HCT Takes to the Tundra for HCT Toronto!

HCT Takes to the Tundra for HCT Toronto!

HCT Toronto is a Grand Prix-style Tour Stop taking place March 9 through 11, with 191 Hearthstone Competitive Points and $15,000 USD on the line! It’s also the final Tour Stop for Season 1, so make sure to sign up.

Tournament Information

HCT Toronto will feature a 256-player Swiss bracket that will narrow down to a single elimination playoff. All matches are best-of-five, played in Conquest format with one ban. Deck lists will be open, and it is a bring-your-own-device tournament.

The event will take place at the EGLX gaming convention—the same location as the first Canadian HCT Major in 2016! Registration requires the purchase of an EGLX Hearthstone competitor pass by 2:00 p.m. EST on March 3.

Registration for the tournament requires pre-purchase of an EGLX Hearthstone competitor pass. Pass sales will cease on March 3, 2:00 p.m. EST.

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If you have any questions about the tournament or its registration, reach out to the tournament organizer via email. As with other Grand Prix Tour Stops, travel to the tournament must be self-funded. EGLX has a partner hotel—learn more here!

If you’re interested in watching live, general admittance ticket sales will be available right up to the day of the expo, and will also be available at the door. For more information on tickets to EGLX, click here.

The full ruleset for HCT Toronto can be viewed here, with the HCT 2018 Player Handbook available here.


HCT Toronto will take place from Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11. The schedule for the tournament is as follows:

  • March 9: Swiss rounds start at 3:00 p.m. EST
  • March 10: Swiss rounds start at 11:00 a.m. EST
  • March 11: Playoffs start at 11:00 a.m. EST, with the grand finals at 5:00 p.m. EST

Points and Prizing

HCT Toronto will offer the following Hearthstone Competitive Points and prizing distribution:

Standing Points Prize
1st 15 $5,000
2nd 12 $3,000
3rd – 4th 10 $1,500
5th – 8th 8 $600
9th – 16th 6 $100
17th – 32nd 4 $50
Total: 191 $15,000

Who can participate in HCT Toronto

The Toronto Tour Stop is open to all players with a valid Battle.net account.

Which game region will HCT Toronto be conducted on?

The tournament will take place on the Americas server.

What is the format for all matches in HCT Toronto?

All matches will be best-of-five in Conquest format with one ban. Each player will bring four decks. The full ruleset for HCT Tour Stop: Toronto can be viewed here, with the HCT 2018 Player Handbook available here.

How do I get more information on HCT Toronto?

Email the organizer with any questions you might have! Click here to do so.

Can I play with an account that is not mine?

All participating players must be the legal owners of their Hearthstone accounts. Players found to not be in ownership of the account they are using to play will be disqualified immediately.

Stay up to date on tournament details through the Hearthstone Esports Twitter channel and let us know your thoughts with the hashtag #HCTToronto! We’ll see you in the tavern!