Hearthstone World Championships: $250,000 Prize Pool - Qualifier Information

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Hearthstone World Championships to Have $250,000 Prize Pool

It has been announced that the Hearthstone World Championships which will be taking place at this year's BlizzCon from Nov 7th to the 8th will feature a $250,000 prize pool. The winning player will receive $100,000 USD. Check out below for more information on the qualifiers for Americas and Europe!

   

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  • +1
    #20 Tachyon (Live Patch 5435)

    That's an amazing prize pool for such a new game, happy that Blizzard is willing to put money behind their games to support eSports

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    #17 Acento (Live Patch 5435)

    Really chaps my ass that because I live in Arizona, I have no hope of ever being able to participate in this.  Since when is a FREE tournament in a FREE game considered anything close to gambling (the context in which I usually see my state of residency disallowing me from doing something)????

  • +1
    #14 Kat (Live Patch 5435)

    Holy 100k-quack! 

  • +1
    #11 Katipunero74 (Live Patch 5435)

    question.... if i'm from Singapore and i created my account in Asia server... which qualifier do i join? the Americas since SEA is bound together with em?

    dunno why blizz had to put South East Asia along with the Americas. quite confusing especially for people new to Blizz games. 

  • +1
    #12 PoeticStanziel (Live Patch 5435)

    According to the website:

    Players residing in these countries are eligible to participate in the Last Call Tournament for the Americas region: United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, and Chile.

  • +1
    #19 Katipunero74 (Live Patch 5435)

    but my account is is Asia server. how's that? :(

  • +1
    #10 th3nolo (Live Patch 5435)

    Is pretty good..

  • +1
    #5 PoeticStanziel (Live Patch 5435)

    Cripes. People that took Hearthstone tournaments with some seriousness are now taking it three orders of magnitude more serious now.

    What we need is a Hearthstone World Rankings website. Something along the lines of the Golf World Rankings.

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    #7 xskarma (Live Patch 5435)

    Only way to get world rankings like that if you had a decent array of tournaments where most of the same players showed up and competed, so you'd have a decent amount of rankings to process in some way to make a list out of it.

    Current seperate rankings for Legend can't be used since they are region bound, and even the few people that play multiple regions will never be able to put in the same consistent amount of effort in all 3 of them to make combining those rankings viable.

  • +1
    #9 PoeticStanziel (Live Patch 5435)

    We're approaching a point where we are getting a lot of weekly tournaments with a lot of the recognizable people attending each week. Not always the same people, but folks like Savjz are appearing twice per month on average.

    Last edited by PoeticStanziel on 5/23/2014 2:52:35 AM
  • +1
    #4 maxda (Live Patch 5435)

    holy crap 100k, you can hear all the popular streamers anuses clentch. now begins the fight for top 16 in legend, nothing but ladder streams to get qualified for blizzcon.

  • +1
    #1 Kayen (Live Patch 5435)

    They are really serious about this Esport thing huh... 100,000 dollars to a single person is a whole lot of money.

  • +1
    #2 Lux_EU (Live Patch 5435)
    Quote from Kayen »

    They are really serious about this Esport thing huh... 100,000 dollars to a single person is a whole lot of money.

    The problem I have with Hearthstone ESports thing is, its still a game based on luck and drawing the right cards. There is only so much a deck and player contribute to the process. 

  • +3
    #3 maharatha (Live Patch 5435)
    Quote from Lux_EU »
    Quote from Kayen »

    They are really serious about this Esport thing huh... 100,000 dollars to a single person is a whole lot of money.

    The problem I have with Hearthstone ESports thing is, its still a game based on luck and drawing the right cards. There is only so much a deck and player contribute to the process. 

    other TCG is different? what about a land,land,land and land again topdecking in MtG finals :)

    Last edited by maharatha on 5/22/2014 2:32:03 PM
  • +1
    #6 PoeticStanziel (Live Patch 5435)
    Quote from Lux_EU »

    The problem I have with Hearthstone ESports thing is, it's still a game based on luck and drawing the right cards.

     Kinda like poker.

  • +1
    #8 Ekiekieki (Live Patch 5435)

    Yeah, but in poker the amount of hands played is a little different (+ 1000 other things) so luck plays a smaller part.

  • +1
    #18 ContentsMayVary (Live Patch 5435)
    Quote from Ekiekieki »

    Yeah, but in poker the amount of hands played is a little different (+ 1000 other things) so luck plays a smaller part.

    So how many games do you think people will have played to get to the top 16 legendary?

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    #21 Ekiekieki (Live Patch 5435)
    Quote from ContentsMayVary »

    So how many games do you think people will have played to get to the top 16 legendary?

    You are missing the point. As you probably know in poker you play multiple hands against the same opponents, in heathstone you play max 5 games agains a opponent. Less games leads to bigger factor of luck.

    In addition, you can't really even compare poker to hearthstone as they are so different in terms of gameplay. For example if you have a bad hand in poker you just muck it and play the next good one. In heathstone when you get your biggest mana cost cards first, you lose.

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