Looking to watch some competitive Hearthstone this week but don't know where to start? Well, the good news is there's plenty to go around. Between Week 3 of the Hearthstone Global Games and the start of DreamHack Austin, there's going to be major action going on from Tuesday all the way through Sunday!
Thanks to Reddit user Catnip645, we're able to bring you a comprehensive list of the biggest happenings around the inn. Everything that follows this point is taken directly from their original post.
This is a thread intended to compile information on all upcoming Hearthstone Pro tournaments, and noteworthy community tournaments for the week ahead (April 24th - April 30th).
For those looking to get into competing for the first time, I shall provide links at the bottom of the page.
Hearthstone Global Games
"In the Hearthstone Global Games tournament, teams from around the world go head to head to see which country is home to the greatest Hearthstone players on Earth, but there’s a twist – you decide who gets to be on each team!"
Hearthstone Global Games Phase One.
- Weekly matches commencing April 11th.
- Schedule(PDT/CEST): Tue: 01:00/10:00, Wed: 07:00/16:00, Thu: 18:00/03:00.
- Prizepool: $300,000 USD.
- Current Standings
The Global Games in currently in the 1st Group Stage, where all 48 competing teams are represented and will fight it out with only half the teams from each group advancing to phase two.
How to watch? - Twitch.tv/PlayHearthstone
|Bulgaria vs Indonesia||Denmark vs Kazakhstan||China vs Brazil|
|Singapore vs Turkey||UK vs Romania||Taiwan vs Mexico|
|Hong Kong vs Portugal||Spain vs Argentina|
|Germany vs Philippines||Finland vs Chile|
|Czech Republic vs Croatia||Canada vs Belgium|
Here listed are Major Tournaments that will award HCT Points towards the official Hearthstone Championship Tour: Spring Preliminaries. These tournaments will aim showcase the cutting edge of competitive Hearthstone.
- April 28th - 30th.
- Schedule(PDT/CEST): 28th: 09:00/18:00, 29th/30th: 10:00/19:00.
- Prizepool: $25,000 USD.
"The DreamHack Grand Prix circuit was launched in 2015, starting with the two centerpieces of the DreamHack events, Summer and Winter. In 2016 Grand Prix expanded, adding Austin and Valencia to the list of stops for the tournament. It has expanded into what is now recognized as the largest third party tournament in the Hearthstone scene, spanning across two continents with thousands of participants and over $100,000 in prizes. It is widely considered among players as one of the most prestigious tournaments in competitive Hearthstone to win."
How to watch? - Twitch.tv/DreamHackHS
And much more... Full List Here.
- April 15th - 30th.
- Schedule(PDT/CEST): Saturday and Sundays at 16:00/01:00.
- Prizepool: $10,000 USD.
"Copa América 2017 is the third year of the Latin American tournament series. Players from Latin America, and worldwide, play in three seasons with offline finals, prize money, and HCT points."
Here listed are other headline tournaments within the Pro Scene, but due to their unique format or invitational structure do not contribute towards the Hearthstone championship tour. Nevertheless, these tournaments will usually combine high-level play with big name players/streamers and will make for exciting viewing.
- Mondays, Beginning April 10th.
- Schedule(CEST): Tournament Commences at 20:00.
- Prizepool: £6,500 GBP.
ESL UK is back with it's biggest season for Hearthstone to date, with 16 UK and Ireland based competitors battling it out for the title of Premiership Hearthstone champion. Players will battle it out through 5 weeks of swiss, every Monday before the top four players converge on MCM Comic Con in London for our live finals.
How to watch? - Twitch.tv/ESL_Hearthstone.
Community Tournament Spotlight
Here I will highlight exciting tournaments where members of the community to participate in the competitive scene. These tournaments will be open to anyone who wishes to join and could even have significant prizes!
- Server: Americas.
- Every Wednesday and Friday
- Schedule(PDT): Tournament Commences at 16:30
- Prizepool: Qualification to Streamed Finale, on the corresponding Saturday.
Tempo Storm is excited to announce Gladiator Cup, a weekly crowdfunded Hearthstone tournament! The event will consist of two open qualifiers each week that lead into a finale on Saturday, where the champions of the qualifiers will play against two professional players or streamers with a prize pool of up to $500.
How to Compete? - Sign up at Battlefy.com/tempo-storm.
How to watch? - The Saturday finals will be streamed each week on Tempo Storms Twitch Channel.
Want to get Involved?
For those new to competitive hearthstone, but who want to compete, a huge number of online cups are available for you to test your skills in. Some of these will even reward points for HCT Qualification (the official and most prestigious Blizzard run tournaments). For details, I advise checking out HearthstoneCalendar.com.
For Fireside Gatherings, check here to find out if any events are happening near you.
Please leave any feedback below on how you believe I could improve this feature, I will not take offense!
A Note to Tournament Organizers: Please PM Catnip645 on Reddit with information about your upcoming tournaments, and I will include them if I deem fit.