The Hearthstone official website reads:
In the Hearthstone Global Games tournament, teams from around the world go head to head to see which country is home to the greatest Hearthstone players on Earth, but there’s a twist – [the Community] decides who gets to be on each team!
The premises are simple enough, countries battle it out with cards to determine the World’s very best, with a Cash Prize of over $300,000. There has been no less than 48 countries (28 from Europe, 7 Americas and 13 from Asia-Pacific) that took part in the Group Stage, itself divided into 3 separate stages.
Click on the Stage Links to see the full details of each stage, group and match, with Classes and Replays!
Stage 1: Round of 48
From April to June, the First Stage was a Round-Robin with 8 groups of 6 countries each. Half of the teams got eliminated, with the first 3 teams of each group advancing forward to the second Stage:
Stage 2: Round of 24
Only 24 teams remained for the Second Round-Robin Stage, which featured 6 groups of 4 countries each. This time again, half of the teams were qualified for the next round, and the 4 best 3rd teams also passed, which was a chance for Belgium, Taiwan, Ukraine and Italy:
Finally, this Group Stage ended on a Qualifying Bracket, to determine the last 4 teams that will go to the GamesCom in August to know which would become the World Champion:
We now know the four teams still in the course to win this first edition of the Global Games:
- Players: JáraVyskočil – pokrovac – StanCifka – CzechCloud
- Players: HotMEOWTH – dog – Firebat – Amnesiac
- Players: handsomeguy – Kranich – Flurry – DDaHyoNi
- Players: DrHippi – NickChipper – Kolento – Neirea
Some numbers, statistics and trivia
All statistics gathered thanks to the Toornament API.
Throughout the 3 first stages of the competition, there have been:
- 168 Matches (all were Bo5)
- 686 Games
- An average of 4.1 Games per Match
The most disputed Stage 1 group was Group G with an average of 4.4 games per match!
It got even closer during the Stage 2, with the Group F averaging 4.7 games per match!
No team was able to win all of its matches (the closest was South Korea with a 80% Match WinRate and 66.7% Game WinRate so far), but a team managed to lose all of its matches: Kazakhstan, which only managed to score 5 games in 5 matches.
What are the favorite classes of the players having taken part in the competition?
218 picks (15.89%)
203 picks (14.80%)
185 picks (13.48%)
181 picks (13.19%)
179 picks (13.05%)
163 picks (11.88%)
131 picks (9.55%)
86 picks (6.27%)
26 picks (1.90%)
Next rendez-vous is during the Gamescom, in Cologne in the end of August, so stay tuned to Toornament for all the results and data on your favorite tournaments!