HCT World Championship Details - Players, Location, Dates
Blizzard has announced more information for the upcoming Hearthstone World Championship taking place in Taiwan this April! All 16 competitors will be playing Hearthstone for their share of the $1,000,000 prize pool.
The new expansion will be out prior to the event (likely weeks beforehand) and we're assuming the new Standard rotation will be in use for this event.
Location & Dates
- Dates: April 24 - 27
- Starts at 7 PM PDT (10 PM EDT, 4 AM CEST) each day.
- Venue: Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium
- Address: No. 28, Lane 76, Dunnan Street, Da’an District, Taipei City
Quote from Blizzard
With Luo "Roger" Shengyuan's win over Raphael "Bunnyhoppor" Peltzer in the finals of the Hearthstone Championship Tour (HCT) Winter Championship, we now know the 16 players who will compete at the HCT 2019 World Championship! The top four finishers from each Year of the Raven Seasonal Championship (Summer, Fall, and Winter), will be joined by the four Regional Point Leaders (from Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and China) in April in Taipei, where they will battle for a $1,000,000 prize pool.
Here are the 16 players competing at the HCT 2019 World Championship:
- Raphael "BunnyHoppor" Peltzer
- Kacper "A83650" Kwieciński
- Torben "Viper" Wahl
- David "killinallday" Acosta
- Mihai "languagehacker" Dragalin
- Brian "bloodyface" Eason
- Wu "BloodTrail" Zong-Chang
- David "Justsaiyan" Shan
- Luo "Roger" Shengyuan
- Guan "SNJing" Zhendong
- Mark "Ike" Eichner
- Xu "LFYueying" Kai
- Tyler "Tyler" Hoang Nguyen
- Muzahidul "Muzzy" Islam
- Casper "Hunterace" Notto
- Wu "XiaoT" Juwei
Date and Time: April 24–27, starting at 7:00 p.m. PT daily
Where to Watch: Twitch.tv/PlayHearthstone
Address: No. 28, Lane 76, Dunnan Street, Da’an District, Taipei City
The initial group stage will take place over the first two days, with elimination and decider matches on Saturday, and the quarterfinals, semifinals, and grand finals on Sunday. The format will be best-of-five Conquest with each player banning a single deck.
For those who want to watch live as we crown a new World Champion, we will share more details about the in-person experience when tickets go on sale next week.
Be sure to tune in for the climatic end of the Hearthstone Championship Tour when the broadcast goes live at 7:00 p.m. PT on April 24 at Twitch.tv/PlayHearthstone!