Meet the lineup for the ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series finals in Katowice

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After a series of gruelling qualifiers, we now know the top eight players who’ll be travelling to Katowice to compete in the ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series finals. A Blizzard-sanctioned major, the ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series is also supported by both Intel and HP, and will see competitors from around the world face off for a cash prize as well as the chance to take the coveted tournament title.

The players

The following eight players have qualified for the ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series finals in Katowice:

  • Esteban Ignacio “espumito” Opazo Rivera (Spain)
  • Rémi “Elscouta” Bonnet (France)
  • Vladislav “SilverName” Sinotov (Russia)
  • Zhivodar “Zhivo” Bahnev (Bulgaria)
  • Esteban “AKAWonder” Serrano Bozada (Spain)
  • Adrian “DoKy” Garcia Ibarrondo (Spain)
  • Joshua “Impact” Graham (Canada)
  • Carlos Andres “Lucky Shadow” Perez Brenes (Costa Rica)

The prizes

In addition to the all-important ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series title, these eight hopefuls will also be playing for a US$10,000 total prize pool, which will be distributed as follows:

  • First place: US$5,000
  • Second place: US$3,000
  • Third place: US$1,000
  • Fourth place: US$1,000

In addition to the above, there are also HCT points up for grabs, which will be awarded as detailed below:

  • First place: 15 points
  • Second place: 10 points
  • Third to fourth place: 5 points
  • Fifth to eighth place: 2 points

The format

The ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series will follow a single-elimination, best-of-five format. A four hero, one ban conquest format will be used, with players able to select four decks with unique classes each as well as make a blind ban before each match.

Get ready for some major action!

The ESL Hearthstone Legendary Series is set to begin on Saturday the 5th of March from 12:00 CET. If you want to watch the competition unfold live and in person, entry to the event is free. However, don’t worry if you can’t make it to Katowice - all the matches will also be being streamed live on Twitch!

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