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Hearthstone Spring Season Tavern Heroes Revamp

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Blizzard have announced major changes to how the Tavern Heroes program will work in the Spring Season. The idea is that many more people will be able to enter the events, which will make the World Championship more accessible.


Starting on March 12, any approved Fireside Gathering can host a tournament where the winner will qualify for that region's Tavern Hero tournament. The top 32 players from the Tavern Hero tournament for each region will then be declared Tavern Heroes, and will be entered into the Spring preliminary alongside the 128 players who qualify from the point standings. The Tavern Hero tournament will be held the day before the Spring Preliminary for that region.

If you wish to host a qualifying event, you need to fulfil the following requirements:

Blizzard Icon Requirements

Must take place from March 12 to April 17
Must be open to the public, and held in a public venue
Must have a minimum of 16 players
Must use the Conquest format
Must provide a completed event report and tournament bracket within 1 week of the end of the qualifier via email to FiresideGatherings@blizzard.com
Organizers are not eligible to participate in their own Tavern Hero Qualifier
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The locations for approved Fireside Gatherings can be found here. It is not clear if these are all going to host Tavern Hero qualifying tournaments, so check with the organisers before turning up.

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