Legendary Series Season 1

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Information[edit]

ESL announce the Hearthstone Legendary Series Season 1, sponsored by Newegg.

The Hearthstone Legendary Series Season 1 will have a 12-week season featuring two separate tournament cups per week, culminating in playoffs at the ESL studios in Burbank, California, with a seasonal prize pool of US$36,000 up for grabs.

Format[edit]

Challenger Tournament[edit]

The Challenger Tournament is an open signup tournament with a US$500 prize pool for each of the 12 weeks.

  • Best of three, single elimination brackets
  • The winner must retain their deck, but the loser cannot use the same deck again
  • No sideboarding
  • A top two finish guarantees participation in that week’s Legendary Series Match Day

Match Day[edit]

The Match Day features eight of the best Hearthstone players in the world every week.

Week 1-8[edit]

  • Eight players will fight for ranking points which will determine who will attend the grand finals.
  • The participants in each week's Match Day will be selected using the following criteria:
Week 1 Week 2-5 Week 6-8
invitees based on merit 4 4 3
from previous week's top 4 2* 2 3
from that week's Challenger Top 2 2 2 2

* Week 1's 2 players will come from the NESL Preseason tournament point totals after playing through a bracket of the top 8.

Week 9-12[edit]

  • $500 in Prizes per week
  • Continued invites for points in next season week 1
  • Different formats possible as ESL continue exciting cups while finalist players book travel to LA Studios

* week 9-12 were not broadcasted.

Grand Finals[edit]

Eight players will advance to the LAN finals at ESL's studio in Burbank, California, with the grand finals themselves having a US$20,000 share of the prize pool to distribute among the contestants. Players can secure a spot for the playoffs based on their past performances in the following ways:

  • Via one of four invites given to the first place winners of weeks five, six, seven or eight
  • Via one of four invites given to those with the top four point totals at the end of week eight

Prize Pool[edit]

Prize Breakdown
Grand Finals $20,000
Weekly Tournament $8,000
Travel Support $8,000
Total $36,000

Point System[edit]

Match Day
Place Points
A11st +80
A22nd +35
A33 - 4th +15
Total +145

Results[edit]

Match Day[edit]

# Date 1st 2nd SF SF
#1 2014-11-22 USA Chakki Taiwan Pinpingho Romania Rdu USA Reynad
#2 2014-11-29 United Kingdom Max USA DTwo United Kingdom Frase Taiwan Pinpingho
#3 2014-12-06 Canada SilentStorm USA Kibler Poland Lothar USA DTwo
#4 2014-12-13 Taiwan Weifu USA Dog USA Backspace USA Fr0zen
#5 2014-12-20 Sweden Darkwonyx Sweden SjoW USA Zalae South Korea MagicAmy
#6 2014-12-27 South Korea MagicAmy USA Hyped USA Zalae Taiwan FlyBird
#7 2015-01-10 USA Zalae Taiwan Pinpingho Finland Savjz Hong Kong Amaz

Grand Finals[edit]

View Games[edit]

Streams[edit]

VoDs[edit]

Vods Playlist by GamerGraphy

External links[edit]

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