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Hearthstone Championship Series

It is time to uncover some of the things we have planned for you in 2019. As we said before we try to improve and expand our our activities to organise even better events like we did before.

GamePros Hearthstone Championship Series

Of course we will continue to host the well-known GamePros Hearthstone Fireside Gatherings. However, this year we will change things up a bit to attract more participants to our events. Along side these events we will try to grow our Hearthstone community. The more the merrier am I right?

First off. We changed the GamePros Hearthstone Fireside Gatherings to the GamePros Hearthstone Championship Series. The idea behind the Championship Series is as follows: Participants will earn points based on their result during an event which will add up in a general ranking for that year. Positions in the ranking will be processed after each event and will be published on our website. Eventually the top 8 players of this ranking will be invited for a grand final at the end of the year. The champion will, next to a prize, earn eternal glory in our hall of fame. Honestly, who doesn’t want that?!

GamePros-Hall-of-Fame

Online events

Next to the offline Hearthstone Fireside Gatherings we want to host online competitive Hearthstone tournaments. These will also be a part of the GamePros Hearthstone Championship Series so there will be also a possibility to earn points for our ranking.
These events will be organised with Battlefy – an application we already use during our current events. During an online tournament will we stream certain matches live on Twitch as is common on our events. And yes we will add a delay so there won’t be any ‘stream sniping’.

This is a new step for us and we look forward to our first online event. A date has yet to be determined, but in any case you’re updated about our future online events. One benefit of online events is these events are more accessible, which should increase the number of participants. We can’t look in to the future, but we secretly assume this will be the case.

Rules and points GamePros Hearthstone Championship Series

Good to know for participants which rules they should stick to and how the ranking system works for the GamePros Hearthstone Championship Series. Below is an overview where there’s a difference between offline and online version of a GamePros Hearthstone Championship Series event.

Part Offline Event Online Event
Tournament format Double Elimination Double Elimination
Playstyle Hero conquest best of 3 with different classes (1 ban) Hero conquest best of 3 with different classes (1 ban)
Hearthstone format Standard (so no wild cards!) Standard (so no wild cards!)
Decktrackers Not allowed Allowed
Battlefy Mandatory check-in and uploading of decklist in advance Mandatory check-in and uploading of decklist in advance
Scores Report in Battlefy or at present admin Report in Battlefy or in Discord to admin (when disputed)
Points for ranking Winner: 15 points
Runner-up: 10 points
3rd – 4th place: 7 points
5th – 8th place: 3 points
9th and further: 1 point
Winner: 5 points
Runner-up: 3 points
3rd – 4th place: 1 point
Max. participants 32 participants 16 participants
Prizes Yes, for the winner Yes, for the winner

Attention, rules above may be changed before the first GamePros Hearthstone Championship Series event. Rules of the grand final event of the GamePros Hearthstone Championship Series 2019 will be published in the future.

Conclusion

As stated before with this new name and plans we hope to make our events more entertaining. With our underlying goal to grow our community. We love to find out what you think. We can always use feedback and is highly appreciated. Furthermore I want to close with the following; it would really help us if you help us grow. In summary I mean share, like and reply to our content of our website but also our socials. The more people we reach, the more people can participate in our events. Thank you in advance!

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