This year's Hearthstone Global Finals will be taking place at BlizzCon 2019! It has been a few years since we've seen the most prestigious Hearthstone event at the convention, so this is a breath of fresh air for competitive Hearthstone.
The last few BlizzCons have been host to the following Hearthstone events:
- BlizzCon 2018 - Hearthstone Global Games
- BlizzCon 2017 - Hearthstone Inn-vitational
- BlizzCon 2016 - Hearthstone World Championship
As you can see, it has been 3 years since we've seen true competitive Hearthstone at BlizzCon. Here's the important details that have been announced so far:
- Hearthstone Global Finals has a $500,000 Prize Pool
- Three grandmaster players will qualify via Season 1 (May, June, July Season)
- Three grandmaster players will quality via Season 2 (August, September, October Season)
- Two players will qualify through China's Gold Open Series Playoffs on July 20 & October 6
Here is the full announcement.
We’re excited to share that BlizzCon will be the destination for the Hearthstone Global Finals this November! 8 players will duke it out at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny California for their share of the $500,000 prize pool, the trophy, and the title of Hearthstone World Champion!
Both end-of-season playoffs will qualify one Grandmaster from each region to the Global Finals, meaning three Grandmasters will qualify through the Season 1 Playoffs, with three more qualifying through the Season 2 Playoffs. The final two players will qualify in through China’s Gold Open Series Playoffs, which will take place on July 20 and October 6.
More details about BlizzCon and the Hearthstone Global Finals will be shared in due time. You can catch the Grandmaster’s Season 1 Playoffs action starting on July 12 atTwitch.TV/PlayHearthstone!