Next month, April 2019, the HCT World Championship returns with the top 16 players in the world from the past year of events are battling out for their share of one million dollars!

In addition to the World Championship, the first ever Hearthstone Masters event will also be taking place and be open to anyone attending the event on a first-come first-serve basis.

HCT World Championship Location

This year's HCT World Championship takes place in Taipei, Taiwan from April 25 - 28. It will be hosted in the Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium.

If you can't attend in-person, the entire event will be streamed online on

It should be noted that for us not in Taiwan, the event will be taking place from April 24 - 27 and starting at 7 PM PT daily (10 PM ET, 3 AM CEST).

HCT World Championship Tickets

If you would like to go spectate, tickets are available for purchase online now and will be sold at the door. Everyone who buys a ticket and checks in on site will receive the "Thrill of Victory" card back.

Ticket prices are as follows.

  • Thursday, April 25 - USD $6.50
  • Friday, April 26 - USD $6.50 (TWD 199)
  • Saturday, April 27 - USD $10.00 (TWD 299)
  • Sunday, April 28 - USD $10.00 (TWD 299)

If you're looking for hotels, there are discounted room blocks available at the following locations.

Fullon Hotel Taipei Central

  • Promotion discount on visits from April 15 through May 10
  • Promo code: 2019hcthotel

Green World ZhongXiao

  • Promotion discount on visits from April 24 through 29
  • Promo code: CAMP-GWH4HS

HCT World Championship Player List

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Quote From Blizzard

The HCT 2019 World Championship, the biggest Hearthstone tournament of the year, will take place this April in Taipei, where 16 exceptional players from around the globe will come together to duel not only for the title of World Champion, but for their share of the $1,000,000 prize pool. Four groups of four players will compete in a dual-tournament format until only eight remain, at which point the competition will shift to a single-elimination bracket.

There are many reasons to watch the Hearthstone World Championship this year. It’s the last event ever for the Hearthstone Championship Tour (HCT), marking the beginning of a new era for the competitive scene. Additionally, the HCT 2019 World Championship will be the first major event in a post-rotation world, meaning that we’ll see new and creative strategies unfold in real time on the grandest stage Hearthstone has seen since Chen "tom60229" Wei Lin was crowned as the last World Champion in Amsterdam in January 2018.

While Tom won’t be competing this year, the HCT 2019 World Championship has followed him back to his home turf, taking place at the Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium. Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. Taipei time, with the broadcast starting an hour later. You can find the daily schedule below:

  • April 25 – Group Stage: Groups A & B – Group and Winner Matches
  • April 26 – Group Stage: Groups C & D – Group and Winner Matches
  • April 27 – Elimination and Decider Matches
  • April 28 – Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Grand Finals

This World Championship has been a long time coming, and we’re excited to invite you to attend live and in person. Tickets are on sale now, and are sold by the day. All attendees who purchase a ticket and check in on site will receive the Thrill of Victory card back, which will be awarded to registered Blizzard accounts once the HCT World Championship concludes.*

Play in the First Hearthstone Masters Tour Asia-Pacific Qualifiers

All ticket purchasers are welcome to play in the very first Hearthstone Masters Qualifier tournament for the Hearthstone Masters Tour Asia-Pacific, which will take place later this year.

There will be three 224-person Masters Qualifiers during the World Championship, one each on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Each tournament will feature eight rounds of Swiss, followed by Top 8 the next day. Sign-ups are on a first-come first-served basis, so arrive early. Registration for each Masters Qualifier begins when doors open and closes one hour later. You can find the on-site Masters Qualifier tournament schedule below in Taiwan local time:

  • Masters Qualifier 1
    • April 25:
      • 9–10 a.m. – Registration
      • 10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Swiss Rounds (8)
    • April 26:
      • 10–11 a.m. – Top 8 (Single-Elimination)
  • Masters Qualifier 2
    • April 26:
      • 9–10 a.m. – Registration
      • 10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Swiss Rounds (8)
    • April 27:
      • 10–11 a.m. – Top 8 (Single-Elimination)
  • Masters Qualifier 3
    • April 27:
      • 9–10 a.m. – Registration
      • 10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Swiss Rounds (8)
    • April 28:
      • 10–11 a.m. – Top 8 (Single-Elimination)

Please see our official blog for more information on Hearthstone Masters Qualifiers.

In addition to the Qualifier Tournaments, you can try your hand against some of Hearthstone’s most notable personalities in a casual or competitive match at the Duel-a-Dev and Play-a-Pro areas. Street arcade tournaments will be set up inside the venue and run throughout the day, allowing you to challenge fellow attendees and rack up win streaks for exciting prizes. 

Be sure to check out the HCT 2019 World Championship event page; follow us on TwitterFacebook, and YouTube; and be sure to check out the #HCTWorldChampionship when the broadcast goes live at!