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    Press release from 1/9/18 | DreamHack Leipzig

    Win the Winter: major Hearthstone tournament at DreamHack Leipzig

    This coming January, DreamHack Leipzig will for the first time organise its own major e-sports tournament with “Win the Winter”. The game will be Blizzard’s classic, Hearthstone. Because “Win the Winter” is purely an open tournament, no players will be directly invited. Even professional players will first have to prove themselves in the qualifying rounds, giving every participant a real and identical chance to win the tournament.

    The online qualifiers are already in full swing, and the best 32 players are being found from amongst more than 250 competitors. Yet even those who missed the registration deadline will still get a chance to participate: they can qualify at the dedicated Win the Winter area in the DreamExpo directly on site. Here, 32 initial spaces are being offered on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Registration will begin at 11 am on 26 January.

    Of the 64 players in total, the best eight will be established on the first day of DreamHack Leipzig. The LAN qualifiers will also take place on this day, in the LAN area during the evening. Here too, 64 players will compete for the top eight spots for the final round. Players can register for the LAN qualifiers via the Win the Winter website, with registration open from 7 pm to 11 pm on 26 January.

    The 16 remaining players will be divided into four groups, in which the eight participants for the finals will be established on the second day. On the last day of DreamHack Leipzig, the top eight players will then play for tournament victory in a single elimination bracket.

    The following sums of prize money await the top eight players:

    1st place: €5,000

    2nd place: €2,000

    3rd and 4th place: €1,000

    5th to 8th place €250

    For most of the rounds within the tournament, players will have to bring along their own, hearthstone-compatible end devices; it doesn’t matter if these are tablets, smartphones or laptops.

    Win the Winter is produced by TaKeTV Productions.

    All information is available at www.winthewinter.de

    About DreamHack Leipzig
    DreamHack Leipzig is the official German platform of the Swedish DreamHack, the world’s largest e-sports festival. Its organiser is Leipziger Messe GmbH, together with Schenker Technologies/XMG as co-organiser and DreamHack AB as its founder. The festival’s main features are numerous professional e-sports tournaments, the DreamExpo exhibition with its DreamStore, and a LAN area with 1,500 seats. DreamHack Leipzig’s festival feel is rounded off with a comprehensive gaming-themed events programme on all three days. Additional information can be found at www.dreamhack-leipzig.de

    Partners of DreamHack Leipzig 2018
    XMG is the cult gaming brand of Schenker Technologies GmbH, one of the leading providers of individually configurable laptops and desktop PCs. Since the brand’s launch over 15 years ago,numerous XMG gaming laptops and PCs have won awards from the German and international media. XMG sponsors and supports players, teams and events throughout Europe.



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