Good News! Philippines Wins Bid to Host Hearthstone SEA Grand Finals
After a total of 47 days of campaigning for the chance to host the Hearthstone Southeast Asian (SEA) region Grand Finals, the Philippines has won the bid over Malaysia.
Blizzard announced in their official Facebook and twitter accounts that the Philippines will play host to the first large-scale Hearthstone event in the region. While Blizzard declined to release the margin of votes, the race was neck-to-neck in the final three-day stretch leading to closing of the polls last July 8.
As the first big event for Hearthstone, the SEA Grand Finals will serve as a qualifier tournament. The winner of the event will be eligible to compete at the World Championships of Hearthstone during BlizzCon, Activision-Blizzard’s annual event to be held later this year. The regional qualifier winner will receive $10,000 along with the opportunity to compete and represent the country and region for a $100,000 Grand Prize at the Hearthstone World Championships.
4 out of the top 10 leading players in the scoreboard come from the Philippines; players Chalk, ozzywcg, zadkiel and Waningmoon occupy the 5th to 8th spots respectively.
Venue details as well as the final list of invited players for the event will be revealed in a future statement.
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