Hearthstone World Championship Will Have $250,000 Prize Pool, $100,000 For First Place


Think you’re really good at Hearthstone? If you’re one of the best players in the world, it could pay off to the tune of $100,000.

That’s the top prize in the 2014 Hearthstone World Championship, which will take place at BlizzCon 2014 and have a total prize pool of $250,000. Before that can take place though, the field for that tournament is going to be set through regional qualifiers that will give pretty much anyone a chance to win a seat in the finals. There are Americas and European Qualifiers, both of which will start with 130 players and send four to the World Championship (details on other regions’ qualifiers will be released later).

There are a couple different ways to get into your continent’s qualifier:

  • Hold down a top 16 Legend spot in Ranked play during April, May, June, July or August.
  • Get an invite as a top player in community tournaments between April and August.
  • Achieve Legend rank at least once between April and August and win one of the remaining Qualifier spots during a Last Call Tournament.

Unless you’re already a top Hearthstone player, this doesn’t give you a great chance, but you could always look at it the way Jim Carrey taught us to back in the day.

Full details on the rules and formats for the Americas and European qualifiers are available online. That doesn’t give you too much time to get your game in shape, so you may want to bump your Hearthstone play from several hours a day up to every waking moment just to be safe.


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