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: Magic of Azeroth. It’s the fifth Lobby Legends tournament this year (and new ones will happen every 1-2 months). Notably, it’s the first one after Patch 24.2 and start of Battlegrounds’ Season 2 which introduced a new “Quests” mechanic to the game (as well as some new Heroes/minions and balance changes).
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 12 AM PT (9 AM CET) on September 3. 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:
This weekend’s Battlegrounds: Lobby Legends embraces the brand new Battlegrounds season, the Magic of Azeroth! Watch 16 of the top players from around the world compete for their share of the $50,000 (USD) prize pool all weekend long. Read on for all you need to know to enjoy the excitement of this weekend’s live broadcast!
What You Need to Know
- Dates & Broadcast Start Times
- PDT: Saturday, September 3 – Sunday, September 4 at 12 am
- CEST: Saturday, September 3 – Sunday, September 4 at 9 am
- KST: Saturday, September 3 – Sunday, September 4 at 4 pm
- Day 1: 16 players across two lobbies, 3 matches per lobby
- Day 2: Top 8, Check format
- Prize Pool: $50,000 (USD)
- Casters: Darroch and Lorinda
- 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.