Taking place on the 5th and 6th of October, the ESL Hammerstein America Finals will decide which World of Warcraft and Hearthstone players make it one step closer to the legendary BlizzCon finals. Taking place in the Manhattan Hammerstein Ballroom, competition will see the best of both scenes battle it out in their respective BlizzCon qualifiers.
In order to qualify for the Hammerstein finals, Hearthstone players needed to fight their way through an online 128-player Swiss bracket. The top sixteen from the online qualifiers will battle it out in the ballroom, with the top four from Hammerstein moving on to qualify for the US$250,000 BlizzCon competition.
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In order to get to Hammerstein, World of Warcraft teams had to fight their way through an unlimited online talent pool. Here, only the top eight teams advanced to Hammerstein, with the top three from there advancing to BlizzCon for the global finals.
Attendance to the event is completely free, although the first 1,500 people who RSVP through Eventbrite will receive three Hearthstone card packs as a welcome gift. You can just show up at the event, however, so don’t be shy – grab some friends and join the party!
Of course, all of this will take place during New York Super Week (October the 3rd to the 12th), which leads into the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting convention – New York Comic-Con. Additional details about New York Super Week events, guests and sponsors will be revealed in the coming weeks, but for more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the official New York Super Week site and keep an eye on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
Grab your free ticket and Hearthstone card packs here!
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