HCT will feature a Tour Stop in Bangkok, right in the heart of the city.
HCT Bangkok will be a Grand Prix tournament held March 16 through 18. This offline tournament’s top 32 players earn Hearthstone Competitive Points, with additional cash prizes for the top 16 players.
The first Tour Stop in Southeast Asia for 2018, HCT Bangkok will have a 256-player bracket, which players will have to sign up for online before showing up to compete in-person. The tournament—which will be open globally—will be hosted at the Pantip Esports Arena in Pantip Plaza, in the Pratunam district of Bangkok.
Players must cover their own travel expenses. However, limited free accommodation will be provided to all attending international players who have earned 5 or more HCT points in 2017’s competitive year. Accommodation will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, with more information to be shared via email with attendees. Players competing under the Chinese HCT system may also be eligible for free accommodation; please reach out to tournament staff through the Discord channel provided below for more information.
HCT Bangkok accommodation will bring participants back to the MovyLodge hostel, located at 505 Petchaburi Road, Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand Pathumwan, 10400.
Tournament registration will run from Friday, Feb. 2 at 2:00 a.m. PST (5:00 p.m. ICT) until Monday, Feb. 12 at 2:00 a.m. PST (5:00 p.m. ICT).
If you’re a player from Thailand, register via the link below.
If you’re a player from outside Thailand, register via the link below.
A player’s residency and eligibility is dependent on their Battle.net account Country of Residence. If you’re concerned about getting a spot in the tournament, fret not! There will be limited reserved spots in the bracket for players flying in from other regions. Just be sure to enter your correct Country of Residence.
If you have any questions about the tournament or its registration, join the official tournament Discord!
The tournament bracket will be double elimination. All matches will be best-of-five in Conquest format with one ban, so each player must bring four different classes. The full ruleset for HCT Tour Stop: Bangkok can be viewed here, with the HCT 2018 Player Handbook available here.
The tournament will be played on the Americas server.
HCT Bangkok will take place from Friday, March 16, through Sunday, March 18. The schedule for the tournament is as follows:
You will be able to watch the broadcast in the following languages:
- March 16: Round of 256, 7:00 p.m. PST (9:00 a.m. ICT).
- This day is open to participants only. There is no broadcast for the preliminary day.
- March 17: Round of 64, 10:00 p.m. PST to 6:00 a.m. PST (12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ICT)
- This day will be open to the public and will be held in Pantip Plaza Pratunam. It will also have multiple language broadcasts on Twitch.
- March 18: Playoffs, 10:00 p.m. PST to 6:00 a.m. PST (12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ICT)
HCT Bangkok will offer the following Hearthstone Competitive Point distribution:
|3rd – 4th||10|
|5th – 8th||8|
|9th – 16th||6|
|17th – 32nd||4|
$15,000 USD is up for grabs as follows:
|5th – 8th||$800|
|9th – 16th||$400|