The Hearthstone Championship Tour (HCT) Summer Championship is the last seasonal championship of HCT 2017, and it’s poised to be epic. Sixteen players from around the globe will converge on the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles to vie for their share of a $250,000 USD prize pool, as well as one of four spots at the HCT World Championship. Choose Your Champion also returns this season, and you can win up to four card packs when you vote for your favorite player.
Read on to find out more about Choose Your Champion, tournament details, the casters, and more!
Choose Your Champion
Pick a player from one of the 16 Summer Championship competitors, root for them during the tournament, and get free card packs based on how well they perform.
These champions come from the Americas, Asia-Pacific, China, and Europe, and will be fighting for a chance to represent their home region at the HCT World Championship.
Click the button below to choose a champion to cheer for, but choose carefully—you cannot change your selection once you have chosen!
You will receive one Knights of the Frozen Throne card pack just for participating. You will get one additional card pack each time your champion advances to a different stage of the tournament: quarterfinals, semifinals, or finals. If your champion of choice plays in the finals, you’ll earn four total packs (including your participation pack). All card packs will be delivered to you in-game the week after the Summer Championship. Voting ends on Oct. 12, 2017, at 09:00 a.m. CEST.
Returning to the casting desk for the Summer Championship are the following intrepid duos:
- Brian Kibler and Dan "Frodan" Chou
- TJ Sanders and Nathan "Admirable" Zamora
- Simon "Sottle" Welch and Alexander "Raven" Baguley
The Summer Championship will have a dual tournament group stage, followed by a single elimination playoff bracket. Groups will consist of four competitors—one from each region. Each match will be best-of-five in the Conquest format with one class ban, so all players need four decks.
Groups will be seeded based on Hearthstone Competitive Points, with the first place player from each region placed in their own group. The groups will then be filled in with the second, third, and fourth place players from each region. No region will be represented more than once in each group.
The $250,000 Summer Championship prize pool will be divided as follows:
|3rd & 4th||$20,000||10|
|5th – 8th||$12,500||8|
|9th – 16th||$7,500||6|
The HCT Summer Championship will take place Friday, Oct. 13, through Sunday, Oct. 15. The schedule for the Summer Championship is:
- Oct. 13 at 17:30 CEST – Group Stage
- Oct. 14 at 17:30 CEST – Group Stage
- Oct. 15 at 17:30 CEST – Playoffs
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
- German: Twitch – C4mlann
- French: Twitch – ArmaTeam
- French: Twitch – GamersOrigin
- Italian: Twitch – gdivision
- Polish: Twitch – BlackFireIce
- Spanish: Twitch – OGSeries
- Russian: Twitch – Starladder
- Russian: Twitch – Neon Lab