The next Hearthstone Battlegrounds competitive event is Lobby Legends: Fire Festival, as Blizzard announced on Monday. It features the top 16 Hearthstone Battlegrounds players and a prize pool of $50,000.
How Lobby Legends: Fire Festival works
Hearthstone Battlegrounds’ Lobby Legends: Fire Festival will run from July 9-10. The live broadcasts will start at 11 a.m. EST each day.
On Saturday, the top 16 players will be put into two groups where they will duke it out in three matches. After each match, points will be granted to players based on their finish. While the Hearthstone Battlegrounds competitor with a first-place finish will get seven points, the one in second place will get six points and so on. This means the player in last place after a match receives zero points. After these games, only the top four players from each group will head into the top eight.
Championship Sunday will showcase these top eight players and the check format. Under this format, a player must have a minimum of 20 points and then get a first-place match finish. These two conditions must be met in order to receive the Hearthstone Battlegrounds Lobby Legends: Fire Festival crown.
According to Blizzard, these are players who will participate in the tournament. The “CN” placeholders represent four players from China who are yet to be announced:
- Lobby A: Aioisp, Alucard, Honinbo7, Satellite, ElementalOmega, Oliech, CN1 and CN2.
Lobby B: Dapeedou, KijilHakase, Cytro, Ribapusa, BeterBabbit, XQN, CN3 and CN4.
Lobby Legends: Fire Festival arrives this weekend! 4th competitive Battlegrounds event begins 9th of July:
8:00 AM PT
5:00 PM CET
12:00 AM KST (10th of July)
— Hearthstone Esports (@HSesports) July 4, 2022
Where to watch Hearthstone Battlegrounds esports
The esports action will be broadcast on the official Hearthstone YouTube channel beginning at 11 a.m. EST from July 9-10. There will be streams in Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish as well.
Interested viewers can also watch the Hearthstone Battlegrounds content through a community co-stream. Those who wish to be a co-streamer can apply for a spot through an online form.
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