Watch the HCT Summer Championship!

Blizzard Entertainment

The Hearthstone Championship Tour (HCT) Summer Championship is the last seasonal championship of HCT 2017, and it’s poised to be epic. Sixteen players from around the globe will converge on the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles to vie for their share of a $250,000 USD prize pool, as well as one of four spots at the HCT World Championship.


Returning to the casting desk for the Summer Championship are the following intrepid duos:

  • Brian Kibler and Dan “Frodan” Chou
  • TJ Sanders and Nathan “Admirable” Zamora
  • Simon “Sottle” Welch and Alexander “Raven” Baguley


The Summer Championship will have a dual tournament group stage, followed by a single elimination playoff bracket. Groups will consist of four competitors—one from each region. Each match will be best-of-five in the Conquest format with one class ban, so all players need four decks.

Groups will be seeded based on Hearthstone Competitive Points, with the first place player from each region placed in their own group. The groups will then be filled in with the second, third, and fourth place players from each region. No region will be represented more than once in each group.

Prize Pool

The $250,000 Summer Championship prize pool will be divided as follows:

Placement Prize (USD) Points
1st $60,000 20
2nd $40,000 15
3rd & 4th $20,000 10
5th – 8th $12,500 8
9th – 16th  $7,500 6
Total $250,000 135


The HCT Summer Championship will take place Friday, Oct. 13, through Sunday, Oct. 15. The schedule for the Summer Championship is:

  • Oct. 13 at 8:30 a.m. PDT – Group Stage
  • Oct. 14 at 8:30 a.m. PDT – Group Stage
  • Oct. 15 at 8.30 a.m. PDT – Playoffs

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