Hearthstone debuts at Intel Extreme Masters
We are very happy to announce that Hearthstone will join the Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice as an official title. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will be the second Blizzard Entertainment title at the event, which currently features StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. The digital strategy card game will see four players compete in the onsite competition for a total of US$4,000 in the first ever Intel Extreme Masters Hearthstone tournament.
European hopefuls will have a chance to qualify for two of the four spots leading up to the tournament, with one of the spots reserved for a Polish representative. Hearthstone ‘celebrities’ from within the community will be offered the remaining two spots. The invitees will be announced at a later date, however an explanation of how to participate in the qualifiers can be found below.
Qualification Process:Our European qualifiers will take place throughout the coming week in two stages. In the first stage, players will have a chance to qualify for Stage 2 (our Final Qualifier) in four seperate qualifiers that are open to everyone. The finalists of each of the four qualifiers will move on to the Final Qualifier, in which a total of eight players will then battle it out for the only European spot in the Hearthstone tournament at the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in Katowice
The qualifiers will be played in the Best of Three system(bo3) and single elimination bracket. TOP2 of each elimination tournament will get a slot in the final qualification round, which will be held on 9th March. A total of eight players will face for promotion to the grand finale, which will take place at the Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice.
1st Place - $2,000
2nd Place - $1,000
3rd Place - $600
4th Place - $400
3002163, Saturday, 01/03/14 10:47
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