Pack your bags and sunglasses—the Hearthstone Championship Tour’s next stop is in the Paese Del Sole! Literally translated as “land of the sun”, HCT Italy Powered By Zotac is the first Hearthstone tour stop in the country’s history. The event will take place July 6 to 8 at the PALA2A in Varese, home of the city’s basketball team.
The HCT Italy Tour Stop Powered By Zotac will be a bring-your-own-device Grand Prix and feature a 512-player Swiss bracket that will narrow down into a top 16 single elimination playoffs. All matches will be played best-of-five in Conquest format with one ban. Deck lists will be open, with the tournament administered through Battlefy. All games will take place on the Europe server, and all tournament rounds will be streamed.
Tournament registration requires the pre-purchase of a three-day competitor pass to the event. Ticket sales will begin on April 20 at 6:00 p.m. CEST (9:00 a.m. PDT) and cease on June 29 at 8:00 p.m. CEST (11:00 a.m. PDT), so make sure you register fast! As with other Tour Stops, travel and accommodation must be self-funded. Tournament organizer eVox has two partner hotels that you can take advantage of—learn more here!
If you’re just interested in spectating the tournament, general admission ticket sales will be open right up to the day of the event. For more information on general admission tickets to HCT Italy, click here.
The HCT Italy Tour Stop Powered By Zotac takes place from July 6 to 8, with the tournament schedule being:
- July 6: Swiss rounds 1 to 4, 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. CEST
- July 7: Swiss rounds 5 to 9, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. CEST
- July 8: Top 16 playoffs, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. CEST
Points and Prizing
|3rd – 4th||10||$1,500|
|5th – 8th||8||$1000|
|9th – 16th||6||$500|
|17th – 32nd||4||$250|
Who can participate in HCT Italy
Registration for HCT Italy Tour Stop Powered By Zotac is open globally.
Which game region will HCT Italy be conducted on?
HCT Italy will be played on the Europe server.
What is the format for all matches in HCT Italy Tour Stop Powered By Zotac?
Matches will be played in two different phases. The Swiss rounds will be played best-of-five in Conquest format with one ban, while the top 16 playoffs will be single elimination. Each player will have to bring four decks. The full ruleset for HCT Tour Stop Italy Powered By Zotac can be viewed here, with the HCT 2018 Player Handbook available here.
How do I get more information on HCT Italy Tour Stop Powered By Zotac?
Can I play with an account that is not mine?
All participating players must be the legal owners of their Hearthstone accounts. Players found to not be in ownership of the account they are using to play will be disqualified immediately.
Stay up to date on tournament details through the Hearthstone Esports Twitter channel and let us know your thoughts with the hashtag #HCTItaly! We’ll see you in the tavern!