Hearthstone HCT Winter Championship Roster & Dates Announced

TJ Denzer,

January 28, 2019 3:00 PM

The HCT continues to prep for a solid year of competition. We have the details on the Winter Championship coming up in February, including which players will be going!

As we edge closer and closer to the end of the 2018 Hearthstone Championship Tour, there is still plenty of action to be had before the World Championship in Taipei. Players have been gearing up for the HCT Winter Championship and now we know who is going to be throwing down for the competition and when.

The dates and rosters for the Hearthstone Winter Championship were released by Blizzard on January 28, 2019. Sixteen players (representing four regions with four players a piece) will be challenging for their claim to a $250,000 prize pool and precious Competitive Points to help move them to their spot in the World Championship. It will all take place in the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles from February 28 to March 3, 8:30AM to 8:30PM PT. The action will be streamed on the PlayHearthstone Twitch Channel.

The players from each region are as follows:


  • Brian "bloodyface" Eason
  • Matt "noblord" Koutsoutis
  • Bobby "bobbyex" Du
  • Mark "Ike" Eichner


  • Torben "Viper" Wahl
  • Fatih "ThunderUP" Akduman
  • Old?ich "Faeli" Mahdal
  • Raphael "Bunnyhoppor" Peltzer


  • Sheng Yuan “Roger” Luo
  • Shuhei “Tansoku” Aomura
  • Duy Hoang “Tyler” Nguyen
  • Jiyong “Definition” Yoon


  • Zhe "GoeLionKing" Wang
  • Xu "LFYueying" Kai
  • Guan "SNJing" Zhendong
  • Zhao "Caimiao" Haixiao

Matches will be best of 5 with players bringing 4 decks and allowed to ban one class in each match.

With a new competitive format on the way and further plans for competitive Hearthstone in 2019, fans won’t want to miss any of the action when the Winter Championship is upon us. Be sure to read up on the coming changes for Hearthstone Esports.


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