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NVIDIA Announces Hearthstone Pro/Am Tournament Playoff Information

The NVIDIA Hearthstone Pro/Am Playoffs are just around the corner, so it's time to release the information that everyone's been asking for. Here are the most important Playoff details for players who have qualified for the post-season and fans that don't want to miss any thrilling tournament broadcasts:


NVIDIA Hearthstone Pro/Am Global Playoff Schedule (June 3 & June 10, 2015):


  • 32 player double elimination playoff bracket
  • Global Playoff seeds 1-16 (Professional division players): seeded based on group stage standings
  • Global Playoff seeds 17-32 (Qualified from Amateur playoffs): seeded randomly
  • All matches will be played as a bo5 series

Global Playoff Broadcast Schedule: There will be an 8 hour LIVE broadcast of the Global Playoffs on the twitch.tv/NVIDIA channel on both Wednesday, June 3rd and Wednesday, June 10th from 11:00 AM ET to 7:00 PM ET.


Prize Pool ($25,000 USD + 230 qualification points for the Hearthstone World Championship):

1st: $10,000 + 100 qualification points for the Hearthstone World Championship
2nd: $5,000 + 50 qualification points for the Hearthstone World Championship
3rd/4th: $1,500 + 20 qualification points for the Hearthstone World Championship
5th-8th: $750 + 10 qualification points for the Hearthstone World Championship
9th-16th: $500


NOTE: In addition to the cash prize pool, all pro players and the 16 amateurs who qualify for the global playoffs will receive NVIDIA Shield Android gaming tablets.



NVIDIA Hearthstone Pro/Am Amateur Playoff Schedule (May 30-31, 2015):


Europe: (8 global playoff slots)


  • ALL teams with at least 6 wins qualify for the Europe Amateur Playoffs
  • Single Elimination bo5 bracket - https://esports.geforce.com/bracket/view/cvs5iees/
  • Playoff matches in the Europe conference will be played on the Europe Server
  • Saturday, May 30th, 2015: 5:00 PM CEST / 11:00 AM ET through 10:00 PM CEST
  • Sunday, May 31st, 2015: 6:00 PM CEST / 12:00 PM ET through 10:00 PM CEST
  • Top 8 players from European amateur playoff bracket will advance to global playoff

Americas: (4 global playoff slots)


  • ALL teams with at least 6 wins qualify for the Americas Amateur Playoffs
  • Single Elimination bo5 bracket - https://esports.geforce.com/bracket/view/r9gktm1r/
  • Playoff matches in the Americas conference will be played on the Americas Server
  • Saturday, May 30th, 2015: 1:00 PM ET through 6:00 PM ET
  • Sunday, May 31st, 2015: 2:00 PM ET through 6:00 PM ET 
  • Top 4 players from amateur playoff bracket will advance to global playoff

Russia: (1 global playoff slot)


  • ALL teams with at least 6 wins qualify for the Russia Amateur Playoffs
  • Single elimination bo5 bracket - https://esports.geforce.com/bracket/view/pl4e46r5/
  • Playoff matches in the Russia conference will be played on the Europe Server
  • Saturday, May 30th, 2015: 5:00 PM MSK / 10:00 AM ET through 9:00 PM MSK / 2:00 PM ET
  • Sunday, May 31st, 2015: 5:00 PM MSK / 10:00 AM ET through 9:00 PM MSK / 2:00 PM ET
  • Top player from amateur playoff bracket will advance to global playoff

 Asia: (1 global playoff slot)


  • ALL teams with at least 6 wins qualify for the Asia Amateur Playoffs
  • Single elimination bo5 bracket - https://esports.geforce.com/bracket/view/82hgtf7f/
  • Playoff matches in the Asia conference will be played on the Asia Server
  • Saturday, May 30th, 2015: 10:00 AM JST / 9:00 PM ET through  2:00 PM JST / 1:00 AM ET
  • Sunday, May 31st, 2015: 10:00 AM JST / 9:00 PM ET through 2:00 PM JST / 1:00 AM ET
  • Top player from amateur playoff bracket will advance to global playoff

South Korea: (1 global playoff slot)


  • ALL teams with at least 6 wins qualify for the South Korea Amateur Playoffs
  • Single elimination bo5 bracket - https://esports.geforce.com/bracket/view/8may5hf7/
  • Playoff matches in the South Korea conference will be played on the Asia Server
  • Sunday, May 31st, 2015: 9:00 AM KST / 8:00 PM ET through  3:00 PM KST / 2:00 AM ET 
  • Top player from amateur playoff bracket will advance to global playoff

 Southeast Asia: (1 global playoff slot)


  • ALL teams with at least 6 wins qualify for the Southeast Asia Amateur Playoffs
  • Single elimination bo5 bracket - https://esports.geforce.com/bracket/view/xz4gzmcd/
  • Playoff matches in the Southeast Asia conference will be played on the Americas Server
  • Saturday, May 30th, 2015: 5:00 PM SGT / 5:00 AM ET through 10:00 PM SGT / 10:00 AM ET
  • Top player from amateur playoff bracket will advance to global playoff

*NEW* Playoff Match Format:

Just like in the group stage of the tournament, all matches will be played using the standard Conquest best-of-five (Bo5) format.  Players must use the same 3 unique decks for the duration of the Amateur Playoffs, and classes will be submitted to opponents via the online automated system.


If any evidence is provided of players making changes to their decks throughout the Amateur Playoffs, the offending player will be immediately disqualified from the tournament.


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If you have any questions about the playoffs, feel free to post in the comments below or contact us directly at https://esports.geforce.com/support/.

Thanks,
NVIDIA Hearthstone Pro/Am Tournament Staff



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aww Americas Playoff players down to 256.. oh well.. good luck and have fun folks!
aww Americas Playoff players down to 256.. oh well.. good luck and have fun folks!

Posted 05/19/2015 02:26 AM   
Are the amateur playoff matches using the same rules as the swiss rounds as far as deck construction and match format?
Are the amateur playoff matches using the same rules as the swiss rounds as far as deck construction and match format?

Posted 05/19/2015 06:10 AM   
WIll we get more information? How will we get assigned matches? Is it on our own time again? (like we schedule it or whatever) or will the brackets be like a real tournament?
WIll we get more information? How will we get assigned matches? Is it on our own time again? (like we schedule it or whatever) or will the brackets be like a real tournament?

Posted 05/19/2015 07:42 AM   
Ugh, Americas down to 256 - so unfair that people with the same record as me get into the playoffs just because they got to play more matches. Not my fault my opponents were inactive all the way through the entire event. :(
Ugh, Americas down to 256 - so unfair that people with the same record as me get into the playoffs just because they got to play more matches. Not my fault my opponents were inactive all the way through the entire event. :(

Posted 05/19/2015 08:27 AM   
classic bo5 ? no more Conquest?
classic bo5 ? no more Conquest?

Posted 05/19/2015 08:57 AM   
most koreans are playing on asia server ... please consider this :(
most koreans are playing on asia server ...

please consider this :(

Posted 05/19/2015 11:27 AM   
I agree with godsadin. Most Koreans play on asian server.
I agree with godsadin. Most Koreans play on asian server.

Posted 05/19/2015 01:34 PM   
[quote="BaLICH"]classic bo5 ? no more Conquest?[/quote] Conquest still used
BaLICH said:classic bo5 ? no more Conquest?
Conquest still used

Posted 05/19/2015 03:14 PM   
256 for the Americas??? but, 360 people went at least 7-1....
256 for the Americas??? but, 360 people went at least 7-1....

swag

Posted 05/19/2015 03:18 PM   
munki Im 6-2 and made the top 256, please don't spread lies... specifically when the results are right in your face.
munki Im 6-2 and made the top 256, please don't spread lies... specifically when the results are right in your face.

Posted 05/19/2015 04:24 PM   
Does the America playoff first day start at 9p dat or 9p cest? I just want to make sure it's not a typo
Does the America playoff first day start at 9p dat or 9p cest? I just want to make sure it's not a typo

Posted 05/19/2015 04:27 PM   
I'm not sure but is this '12:00 PM CEST / 6:00 AM ET through 10:00 PM CEST / 4:00 PM' a big mistake ? I think it should be something like that : '12:00 AM CEST / 6:00 AM ET through 10:00 PM CEST / 4:00 PM'. I need to be sure, so yeah thanks for future answer(s).
I'm not sure but is this '12:00 PM CEST / 6:00 AM ET through 10:00 PM CEST / 4:00 PM' a big mistake ?

I think it should be something like that :

'12:00 AM CEST / 6:00 AM ET through 10:00 PM CEST / 4:00 PM'.

I need to be sure, so yeah thanks for future answer(s).

Posted 05/19/2015 05:05 PM   
How do we know that we are qualified or not? Is a list ou yet or did I miss something?
How do we know that we are qualified or not? Is a list ou yet or did I miss something?

Posted 05/19/2015 08:47 PM   
[quote=""]munki Im 6-2 and made the top 256, please don't spread lies... specifically when the results are right in your face.[/quote] I'm so sorry I was looking at the "All Conferences" standings
said:munki Im 6-2 and made the top 256, please don't spread lies... specifically when the results are right in your face.

I'm so sorry I was looking at the "All Conferences" standings

swag

Posted 05/19/2015 11:20 PM   
kinda sad that the play-offs are hold the same weekend as all the magic Grand Prix's in the world.
kinda sad that the play-offs are hold the same weekend as all the magic Grand Prix's in the world.

Posted 05/20/2015 07:15 AM   
I have won 6 out of 8 games, does that mean i can enter the playoffs, because people in the comments talk about 256 people. Also, where are the global playoffs held? Are they played from home or somewhere local?
I have won 6 out of 8 games, does that mean i can enter the playoffs, because people in the comments talk about 256 people.

Also, where are the global playoffs held? Are they played from home or somewhere local?

Posted 05/20/2015 09:34 AM   
Are the regional play-offs being live streamed or not?
Are the regional play-offs being live streamed or not?

Posted 05/20/2015 03:58 PM   
I'm 6 and 2 as well where did the 256 number come from? I'm seeing 379 players with 6 more wins for America.
I'm 6 and 2 as well where did the 256 number come from? I'm seeing 379 players with 6 more wins for America.

Posted 05/20/2015 07:48 PM   
I'm 6 and 2 as well where did the 256 number come from? I'm seeing 379 players with 6 more wins for America.
I'm 6 and 2 as well where did the 256 number come from? I'm seeing 379 players with 6 more wins for America.

Posted 05/20/2015 07:48 PM   
Previously they said only 256 players go to playoff, but to ne fair they extend to every 6 wins players. That's all. Don't worry about it anymore.
Previously they said only 256 players go to playoff, but to ne fair they extend to every 6 wins players.
That's all. Don't worry about it anymore.

Posted 05/21/2015 07:40 AM   
Did someone receive the schedule for the play off ? Because I do, and i have a forfeit win directly, weird... And if someone could give explicit schedule for the match, if i understand well, there is 8 round, so it should have 8 schedule, or it's not the case in the informations. I'm glad to be in the playoff, i didn't expect this with my 6-2 :) Well done ^^
Did someone receive the schedule for the play off ?

Because I do, and i have a forfeit win directly, weird...

And if someone could give explicit schedule for the match, if i understand well, there is 8 round, so it should have 8 schedule, or it's not the case in the informations.

I'm glad to be in the playoff, i didn't expect this with my 6-2 :) Well done ^^

Posted 05/21/2015 07:57 AM   
Not here Sunday at 12PM CEST.. That's bad.. At original it was 7PM CEST for semi and final.. on sunday
Not here Sunday at 12PM CEST.. That's bad.. At original it was 7PM CEST for semi and final.. on sunday

Posted 05/21/2015 04:00 PM   
So, the ones who have a damn job... what do we do if we qualify? wednesdays from 11AM to 7PM... no boss can understand this kind of schedule. I hope you guys give some flexibility in case one of us plebs makes it.
So, the ones who have a damn job... what do we do if we qualify? wednesdays from 11AM to 7PM... no boss can understand this kind of schedule. I hope you guys give some flexibility in case one of us plebs makes it.

Posted 05/22/2015 05:18 PM   
Uhhh since when are the global playoffs on two Wednesdays in the middle of the day? It's been scheduled for the weekend of May 30th & 31st up until now.... See rules page about 1/4 the way down https://esports.geforce.com/event/hearthstone-25k/rules/ Also when the stream schedule was switched to Wednesdays, the playoff dates remained the same: https://esports.geforce.com/news/107/hearthstone-heroes-of-warcraft-pro-player-stream-moving-to-wednesdays/ I understand that more rounds were needed due to the size, and this weekend wasn't good because of the holiday in the US, thus the amateur playoffs will take up the 28th thru 31st, but why would they all of a sudden put the finals on a weekday during the day?
Uhhh since when are the global playoffs on two Wednesdays in the middle of the day? It's been scheduled for the weekend of May 30th & 31st up until now....

See rules page about 1/4 the way down https://esports.geforce.com/event/hearthstone-25k/rules/

Also when the stream schedule was switched to Wednesdays, the playoff dates remained the same: https://esports.geforce.com/news/107/hearthstone-heroes-of-warcraft-pro-player-stream-moving-to-wednesdays/

I understand that more rounds were needed due to the size, and this weekend wasn't good because of the holiday in the US, thus the amateur playoffs will take up the 28th thru 31st, but why would they all of a sudden put the finals on a weekday during the day?

Posted 05/22/2015 08:30 PM   
Amateur playoffs are scheduled for the weekend of 30 & 31st. Global playoffs have LIVE (yes, they put that word in CAPS) broadcasts on two wednesdays, 3rd and 10th of June. Since it's LIVE, i understood that players will play it at that time. If what i say is wrong, then the information you give in this thread is also wrong.
Amateur playoffs are scheduled for the weekend of 30 & 31st.
Global playoffs have LIVE (yes, they put that word in CAPS) broadcasts on two wednesdays, 3rd and 10th of June. Since it's LIVE, i understood that players will play it at that time. If what i say is wrong, then the information you give in this thread is also wrong.

Posted 05/22/2015 09:24 PM   
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