The 2017 Hearthstone Championship Tour is well under way with four players already securing their slots at the 2017 Hearthstone World Championship! This season's "journey" promises to be interesting as it will be the first HCT Playoffs to include the Journey to Un'Goro expansion as well as the Year of the Mammoth set rotation where we saw Blackrock Mountain, The Grand Tournament, and League of Explorers move out of Standard format.
As announced previously, this season's Tavern Hero tournaments will run separately from the Playoffs as an online event - the top 8 players will still move on to join 64 of Europe’s best-ranked Hearthstone players in the Spring Playoffs on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21.
Check out the full list of venue locations, livestream details, and further information below.
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
French: Twitch – ArmaTeam
French: Twitch – GamersOrigin
German: Twitch – C4mlann
Italian: Twitch – Spaziogames
Polish: Twitch – BlackFireIce
Polish: Twitch – MkR
Spanish: Twitch – OGSeries
Russian: Twitch – Starladder
Saturday, May 20 – Spring Playoffs Day 1 – Starting at 10:00 CEST
Sunday, May 21 – Spring Playoffs Day 2 – Starting at 10:00 CEST
Dan ‘Frodan’ Chou
Simon ‘Sottle’ Welch
Alexander ‘Raven’ Baguley
TJ ‘Azumo’ Sanders
Nathan ‘ThatsAdmirable’ Zamora
Cora ‘Songbird’ Georgiou
James ‘Firebat’ Kostesich
Justin ‘JV’ Varghese
Nabil ‘Nebtune’ Pervez
|Respawn eSports Bar||Vienna, Austria|
|Meltdown Brussels||Brussels, Belgium|
|Playground Paradise Center||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|Aalborg University||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Meltdown Paris||Paris, France|
|Meltdown Cologne||Cologne, Germany|
|InSpot Panormou||Athens, Greece|
|Barcraft 2||Budapest, Hungary|
|Red Star Gaming||Rome, Italy|
|AntiCafe TimeArea||Vilnius, Lithuania|
|Castellum Theater||Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands|
|Egon Karl Johan||Oslo, Norway|
|1UP Gaming Lounge||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Nexus Gamers Pub||Bucharest, Romania|
|Cybersport Arena TEKKEN||Novosibirsk, Russia|
|O'Deer||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Batcave||Durban, South Africa|
|Meltdown Madrid||Madrid, Spain|
|Webhallen Fridhemsplan||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Goblin FRP & Oyun Cafe||Istanbul, Turkey|
|Horizon E-Sport Club||Liverpool, 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 Spring Playoffs from May 20-21, 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 Summer Preliminary 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.