Yesterday evening, Blizzard released the final brackets for the group stages of this year's Hearthstone World Championship. The brackets will be double elimination meaning every player must lose two matches prior to being eliminated. Let's take a look at Group A to get an idea as to how this will work:

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As you can see, Group A consists of Europe's Thijs, China's NoTomorrow, Asia-Pacific's Kno, and North America's JAB. Victors of the first matches will advance up to the Winners bracket while losers will be placed on the lower side, one loss away from elimination. The matches start at 9:00 AM PDT tomorrow morning and will continue until around 1:30 PDT.

Group A:

  • Thijs vs. NoTomorrow
  • Kno vs. JAB

Group B:

  • Kranich vs. Lifecoach
  • Zoro vs. Nias

Group C:

  • LoveCX vs. Ostkaka
  • Hotform vs. Neilyo

Group D:

  • Purple vs. Pinpingho
  • Neirea vs. DieMang
Want more information? Tomorrow we'll have a look at exactly what decks were brought to the tournament. Everything else you could ever want to know is right here:

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The Hearthstone World Championship Approaches!

Time moves quickly! The Hearthstone World Championship is almost upon us!


The long road to the World Championship is approaching its thrilling destination! The final, legendary leg of the Hearthstone World Championship begins on October 28 at 9:00 AM PDT, as part of BlizzCon’s Opening Week festivities. Sixteen of the best Hearthstone players in the world, hailing from the Americas, Europe, China and the Asia-Pacific region will be there.

These players battled their way through opponent after opponent to get here, proving themselves again and again, and now they stand at the threshold with the reward for all their effort in sight. It will take all of their will, wits, and Hearthstone skill to win the two-stage tournament that will decide who will be crowned 2015 Hearthstone World Champion and claim their share of the $250,000 prize pool!

Players

Representing the Americas

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Purple Hotform Nias JAB

Representing Europe

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Thijs Lifecoach Neirea Ostkaka

Representing the Asia-Pacific region

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Kranich Kno Neilyo Pinpingho

Representing China

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LoveCX Zoro NoTomorrow DieMeng

Host

Rachel “Seltzer” Quirico

Casters

Dan “Frodan” Chou

Brian Kibler

Marcin “Gnimsh” Filipowicz

Robert “Whirthun” Wing

Janne “Savjz” Mikkonen

Jason “Amaz” Chan

Andrey “Reynad” Yanyuk

George "Hyped" Maganzini

Octavian "Kripparrian" Moro?an

Schedule

Group Stages:

16 players will throw down in four different groups. Two players advance from each group to form a Top 8 that will advance to the single-elimination bracket.

Dates: 10/28 – 10/31 

Start time: 9:00 AM PDT/12:00 PM EST/5:00 PM CET

Single-elimination:

Eight players will come together and battle for the title of Hearthstone World Champion.

Dates: 11/06 – 11/07

Start time:

11/06: 11:45 AM PST

11/07: 10:30 AM PST

11/06 – 11/07

All of the card-slinging action can be seen live on the official Hearthstone twitch channel.

THE END IS COMING, and you won’t want to miss a second of the action! Whether in-person or via stream, be sure to tune in to the Hearthstone World Championship’s thrilling conclusion!