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Hearthstone has announced the Battlegrounds Brawl: Battle of the Boars tournament for May 12. 16 creators from the Hearthstone community will be duking it out against each other in teams. A share of the $100,000 prize pool is at stake.

Battle of the Boars 

Each round, two games will run at the same time. The tournament will have seven game rounds total. Players earn points at the end of each round based on their placement.

  • First place finish = 5 points
  • Second place finish = 4 points
  • Third place finish = 2 points
  • Fourth place finish = 1 point

After seven rounds, the team with the most points in total will become the Battlegrounds Brawl: Battle of the Boars champions.

Battlegrounds Quilboar update artwork. Image provided by Blizzard Entertainment.

The clash of four teams

A total of 16 Hearthstone players will be split into four teams of four.

The Briarbacks will feature Jeffrey “SjoW” Brusi, Collins “Educated_Collins” Mensah, sunglitters and Slysssa.

Meanwhile, the Razormanes will boast fierce competition with Nicholena “Nicholena” Moon, Octavian “Kripparrian” Morosan, Simay “Siimiizz” Bozkan and Luna “lunaloveee” Eason.

David “Dog” Caero, Dongjae “Portia” Lee, ninaisnoob and sway_bae will represent team Bristlebacks.

As for team Razorfens, HapaBear, CeeCee_Lia, SunBaconRelaxer and Dima “Rdu” Radu will fight for the gold.

Twitch Drops and where to watch

Throughout the tournament, Twitch Drops will be enabled and allow viewers to earn Forged in the Barrens card packs.

Viewers will receive one card pack after watching two hours of any Hearthstone livestream. Another card pack is awarded for a total of four hours watched.

Hearthstone announces Battlegrounds Brawl: Battle of the Boars tournament
Forged in the Barrens card packs. Image provided by Blizzard Entertainment.

In order to participate in Twitch Drops, Hearthstone enthusiasts must connect their and Twitch accounts.

To do so, they need to visit the “Settings” menu on Twitch and click on the “Connections” tab. The “Connect” button for must then be pressed in order to link the accounts.

The Hearthstone Battlegrounds Brawl: Battle of the Boars event will be broadcast live on each competitor’s gaming channels. Fans can also catch all of the action over on the Hearthstone YouTube and Twitch channels.

The broadcasts will begin on May 12 starting at 10 a.m PT.

Amy Chen is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry. Her current favorite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, and she has always had a soft spot for World of Warcraft!