Following up on last year’s success, DreamHack is excited to announce that the DreamHack Hearthstone Grand Prix circuit will continue in 2017!
Hearthstone has gathered over 50 million players since launching in 2014, and DreamHack was among the first major third-party organisers to host live tournaments for the game. 2016 was a big year, with more than 800 players competing in the DreamHack Hearthstone Grand Prix circuit, and over $100,000 USD prize money up for grabs. The circuit garnered over 7 million live views online, and has become one of the most prestigious tournaments for competitive Hearthstone players to win.
In 2017, DreamHack will continue to expand the DreamHack Hearthstone Grand Prix circuit, hosting tournaments at more events than ever. The DreamHack Hearthstone Grand Prix will be featured at seven DreamHack events—each stop hosting a major open Swiss tournament for everyone willing to compete, before the 16 top players move onto a single-elimination stage. There will be a minimum of 200 competitor slots per tournament, each with a total prize pool of $25,000. As if that wasn’t enough, each stop will also feature side events with special prizes and a $1,500 prize pool at stake for players who don’t make it through the grueling Swiss stages of the main tournament.
In total, $185,500 will be awarded to competitive Hearthstone players at DreamHack events throughout the year!
DreamHack Hearthstone Grand Prix Circuit 2017 Events
DreamHack Austin – April 28th – April 30th
DreamHack Summer – June 17th – June 19th
DreamHack Valencia – July 13th – July15th
DreamHack Atlanta – July 21st – July 23rd
DreamHack Montreal – September 8th – September 10th
DreamHack Denver – October 20th – October 22nd
DreamHack Winter – November 30th – December 2nd
DreamHack Hearthstone Grand Prix Main Event Format
Tournament format: Open Swiss with top 16 moving on to a single-elimination stage
Match format: Last Hero Standing BO5 with 1 ban (subject to change)
Competitor slots: 200+
Platform: Bring your own device (wired connection)
Prize Pool: $25,000 USD total for the main event, and $1,500 USD for the side event
1st – $7,500
2nd – $3,500
3rd/4th – $2,050
5th-8th – $1,125
9th-16th – $675
The DreamHack Hearthstone Grand Prix will make its first stop at DreamHack Austin on April 28th-30th. Tickets are currently on sale and can be found here. Tickets for all other DreamHack events can be found here. Make sure to follow @DreamHackHS on Twitter, @DreamHackHS on Facebook, and visit grandprix.dreamhack.com for the latest news about the circuit. Competitor signups will open closer to each event date.