The card-flinging battle of the nations in coming very soon and we need to prepare for the voting process.
A total of 48 teams with four members each are eligible to join the competition. They will be determined like so:
- Season 1 Hearthstone Competitive Points is what determines eligibility
- Each country or region’s top point earner will automatically lead the team, unless they decline.
- The next eight top point earners will get a chance to make it to the final four
- Every player who declines gives away their spot to the next eligible one
The first phase of the competition will be a Swiss bracket with all 48 teams. It will run from 14 July to 6 September. In the end the bracket will narrow down to 16 teams.
Phase two is a Dual Tournament format taking place between 18 and 27 September. The top 8 teams will qualify for the playoffs.
The playoffs themselves will be played during BlizzCon 2018, 2-3 November.