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Hearthstone Winter Championships Details, Fibonacci Replaced by Nostam

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Blizzard has released the schedule and the format for the Hearthstone Winter Championships, which we will be enjoying for the next 3 weekends. Fibonacci will not be able to attend and he will be replaced by Nostam.

 

The Americas Winter Championship will be the first and it will last from March 11 to March 13. Unfortunately Fibonacci, who impressed us with his innovative decks and qualified easily during the NA Winter Preliminaries, won't be able to attend due to a passport issue. He will be replaced by Nostam.

 

 

The European Winter Championship will follow (March 18-20) and the Asia Pacific one will be last (March 24-26). The prize pool for each Championship is $100,000 USD, while the 3 winners will secure a spot for the 2016 World Championship. Here's the format:

 

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For each Championship, players will be divided into two groups of four, and will play in a double-elimination group using the Conquest match format with a Ban. The top two players from each group will then play in a single-elimination bracket to decide who will claim the Winter Championship title, the $25,000 first place prize, and their spot at the 2016 Hearthstone World Championship

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The participants for the Americas Winter Championship are: AlSkyHigh, Amnesiac, Chakki, chessdude123, Snail, Talion, wtybill and Nostam (instead of Fibonacci). The participants for the European Winter Championship are: BunnyHoppor, Cereza, Diggen, DrHippi, Naiman, Nicslay, Pokrovac and Tars. The players who will qualify for the Asia Pacific Winter Championship have yet to be determined.

 

The Championships will have a team of all-star casters: Dan "Frodan" Chou, Robert "Whirthun" Wing, TJ "Azumo" Sanders, Janne "Savjz" MikkonenAndrey "Reynad" Yanyuk, Marcin "Gnimsh" Filipowicz and Brian Kibler. Some of the equally famous (we appreciate you, guys <3) winners of the casting competition will be joining them: namely, Simon "Sottle" Welch, Cora "Songbird" Georgiou and Alexander "Raven" Baguley. For some reason, the names of the casters for the Asia Pacific Championship were edited out and replaced by "TBD" (they were initially included in the official announcement).

 

By the end of March, we will know 3 of the 2016 World Championship participants. We are looking forward to all the tournaments!

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