ESL UK have announced the Spring Season Hearthstone Premiership which will get underway this evening.
The event will feature 16 hopefully Hearthstone players who will battle it out over the next seven weeks for their share of the £6,500 prize pool. The grand final will take place at the MCM Comic-Con in London on May 27th where the champion will be crowned.
In comparison to last year, the Hearthstone Premiership features double the number of players yet there’s plenty of familiar places. Every player that competed last year that tried to re qualify was successful in their endeavours; including the four finalists.
The format of the Premiership is a 16-man Swiss format, before it transitions into a more traditional eight-man Double Elimination tournament.
Joe Fenny, ESL UK Talent Manager, commented: “Last year’s Premiership featured some explosive action, and with the line-up we have this year it’s set to be even bigger and better! The next seven weeks look set to be exciting from the get go, and I can’t wait to see who’ll be the last players standing by the time we venture to London’s MCM Comic-Con in May for the finals!”
The first four matches will be played tonight, with the schedule as follows:
- 19:00 jambre vs. ItsPieMan
- 20:00 xl3en vs. Boar Control
- 21:00 TingTing52 vs. HelloLeeroy
- 22:00 Osha vs. Cipher
As always, the action can be caught at twitch.tv/esl_hearthstone.
Esports Insider says: With the finals to be played at Comic-Con and £6,500 up for grabs it’s safe to say that these sixteen players have it all to play for. We look forward to watching some of the UK’s brightest talents fighting it out to make it through to the double elimination bracket. May Blizzard bless you all with fantastic draws.