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The HCT Winter Championship is now only about a week away, and Blizzard have repeated the promotion they ran for BlizzCon, where you can win packs for picking a successful player.

You can enter by visiting the official blog, and voting for the player you want to represent you. You will earn a pack each time that player progresses to the next round, as well as one just for taking part, for a maximum of five packs.

The event starts on March 23 at 7am PDT, and runs for four days. The Prize pool is shown below.

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We will be doing a full preview, including deck archetypes, a little nearer the time. For now, make sure to get your vote in, and get your free pack(s).

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Last time I was thinking about choosing Pavel but didn't end up doing so, I regretted it way too much. Well, let's see how PavelSports fare this time.

Who's getting your votes?

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Picked Neirea on my main account. I'm a fan of team Liquid and I remember using his control warrior list way way back in the day, so I have something of a nostalgic fondness for the guy. 

F2P account I picked pavel. I hear he has a knack for winning events. 

Not enough familiar names in the lineup for my liking, though. 

Nice to see Sottle on the casting team. And Kibler and Frodan of course. 

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Nice to see Sottle on the casting team. And Kibler and Frodan of course. 

Where will this be casted? I am fairly unfamiliar with events in general, but a short explanation to how this works would be much appreciated :)

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21 minutes ago, Sarasin said:

Where will this be casted?

You'll be able to tune in to the livestream on HS twitch channel

25 minutes ago, Sarasin said:

I am fairly unfamiliar with events in general, but a short explanation to how this works would be much appreciated :)

Two players will play against each other, and the match will be broadcasted, with live commentary from the casters (usually 2 of them at a time).
The format is Bo7 Conquest with 5 decks (and 1 ban). So, all players have to choose 5 classes, one of which will be banned, and they have to win with the remaining 4 classes. The first player to win with all 4 classes is the winner.

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So, They make 5 decks with 5 different classes, and the opponent bans 1 of them. Then they start playing, and if you win with a class, that class is "dead" for the player the rest of the match. First to win 4 matches (with 4 different classes) goes through to the next round.

Or did I get it wrong?

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3 hours ago, Sarasin said:

So, They make 5 decks with 5 different classes, and the opponent bans 1 of them. Then they start playing, and if you win with a class, that class is "dead" for the player the rest of the match. First to win 4 matches (with 4 different classes) goes through to the next round.

Or did I get it wrong?

Yeah, that's correct. Also, there are 4 players in a group - 2 of them are eliminated, and 2 continue to single-elimination bracket (quarterfinals, semifinals and finals).

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