The Hearthstone Championship Tour (HCT) has crowned its final champion. On Sunday, 28 April, Casper Hunterace” Notto defeated Torben “Viper” Wahl, 3-2, in the Grand Finals of the 2019 HCT World Championship at the Taipei Heping Basketball Gym in Taipei, Taiwan, taking home $250,000 USD and joining the pantheon of HCT World Champions: Firebat (2014), Ostkaka (2015), Pavel (2016), and Tom60229 (2017).

Hearthstone Grandmasters - Blizzard eSports

After an intense year of Tour Stops, Playoff events, and Seasonal Championships that spanned the entire globe, 16 of the best players from around the world met in Taipei from 25-28 April to battle for their chance to claim the Hearthstone World Championship trophy, and the lion’s share of the $1,000,000 USD prize pool. An overview of the results is below – for more details  please visit the Hearthstone website.

  • 1st Place – Casper “Hunterace” Notto (Europe) – $250,000 USD
  • 2nd Place – Torben Viper Wahl (Europe) – $150,000 USD
  • 3rd/4th Place – Raphael “BunnyHoppor” Peltzer (Europe) – $100,000 USD
  • 3rd/4th Place – Guan “Jing” Zhendong (China) – $100,000 USD

Hearthstone Grandmasters - Blizzard eSports

While the Hearthstone Championship Tour has come to an end, the new pinnacle of Hearthstone Esports, Hearthstone Grandmasters, debuts on 17th of May 2019!

As the top tier of the new competitive Hearthstone ecosystem, 48 of the world’s best Hearthstone players will be divided into three regions—16 each from the AmericasEurope, and Asia-Pacific—and compete in two eight-week seasons. The top 8 players, comprised of the top competitors from each season, in each region (along with the best two from China’s Gold Series), will battle for a share of a $500,000 USD prize pool at the Hearthstone Global Finals at BlizzCon this November.

The final groups for Hearthstone Grandmasters were announced during the 2019 HCT World Championship. Please see below for the groups for each division. Among them are Dylan “FroStee” O’Mallon (Australia), and Pathra “Pathra” Cadness (New Zealand).

Americas Europe Asia-Pacific
Muzahidul “Muzzy” Islam Torben “Viper” Wahl Dylan “FroStee” O’Mallon
“Eddie” Lui Chris “Fenomeno” Tsakopoulos Yashima “Alutemu” Nozomi
Brian “bloodyface” Eason George “BoarControl” Webb Dasol “Ryvius” Sim
William “Amnesiac” Barton Elias “Bozzzton” Sibelius Kim “Surrender” Jung-soo
Francisco “PNC” Leimontas Raphael “BunnyHoppor” Peltzer Kim “che0nsu” Cheon Su


James “Firebat” Kostesich Vladislav “SilverName” Sinotov Chen “tom60229” Wei Lin
Cong “StrifeCro” Shu Aleksandr “Kolento” Malsh Cho “Flurry” Hyun Soo
Frank “Fr0zen” Zhang Thijs “Thijs” Molendijk Euneil “Staz” Javiñas
Lucas “Rase” Guerra Jaromír “Jarla” Vyskočil Jang “Dawn” Hyun Jae
Fei “ETC” Liang Pavel “Pavel” Beltukov Liu “Shaxy” Wei-Chieh
Ryan “Purple” Murphy-Root Jon “Orange” Westberg Ng “Blitzchung” Wai Chung
David “Dog” Caero Joffrey “Swidz” Cunat Tsao “SamuelTsao” Tsu Lin
Jerome “Monsanto” Faucher Linh “Seiko” Nguyen Wu “BloodTrail” Zong-Chang
Paul “Zalae” Nemeth Kevin “Casie” Eberlein Kenta “glory” Sato
Facundo “Nalguidan” Pruzzo Dima “Rdu” Radu Pathra “Pathra” Cadness
David “Justsaiyan” Shan Casper “Hunterace” Notto Tyler “Tyler” Hoang Nguyen

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