Community Tournament License Update

Community Tournament License Update

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has only recently been made available to the public through open beta, but a vibrant community has already taken shape, showcasing all the fast-paced strategy the game has to offer in entertaining live streams and epic eSports competition. We’re always impressed by the passion and ambition that our players bring to their events. Now we’re making it easy for you to host your own Hearthstone tournament.

We’ve recently updated our community tournament guidelines for Blizzard games to include Hearthstone. If you plan on running a competition offering a prize pool of $10,000 USD or less, you may not need to obtain a tournament license from Blizzard. Head over to our WCS Portal to learn more about hosting community tournaments for Blizzard games and how to ensure that your event runs as smoothly as possible.

Want to run a Hearthstone tournament with a prize pool over $10,000 USD? That’s awesome! We’d love to work closely with you to ensure the success of your tournament. For larger tournaments like this, we can often help promote your event in the appropriate region, or offer other assistance. That process starts with obtaining a tournament license from Blizzard. Head on over to our Tournament Submission Form to start your licensing process now.

What if you want to run a tournament that doesn’t comply with all of the conditions in the community tournament guidelines? Let’s discuss it. We’d like to work with you to set up a tournament that fits your needs while also serving the needs of players and viewers. Start with the Tournament Submission Form, note any special conditions under ‘additional comments,’ and we’ll be in touch.

If you have any questions or concerns about running your tournament, feel free to contact us at