Prep Your Deck and Summon Your Mount as the Gold Club World Championship Makes its Return to the Water Cube in Beijing
The 2017 Gold Club World Championship (or “GCWC”), jointly held by NetEase and Blizzard Entertainment, will take place from Nov. 27 to Dec. 10 and feature Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone events. Top clubs from around the world will clash at the GCWC, with the knockout stage to be held in the Water Cube, the National Aquatics Center, in Beijing, China and vying for $600,000 USD total prize pool ($300,000 USD for each game) and the ultimate glory.
Pull Up a Chair as World’s Best Hearthstone Clubs Duke It Out
Hearthstone will make its debut in the second edition of the GCWC and unlike traditional tournaments where players compete for their individual honor, the Hearthstone competition at the GCWC will be focusing around clubs instead. This presents an unprecedented opportunity for fans, aside from watching duels between elite card-slingers, to see how clubs match wits with one another and the camaraderie between members of each club.
The Battle Has Been Waged in the Nexus Continues
This year’s GCWC is poised for another brawl among the best Heroes teams around the world. The global Heroes Esports scene and the game itself have seen tremendous growth this year, and countless epic battles have been fought by the power houses in the regional Clashes and the Mid-Season Brawl. Much can be anticipated when the 8 teams that are among the best in the world collide in Beijing.
A Star-Studded Water Cube
For a second time, the National Aquatics Center, or Water Cube as most people in China will refer to it, will be the hosting venue for the knockout phase of the 2017 GCWC. Originally built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, this venue has witnessed numerous competitors chasing their dreams of standing atop the podium. Public transportation and facilities around the venue makes it easy for the coming parties to travel. Aside from enjoying a premier level Esports event, fans who are attending can also expect to see some of the biggest names in the Esports scene and gaming community. It is going to be a great festivity for all who enjoy Blizzard games.
The Group Stage of the 2017 Gold Club World Championship will be from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, with the exhilarating Knockout Stage and Finals scheduled from Dec. 6 to Dec. 10. Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone will each receive an equal share of the 600,000 USD total prize pool.
The finest Hearthstone and Heroes clubs will soon answer the call to become a contender in the upcoming 2017 Gold Club World Championship. More information about the tournament and the participating teams will be announced at a later date. Please stay tune to the official Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm website for the latest updates.
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