Hearthstone Global Games 2018 Finals: Prize Pool, Schedule, Twitch Drops, and How To Watch

Your definitive guide for watching the final days of the 2018 Hearthstone Global Games. The top 8 begins Friday and concludes Saturday at BlizzCon. Here's everything you need to know.

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The 2018 Hearthstone Global Games are set to conclude this weekend at BlizzCon. The top eight teams in the world have advanced and only one team will stand tall as the Hearthstone Global Games champions. They will represent their country as the top team in the game.

How much is the HGG Finals Prize Pool?

The Hearthstone Global Games prize pool has risen to over $400,000 and counting. The prize pool will continue to rise, thanks to HGC Cheer, in which viewer-donated Twitch Bits factor into the final prize. The top 48 teams are eligible for prize money. Here is how the initial money will be distributed:

  • 1st place - $50,000
  • 2nd place - $40,000
  • 3rd & 4th place - $30,000
  • 5th & 6th place - $20,000
  • 7th & 8th place - $12,000
  • 9th-11th place - $10,000
  • 12th-15th place - $8,000
  • 16th place - $4,800
  • 17th-24th place - $4,400
  • 25th-32nd place - $4,000
  • 33rd-41st place - $3,600
  • 42nd-47th place - $3,200

(* - Taiwan has been disqualified due to stream sniping. They have forfeited all prize money.)

HGG 2018 Finals Group Stage Schedule

The opening Group Stage will be contested in a dual elimination format on Friday. The top two teams in each of the two groups at the end of Friday will advance to the single-elimination semifinal bracket on Saturday.

Group A

Group B

HGG 2018 Finals Schedule

  • HGG Finals Group Stage (Friday, November 2, all times PT)
    • HGG Elimination Group A - 12:15PM
    • HGG Elimination Group B - 2:15PM
    • HGG Winners Match - 4:00PM
    • HGG Decider Group A - 5:45PM
    • HGG Decider Group B - 7:30PM
  • HGG Finals Semifinals & Finals (Saturday, November 3, all times PT)
    • HGG Semifinal 1 - 9:45AM
    • HGG Semifinal 2 - 11:30AM
    • HGG Finals - 1:45PM

North America can check out all of the action either through the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket or for free via Twitch. Speaking of Twitch...

HGG 2018 Finals Twitch Drops

The Hearthstone Global Games 2018 Finals will air live on Twitch. Those who watch and donate Twitch Bits are eligible to receive special drops, thanks to the HGG Cheer program. These include:

  • Common Emote Pack - 300 Bits
  • 4 Classic Packs - 600 Bits
  • Rare Emote Pack - 800 Bits
  • 4 Classic Packs - 1000 Bits
  • 2 Witchwood Packs - 1200 Bits
  • Epic Emote Packs - 1400 Bits
  • 2 Boomsday Packs - 1600 Bits
  • Legendary Emote Pack - 1800 Bits
  • 'Get in Here' Bundle - 2000 Bits
  • Special HGG Cardback - 2500 Bits

Community rewards are also available for minimum donations. These community rewards are currently available:

  • 2 Boomsday Packs - 700 Bits minimum
  • 2 Witchwood Packs - 1300 Bits minimum
  • 4x Classic Packs - 1900 Bits minimum
  • 1x Golden Classic Pack - 2200 Bits minimum

How to watch the HGG 2018 Finals VODs

Blizzard will regularly update the Hearthstone Esports YouTube channel with full matches that can be viewed on demand.

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