The 2020 Hearthstone World Championship is coming this December
By Bob Garcia
Blizzard Entertainment has released the schedule for the upcoming series of competitions
The 2020 edition of the Hearthstone World Championship has been announced for this coming December. Eight of the very best players from around the world are facing each other to get a portion of the $500,000 prize pool that has been announced for this two-day eSports competition. Blizzard Entertainment confirmed the tournament for December 12-13, where Grandmasters will compete in a dual tournament format until the final four players are defined.
Once the field is cut in half, the remaining competitors will be grouped together in a single-elimination bracket that will finish with the world champion being crowned. The initial seedings of the tournament have been defined already, so the dual tournament groups will be distributed a little differently than in many competitions. In Group One, the winner of the Americas section from season one will play the Chinese winner from season two, and the Asia Pacific player from season one will play the winner from the European bracket.
From there, only four players will remain alive and then they will be regrouped based on the results of this dual tournament. The player with a clean 2-0 record has the advantage of facing the player who finished 2-1 on the opposing group. The good thing is that all eight players are getting a portion of the prize pool with the first place taking $200,000, $100,000 for the second place, third and fourth get $50,000 each, and finally, $25,000 for the remaining three places.