Innkeepers!

The Winter Championships are an ideal time to host an exciting Fireside Gathering viewing party. Not an Innkeeper? No worries, just head on over to the official Fireside Gatherings site to find an event near you, or, better yet, learn how to host your own Winter Championship viewing party! Join some fellow gamers to watch the heated competition and perhaps partake in some friendly brawls yourself!

The Participants

Here are the participants for each region’s Championship:

Americas: AlSkyHigh, Amnesiac, Chakki, chessdude123, Fibonacci*, Snail, Talion, wtybill

Europe: BunnyHoppor, Cereza, Diggen, DrHippi, Naiman, Nicslay, Pokrovac, Tars

Asia-Pacific: TBD

*Fibonacci will be unable to attend, and will be replaced by Nostam

The Format

For each Championship, the players will be divided into two groups of 4 and play in a double-elimination group using the Conquest match format with a Ban. The top two players from each group will then play in a single-elimination bracket to decide who will claim the Winter Championship title, the $25,000 first place prize, and their spot at the 2016 Hearthstone World Championship

Don’t miss any of the action and join in on the conversation by tweetingPlayHearthstone with the #HCT hashtag!

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