Update: Day 2 of the event is now live!
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: Summer Championship. It’s the second of the only three official Battlegrounds tournaments this year after the esports downsizing announced earlier this year (last year we had 9 of them).
Unlike the old Battlegrounds tournaments, this one is NOT invitational – players got qualified based on merit (ladder finishers & qualifiers). It should make things very interesting, as those are all top-ranked players.
The game recently got more complex again with the comeback of Quests – a system originally introduced around Castle Nathria, but now with A LOT more options. Players already had some time to familiarize themselves with Quests, but the gameplay is still going to be interesting (even if Battlegrounds could use another balance patch).
The event will be streamed on both Twitch and YouTube this weekend, on July 22-23 (starting at 9 AM PT / 6 PM CET). Sadly, the event doesn’t offer drops of any kind, you won’t get any packs for watching it.
Read more in the official blog post below:
It’s going to be a hot one for this weekend’s Battlegrounds: Lobby Legends Summer Championship! Many former competitors and the Spring Champion (GigaAlexJP) have returned for a rematch in the second Lobby Legends of the year. With Battleground Quests back in the mix, the fight for the top is more exciting than ever!
What You Need to Know
- Dates: Saturday, July 22 – Sunday, July 23 at 9 am PDT (6 pm CEST)
- Day 1: 16 players across two lobbies, 3 matches per lobby
- Day 2: Top 8, Check format
- Prize Pool: $50,000 (USD)
- Casters: Slysssa and TJ
Tavern Buddy- English Twitch Extension
We are thrilled to dive into the possibilities of a new Twitch Extension during the Lobby Legends broadcast. With “Tavern Buddy”, viewers will be able to challenge each other and our casters with their HS knowledge while supporting their favorite players and predicting how various matches will go. Who is the biggest Battlegrounds fan? Who has the magical premonitions to know what is to come? This is your chance to find out and lord those bragging rights over your friends!
THE PUZZLE BOX
Viewers answer a series of yes/no or over/under questions at the start of every broadcast, such as “Will one player get 1st place more than once?” Points are earned for each correct answer.
Before the start of each Group, viewers choose 3 players they believe will perform the best out of the 8. Viewers earn points based on their game results.
Viewers pick a player during the first few turns of each game. Points are earned based on that player’s finish. The earlier they choose, the more possible points.
Once during each game, the broadcast will focus on a single matchup and viewers will be asked to predict the winner of that turn.