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Hearthstone: Host Your Own Tournament!

The Hearthstone community is awesome. We’ve got player-run friendly tournaments, sponsored tournaments for the pros, strategy groups that get together to talk about the latest decks and how to play them, social clubs, and everything in between.

This week, we bring on a listener of the show who’s hosted professional-quality esports tournaments for years to share his expertise and experience to help anyone in the community start their own tournament of any size! Start small with a core group of friends, and grow it over time.

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  • Nathan “Slight” Wuertz is on the show this week
  • Topic: Hosting community events and tournaments
  • Reasons to be happy this week

Community Events

How To Pick Your Event

  • Online vs. Offline
  • Competitive vs. Casual
  • Tournaments vs. Other

How To Run The Event

  • Tournament types
  • Player count
  • Sideboards
  • Other rules

The Happy Hearthstone-approved First Tournament Format!

  • Online
  • Group stage: Best-of-3 round robin
  • Semi-finals and Finals: Best-of-7, single-elimination
  • Winner must use the same deck next game, loser can change
  • No sideboards or editing of decks during a single head-to-head
  • Stream it, and share links to all players’ (delayed) streams

Tools For Tournaments

  • Documents/Registration: Google Drive
  • Tournament Structures: XFire, Challonge, BinaryBeast
  • Communication: Skype, Raidcall, IRC (for large tournaments)
  • Contact Nathan with any questions! (Email said in the show)


  • Ian Zacharias: How to handle misplays in tournaments?
  • iTunes Reviews: Thank you!

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