The Hearthstone Wild Open Returns For 2019 - January & February
Blizzard is bringing back the Hearthstone Wild Open next year and has a $30,000 USD prize pool split among 8 finalists.
- Qualifiers take place from January 1 to January 30.
- The Playoffs are on February 16.
- Everything concludes on February 23 with the Finals. This will be the only portion broadcast.
- You can qualify for your region's playoffs by hitting Top 100 on ladder for the month of January.
Read on for Blizzard's announcement.
Quote from Blizzard
Things are about to get Wild in the third-ever Hearthstone Wild Open because this year, the tournament is more accessible than ever. The online-only 2019 Wild Open will have qualification into playoffs via the Wild ranked ladder and boast a $30,000 prize pool split among the Top Eight.
Want to try your hand? All you have to do is place in the Top 100 for your region’s Wild ladder—doing so will qualify you to participate in playoffs held for each competitive region (Europe, Americas, Asia-Pacific). The top two players from each playoff will come together for the Wild Open Finals, with China’s finalists qualifying in directly from the Wild ranked ladder in January.
Details for deck submission and other playoff rulings will be sent to qualified players closer to the tournament. However, you’ll want to take note of the following dates:
- Wild Open Qualifiers: January 1 - 30, 2019
- Wild Open Playoffs: February 16, 2019
- Wild Open Finals: February 23, 2019
There will be no broadcast for the qualifiers or playoffs. To confirm eligibility or learn more about the tournament, check out the official rules.
Wild Open Finals
The best-of-five single elimination Conquest bracket will be played with four decks, one ban, and open deck lists. All players will compete on home soil, but we’ll be able to follow them in solidarity through the tournament broadcast.
The eight finalists for the Wild Open 2019 will walk away with the following prizes:
Placement Prize (USD) 1st $11,000 2nd $7,000 3rd - 4th $3,000 5th - 8th $1,500 Total $30,000
We’ve seen challengers from across the globe, and winners from Europe and China . . . but who will be crowned the champion the Wild this year?