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€52,000 and a Ferrari - introducing the China vs. Europe Hearthstone tournament

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Introducing the most extravagant Hearthstone tournament yet! ESL is proud to be the European partner of the second NetEase China vs. Europe tournament season, which is to be held at the end of March 2015.

After Europe’s dominant performance in the first China vs. Europe season, NetEase CEO William Ding was less than happy with the performance of the Chinese players, and so he vowed to bring the best out of them for season two. And he might have found just the right motivation: a Ferrari.


Having felt that the €52,000 prize pool and honor of representing China wasn’t enough, CEO Ding decided to throw in a brand new luxury sports car should there be a Chinese winner.

Not surprisingly, the Chinese participants are already set. The Hearthstone Gold Series just concluded in Shanghai and it not only crowned a winner but also served as a qualifier for the Chinese players attending the China vs. Europe event, with the top eight players from the Gold Series having been invited to represent China in the tournament.

Here are China’s players:
  • Feng “IceFox” Xiao
  • Yu “xyuan” Jianfei
  • Qing Ye
  • Wang “TiddlerCelestial” Xieyu
  • Zeng “MagicWind” Guoyi
  • Sleep Shaman
  • RuoJi
  • ailv

NetEase CEO William Ding (Source: 2p.com)

European qualifiers

If you’re a European Hearthstone player, you still have to the chance to travel to China and go up against the best Chinese players in the NetEase studios in Hangzhou. All you have to do is sign up and win one of our eight online qualifiers which will be played from January the 27th through to February the 20th. Winners will get a paid trip to China as well as accommodation.

You can find the qualifiers and all the relevant information on our China vs. Europe portal. Even though you can’t win a Ferrari as a European contestant, the prize money alone is still more than worth.
1st € 20,000
2nd € 10,000
3-4th € 5,000
5-8th € 3,000
Players will also have the option of extending their stay in order to take part in the Gold Series Open Tournament the week after the event, which is also held in China.

Do you have what it takes to represent Europe? Then sign up for the qualifiers today!