Play in South Korea’s First Hearthstone Major

Blizzard Entertainment

Come and journey to the heart of South Korea, and test your skills with the new Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion!

Explore traditional cuisine and city life with the Korea Major—a 512-player tournament, held in Seoul from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. The tournament will be open to global participants, so whether you’re from North America, Europe, or Asia-Pacific, come sling cards and explore the land of morning calm!

The Hearthstone Korea Major will award points towards the Last Call of the 2017 Hearthstone Championship Tour. Attendees at this event will also be rewarded with the Power Core card back.

Tournament Venue

The Hearthstone Korea Major will be held in three different locations. The initial rounds will be played in internet cafés, or PC bangs, as they are called in Korea. The round of 16 and the quarterfinals will be played in the Inven studio, and the semifinals and finals will be played in the Nexon Arena, located in the heart of Gangnam. Spectators are very much welcome to view the tournament on the second and third days.

Tournament Information

Event Days

  • Sept. 29 – Preliminaries in internet cafés
  • Sept. 30 – Inven offline studio (open to spectators)
  • Oct. 1 – Nexon Arena (open to spectators)


  • 512 players
  • Single-elimination, best-of-five Conquest with one ban
  • Grand Finals are best-of-seven Conquest with one ban
  • Region: Asia


  • Hearthstone Competitive Points (check the breakdown here)
  • Total prize pool: 20,000,000 KRW for top 8 ($17,700 USD)
    • 1st: 10,000,000 KRW ($8,800 USD)
    • 2nd: 5,000,000 KRW ($4,400 USD)
    • 3rd: 2,000,000 ($1,700 USD)
    • 4th: 1,000,000 KRW ($800 USD)
    • 5th – 8th: 500,000 KRW each ($440 USD)


Interested? Register here.

Registration will open on Sept. 8, 09:00 am (KST) and will close on Sept. 15, 08:59 am (KST), or when the registration cap is hit.

If you’re flying in from overseas to compete, you must register first. Please provide us with flight booking details once you receive an email notification from HS_KRMAJOR@INVEN.CO.KR so that we can confirm your participation. You will not be registered as a player if you do not do this.


Unsure which hotel to pick? We can help! Once you have submitted your flight booking for confirmation, we will be able to help make a reservation at our recommended hotel. This hotel has been selected because of its proximity to the finals venue, Nexon Arena, which is just a minute’s walk away.


1303-14 Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu

Seoul, Republic of Korea

If you wish to have your own personal room, you can go forward with the online reservation. Check for room rates through the hotel webpage by selecting the reservation tab. However if you would like to save costs on your accommodation, we can pair you up with another Hearthstone player and reserve a room for you once you have submitted your flight information to us.

If you would like to stay in a different location, you must make all travel and accommodation reservations by yourself. Please note that official event shuttle services will only be provided from OCLOUD hotel to the venue. Shuttle services will not be provided on Oct. 1 to Nexon Arena, since it is just a minute’s walk away.