Starting with the 2021/2022 academic year, we are adjusting the structure of the collegiate Hearthstone ecosystem. The new Hearthstone Collegiate Masters is designed to better offer unique and consistent fan-first experiences that cultivate and celebrate student talent by connecting them closer to the hype of game content releases and Masters Tour events.
Hearthstone Collegiate Masters and Expansion Qualifier Tournaments
Hearthstone Collegiate will now feature an open signup qualifier season for each major expansion. Top teams from each collegiate qualifier can earn cash prizing and an invite to the annual championship event: Hearthstone Collegiate Masters. Collegiate Masters will feature a cash prize pool and an opportunity to earn an invite to the Hearthstone Masters Tour in 2022. We hope that these changes will create multiple opportunities for both new and experienced players alike, and we’re extremely excited to cheer on our collegiate community.
United in Stormwind Collegiate Qualifier
The first event of Fall 2021 will be the United in Stormwind Collegiate Qualifier. Starting in October, student teams of three will compete in a swiss format over 8 rounds. The top thirty-two teams from the swiss portion of the tournament will be split into eight groups of four teams. Following a double-elimination bracket, the top two teams from each group will advance to the qualifier group. The remaining sixteen teams will then be placed into four groups of four teams where they will play double elimination to determine the final eight teams that will receive $1,500 USD and a Collegiate Masters Invite. Registration for the United in Stormwind Collegiate Qualifier closes Friday, October 8, sign up today!
We’ll have more to share in the coming weeks, including the return of the Hearthstone Battlegrounds Collegiate Brawl. Be sure to follow Hearthstone Esports on Twitter for all of the latest updates. We’ll see you in the college Tavern!