Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the 2015 Hearthstone™ – Road to BlizzCon® - European Championship?
The 2015 Hearthstone™ European Championship features a Last Call Tournament and the European Qualifier in September. The Last Call Tournament is open to any players from the region who have earned at least 2 points during the qualifying period and will be contacted by ESL at the start of September. The top 16 players from the Last Call Tournament will be invited to the European Qualifier. The European Qualifier will be played online featuring the 23 players qualified through HWC points, the Fireside Gathering Champion and the top 16 players of the Last Call Tournament. The European Qualifier will determinate which eight players will get the chance to play live at the European Championship in the O2 Arena in Prague, on 3rd & 4th October, to earn their spot in the 2015 BlizzCon in Anaheim, USA.

2. How can I participate in the Hearthstone 2015 European Championship?
To be able to compete in this event you need to fulfilling these criteria:

  • At least 2 HWC points
  • An ESL account with an entered valid Hearthstone Europe BattleTag®
  • Already qualified players are not allowed to participate
  • Each player must be a resident in one of the following countries for the European qualifiers:

    Czech Republic
    South Africa

2.1 Do I have to pay to participate in the Hearthstone 2015 European Championship?
No, there is no entrance fee!

2.2 Do I have to pay for the flight and hotel to Prague if I qualify?
No, Flight and Hotel accommodation are fully covered.

3. How do I register a new account?
To register a new ESL account, go to the registration page and follow the steps mentioned. All you need is an email account, a password and a nickname. If you already have an ESL account but can't remember your login information, please contact the support.

4. How do I add my BattleTag® to my ESL account?
The place to edit your player profile and everything regarding your players is the "command center", which is accessible through the cog to the left of your nickname under the header.

  • Choose "Gameaccounts"
  • Type = Hearthstone (Europe)
  • Value = Enter your BattleTag® (eg. John#123)
  • Click send
If you can't find it, use the direct link.

5. How do I sign up correctly?
The sign up is super easy and straight forward, if you have already checked the steps before. Even if not, it works pretty simple. Open a Ticket to check-in. An admin will help you, in case there are still questions and adds you to the tournament afterwards. That's it!

6. Will there be a player limit for the Hearthstone 2015 European Championship?
The Last Call Tournament will have no player limit!

7. What proof do I need for a match result?
Both players are responsible for making screenshots or video proofs of the results and for uploading them within 15 minutes after the match ended. The screenshots and/or videos are needed as evidence in case there is a conflict, which will be checked by a staff member. We can only take a good decision, if there is enough proof for it. A screenshot/video always needs to contain the in-game nicknames of the players and show the results/issues, so we can be sure the proof is of the according match.

8. How does a match protest work?
If you have any issues during the match, you can open a protest by clicking the link "Open Protest" in the right side bar of the tournament. If you don't find the link, you can also use the direct link to see all matches, where you can write a protest. There you can choose your match and open a protest, so a staff member can check your issue. However, keep in mind that a protest needs to be written within 10 minutes after the match is over, so we don't have any bigger delays in the cup.

9. Where can I find the latest tournament news?
Breaking news, tournament information and announcements about the Hearthstone 2015 European Championship can be found on our Hearthstone 2015 European Championship Portal, on the official ESL Hearthstone Facebook page and on the ESL Hearthstone Twitter account @ESL_WoW. Important notifications for the remaining players will also be sent through email, if necessary.

10. Any question left?
Feel free to contact our support.