After a winter retreat to the sunny shores of the Bahamas, the Hearthstone Championship Tour (HCT) is headed to another exciting destination for the Spring Championship! We’ll have more details to share in the coming weeks, but for now, we’re excited to share an update on the Spring season format and Playoffs.
For the HCT Spring season, matches will be played in a best-of-five Conquest format with one ban. Additional tournament rules can be found in the Official Rules.
Regional Playoffs will continue to use seven rounds of Swiss play to seed the top eight single-elimination bracket. Players will be eliminated from the Swiss rounds after three losses. The top four players from each region’s Playoffs will be invited to the Spring Championship. The Spring Championship will once again feature four dual tournament groups that feed into the single-elimination playoff bracket.
Tavern Hero Changes
New for HCT Spring, Tavern Hero tournaments will run separately from the regional Playoffs as online-only double-elimination tournaments. The top eight players from each Tavern Hero tournament will join the top 64 Hearthstone Competitive Point earners in their respective regional Playoffs. Tavern Hero tournaments are slated to run May 6 for the Americas and Europe and May 13 for Asia-Pacific, with invitations to all eligible players being extended by May 2. Advance decklist submissions are not required for the Tavern Hero tournaments.
The Spring Playoffs for each region will run on the following dates:
- Europe – May 20 and 21
- Americas – May 27 and 28
- Asia-Pacific – June 3 and 4
Good luck to all competitors in the HCT Spring season!