Hearthstone – Prepare Yourself For The HCT World Championship

Get ready to sling the decks Hearthstone crew, the World Championship kicks off at 3:30 a.m. AEDT/5:30 a.m NZDT on Friday, 19 January.

Sixteen of the world’s finest competitors have descended on Amsterdam to face off in the four-day tournament to fight for their share of the $1,000,000 USD prize pool and fight for the coveted title of 2017 World Champion.

Players have battled across the 2017 WinterSpring & Summer championships, or earned the elusive Last Call (top point earner) spot to qualify for the World Championship.

You can tune in to the World Championship on the official PlayHearthstone Twitch account.

To further sweeten the deal, celebrate the World Championship by logging in to Hearthstone during the tournament to earn up to three free Card Packs as follows:

Login Timeframe: (AEDT) Achievement Description: Reward:
Between Thursday, 18 January & Friday, 19 January

(Group stages)

The Championship Begins! 1x Journey to Un’Goro Card Pack
Saturday, 20 January The Competition Continues 1x Knights of the Frozen Throne Card Pack
Sunday, 21 January The Finale! 1x Kobolds and Catacombs Card Pack


For the full schedule and viewing guide check out the World Championship blog here. 

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