256 players set to compete at the Hearthstone Singapore Major
Over 60 players from around the region will fly in for the Hearthstone Singapore Major, joining local peers for a massive 256-man offline tournament held over three days.
Taking cues from the SeatStory Cup — a StarCraft II and Hearthstone tournament set in a German studio apartment — the Singapore Major will wrap up at the boutique Bunc Hostel, located at the junction of Bugis and Little India, on April 9 and 10. Its first day will instead be at Enzo Games, due to the sheer player pool size.
Some of those participants include Vietnamese player Lan “Neilyo” Tran; South Korean Hakjuns “Kranich” Baek of Team Dignitas and Ilmook “handsomeguy” Kang of ECCA-SunBi; as well as Singaporean Aaron Koh of Team ManaSurge.
All four have competed on a global level before, with “handsomeguy” currently leading Asia Pacific for most number of Hearthstone Championship Tour (HCT) points for this year’s World Championship.
The Hearthstone Singapore Major boasts a prize pool of US$5,000 (roughly SG$6,700) and 43 HCT Points, distributed among the top eight.
Unfortunately, this is mostly going to be a closed-door event. Only 35 public spectators will be allowed inside at any time on a first-come first-served registration basis. Given the homely set-up, however, the atmosphere would more than likely make up for it.
For most of us, the tournament can be watched live on Twitch instead. A streaming schedule has yet to be announced, so follow the HearhtstoneSEA Facebook page for immediate updates.