The HCT Asia-Pacific Winter Playoffs Survival Guide (Year of the Raven)
The winter playoffs conclude this weekend with the Asia-Pacific region! The top players will go on to the Winter seasonal championship coming in late February / early March.
HCT Asia-Pacific 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 Asia-Pacific 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)
||03:00 (Jan 26)|| 11:00 (Jan 26)
||03:00 (Jan 27)||11:00 (Jan 27)
HCT Asia-Pacific 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 Asia-Pacific 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 Asia-Pacific 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 Asia-Pacific Winter Playoffs Stream
You can watch all the action on the main stream at Twitch.tv/PlayHearthstone.