WSOE 5: Hearthstone – The Return of Jia

General Information

On Saturday, March 30th and Sunday, March 31st, four returning contenders from WSOE 2: The Hearthstone Showdown will battle it out in a double-elimination bracket with a best of 5 series, Last Hero Standing format. The winner of this contender’s bracket will earn the right to play against our reigning champion, Jia, for $15,000 in our Championship Match! We have also invited several veteran tournament players to participate in fight card showmatches on Day 2 of the event.

Prize pool

  • Championship Match
    • 1st place – $15,000
    • 2nd place – $5,000
  • Fight Card Matches
    • 4 individual bo5 series
    • Win – $2,500
    • Loss – $500
  • Bounties ($2,000 each)
    • Comeback Kid – Most reverse sweeps
    • Going Viral – Most viewed twitch clip
    • Running Rampage – Most consecutive game wins

Participating Players

Date & Duration

Show begins 9:45 a.m. Pacific on Saturday, March 30 and on Sunday, March 31 with competition starting at 10 a.m. both days.

Day 1 Schedule (Bracket):

  • 10:15 am – 11:45 am: Songbird vs Alliestrasza
  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Slysssa vs Pathra
  • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Upper Finals
  • 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm: Lower Quarterfinals
  • 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm: Halftime
  • 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm: Lower Finals
  • 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm: Finals (no series reset)

Day 2 Schedule (Fight Card):

  • 10:15 am – 11:45 am: 2nd place vs 4th place from Day 1
  • 11:45 am – 1:15 pm: 2nd place vs 3rd place from Day 1
  • 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm: Showmatch: Reynad vs Zalae
  • 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm: Showmatch: JustSaiyan vs Amnesiac
  • 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm: Championship Match Jia vs Day 1 Winner

Where to watch: http://www.twitch.tv/wsoe 

Secondary streams on Twitter, Facebook, Caffeine, and YouTube.

Regional streams:

Talent Line-up

Format – Bracket, Fight Card, Championship Match

  • Day 1 (March 30) – 4-person, double-elimination bracket with best of 5 series matches in Last Hero Standing format. 7 decks submitted, with a deck draft before each match (blind ban, blind pick, blind ban, blind pick, blind ban, pick from remaining 2 decks). The winner of this bracket advances to face Jia in the Championship Match on Day 2.
  • Day 2 (March 31) – 4 stand-alone fight card matches of the same format featuring players from WSOE 5 and special invited tournament veterans! The final match of the event will be Jia vs the top contender from Day 1, following the same format.

Decklists

All submitted decklists from all competitors can be found here.

Organizer Links