The 2017 Hearthstone Championship Tour's second seasonal championship takes players and fans to the bustling metropolis of Shanghai, China. Sixteen players from around the globe have earned their spot in the HCT Spring Championship to compete for their share of the $250,000 prize pool and a seat at the Hearthstone World Championship. Choose Your Champion also returns — pick your favorite competitor and cheer them on throughout the tournament for a chance at in-game rewards! Spring Championship details including the participants, casters, schedule, and more can be found below.
Choose Your Champion
You can once again root for one of the 16 competitors as they compete in the Spring Championship and be rewarded with card packs based on how well they perform!
These champions represent the Americas, Asia-Pacific, China, and Europe, and hope to represent their home region at the Hearthstone World Championship.
Simply click the button below to choose a champion to cheer for — but remember, you cannot change your selection once you have chosen!
Just for participating, you will receive one card pack from Journey to Un’Goro. You will receive one additional card pack from Journey to Un’Goro each time your champion advances — to the quarterfinals, semifinals, or finals. If your champion plays in the finals, for example, you would earn four total packs (including your participation pack). All card packs will be delivered to you in-game the week after the Spring Championship. Voting ends on July 4 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.
Calling all of the action are the talented casting duos of:
- Dan ‘Frodan’ Chou with Brian Kibler
- Simon ‘Sottle’ Welch with Alexander ‘Raven’ Baguley
- TJ ‘Azumo’ Sanders with Nathan 'ThatsAdmirable' Zamora
The Spring Championship begins with a double elimination group stage, followed by a single elimination playoff bracket. Each group consists of four competitors — one from each region. Each match will be best-of-five using the Conquest format with one class ban, so each player must bring four decks.
Groups were seeded based on Hearthstone Competitive Points, with the top point earner from each region placed in their own group, and the remainder of the group filled in based on the order of the players’ regional seeds.
The Spring Championship takes place July 7 to 9, observing the following schedule:
- July 7 at 10:00 a.m. China Standard Time (July 6 at 7:00 p.m. PDT) – Group Stages
- July 8 at 10:00 a.m. China Standard Time (July 7 at 7:00 p.m. PDT) – Group Stages
- July 9 at 10:00 a.m. China Standard Time (July 8 at 7:00 p.m. PDT) – Playoffs
The $250,000 Spring Championship prize pool will be divided as follows:
|3rd & 4th||$20,000||10|
|5th – 8th||$12,500||8|
|9th – 16th||$7,500||6|