The 2018 Hearthstone Championship Tour (HCT) hosts its first seasonal championship at the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. Sixteen players from around the globe have earned their spot in the HCT Summer Championship to compete for their share of the $250,000 prize pool and a seat at the HCT 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! Summer Championship details including the participants, casters, schedule, and more can be found below.Watch live video from PlayHearthstone on www.twitch.tv
Choose Your Champion
You can once again root for one of the 16 competitors as they compete in the Summer 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 HCT 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 The Witchwood. You will receive one additional card pack 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 Summer Championship. Voting ends on June 27 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.
Calling all of the action will be host Cora "Songbird" Georgiou and the talented casting duos of:
- Dan "Frodan" Chou with Brian Kibler
- Simon "Sottle" Welch with Darroch Brown
- TJ "Azumo" Sanders with Nathan "ThatsAdmirable" Zamora
The Summer 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 (CP), 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 Summer Championship takes place June 28 through July 1, starting at 8:30 a.m. PDT daily.
- June 28 – Group Stage
- June 29 – Group Stage
- June 30 – Elimination & Decider Matches
- July 1 – Playoffs
Tickets to attend live on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 are available for purchase online:
The $250,000 Summer Championship prize pool will be divided as follows:
|3rd & 4th||$25,000||20|
|5th – 8th||$12,500||15|
|9th – 16th||$7,500||12|