Get ready for the Hearthstone World Championship

Australia & New Zealand players get the opportunity to play in the largest Hearthstone tournament in the world, where 16 exceptional players from around the globe come together to duel for glory, prizes, and the esteemed title of World Champion.

The Hearthstone World Championship is the largest Hearthstone tournament in the world, where 16 exceptional players from around the globe come together to duel for glory, prizes, and the esteemed title of World Champion. This massive tournament is preceded by months of Ranked Play seasons, invitational tournaments, community tournaments, and Fireside Gatherings where players compete to earn points in their bid to secure a coveted spot in a Regional Qualifier event.


In three separate Tournaments over four days of competition, we will find the best two players to represent the Australia & New Zealand region at the 2015 Hearthstone APAC Championships. Using Blizzard's official Hearthstone series format, conquest, those deserving of such a title will face off against APAC's best where the top four will earn an elusive Hearthstone World Championship ticket. So start preparing those decks and pay close attention to the following information to find out how you can have your shot at the Hearthstone World Championship Series.

Seeding Tournaments



Stage 1 – Fireside Gathering Finals

The winner of each registered Fireside Gathering which matches key criteria will qualify for a seed into the Fireside Gathering Finals. For further details visit the "How to Qualify" tab.

  • Date: Saturday 15th August 2015
  • Time: 11AM AEST
  • Server: America
  • Eligibility: 1st place at an eligible Fireside Gathering
  • Competitors: Unlimited
  • Format: Single elimination best-of-five, conquest
  • Advancement to ANZ Finals: 1st place (24th seed)
The competing Players in the Fireside Gathering Finals receive a share in a $5,000 USD prize pool as follows:
  • 1st place - $2,500
  • 2nd place - $1,500
  • 3rd/4th place - $500


Stage 2 – Last Call Qualifier

Anybody within Australia and New Zealand who have earned two (2) or more points during the Qualification timeline will be eligible to compete in the Last Call Tournament. Those who finish within the top sixteen (16) players during the Last Call Tournament for their region will make up seeds 25th to 40th in the ANZ Finals, respectively, according to their ranks in in the Last Call Tournament.



Stage 3 – Invitational

On or about September 1st, 2015, Blizzard Entertainment will contact the top points earners during the Qualification timeline and invite them to compete in the ANZ Finals. The top twenty-three (23) confirming players within a five (5) day period will take seeds 1st - 23rd into the ANZ Finals. For current standings click here.

Qualifying Tournaments



ANZ Finals

Australia and New Zealand’s most promising Hearthstone Card Slingers will battle it out for two seeds into the APAC Championships and put them one step closer to a ticket to the World Finals.

  • Date: Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th September 2015
  • Time: 10AM AEST
  • Server: America
  • Eligibility: Prior Advancement
  • Competitors: 40
  • Format: Double elimination best-of-five, conquest
  • Advancement to APAC Championships: 1st and 2nd place
  • Broadcast (11AM - 5PM AEST):
  • www.twitch.tv/playhearthstone
First and second place will receive flights and accommodation to the APAC Championships in October along with a share in a $5,000 USD prize pool as follows:
  • 1st place - $2,500
  • 2nd place - $1,500
  • 3rd/4th place - $500


APAC Championships

The two representatives of Australia and New Zealand will battle it out against six of Asia & Pacific's best to form an eight person qualifier. From eight players, four will advance to BlizzCon for the Hearthstone World Finals. This event will be hosted live from a to be disclosed location.

  • Date: October
  • Time: TBA
  • Server: Offline LAN
  • Eligibility: Prior Advancement
  • Competitors: 8
  • Format: Double elimination best-of-five
  • Advancement to 2015 Hearthstone World Championships: Top 4