256 players set to compete at the Hearthstone Singapore Major


Over 60 players from around the region will fly in for the Hearthstone Singapore Major, joining local peers for a massive 256-man offline tournament held over three days.

Taking cues from the SeatStory Cup — a StarCraft II and Hearthstone tournament set in a German studio apartment — the Singapore Major will wrap up at the boutique Bunc Hostel, located at the junction of Bugis and Little India, on April 9 and 10. Its first day will instead be at Enzo Games, due to the sheer player pool size.

Some of those participants include Vietnamese player Lan “Neilyo” Tran; South Korean Hakjuns “Kranich” Baek of Team Dignitas and Ilmook “handsomeguy” Kang of ECCA-SunBi; as well as Singaporean Aaron Koh of Team ManaSurge.

All four have competed on a global level before, with “handsomeguy” currently leading Asia Pacific for most number of Hearthstone Championship Tour (HCT) points for this year’s World Championship.

The Hearthstone Singapore Major boasts a prize pool of US$5,000 (roughly SG$6,700) and 43 HCT Points, distributed among the top eight.

Unfortunately, this is mostly going to be a closed-door event. Only 35 public spectators will be allowed inside at any time on a first-come first-served registration basis. Given the homely set-up, however, the atmosphere would more than likely make up for it.

For most of us, the tournament can be watched live on Twitch instead. A streaming schedule has yet to be announced, so follow the HearhtstoneSEA Facebook page for immediate updates.

In related news, upcoming Hearthstone expansion Whispers of the Old Gods is rumoured to release on April 26, based on a Battle.Net store warning discovered by Hearthpwn.


Ade Putra

Ade thinks there's nothing quite like a good game and a snug headcrab. He grew up with HIDEO KOJIMA's Metal Gear Solid, lives for RPGs, and is waiting for light guns to make their comeback.