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2018 HCT Summer Championship Preview

HCT Summer Championship

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HCT Summer Championship
Special card back design for attending the event

The 2018 HCT Summer Championship will take place in Burbank, California from June 28 to July 1. The last two days will be available for public admission to come have fun and watch the tournament live at the venue. They are offering a special in-game card back to those that are able to make it to the event in person.

There are a total of 16 players from the four different regions who will compete all live on stream. There is a total prize pool of $250,000 dollars. 1st and 2nd place will receive $50,000 and $40,000 respectively, while 3rd and 4th will get $25,000 each. All four days the coverage will start at 8:30 am PDT on the official PlayHearthstone Twitch channel.

Who will be there?

The talent who will compete for their chance to play at the World Championships are as follows:

Europe: Marco “Turna” Castiglioni, Torben “Viper” Wahl, Kacper “A83650” Kwieciński and Raphael “Bunnyhoppor” Peltzer

Americas: Lucas “Rase” Guerra, David “killinallday” Acosta, Facundo “Nalguidan” Pruzzo and David “Dog” Caero

Asia-Pacific: Kenta “Glory” Sato, Shuhei “Tansoku” Omura, Jinsoo “Jinsoo” Park and Wu “BloodTrail” Zong-Chang

China: Gao “Leaoh” Yang, Wu “XiaoT” Jiwei, Qu “Rugal” Yixian and Li “YuYi” Daixiong

In-depth articles analyzing the players and their recent performances heading into the tournament will be posted as the HCT Summer Championship draws nearer.

Road to the Championship

Those in attendance at the HCT Summer Championship all had to finish in the top 4 in their respective region’s qualifier. In order to qualify for the qualifier, each player needed a certain amount of HCT Points.

Such HCT Points come from monthly ladder finishes, high place finishes at HCT tour stops and finishes in last year’s Hearthstone Championship Tour. Then, Swiss-style tournaments decided the qualifying players for the summer season championship.

Out of over 280 players from each region, 16 get to compete in Burbank. So don’t forget to root for your favorite players starting June 28th.


Images courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment.

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