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The Hearthstone Global Inn-Vitational broadcast will kick off on Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. PST. The event will feature players from around the world and multiple Hearthstone game modes.
Where to watch and what to expect
Participants will duke it out against each other in constructed mode, Hearthstone Battlegrounds and Hearthstone Mercenaries.
The first day of the Hearthstone Global Inn-Vitational broadcast will begin on Nov. 10 at 6:45 p.m. PST. This event will go on for a few days, with the Hearthstone Global Inn-Vitational Finals happening on Nov. 13 at 6:45 p.m. PST.
Excited to be a part of the Hearthstone Global Innvitational!!!! https://t.co/1QOl4xqE1y
— Luna (@lunaloveee8) October 20, 2021
Pets of the Hearthstone community
To promote the event, Hearthstone uploaded a video on YouTube featuring some of the participants’ pets.
“If this isn’t incentive enough to watch, we don’t know what is!” the official Hearthstone Esports Twitter account posted.
If this isn't incentive enough to watch, we don't know what is! 🐶
— Hearthstone Esports (@HSesports) November 9, 2021
While BabyBear introduced viewers to her dog named Yuki, Slysssa introduced Nova, Pyra and Luna. Simi, David “dog” Caero and RNG.TaoTao are also dog-owners among the participants.
Wtybill talked about his parakeet, joking that “she probably cannot open a pack for you guys.” Frank “Fr0zen” Zhang also has a parakeet.
Meanwhile, Collins “EducatedCollins” Mensah joked about his pet balloon. Although Raphael “BunnyHoppor” Peltzer doesn’t have any pets as well, he showed off Team Liquid’s mascot.
As for Luna “lunaloveee” Eason, she introduced her cat named Happy. “He’s five years old, he’s very chill, he loves to cuddle a lot, he’s very sweet,” lunaloveee said. “He’s probably our most well-behaved cat.”
Additionally, NaySyl has a cat named Tetris, while Facundo “Nalguidan” Pruzzo has a turtle named Margarita.
More Hearthstone esports
As fans anticipate the Global Inn-Vitational event, they can also look forward to Hearthstone Masters Tour Undercity. This event will be livestreamed on YouTube between Nov. 19 and 21.
The first and second days will feature several rounds of swiss pairings. On the third day, Hearthstone Masters Tour Undercity will have a single-elimination playoff round showcasing the top 16 players. This will be followed by the top eight competitors dueling for first place.
Participants will bring four decks into the fray and play under the best-of-five conquest format.
Amy Chen is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry. Her current favorite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, and she has always had a soft spot for World of Warcraft!