For all you current and aspiring Hearthstone Twitch streamers there’s an event coming up that’s just for you! Starting on October 17th, you can start a new Hearthstone account, and race from 0 gold all the way to 5,000! The first person to do this will win a grand prize of $15,000! 2nd place will get $7,000 and 3rd place will receive $3,000!

You don’t have to be a current streamer, you can start a Twitch account anytime and sign up! Also, be sure to link your Twitch profile to a account.

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With the return of Hallow’s End and Dual Class Arena, Twitch is excited to present the Hearthstone Gold Rush Challenge, beginning on October 17th! The Challenge invites all Twitch streamers to participate in a race to obtain 5,000 Gold on a new account during Hallow’s End and compete for your share of a $25,000 prize pool.

Here’s how it works:

  • When the Hallow’s End event begins on October 17th, create a new Hearthstone account to begin the race at 0 Gold.
  • Clear the tutorial, get your classes to level 10, and begin your Gold Rush with games in Play mode and Arena—games with friends and within Tavern Brawl will be ineligible.
  • Stream all gameplay related to completing the Challenge on the Twitch profile linked to your account. Make sure you begin your run on before streaming and report your progress after each run.
  • The first person to reach 5,000 Gold will win the grand prize of $15,000, with $7,000 and $3,000 being granted to the 2nd and 3rd players to complete the Challenge.

If the Challenge is not completed by any players during the tournament, players will be ranked, highest to lowest, based on the amount of Gold obtained during Hallow’s End.


It’s just about time for the HCT Fall Championships! This also means it’s time to pick yourself a champion to root for in the tournament. Choosing a champion gives you the chance to win up to four total Boomsday Project packs. You get one for participating, so even if your champion doesn’t do so well, you’ll still get something for your troubles!

You can choose your HCT Fall Champion right here: HCT Fall 2018 Choose Your Champion!

Champion Options

Here are the options you can choose from. It’s hard to know which is your best option, but the player that sticks out to me is Justsaiyan. He’s been on a tear lately, and his hot streak might continue on into the Fall Championships.

Announcement Post

The 2018 Hearthstone Championship Tour (HCT) hosts its second seasonal championship at the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. Sixteen players from around the globe have earned their spot in the HCT Fall Championship to compete for their share of the $250,000 prize pool and a seat at the HCT World Championship. Choose Your Champion also returns—pick your favorite competitor and cheer them on throughout the tournament for a chance at in-game rewards! Fall Championship details including the participants, casters, schedule, and more can be found below.


You can once again root for one of the 16 competitors as they compete in the Fall Championship and be rewarded with card packs based on how well they perform!

These champions represent the Americas, Asia-Pacific, China, and Europe, and hope to represent their home region at the HCT World Championship.


Simply click the button below to choose a champion to cheer for—but remember, you cannot change your selection once you have chosen!


Just for participating, you will receive one card pack from The Boomsday Project. You will receive one additional card pack each time your champion advances—to the quarterfinals, semifinals, or finals. If your champion plays in the finals, for example, you would earn four total packs (including your participation pack). All card packs will be delivered to you in-game the week after the Fall Championship. Voting ends on Oct. 10 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.


Calling all the action will be host Cora “Songbird” Georgiou and the talented casting duos of:


The Fall Championship begins with a double elimination group stage, followed by a single elimination playoff bracket. Each group consists of four competitors—one from each region. Each match will be best-of-five using the Conquest format with one class ban, so each player must bring four decks.

Groups were seeded based on Hearthstone Competitive Points (CP), with the top point earner from each region placed in their own group, and the remainder of the group filled in based on the order of the players’ regional seeds.


The Fall Championship takes place Oct. 11 through 14, starting at 8:30 a.m. PDT daily.

  • Oct. 11 – Group Stage
  • Oct. 12 – Group Stage
  • Oct. 13 – Elimination & Decider Matches
  • Oct. 14 – Playoffs

Tickets to attend live on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14 are available for purchase online:



The $250,000 Fall Championship prize pool and 251 CP will be divided as follows:

Placement Prize (USD) Points
1st $50,000 30
2nd $40,000 25
3rd & 4th $25,000 20
5th – 8th $12,500 15
9th – 16th  $7,500 12


Tune in to all the action on our official Hearthstone Twitch channel and discuss the tournament using the #HCT hashtag on Twitter and Facebook.