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StarLadder is back in conjunction with ImbaTV and this time there's a $50,000 prize pool to be shared between the eight Hearthstone players who reach the LAN finals which will take place on 15-17 January. Six of those players will come from the World Division and two from a separate Chinese division.


 
The World Division has twenty players who will battle through three stages to find the six who will progress to the LAN finals.
  • Group Stage #1 has four groups of five players who will all play each other once. The top two from each group will progress to Group Stage #2. The last player in each group will be eliminated and the other two players will enter the Last Chance elimination bracket in round one.
     
  • Group Stage #2 will be two groups of four players. The top two from each group will progress to the LAN finals while the other two will enter the Last Chance elimination bracket with a bye into round two.
     
  • Last Chance elimination bracket will be a knockout until two players remain. They will join the four qualifying players from Group Stage #2 as well as two players from the Chinese divison in the LAN finals.

 

The players participating in the World Division which started on 1st December are shown below.

 

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As you can see, this tournament is stacked full of big names from each of the three regions represented and these groups should provide plenty of exciting matches. Matches will be played over best of five Conquest format.

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