Hearthstone Announces Return Of Global Games

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Global Games 2019 is here.
Global Games 2019 is here. Blizzard

Hearthstone announced that the Global Games are making a return for the off-season. This set of games is expected to highlight not only regional pride, but more importantly showcase the best Hearthstone talents coming from 32 regions around the world. The Hearthstone Global Games 2019 begins November 15 and ends December 23.

For this year's Global Games, teams of two are going to fight it out online over four weekends through Dual Tournament groups with a Shield-Phase best-of-five Conquest format in order to get a shot at the $75,000 prize. The highest prize earner for each country or region in the 2019 Masters Tour is going to get an invite to the Games. Meanwhile, the second player on each team is going to be directly invited by Blizzard. The selection is going to be based on criteria which includes lifetime earnings and even contributions made to the Hearthstone Community.

The regions are:

  • Americas
    • United States
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
  • Europe
    • Russia
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Ukraine
    • Poland
    • United Kingdom
    • Spain
    • Greece
    • Sweden
    • Netherlands
    • Belgium
    • Norway
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Romania
    • Turkey
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • South Korea
    • Chinese Taipei
    • Japan
    • Hong Kong
    • Australia
    • Singapore
    • New Zealand
    • Philippines
    • Thailand

The Tournament Format during the four-week period is going to be:

  • Week 1: Ro32 - 4 Dual Tournament Groups (16 teams)
  • Week 2: Ro32 - 4 Dual Tournament Groups (remaining 16 teams)
  • Week 3: Ro16 - 4 Dual Tournament Groups
  • Week 4: Top 8 - 2 Dual Tournament Groups into Top 4 Single elimination

For those interested in watching the Global Games, all matches are going to be broadcast here.

Masters Tour 2019

The first Masters Tour was held in Las Vegas last October 14-16. After an intense battle, it was David "Dog" Caero who came out on top against Edward "Gallon" Goodwin. After that, the Masters Tour went to Seoul in South Korea. This time around it was French player Theo "Felkeine" Dumon who took home the crown versus fellow countryman Martin "Zhym" Prête.

The final leg of the Master's Tour makes a stop in Bucharest this October 18 to 20. Like previous tournaments, the Masters Tour 2019 Bucharest offers a prize pool of $500,000.

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