See some of the best Hearthstone players compete this December!

Blizzard has announced the first ever Hearthstone Allstar Tournament! From December 1 - 4, sixteen players from around the world have been invited with a particular emphasis on the Hong Kong and Taiwan regions which make up half of the field. A ton of big names are coming including 2016 Hearthstone World Champion, Pavel, and many other participants from this year's championship such as Cydonia and Jasonzhou. But a few other big names have found themselves on the list like Mattun from Japan. Check out the full details below, nearly $18,000 is on the line!

Originally posted by Blizzard (Source)

2016 Hearthstone ALLSTAR Tournament

The year may be ending soon, but we still have some more professional Hearthstone for you to sink your teeth into! We’re inviting the best Hearthstone players from around the world to join us at the 2016 Hearthstone ALLSTAR where they will face off against the best from the Taiwan and Hong Kong regions!

Sixteen players have been invited and the group stage matches will be held online between December 1-4. Eight players will proceed to the single-elimination quarterfinals round and the semifinalists will visit Taipei for the championship title. All matches will be live streamed so you won’t miss out on any of the action!

And when we say the best we mean it: We’ve invited Pavel, the winner of 2016 BlizzCon Hearthstone World Cup. Other masters from around the world include DDaHyoNi from South Korea, Mattun from Japan, Aaron from Singapore, Naiman from Kazakhstan, Cydonia from Canada, JasonZhou from China, and ViperPro from Thailand, all of them are looking for glory.

We’re also bringing eight of the best players from the Taiwan and Hong Kong regions: Pingpingho, the representative of Taiwan-Hong Kong-Macau for Asia-Pacific qualifiers three times in a row. ThroneHS, the champion of Taiwan-Hong Kong-Macau spring qualifiers – ahqShaxy, ahqWeiFu, ahqRoger and ahqDiva from ahq pro-game team, Tom60229 from FlashWolves, a seasoned international tournament participant seeking more championship titles, and Yulsic, the Hong Kong representative of BlizzCon 2016.

North America

Player Country
Cydonia Canada

EU

Player Country
Naiman Kazakhstan
Pavel Russia

China

Player Country
JasonZhou China

APAC

Player Country
DDayHyoNi South Korea
Mattun Japan
Aaron Singapore
ViperPro Thailand
ahqShaxi Taiwan
ahqWeiFu Taiwan
ahqRoger Taiwan
ahqDiva Taiwan
Tom60229 Taiwan
Pinpingho Taiwan
ThroneHS Hong Kong
Yulsic Hong Kong

 

 

Make sure you stay tuned for this battle of masters in Taiwan, chances are you are in for some incredible matches! The "2016 Hearthstone ALLSTAR" is the key event to bring a close to 2016: Are the top players of Taiwan and Hong Kong going to beat the visitors? Who is going to advance to the finals held on December 17 and win the title? You won't want to miss a moment!

Attendants of "2016 Hearthstone ALLSTAR"

Taiwan/Hong Kong:

ahqShaxy, ahqWeiFu, ahqRoger, ahqDiva, Tom60229, Pingpingho, ThroneHS (Hong Kong), Yulsic (Hong Kong)

International:

DDaHyoNi (South Korea), Mattun (Japan), Aaron (Singapore), Pavel (Russia), Naiman (Kazakhstan), Cydonia (Canada), JasonZhou (China), ViperPro (Thailand)

Tournament Schedule and Rules

Group stage: 6pm to 11pm GMT+8

  • Online Qualifier,12/1-4: One day one group, Conquest with a Ban, BO5, the top 2 players from each group advance to the second round of play in an 8-player single-elimination bracket.

 

Ro8 single-elimination: 6pm to 11pm GMT+8

  • Online Qualifier, 12/8: Conquest with a Ban, BO7, Top 4 advance to semifinals.

 

Semifinals and Grand Final: 2pm to 5pm GMT+8

  • Offline event, 12/17 Semifinals and grand final, Conquest with a Ban, BO7

 

Stream Channel

English Channel will be updated soon

Prize Pool

  • Champion: 10,000 USD
  • Runners-up: 3,000 USD
  • The Third Place: 2,000 USD
  • The Fourth Place: 2,000 USD
  • Fifth to Eighth: 500 USD