We know which four players will represent each region at the Hearthstone World Championship now that the European and Asia-Pacific Regional Championship group stages are complete.
For Europe, Natus Vincere’s Sebastian “Ostkaka” Engwell, Eugene “Neirea” Shumilin of Liquid and the Gamers2 pair of Adrian “Lifecoach” Koy and Thijs “ThijsNL” Molendijk will be making the trip to next month’s Hearthstone World Championship at BlizzCon.
The lineup already has some predicting a win for Europe at the World Championship, with Koy and Engwell in particular considered very strong contenders. But it was actually Molendijk and Shumilin that topped each of the groups. Engwell advanced thanks to a pair of wins over teammate Frederick “Hoej” Nielsen.
The four qualified players will now play out a single elimination bracket for the $10,000 prizepool and the European Championship crown, with the final taking place tomorrow.
In the APAC Regional Championship, Hakjun “Kranich” Baek looked dominant en route to the regional title and his second Hearthstone World Championship—the only player from last year’s finals who even reached the Regional Championships. He will be joined by He “Pinpingho” Guoping of Taiwan, Lan “Neilyo” Tran of Vietnam and “Kno” of Japan.
“LoveCX” of YOLO Miracle, Yu “NoTomorrow” Jian and the Team Celestial pair of Guo “Zihao” Zihao and Hong “Zoro” Yijie will represent China, with the Americas representatives decided next weekend.
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