The road to BlizzCon: the European qualifiers at DreamHack

Anyone who’s ever played a Blizzard title competitively knows that getting to play one of them at BlizzCon is something very special. The American BlizzCon qualification will be determined at the the Hammerstein America Finals hosted by ESL at the Manhattan Hammerstein Ballroom in New York in a week’s time, which you can still order your free tickets for. This week the competitors at DreamHack Stockholm have the chance to earn themselves a spot at BlizzCon to face the winners from the American and Global qualifiers.

For Hearthstone players, this means a shot at the US$250,000 World Championship, with the prizes for the World of Warcraft tournament yet to be announced but sure to be similarly sensational. In addition to these, the StarCraft II players at the DreamHack Open tournament will be going about scoring the last points for this season outside WCS America and Europe.

The Hearthstone top 16 pre-qualified players:

CupCake Frezzar InnNumberguy InnTheude
Kolento Lowelo Matthew Max
MCpNoisyboy MrYagut Neirea Reynad
thefishou TheFallen ThijsNL Lifecoach

These 16 players will be joined by the top fourteen players coming from the phase one on Wednesday

The World of Warcraft teams:

Against All Odds Treant Stun to Regionals Bleached Bones WoW Error Wizards Not Found
Wholinka Playing with Fire Fell in Love with Pillar In Memory of Wallirikz <3 <3 RIP

On the 24th of September, the Hearthstone tournament kicks off with its first phase at the DreamHack studios. Then, on the 25th and 26th of September, both the Hearthstone and World of Warcraft tournaments will go on to their final phase and determine who will be going to BlizzCon at DreamHack Stockholm itself.

The best three World of Warcraft teams and top four Hearthstone players will then get an invite to the US-based BlizzCon to celebrate their favoured games and fight for their respective prize pots.

You can find all details regarding the European finals on the Hearthstone and World of Warcraft websites respectively. Who do you see succeeding in these massive tournaments? Tell us in the comments below!


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