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 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)
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 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!