Join the 2017 HCT Summer Season
Blizzard announced the start of the Summer season of the Hearthstone Championship Tour. The tournament begins with Summer Playoffs in four regions: Americas, Europe, China and Asia-Pacific.
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.
Schedule Summer Playoffs:
|September 2-3||- Europe|
|September 6||- China|
|September 8-9||- Asia-Pacific|
|September 16-17||- Americas|
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.
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.
Broadcast of HCT Summer: