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:
Devin “DrJikininki” Garthright (HCT Americas Playoff champion)
Julien “DocPwn” Bachand-Fleurent
Frank “fr0zen” Zhang
Jeffrey “Tarei” Liu
Pavel “Pavel” Beltukov (HCT European Playoff champion)
James “Greensheep” Luo
Aleksey “ShtanUdachi” Barsukov
Eugene “Neirea” Shumilin
Zheng “OmegaZero” Lin (GOLD Series 2016 champion)
WEXHope (no name given)
Bohan “Lovelychook” Zhang
LvGe (no name given)
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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