The organizers of Hearthstone StarSeries announced the third season for the event. The qualifiers were divided into two divisions – China and Global where the teams will compete for 8 tickets to LAN-finals. The best representatives of the Chinese region will get 3 slots in the final stage while the European division will get 5 slots. The total prize pool for the event is $30,000:
1 place: $11,000
2 place: $6,000
3 place: $4,000
4 place: $3,000
5-6 place: $2,000
7-8 place: $1,000
The games in the divisions will take place on May 12 – 30. All 16 participants will be divided into 2 groups where each team will play on round-robin format. Two best players of each group will get the tickets to LAN-final, and players who took 3-4 place will move to the last chance stage. This stage will be played in two brackets play-off, and the winner will get the last ticket to Kiev.
The LAN-finals will take place in Kiev, Ukraine on June 9 – 11.