That's right everybody, 2018 is upon us and its going to be crazier than ever. The best news is that Blizzard is limiting the number of groups that can host the new Challenger Cups and we've been approved! In case you haven't read Blizzard's blog post, Open tournaments are now called Challenger Cups and no longer have points assoicated with them. Only Challenger Cup 1st place winners will be invited to the new Challenger Finals. The top 8 at the Challen
So you are a bit confused by all the tournaments going on and how to make sense of all the rules and points around Blizzard's Hearthstone Championship Tour. Don't worry, everybody is at least a little bit. Unless you've been in the scene for a long time and have actually made it to the Championships, then you probably don't have all the information as Blizzard hides all the info away in a PDF linked on a page 3 deep on their website! Here's some actual helpful information laid out in a way us humans think.
Lets start at the beginning - Ranked Play
There is a lot more to Hearthstone than the ladder. Fun as it may be, thousands of players across the globe play in tournaments every week; from casual online tournaments to immensely popular live events. Though Hearthstone has only been around for a little while, the tournaments available to players cover a vast array of formats. These formats cover not just overall tournament structure, but also individual match formats. Where every tournament used to use a Last Hero Standing match format, this past year has seen a nearly universal transition to the Conquest format for matchest.
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We run Hearthstone tournaments every Saturday and Sunday at 7pm EST with a variety of formats and prize structures. HCT Season is over until next year. Check our Battlefy page to find our current tournaments.
Conquest is a tournament format where you have 3 classes to play with but must play with a different deck after you with it or have 3 wins. Since you have to switch decks after you win with one, you can expect to go up against a variety of deck types.