Twitch Rivals: Hearthstone Gold Rush – Hallow’s End – $25,000 Worth of Prizes!

For all you current and aspiring Hearthstone Twitch streamers there’s an event coming up that’s just for you! Starting on October 17th, you can start a new Hearthstone account, and race from 0 gold all the way to 5,000! The first person to do this will win a grand prize of $15,000! 2nd place will get $7,000 and 3rd place will receive $3,000!

You don’t have to be a current streamer, you can start a Twitch account anytime and sign up! Also, be sure to link your Twitch profile to a account.

Official Post

With the return of Hallow’s End and Dual Class Arena, Twitch is excited to present the Hearthstone Gold Rush Challenge, beginning on October 17th! The Challenge invites all Twitch streamers to participate in a race to obtain 5,000 Gold on a new account during Hallow’s End and compete for your share of a $25,000 prize pool.

Here’s how it works:

  • When the Hallow’s End event begins on October 17th, create a new Hearthstone account to begin the race at 0 Gold.
  • Clear the tutorial, get your classes to level 10, and begin your Gold Rush with games in Play mode and Arena—games with friends and within Tavern Brawl will be ineligible.
  • Stream all gameplay related to completing the Challenge on the Twitch profile linked to your account. Make sure you begin your run on before streaming and report your progress after each run.
  • The first person to reach 5,000 Gold will win the grand prize of $15,000, with $7,000 and $3,000 being granted to the 2nd and 3rd players to complete the Challenge.

If the Challenge is not completed by any players during the tournament, players will be ranked, highest to lowest, based on the amount of Gold obtained during Hallow’s End.



  1. Meowingtons
    October 11, 2018 at 5:52 am

    Looks like you cannot play the “Play” mode to earn gold. You can only play arena.

  2. ZEeoN
    October 11, 2018 at 3:32 am

    Thinking about it, the worst part is not omly that it’s obviously about who can grind Arena hardest but also who will pay the most. If you pay for arena each time it equals buying 150G for 2,39 or whatever a ticket costs. If they made arena free for the event it would be cool for the whole playerbase…

    • Kriz
      October 11, 2018 at 3:44 am

      You can not use real money to buy arena pass!

      • ZEeoN
        October 11, 2018 at 6:54 am

        Where does it state that? It only says that you cannot play your friends or tavern brawl. However, to enter the Arena, you always have the option to either buy a ticket or pay the 150G entrance fee. In the rules described above it does not state that you need to buy the pass using Gold you earned, it merely says you need to play Arena or “play” mode to earn the total sum of 5kG.

        • ZEeoN
          October 11, 2018 at 6:57 am

          Apologies; in the full ruleset it indeed says that. I thought they would bother to mention it the actual blog post if that were the case… Thanks for pointing it out. Usually there is not such a big difference between the documents they link and what they already clarified in the blog posts alongside so that caught me off guard.

  3. JoyDivision
    October 10, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Seriously? Do they recognize that they’re literally playing with people’s health? I can already imagine hearing stories about dehydrated, overtired, collapsed HS players – and it’ll happen live on stream.

    Crazy world.

    Btw: What about that mysterious 2.000 Pack (or whatever the amount was) contest? Who won?

    • GlosuuLang
      October 11, 2018 at 2:17 am

      Yeah, this “race” is ridiculous. You complete all quests that you can, get your 30 wins in Constructed and then you need to wait until next day… No, not really. You can always play Arena. So basically the person who is able to play Arena the longest without sleeping, has the luck to draft good decks often and go on a long win streak in Arena is the one who will win. I don’t know where’s the fun in that “marathon”.

      That 3000 pack winner was announced a while ago. Hopefully they don’t do something like that again. Lotteries are absurd and won’t get people hyped.

      • Jack
        October 11, 2018 at 5:37 am

        Yeah, and it’s 13-day grind, very likely for nothing…

    • Carleman
      October 11, 2018 at 1:56 pm

      You are right. This is nuts, unhealthy and dangerous. I was also thinking about what happened to those 2000 packs…

  4. Jack
    October 10, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    I would like to participate, but I’ve never streamed, do we need to stream with facecam for this tournament?

    • Evident - Author
      October 10, 2018 at 6:13 pm

      Pretty sure you don’t, but I’d check the rules.

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