Blizzard Entertainment has announced Lobby Legends: Raid Leaders as Hearthstone’s first Battlegrounds esports event of 2022. A prize pool of $50,000 is on the line.
To be eligible for the event, Hearthstone players must reach the top 16 spot of their regional ladders by the end of February. The top 16 players from the American, Asia-Pacific and European regions will make up a pool of 48 competitors. These individuals will then receive an invitation to a qualifier tournament, which will occur on March 14.
After the Hearthstone Battlegrounds Lobby Legends: Raid Leaders qualifier event, the top 12 competitors will head to the broadcast tournament. The top four Battlegrounds players from China will join them as well, according to the announcement.
How to watch Battlegrounds: Lobby Legends
The Battlegrounds Lobby Legends: Raid Leaders tournament will be broadcast live from April 2-3. Hearthstone fans can catch all the action over on the official Twitch and YouTube channels. Additionally, competitors can co-stream the tournament on their own channels.
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According to Blizzard, the next Battlegrounds: Lobby Legends event is tentatively scheduled for May. The ladder qualification period will be at the end of March. Details about the specific name and date will be revealed in the next few weeks.
More information about the tournament format, point system and qualifiers will also be available via the Hearthstone Esports Twitter page.
While players compete for a spot in the first Battlegrounds: Lobby Legends tournament, then can also look forward to Hearthstone Masters Tour Onyxia’s Lair, which will run from Feb. 17-20. This esports event will feature a prize pool of $250,000 and the opportunity to use cards from the new Onyxia’s Lair Mini-Set.
Viewers of Hearthstone Masters Tour Onyxia’s Lair can earn up to two Fractured in Alterac Valley card packs by watching the action on qualifying channels.
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