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Hearthstone - Heroes of Warcraft news » Join us for the 2017 HCT Summer Season!

The third season of the 2017 Hearthstone Championship Tour (HCT) is here! The top 64 point earners from every region will be joined by the top eight players in their respective Tavern Hero Tournaments over three consecutive weekends in September. Competitors are duking it out from their local taverns for their share of the $25,000 USD prize pools and one of the four spots per region in the upcoming Summer Championship.

Read on for the complete details of the Summer season, including deck list submission deadlines, competition dates, and more!


HCT Summer will utilize the Conquest format with a single ban for best-of-five matches in all events. Tavern Hero is unchanged from the Spring season. Deck lists do not need to be submitted in advance for the Tavern Hero Tournament, but are due as follows:

  • Europe deck list deadline: Tuesday, August 29 at 9:00 a.m. CEST
  • Asia-Pacific deck list deadline: Tuesday, September 5 at 9:00 a.m. KST
  • Americas deck list deadline: Tuesday, September 12 at 9:00 a.m. PDT
  • Summer Championship deck list deadline: Tuesday, October 3 at 9:00 a.m. PDT

Regional Playoffs will again use seven rounds of Swiss play to seed the top eight players in a single elimination bracket, with players being automatically eliminated from Swiss rounds after three losses. The top four players from each region’s Playoffs will be invited to the Summer Championship, which will have four dual tournament four-player groups and a single elimination top eight bracket.

Venue Locations




Vienna, Austria Respawn eSports Bar
Brussels, Belgium Meltdown Brussels
Sofia, Bulgaria PLAYGROUND The Mall
Czech Republic, Prague Kavárna Maják
Copenhagen, Denmark Aalborg University Copenhagen
Paris, France Meltdown Paris
Cologne, Germany Meltdown Cologne
Thessaloniki, Greece Inspot Rotontas
Budapest, Hungary Barcraft 2 Esport Bár
Tel Aviv, Israel Hype Gaming Lounge
Rome, Italy RedStar Gaming Area
Vilnius, Lithuania Anticafe Time Area
Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands Theater Castellum
Oslo, Norway Egon Karl Johan
Krakow, Poland Hex Cafe
Lisbon, Portugal 1UP Gaming Lounge
Bucharest, Romania Nexus Gamers Pub
Moscow, Russia FirePlace
Novosibirsk, Russia Cybersport arena TEKKEN
St. Petersburg, Russia O'Deer
Johannesburg, South Africa The Nexus
Madrid, Spain Meltdown Madrid
Stockholm, Sweden Webhallen Fridhemsplan
Zurich, Switzerland Löwen
Istanbul, Turkey Goblin FRP & Oyun Cafe
Leicester, UK ESL Studio UK
Kiev, Ukraine CyberSport Arena



Auckland, New Zealand Megaweb
Sydney, Australia The Nerd Cave
Melbourne, Australia Zen Gaming Lounge
Seoul, South Korea GameinUS PC Bang
Taipei, Taiwan Blizzard Estadium
Japan TBD
Thailand TBD
Singapore TBD



Austin, Texas Nerdstock Gaming Center
Atlanta, Georgia Battle & Brew
Boston, Massachusetts The GamePad
Mission Viejo, California Howie's Game Shack
Kansas City, Missouri SoPro Gaming
Salt Lake City, Utah University of Utah Entertainment Arts and Engineering Master Game Studio
Quebec City, QC, Canada Meltdown Bar
Vancouver, BC Canada Spacekraft by Cmpny
Cartago, Costa Rica AFK Gaming Center
Cali, Colombia TBD
Quito, Ecuador El Baúl del Enano
Santiago, Chile Nacion Cyber
Buenos Aires, Argentina LocalStrike Showroom
Sao Paulo, Brazil TBD
Brasilia, Brazil Ultimate Arena
Lima, Peru TBD
Zapopan, Mexico Esports Latin America
* locations and venues subject to change

Tournament Schedule

Unable to join in on the action at one of the taverns? Fear not! The Playoffs will be broadcast live on the official Hearthstone Twitch channel in English.


  • Saturday, September 2 – 1:00 a.m. PDT
  • Sunday, September 3 – 1:00 a.m. PDT


  • Friday, September 8 – 7:00 p.m. PDT
  • Saturday, September 9 – 7:00 p.m. PDT


  • Saturday, September 16 – 8:00 a.m. PDT
  • Sunday, September 17 – 9:00 a.m. PDT

HCT Summer Championship

  • Friday, October 13
  • Saturday, October 14
  • Sunday, October 15

Calling all the action will be the usual suspects – your HCT casting crew!

Attendee Rewards

In addition to showing the Americas Summer Playoffs on September 16 and 17, taverns will also have side events for attendees – meaning loot and prizes will be available! Be sure to join us in person if you can.

If you visit any of the taverns during the event, you’ll be able to add the Power Core card back to your Hearthstone collection.

Who are you cheering for to advance to the Summer Championship? Will you be joining us live from a local tavern? Let us know in the comments!

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