The Hearthstone Championship Tour: Winter Playoffs - Europe

The Hearthstone Championship Tour: Winter Playoffs - Europe

The Hearthstone Championship Tour returns for the first time in its new format this year, starting with the European regional playoffs on February 11 and 12. The top 8 Tavern Heroes will join 64 of Europe's best-ranked Hearthstone players to try and secure one of four spots moving on to the Bahamas for the Winter Championship.

The playoffs will continue with the Americas the following weekend and conclude with the Asia-Pacific region the week after that.


The Championship Tour 2017

The format for the Hearthstone Championship Tour has changed from the previous year. Instead of regional championships, there are now three global championships featuring players from all regions.

The first, Winter Championship will be held in the Bahamas starting March 23rd. There, the top four players from each region will fight for a portion of the $250,000 prize pool as well as qualification for the World Championship in January 2018.

Season Playoffs

The Winter, Spring, and Summer Playoffs take place toward the end of their respective seasons and determine who moves on to the Season Championships.

Season Championship

Sixteen players comprised of the top four players from each region will face off in the Season Championship to compete for a portion of a $250,000 prize pool and a spot in the Hearthstone World Championship.

World Championship

The Hearthstone World Championship will take place in January 2018. In this final showdown, the top 4 winners from each of the Seasonal Championships as well as the top overall Hearthstone Competitive Point earners from each region will compete for a piece of the $1 million prize pool and the fourth title of Hearthstone World Champion.


A familiar line-up of casters 

Brian Kibler
TJ Sanders

Notable Players

Among the participants that have secured enough points to participate in the playoffs are a good number of well known players. Noteworthy exceptions for Europe are former World Champion Ostkaka and Naiman who both fell just one point short to qualify.

Where To Watch

Starting February 11 at 11:30 CET (5:30 am EST) noteworthy matches will be broadcast on the official PlayHearthstone Twitch channel in English. Followed by the Top 8 the next day starting at 12:30 CET (6:30 am EST).

Alternative language streams are also available, for these please see the official website.

Attend in Person!

Apart from watching online, it is also possible to attend the playoffs in person at a location near you. All players are required to play from one of the official locations and they are all open to the public. To see if there is one near you please see the official website. Attending an official Blizzard e-sports event like this will award you with the Power Core card back!


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