DreamHack Announces Schedule and Format for Hearthstone Grand Prix
DreamHack announced its plans for 2016, and it seems they have thrown a lot of their weight toward Hearthstone.
DreamHack announced its plans for 2016, and it seems they have thrown a lot of their weight toward Hearthstone. The famous event organizers will host four different Hearthstone events this year with a prize pool of $130,000 split among them.The DreamHack Hearthstone Grand Prix circuit will start in Austin, Texas this year, followed by Jönkoping and Valencia, before returning to Jönkoping for the Winter event. Each event will feature a prize pool of $27,500 and will be played in Swiss rounds with 200 players leading into a top 16 playoff. There will also be side events with rewards up to $2,500 for players who fail to qualify for the main event.This marks the first time DreamHack will hold an event for the North Americans, and this is warmly welcomed by the NA community, as there is a massive lack of LAN events in the Americas compared to Europe and China. The schedule for the year to come will expand from May to November and is the following:
Circuit Dates:DreamHack Austin - May 6-8thAustin Convention Center, Austin, Texas, USA
DreamHack Summer - June 18-20thElmia Convention Center, Jönkoping, SwedenDreamHack Valencia - July 14-16thFeria De Valencia, Valencia, SpainDreamHack Winter - November 24-27thElmia Convention Center, Jönkoping, Sweden
Main Event Format:Tournament Format: Open Swiss with top 16 moving on to single elimination
Match Format: Last Hero Standing BO5Competitor Slots: 200Platform: Bring your own device (wired connection)Prize Pool: $27,500 USD total1st - $8,0002nd - $4,0003rd/4th - $2,2505th-8th - $1,2509th-16th - $750