Answer the Call of the 2018 Hearthstone Wild Open

The Hearthstone Wild Open is back! The structure of the even is a little different this time around, so be sure to read the FAQ below, along with the announcement on the Blizzard website for the full details! I’ll see you on the battlefield!

2018 Hearthstone Wild Open FAQ

Is there a cost to enter?

  • NO. The 2018 Hearthstone Wild Open is free. Registration, however, is held on a first come, first served basis, so make sure to register as soon as you can!

Who can register?

  • ANYONE. The 2018 Hearthstone Wild Open is available to anyone who registers in the appropriate region.

When does registration open?

Week 1 Qualifier

  • Registration for the Week 1 qualifying bracket is open NOW! You can sign in your region using the Battlefy link here.

Week 2 Qualifier

  • Registration for the Week 2 qualifying bracket begins February 19th at 12 A.M. PST (Midnight).

When does registration close?

  • Registration closes 24 hours before the start of the qualifying bracket, or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

What is the tournament structure?

Tournament Format

  • The 2018 Wild Open is a three deck, one ban Conquest format.

Qualifying Brackets

  • The begins two (Week 1 and Week 2) sets of two 128-player Swiss qualifying brackets per region.
Week 1 Qualifiers Schedule
AmericasAsiaEurope
Qualifier

Feb. 22, 10:00 a.m. PST

Qualifier

Feb. 24, 10:00 KST

Qualifier

Feb. 24, 16:00 CET

Knockout Sunday

Feb. 25, 10:00 a.m. PST

Knockout Sunday

Feb. 25, 10:00 KST

Knockout Sunday

Feb. 25, 16:00 CET

Week 2 Qualifiers Schedule
AmericasAsiaEurope
Qualifier

March 3, 10:00 a.m. PST

Qualifier

March 3, 10:00 KST

Qualifier

March 1, 16:00 CET

Knockout Sunday

March 4, 10:00 a.m. PST

Knockout Sunday

March 4, 10:00 KST

Knockout Sunday

March 4, 16:00 CET

Knockout Round

  • The top eight players from each bracket will move on to a single elimination playoff to progress to the regional playoffs.

Regional Playoffs

  • The eight players from each region that survive the knockout round will play in two four-person brackets, with the top player from each bracket advancing. This single elimination playoff—featuring best-of-five matches with four decks and one ban—will be broadcast and have open deck lists.
Regional Playoffs Schedule
AmericasAsiaEurope
March 7, 9:00 a.m. PSTMarch 9, 09:00 KSTMarch 1, 09:00 CET

Live Finals

  • The Live Finals will be help on March 31st, 2018. The event will consist of the eight finalists (two from each region) that progress through the Regional Playoffs. This final stage will be a best-of-five single elimination with four decks, one ban, and open deck lists.
Live Finals Prize Pool
PlacementPrize (USD)
1st$8,000
2nd$5,000
3rd – 4th$3,000
5th – 8th$1,500
Total$25,000

Can I compete in multiple regions?

  • NO. Your regional eligibility is determined by your Battle.netcountry of residence.

Can I sign up for both the Week 1 and Week 2 Qualifier?

  • YES. You can sign up for both qualifiers for your region. However, those who qualify in Week 1 will be excluded from the Week 2 Qualifier.

Do I need to submit decks when I register?

  • YES. You must provide valid deck codes for three classes upon registration for the 2018 Hearthstone Wild Open.

Can I change my decks after I register?

  • YES. You may edits your registration details, including classes and decks, up until registration closes.

Will deck lists be public?

  • YES. Deck lists will be made public within 4 hours of registration close.

I have another question…

  • That’s not a question. However, you’re free to ask anything in the comment section below. Also, the 2018 Hearthstone Wild Open has a dedicated Discord server with admins available to answer your questions!

2018 Hearthstone Wild Open Discord

You can find the full announcement from the Hearthstone Esports Team below:

Answer the Call of the 2018 Hearthstone Wild Open

Ready your Dr. Boom and Reno Jackson—2018’s Hearthstone Wild Open is here! As you venture into the wilds, keep in mind: Every jungle needs a ruler. Will it be you this year?

Until Feb. 18, sign up to compete in your region’s open qualifiers. Qualifiers will take place Feb. 22 through 25 and March 1 through 4.

There will be two 128-player Swiss brackets per region, per week, with best-of-three matches in Conquest format. Every player will bring three decks and ban one of their opponent’s.

The top 16 players—eight from each bracket—will duke it out in a single elimination playoff to determine who moves on to the regional playoffs.

Register Now

Registrations for each week’s qualifiers will close 24 hours prior to the tournament start time. The first week’s registration opens on Feb. 12, and the second week’s registration opens on Feb. 19.

Week 1 Qualifiers
AmericasAsiaEurope
Qualifier

Feb. 22, 10:00 a.m. PST

Qualifier

Feb. 24, 10:00 KST

(17:00 PST, Feb. 23)

Qualifier

Feb. 24, 16:00 CET

(07:00 PST)

Knockout Sunday

Feb. 25, 10:00 a.m. PST

Knockout Sunday

Feb. 25, 10:00 KST

(17:00 PST, Feb. 24)

Knockout Sunday

Feb. 25, 16:00 CET

(07:00 PST)

Week 2 Qualifiers
AmericasAsiaEurope
Qualifier

March 3, 10:00 a.m. PST

Qualifier

March 3, 10:00 KST

(17:00 PST, March 2)

Qualifier

March 1, 16:00 CET

(07:00 PST)

Knockout Sunday

March 4, 10:00 a.m. PST

Knockout Sunday

March 4, 10:00 KST

(17:00 PST, March 3)

Knockout Sunday

March 4, 16:00 CET

(07:00 PST)

There will be no broadcast for the qualifiers. To confirm eligibility or learn more about the tournament, check out the official rules.

Official Rules

Regional Playoffs

The regional playoffs are the next step towards reigning in Wild. The top eight players from each region will play in two four-person brackets, with the top player from each bracket advancing. This single elimination playoff—featuring best-of-five matches with four decks and one ban—will be broadcast. It will also have open deck lists.

Regional Playoffs Schedule
AmericasAsiaEurope
March 7, 9:00 a.m. PSTMarch 9, 09:00 KST

(16:00 PST, March 8)

March 1, 09:00 CET

(12:00 PST)

You’ll be able to watch this broadcast on the official PlayHearthstone Twitch channel.

Live Finals

Held in Burbank, California on March 31, this is where the real battle begins. The best-of-five single elimination bracket will be played with four decks, one ban, and open deck lists. At the end of such a demanding gauntlet, we will see who 2018’s top Wild player is!

The eight finalists for the Wild Open 2018 will walk away with the following prizes:

PlacementPrize (USD)
1st$8,000
2nd$5,000
3rd – 4th$3,000
5th – 8th$1,500
Total$25,000

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In the Hearthstone Wild Open 2017, it was Italy’s self-professed Wild specialist Albert “Alb987” Reano who beat down goliath opponents like Canada’s Jesse “Control” Chrysler. Alb987 came from nowhere to win the crown, and he gave us a grand final worth remembering.

This year, the field is wide open for players from all around the world to come and do battle with titanic opponents. Will we see you there?

 Have additional questions? Feel free to drop them in the comment section below!

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