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:
DreamHack Announces Schedule and Format for Hearthstone Grand Prix
North America will be a regular stop on the tour this year.