If you like the Hearthstone Battlegrounds game mode and want to watch the highest level of competition, you should definitely tune into this weekend’s Battlegrounds Lobby Legends: Fire Festival. It’s the fourth Lobby Legends tournament this year (and new ones will happen regularly every 1-2 months). This one happens a bit quicker than you might have expected, given that the last Lobby Legends (Eternal Nights) was played only 2 weeks earlier.
Unlike the old Battlegrounds tournaments, this one is NOT invitational – players got qualified based on merit (first their ladder finishers – top 16 from each region – and then an extra qualifier to select the final four). It should make things very interesting, as those are all top ranked players.
The event will be streamed both on Twitch and on YouTube, starting at 8 AM PT (5 PM CET) on July 9. Sadly, the event seems to follow the pattern of previous ones and offers no drops of any kind.
Read more in the official blog post below:
With the fourth Battlegrounds: Lobby Legends, we are taking you out to the Fire Festival! Be sure to experience all seven new Legendary Quests as you watch the top 16 Battlegrounds players from around the world compete for their share of the $50,000 (USD) prize pool. Handling desk duties throughout the broadcast will be Lobby Legends newcomers NinaIsNoob and Raven, along with community co-streamers from around the world. Don’t miss a moment of the action, only on YouTube and Twitch!
What You Need to Know
- Dates & Broadcast Start Times
- PDT: Saturday, July 9 – Sunday, July 10 at 8 am
- CEST: Saturday, July 9 – Sunday, July 10 at 5 pm
- KST: Sunday, July 10 – Monday, July 11 at 12 am
- Rebroadcast: Will occur immediately after the end of each broadcast.
- Day 1: 16 players across two lobbies, 3 matches per lobby
- Day 2: Top 8, Check format
- Prize Pool: $50,000 (USD)
- Casters: NinaIsNoob and Raven
- Language Streams:
How It Works
Day 1: All 16 players are divided into two separate lobbies, with each lobby completing three matches on Day 1. Following each match, players will be awarded points based on finish, with 7 points going to 1st place, 6 for 2nd, decreasing to 0 for 8th place. At the end of the matches, the top four players from each lobby based on total points earned will advance to the Top 8.
Day 2: The Top 8 will compete in an ongoing Check format until a winner is crowned. Points will be earned each match the same as Day 1, but to win someone has to earn a minimum of 20 points and then secure a 1st place match victory. Only with both conditions met will a player be able to walk away from the second Battlegrounds: Lobby Legends with the championship and $10,000 in prizing.
If you are interested in co-streaming future Battlegrounds: Lobby Legends events, live or during off-broadcast times more conducive to your local region, be sure to apply here.