Announcing the Hearthstone® Wild Open!
May 25, 2017
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Announcing the Hearthstone® Wild Open!

The time has come for our first ever official Wild Hearthstone tournament! We’re excited to see what the fearless players braving the Wild format have in store for us in the Hearthstone Wild Open.

Qualification

The top 64 players from the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific will be invited to compete. Players will be invited based on their Wild Ranked Play finish in their region of residence.

Format

The Hearthstone Wild Open will be played in a best-of-five Conquest format with one ban. Regional qualifiers will be double elimination, with the top two players from the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific advancing to the single elimination playoffs, where they will be joined by the top two players from China.

Official Rules

Schedule

The initial online qualifiers will take place June 9 to 11, with the playoff bracket playing out live July 1 and 2.

Broadcast times for the Hearthstone Wild Open are as follows:

Qualifier: ​June 11 at 20:00 CEST
Playoffs: July 1 and 2 at 19:00 CEST

​All broadcasts will be available on the official Hearthstone Twitch channel.

Talent

The Hearthstone Wild Open will be split into two portions — an online bracket to whittle down to the top players from each region, and a live playoff event. Casting the online competition will be:

For the live event, Frodan will be joined by:

Prize Pool

The prize pool for the Hearthstone Wild Open is $25,000 USD.

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