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Join Us for the Hearthstone Global Games!

Originally posted by Blizzard.

Join Us for the Hearthstone Global Games!

The votes are in and your champions have been chosen! Hearthstone fans from around the world have cast their ballots to select the players that’ll be representing their country in the Hearthstone Global Games.

Head on over to the Hearthstone Global Games page to find out who was selected for each of the 48 teams competing for national glory and their share of a prize pool of over $300,000 USD. Be sure to tune in to the official Hearthstone Twitch channel from 10:00 CEST on April 11 when the first matches begin.

The Groups

The Format 

Each team is comprised of four members, and will represent one of the 48 eligible countries taking part. These teams will need to bring one deck for each of the nine Hearthstone classes, with two assigned to each member and one reserved as an "Ace Deck". 

Matches will be played in a best-of-five format, with the first team to win three games taking victory. Competitors can only play one game per match, and the order in which they battle must be decided before the match begins. However, players will be allowed to choose between either of the two decks assigned to them when it’s time for their game. 

Should a match reach game five, the designated "Ace Players" from each team will face off using either their unused deck or the unassigned "Ace Deck".

Casters 

  • Simon "Sottle" Welch 
  • Alexander "Raven" Baguley 
  • Jakub "Lothar" Szygulski 
  • Daniel Gaskin 
  • Robert Wing 
  • Cora "Songbird" Georgiou 
  • Daniel "C4mlann" Märkisch 
  • Jan "Ek0p" Palys 
  • Daniel Falcone 
  • Dawid "Zetalot" Skalski

Livestream Details 

The event will be livestreamed on the official Hearthstone Twitch channel! 

Week 1 Schedule 

Please note that due to the large number of teams taking part, not all countries will compete every week. We’ll release a full match schedule soon, so you’ll have no trouble following your favorites. Here are the matches that’ll take place during the first week of the Hearthstone Global Games: 

April 11 – 10:00 CEST 

  • Czech Republic vs. Philippines 
  • Korea vs. Greece 
  • Taiwan vs. Poland 
  • China vs. Sweden 
  • Russia vs. Spain 

 

April 12 – 16:00 CEST 

  • Finland vs. Norway 
  • Netherlands vs. Romania 
  • Germany vs. Ukraine 
  • Fra nce vs. Canada 
  • USA vs. UK 

 

April 14 – 3:00 CEST 

  • Australia vs. Argentina 
  • Brazil vs. Indonesia