The HCT Americas Winter Playoffs Survival Guide (Year of the Raven)
The winter playoffs continue this weekend with the Americas! The top players will go on to the Winter seasonal championship coming in late February / early March.
HCT Americas Winter Playoffs Notable Players
Looking for some of Hearthstone's best faces? Here you are! A full list of participants can be found here.
HCT Americas Winter Playoffs Schedule
The schedule for this weekend's event can be found below. If your timezone isn't listed, get out that calculator!
PST (UTC -8)
EST (UTC -5)
CET (UTC +1)
JST (UTC +9)
||17:00|| 01:00 (Jan 20)
||17:00||01:00 (Jan 21)
HCT Americas Winter Playoffs Prize Pool
The money and HCT Points are distributed as follows.
Note the first four places don't pay out since they move on to the Winter Championship and will earn money and points there.
|17 - 24||$1,500||6 Points|
|25 - 32||$1,250||6 Points|
|33 - 72||$1,000||-|
HCT Americas Winter Playoffs Format
- Best of Five Conquest using the Year of the Raven Standard format.
- Each player bans one of the opponent's four decks.
- Seven rounds of Swiss, top 8 to dual-tournament format.
- Two Dual Tournament groups with top 2 of each group advancing to the next stage (Winter Championship).
- Semi-finals and Finals will not be played.
HCT Americas Winter Playoffs Brackets
We will not be covering the brackets here but you can check them out as they get updated from the event over on Battlefy.
HCT Americas Winter Playoffs Stream
You can watch all the action on the main stream at Twitch.tv/PlayHearthstone.