The Trinity Series - A Hearthstone Team League
The Trinity Series is a Hearthstone Team League featuring eight of the top Hearthstone teams competing in a brand new team-based competition. The tournament goes on for 7 weeks of online play with a live final at the ESL America Studios in Burbank (CA) in March. There is a total prize pool of $150.000 USD.
Starting January 18th, every broadcast will begin at 10AM PST (7PM CET) on Wednesdays and Thursdays through the seven week online season. It will be broadcast through Twitch over on the ESL Hearthstone channel.
The core goal of the Trinity Series is to showcase team collaboration in all aspects of competition. Most notably, all three team members will have open verbal communication with one another throughout their matches, allowing them to discuss and deliberate every in-game decision as a group. With this open communication in place, the strongest teams will ultimately be those who most effectively collaborate on their strategy and preparation, and the audience will get to listen in on each team’s discussion during key points in the games.
All matches will be played in a best-of-11 “Last Hero Standing” format, where players continue using a particular deck until they lose with it. Teams will submit 9 decks for each match (1 from each class), and then ban two of the opposing team’s decks from play. The teams will then pilot 6 of their remaining 7 classes for the duration of the match, until one team has earned 6 wins and is crowned the victor.
Both teams submit 9 Standard Decks
Each team submits 1 deck for each of the 9 classes
Picks and Bans
Each team bans 2 of the opposing team’s decks
Each team picks 6 classes to play (out of their 7 non-banned classes)
Best of 11 - Last Hero Standing
Using their 6 picked classes, teams play each other in Last Hero Standing format
The first team to earn 6 game wins the entire match
The prize pool is broken down as follows:
|3rd - 4th Place||$15,000|
|5th - 6th Place||$4,500|
|7th - 8th Place||$3,000|
Each week the standings from the previous week can be found below.
|Team||Matches W/L||Games W/L|
The schedule for this weeks games is as follows
|January 18||January 19|
|Match 1||Match 1|
|G2 vs Alliance||Team Liquid vs Luminosity Gaming|
|Match 2||Match 2|
|Virtus.Pro vs Tempo Storm||Cloud9 vs Complexity|
Where to Watch
The games can be watched live on the ESL Hearthstone channel on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10AM PST (7PM CET).