DreamHack Increases the Number of Hearthstone Grand Prix Events

By   /   Feb 2, 2017

DreamHack, the world’s largest digital festival, is adhering to the community’s call of more offline Hearthstone Grand Prix events in North America.

According to an announcement, the official Hearthstone Grand Prix circuit is being expanded to feature seven different LAN events this year instead of the previous four. In addition to Austin, Valencia, and Jonkoping, the DreamHack Hearthstone Grand Prix will also host separate events in Atlanta, Denver, and Montreal.

Each city’s tournament will host a minimum of 200 Hearthstone participants. Only the top 16 will advance to the single-elimination stage for a share of the total prize pool of $25,000 while those unsuccessful can choose to enter a $1,500 side event.

In total, DreamHack will be awarding $185,500 in prize money to players of the Hearthstone Grand Prix throughout the year, an increase of over $65,000 from last year.

  • DreamHack Austin: April 28-30
  • DreamHack Summer: June 17-19
  • DreamHack Valencia: July 13-15
  • DreamHack Atlanta: July 21-23
  • DreamHack Montreal: September 8-10
  • DreamHack Denver: October 20-22
  • DreamHack Winter: November 30-December 2

Last year’s Grand Prix run witnessed more than 800 Hearthstone players at DreamHack. The entire circuit garnered over 7 million views online. Though, the official announcement didn’t break the figure down to clarify whether it reflects total number of unique viewers or peak viewership.

The Grand Prix is now the longest-running third-party Hearthstone event in history, having begun in the summer of 2014. The very first DreamHack Summer event was won by Dima “Rdu” Radu, who returned last year to bag his second DreamHack Summer trophy. Other players to win titles throughout the past three years include Thijs “Thijs” Molendijk, Aleksandr “Kolento” Malsh and Wang “TiddlerCelestial” Xieyu.

Considering the current meta, it wouldn’t be surprising to see DreamHack invaded by Shamans. While Blizzard has teased several nerfs and changes for the insanely popular and overwhelming class, it is unknown as to when the developer plans on releasing the update for Hearthstone.

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