The Hearthstone Championship Tour (HCT) kicked off its 2017 season this week in the Bahamas. Thursday and Friday’s play saw an early end for four players; the remaining 12 now compete for their share of the $250,000 prize pool and one of four seats at the HCT World Championship later this year.
All matches are in best-of-seven conquest format with a ban, meaning each player must bring five different classes.
Players who make it through Saturday’s double-elimination quarterfinals will proceed to a single-elimination bracket on Sunday; each of the four finalists will all secure an invite to the HCT World Championship. To keep an eye on who’s still in the running, check out Blizzard’s HCT Winter Championship bracket.
This may be the last we’ll see of some of the most popular decks in the current Standard format. The new expansion, Journey to Un’Goro, is set to roll out in April, and fans should keep an eye out for new strategies evolving over they year.
Matches last from 7:00 AM PDT Saturday and 9:00 AM PDT. Watch the action live here, or at Hearthone’s Twitch channel.