Blizzard has announced an all new Hearthstone tournament that incorporates 48 different countries from across the globe!
Get Ready for the Global Games!
The Hearthstone Global Games celebrates your nation’s local heroes as they play to represent your country and earn their share of over $300,000 USD. The inaugural Hearthstone Global Games will feature teams from 48 different countries who will duke it out online in the international tavern to determine who makes it to the face-off at the live event finals later this year.
We’re excited to share additional information about the program, including how to participate, the tournament structure, prize pool, and the Official Rules. Read on for more details!
How to Participate
To participate in the Global Games, you must reside in one of the 48 eligible countries and meet all eligibility requirements present in the Official Rules shown below:
The top ranked player from each eligible country based on the Hearthstone Global Standings will be invited to participate for their national team. The additional three players per team will be voted on by the community to round out the teams. Players will be nominated for voting based on their Hearthstone Competitive points, previous competitive results, and their standing in the community.
Details on voting will be announced at a later time.
The Global Games takes place over several phases:
- All three phases will use a best-of-five, class vs. class format with nine unique classes per team.
- Each player on the team will have two classes they are able to play.
- The ninth class will be designated as the “Ace Deck” and may be used for game five instead of previously un-selected decks of the “Ace Player”.
- Phase 1
- The 48 participating teams will be seeded and placed into one of eight groups based on their country’s total Hearthstone Competitive Points for the Winter Season.
- Each group of six teams will compete online against each other with each team playing each other once (Round Robin).
- The top three teams from each group will advance to Phase 2.
- Phase 2
- The 24 remaining teams will be seeded and placed into one of six groups based on their country’s total Hearthstone Competitive Points for the Spring Season.
- Each group of four teams will again compete against each other in a Round Robin.
- The top two teams from each group, and the four highest 3rd place teams based on tie-breakers will advance to Phase 3.
- Phase 3
- The remaining 16 teams will then be seeded into a single elimination bracket.
- The top four teams will advance to the live Global Games Finals.
Global Games Finals
- The finals will use a best-of-nine, class vs. class format similar to the qualification period.
- The final four teams will be seeded into a single elimination bracket.
For full details regarding the tournament structure and format, please see the Official Rules.
|Placement||Individual Player (USD)||Team Total (USD)|
|3rd & 4th||$5,000||$20,000|
|5th & 8th||$1,500||$6,000|
|9th - 16th||$1,250||$5,000|
|17th - 48th||$1,000||$4,000|