These are the 2017 Hearthstone Winter Championship finalists

Hearthstone is holding its first seasonal championship since Blizzcon (Blizzard)
Hearthstone is holding its first seasonal championship since Blizzcon (Blizzard)

The Hearthstone Winter Championship will take place from March 23-26 and see 16 players compete for a $60,000 grand prize, out of a $250,000 prize pool. Four of the players will also qualify for the Hearthstone World Championship at the conclusion of the next Standard year, in accordance with Blizzard’s recent changes to the Hearthstone Championship Tour.

Over the past few months, Blizzard has held regional playoffs to determine who would make the trip to the Bahamas. Over the course of Saturday’s HCT Asia-Pacific Winter Playoffs, the field of was completed. Here are the 16 players set to compete at the Hearthstone Winter Championship:

Jeffrey “Tarei” Liu (Esports Arena)
Jeffrey “Tarei” Liu (Esports Arena)

Americas

  • Devin “DrJikininki” Garthright (HCT Americas Playoff champion)

  • Julien “DocPwn” Bachand-Fleurent

  • Frank “fr0zen” Zhang

  • Jeffrey “Tarei” Liu

Pavel “Pavel” Beltukov (Blizzard)
Pavel “Pavel” Beltukov (Blizzard)

Europe

  • Pavel “Pavel” Beltukov (HCT European Playoff champion)

  • James “Greensheep” Luo

  • Aleksey “ShtanUdachi” Barsukov

  • Eugene “Neirea” Shumilin

Zheng “OmegaZero” Lin (Blizzard)
Zheng “OmegaZero” Lin (Blizzard)

China

  • Zheng “OmegaZero” Lin (GOLD Series 2016 champion)

  • WEXHope (no name given)

  • Bohan “Lovelychook” Zhang

  • LvGe (no name given)

Chun Pong “Yulsic” Ng (Blizzard)
Chun Pong “Yulsic” Ng (Blizzard)

Asia-Pacific

  • b787 (no name given) (HCT Asia-Pacific Playoff champion)

  • Woong-Sub “Palmblad” Kwak

  • Chun Pong “Yulsic” Ng

  • SamuelTsao (no name given)

The Hearthstone Winter Championship will be the final competitive event contested in the Year of the Kraken. Subsequent events will be held in the Year of the Mammoth, the next Standard season that will introduce a new expansion and promises to significantly shake up the Hearthstone competitive scene.


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