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: Noblegarden. It’s the second Lobby Legends tournament (and new ones will happen regularly every 1-2 months).
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 11 PM PDT on May 13 (8:00 CEST on May 14). Sadly there’s no info about Twitch / YouTube drops, so it would be safe to assume that there won’t be any.
Read more in the official blog post below:
Queen Azshara and her Naga minions are flooding Lobby Legends: Noblegarden! With a new hero, minions, and keyword, the top 16 Battlegrounds players around the world will have to master Hearthstone’s inaugural Battlegrounds Season, Rise of the Naga, in order to prove worthy of being the next Lobby Legends champion and securing their share of the $50,000 (USD) prize pool.
What You Need to Know
- Dates & Broadcast Start Times
- PDT: Friday, May 13 – Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11 pm
- CEST: Saturday, May 14 – Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 8 am
- KST: Saturday, May 14 – Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 3 pm
- Day 1: 16 players across two lobbies, 3 matches per lobby
- Day 2: Top 8, Check format
- Prize Pool: $50,000 (USD)
- Casters: Raven and Sottle
- 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.