Watch the 2016 European Winter Preliminaries

Watch the 2016 European Winter Preliminaries

The Hearthstone Championship Tour's Winter Season is kicking off with the European Winter Preliminaries taking place this weekend, February 13-14. The winners of the recent European Tavern Hero Tournaments will return to the locations of their victories, where they’ll be joined by some of the top competitors in Europe. They’ll then compete for one of eight slots in the 2016 European Hearthstone Winter Championship and a share of its $100,000 USD prize pool!

Let the Winter Preliminaries Begin

The 2016 European Winter Preliminaries will be live-streamed on the official Hearthstone Twitch channel on Saturday and Sunday, February 13 and 14, starting at 5:00 AM PST on both days. 

The Participants

All 20 winners of the Tavern Hero Tournaments, along with the  top 128 ranked European players*, will battle it out in select locations across Europe. Check out the list of venues below, as well as the Tavern Hero winner for each location.

Venue Location Tavern Hero
Loading Online Bar London, UK osha
Pixel Bar Madrid, Spain jac0b0
Fireplace Moscow, Russia mylife294
Meltdown Paris Paris, France Wylrie
Meltdown Berlin Berlin, Germany Phenry
Meltdown Valencia Valencia, Spain Keponer
Meltdown Lisbon Lisbon, Portugal Florindo
O'Learys Gamla Stan Stockholm, Sweden Spo
O'Deer St. Petersburg, RU Evseychuk
Meltdown Bordeaux Bordeaux, France life
Löwen Zurich, Switzerland Luskmo
ESL Arena Katowice, Poland Sachi
Kiev CyberSport Arena Kiev, Ukraine Zerxam
The Quill Sofia, Bulgaria Ievski1991
Malom Bisztro Budapest, Hungary Aero
House of Nerds Oslo, Norway ProfiX
The Cave Utrecht, Netherlands Xaos
Baze Esports Café Istanbul, Turkey FastJunkie
Nexus Gamers Pub Bucharest, Romania itsmedavidc
InSpot Panormou Athens, Greece RST

For more information on the top 128 ranked players*, check out the European Standings page.


*Players who qualify for the Winter Preliminaries will receive details confirming their spot at the email address attached to their Battle.net account. All players tied in points with the 128th slot in the rankings as of February 5, 2016 will also qualify.

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