Hearthstone returns to DreamHack with a $20K Battlegrounds LAN tournament. How to participate and where to watch in this article.

DreamHack will host a $20,000 Hearthstone Battlegrounds Tournament, being the first big LAN event for the game mode. DreamHack Summer will take place in Jönköping, Sweden, on June 18-21. The Hearthstone Battlegrounds tournament will have a live broadcast on DreamHack’s Twitch channel for people not attending the event. Learn all the details in this Esportsgg article.

DreamHack Hearthstone Fest ft. Battlegrounds

2022 seems to be Battlegrounds’ big year. Hearthstone Esports launched Lobby Legends, Battlegrounds competitive circuit, and now DreamHack is hosting the first big LAN event for the game mode. With $20,000 in prizes and the nostalgia of pre-pandemic tournaments, this DreamHack Hearthstone Battlegrounds Fest aims to be a great success!

Event Details

There will be no online registration for this 2-Day event. However, players wishing to participate in the Hearthstone Battlegrounds Tournament will have to make a pre-registration at DreamHack Summer on June 17th (6 PM-8 PM).

Registering to the Battlegrounds event doesn’t include a ticket to the festival, and there are no Hearthstone-specific tickets available. Players will need to buy passes for DreamHack Summer to play in the Hearthstone Battlegrounds tournament.

DremHack Hearthstone Fest & the $20,000 Battlegrounds tournament
DremHack Hearthstone Fest & the $20,000 Battlegrounds tournament

Moreover, players will need to bring their own devices to play in the event. The gaming tables will have European Outlets and Ethernet cables, so don’t forget to bring an adapter if you need it.

Tournament Format & Prizes

DreamHack’s Hearthstone Battlegrounds tournament will feature an innovative format, similar to a Swiss bracket. Players will be seeded into 25 lobbies, each on a different round table with their opponents.

Bob will play King Arthur’s role, while the Round Table Knights compete for $20,000 in prizes.

  • 1st place: $5,000 USD
  • 2nd place: $3,000 USD
  • 3-4th place: $2,000 USD
  • 5-8th place: $1000 USD
  • 9-16th place: $500 USD

The initial stage will consist of 4 Rounds in which the Top 4 players after 3 lobbies of each table will get a win, or “big point”, and the bottom 4 a loss and no points. In the second, third, and fourth rounds, players will be paired against others with the same score, as if it were a swiss bracket.

After 4 Rounds, there will be a top 16 cut that will become a single elimination bracket until a champion is crowned. Like the previous rounds, these matches will also consist of 3 Lobbies each. (Lobby point system TBA).

Finally, as mentioned, the event finals will be streamed via Twitch. So, if you are not attending DreamHack and still want to witness all the action of the first Hearthstone Battlegrounds big LAN event, make sure to tune in to the official broadcast.

If you can’t make it to DreamHack Summer, don’t worry, there will be plenty of events during 2022. Check which one suits you best and prepare yourself for the return of DreamHack Festivals.

That is all for now, but stay tuned to Esports.gg for more Hearthstone news and updates. See you next time in Bob’s tavern.

Manuel

Manuel "Rane" Delgado

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Manuel “Rane” Delgado is an experienced Hearthstone caster, content creator, and tournament organizer from Argentina. He started his career on Esports casting his own tournaments, now he currently covers Hearthstone Grandmasters’ Americas region for LATAM, among other content creation. Besides esports, he works in a construction company, which made him kind of a "handyman" when fixing everyday house problems.