2017 HCT Europe Winter Playoffs

2017 HCT Europe Winter Playoffs

The 2017 Hearthstone Championship Tour is just getting started and players are already earning points and looking to secure their slots for the Winter Championship in the Bahamas!

The action kicks off on Friday, February 10, as qualified Tavern Heroes battle it out in the Tavern Hero Tournament. The top 8 Tavern Heroes will then join 64 of Europe’s best-ranked Hearthstone players in the Winter Playoffs on Saturday and Sunday, February 11-12. Competition is bound to be fierce as only 4 players will be continuing on to the Bahamas in March for the Winter Championship.

Check out the full list of venue locations, livestream details, and further information below.


Livestream Details

Unable to attend in person? No problem! The event will be livestreamed on the official Hearthstone Twitch channel in English. Streams will also be available in several other languages:

English: Twitch – PlayHearthstone

Polish: Twitch – BlackFireIce

Polish: Twitch – MkR

Spanish: Twitch – OGSeries

French: Twitch – ArmaTeam

Italian: Twitch – GamingArena

Italian: Twitch – Spaziogames

German: Twitch – C4mlann

Russian: Twitch – StarLadder

Stream Times:

Saturday, February 11 – Winter Playoffs Day 1 – 14:30-00:00 CET

Sunday, February 12 – Winter Playoffs Day 2 – 11:00-23:00 CET

Official Casters

Dan "Frodan" Chou

Brian Kibler

TJ "Azumo" Sanders

Simon "Sottle" Welch

Alexander "Raven" Baguley

Nathan “Admirable” Zamora


Venue Locations

Venue Location
Respawn eSportsbar Vienna, Austria
Café-Club "Graj" Minsk, Belarus
Meltdown Brussels Brussels, Belgium
Playground Paradise Center Sofia, Bulgaria
Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark
Ravintola Casa Mare Helsinki, Finland
Meltdown Paris Paris, France
Meltdown Cologne Cologne, Germany
InSpot Rotondas Thessaloniki, Greece
Barcraft 2 Budapest, Hungary
Red Star Gaming Rome, Italy
Castellum Theater Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
House of Nerds Oslo, Norway
Hex Kraków, Poland
1UP Gaming Lounge Lisbon, Portugal
Nexus Gamers Pub Bucharest, Romania
Fireplace Moscow, Russia
O'Deer St. Petersburg, Russia
The Campus Johannesburg, South Africa
Meltdown Valencia Valencia, Spain
Webhallen Fridhemsplan Stockholm, Sweden
Löwen Zurich, Switzerland
Goblin FRP & Oyun Cafe Istanbul, Turkey
ESL Studio UK Leicester, UK
Kiev CyberSport Arena Kiev, Ukraine

All of the above-listed venues will be open to the public, so come along and watch the action unfold, have a duel or two with other fans, and enjoy some of the side events lined up for attendees.


Additional Events and Rewards for Attendees

In addition to showing and hosting the Tavern Hero Tournament and Winter Playoffs from February 10-12, the venues listed above will also be holding various side events for attendees. That means loot and prizes will be available, so be sure to join us in person if you can!

If you visit any of the above-listed locations during the event, you’ll also be able to add the Power Core card back to your Hearthstone collection*. Additionally, all participants in the Tavern Hero Tournament and Winter Playoffs will receive this unique esports card back.


*In order to receive the Power Core card back attendees must simply participate in one of the side events at their location – winning in a side event is not required.

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