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.

Hearthstone Global Games (HGG) is heating up and the top 16 countries and regions in the world have been decided. On the road to the playoffs at BlizzCon®, join the community in celebrating the journey with HGG Cheer — a new program that lets you Cheer with Bits for your favorite teams on Twitch using custom Cheermotes — all while unlocking sweet loot along the way.

Every Cheer from Sept. 17 through Nov. 4 on /playhearthstone brings you and the entire community closer to unlocking Cheering goals, which include in-game items like card packs and a card back, and exclusive Twitch emotes. Even better: a portion of the revenue from Bits you Cheer goes directly to the team you’re supporting.

Right below the video player on /playhearthstone, you can track team-specific and global community Cheering progress; check out your individual goals, and see leaderboards that highlight each team’s biggest superfan. HGG teams will not only feel the love from your Cheers, they’ll get to see themselves represented on Twitch and within Hearthstone on unlockable team-branded items!

How it works:

  • Be sure to link your Blizzard account to your Twitch account so you can claim loot when items become available.
  • Cheer for your favorite teams on /playhearthstone (or any of the international channels) during HGG events by clicking on the Bits gem at the bottom of chat, selecting the team’s logo, adding the number of Bits and a custom message to cheer them on.
  • Once Cheering goals are reached, items will be automatically deposited in your Hearthstone account as long as you have your account linked with your Twitch account.

Support your team in the Hearthstone Global Games beginning on September 17 and follow them as they chase the trophy at BlizzCon. For more details on the HGG Schedule, click here. Follow the Hearthstone channel to be notified when events go live.


Q. How much revenue does a team receive when Bits are Cheered for them?

A. For each Bit Cheered for a team, that team and Blizzard (as the tournament organizer) receive the same amount of revenue share.

Q. How do I Cheer for a team?

A. Click on the Bits gem at the bottom of the chat window, select the team’s logo, add the number of Bits you want to use and a custom message to cheer them on.

Q. Can I use the regular Cheer command (e.g. cheer100) during HGG?

A. No, regular Cheers won’t work on the PlayHearthstone channel during HGG. You can Cheer for any or all of the teams competing in HGG using the team-themed Cheermotes.

Q. I forgot to link my account before Cheering…Can I still get the items?

A. Yes! First, go ahead and link your Blizzard account to your Twitch account. Then, return to the PlayHearthstone channel. You’ll see that a “Redeem All” button has appeared. Hit that button to claim your items! Going forward, the items will be deposited directly into your account.

Q. Where can I watch HGG in my native language?

A. You can view HGG in EnglishRussianFrenchKoreanJapaneseMandarin, and Thai.