Watch the 2016 Hearthstone Americas Winter Preliminary

Watch the 2016 Hearthstone Americas Winter Preliminary

The Hearthstone Championship Tour's Winter Season continues with the Americas Winter Preliminary taking place this weekend, February 20-21. The top competitors who battled their way through Ranked Play and tournaments, will join the winners of the Americas Tavern Hero Tournaments at one of the previous Tavern Hero locations. There they’ll be competing for one of eight spots in the 2016 Hearthstone Americas Winter Championship and a share of its $100,000 USD prize pool!

Where to Watch

You can catch all of the exciting action live this weekend, February 20 and 21, on the official Hearthstone Twitch channel starting at 10:00 AM PST each day. The following casters will call all of the action:

Dan "Frodan" Chou

Brian Kibler

TJ "Azumoqt" Sanders

Robert "Whirthun" Wing

Alex "Raven" Baguley

Cora "Songbird" Georgiou

Kevin "Odinn" Hovdestad

We also have streams available in Spanish and Portuguese

Fireside Gatherings near you may be streaming the event live as well, so join some fellow gamers and watch together! If you’re hosting a Fireside Gathering, why not organize a viewing party at your venue?

The Participants

All 18 winners of the Tavern Hero Tournaments, along with the top 128 ranked players from the Americas, will battle it out at one of the 14 select locations below:

Venue Location
eSports Arena Santa Ana, California
J. Willard Marriott Library, Room 1120 Salt Lake City, Utah
Gameworks Seattle, Washington
Invictus Game Station Toronto, Ontario
Pastimes Chicago, Illinois
Kansas Memorial Union Kansas City, Kansas
Gameworks Las Vegas, Nevada
Mothership Books and Games Austin, Texas
Tenley Bar and Grill Washington, D.C.
Central Town 2 Guadalajara, Mexico
Battle & Brew Atlanta, Georgia
Insert Coin Bar Santiago, Chile
Escuela Da Vinci Buenos Aires, Argentina
MAX5 São Paulo, Brazil

For more information on the top 128 ranked players*, check out the Americas Standings page.

Future Tavern Hero Tournaments

We’ve listened to your feedback on the locations of the Tavern Hero Tournaments and Winter Preliminary in the Americas, and we plan to expand to further locations in the coming seasons. We’ll be sharing more details next season to help out anyone hoping to become a venue sponsor for future events.

*Players who qualify for the Winter Preliminaries will receive details confirming their spot at the registered email address attached to their account.