Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft


Release Date:
2014
Prize Money Awarded:
$4,904,050.47 From 479 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2013-10-19 to

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a free-to-play digital collectible card game from Blizzard Entertainment. It revolves around turn-based matches between two opponents, operated through Blizzard's Battle.net service. Players can choose from a number of game modes, with each offering a slightly different experience.

Hearthstone is supported by booster packs, Arena Mode entries, Adventure Mode wing access and alternate hero skins. Unlike other card games, Hearthstone does not use a trading card system and instead allows players to 'disenchant' unwanted cards into 'arcane dust' resource, which can then be used to 'craft' new cards of the player's choice.

Despite the focus on accessibility and fast-paced gameplay, Hearthstone tournaments has been hosted at numerous events around the world, including those hosted by MLG and ESL. Blizzard hosts their own annual "Hearthstone World Championship", where the best Hearthstone players around the world fight for the chance to compete in the Global Finals at BlizzCon.

Top Players


 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.United States FirebatJames Kostesich$218,428.10
2.Netherlands ThijsThijs Molendijk$143,786.52
3.China Tiddler CelestialWang, Xieyu$135,623.71
4.Ukraine KolentoAleksandr Malsh$131,605.06
5.Sweden OstkakaSebastian Engwall$126,066.59
6.Germany LifecoachAdrian Koy$124,983.02
7.Korea, Republic of Dawn-, -$109,780.04
8.Romania RduDima Radu$104,475.93
9.China LiBoLi, Bo$100,759.37
10.United States StrifeCroCong Shu$74,814.27
11.China LovelychookZhang, Bohan$64,944.17
12.Germany XixoSebastian Bentert$55,724.83
13.Canada HotformDylan Mullins$55,000.00
14.United States DogDavid Caero$53,623.97
15.Finland SavjzJanne Mikkonen$50,234.44
16.United States TidesoftimeDrew Biessener$49,449.60
17.Germany GaaraPetar Stevanovic$48,059.59
18.China MagicWindGuoyi Zeng$46,339.01
19.United States TrumpJeffrey Shih$44,537.50
20.Sweden OrangeJon Westberg$42,807.92
21.China SwordHeyang, Li$42,743.90
22.Germany Ek0pJan Palys$42,652.37
23.Korea, Republic of handsomeguyKang, Il Mook$42,479.00
24.China ZhangBoZhang, Bo$38,670.36
25.Korea, Republic of SurrenderKim, Jung Soo$37,973.24


Online/LAN Breakdown


LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$562,533.7511.47%
Offline/LAN$4,341,516.7288.53%

Comparisons


» Dota 2-$81,888,694.88
» League of Legends-$25,762,052.92
» StarCraft II-$14,934,503.71
» Counter-Strike: Global Offensive-$14,309,684.66
» Heroes of the Storm-$304,257.55
» WarCraft III+$617,049.72
» Overwatch+$4,533,921.96

Top Countries


 Country NamePrize Money
1.China China$1,225,439.38
2.United States United States$838,975.81
3.Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of$482,033.19
4.Germany Germany$390,649.49
5.Sweden Sweden$272,081.76
6.Canada Canada$175,557.70
7.Ukraine Ukraine$166,668.86
8.Netherlands Netherlands$161,327.93
9.Romania Romania$134,743.98
10.Taiwan, Republic of China Taiwan, Republic of China$118,348.39

Other Notable Players

The following players may not have necessarily competed in this game, but have contributed to the competitive scene in other ways.

Germany TaKeDennis GehlenCommentator, Content Creator, Host, Tournament Organizer