In just under two years, Hearthstone has rocketed from closed beta to one of the most popular esports on the planet. There are now millions of dollars now on the line in huge tournaments and massive weekly leagues. It’s a great time to be a Hearthstone fan. But the same time, something intangible has been lost as the game has left behind the laid-back and creative show formats that typified its early growth.
Now, the Daily Dot is bringing back one of the most successful formats of Hearthstone’s early life: King of the Hill.
Starting June 2, the Daily Dot will present the first DotMaster Series: Hearthstone King of the Hill, which will feature some of the top players in Hearthstone.
Kicking off the series to determine the inaugural king will be a battle of Europe against America, as Jan “Faramir” Engelmann of Trig Esports takes on CompLexity‘s David “Dog” Caero in a best-of-five to determine who will be the first to reign at the top.
In the following weeks, players including Jan “Ekop” Palys, Dima “Rdu” Radu, Jon “Orange” Westberg, and Paul “Zalae” Nemeth will challenge the king. Not only that, but the master of the original King of the Hill series, Thijs “ThijsNL” Molendijk, will return to the format in an attempt to recreate his previous success: Molendijk reigned at the top of the IHearthU King of the Hill for a record eight weeks.
Make sure you tune in at 6pm ET/12am CET June 2 on our Twitch channel to see the first king crowned.
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