The 2017 Hearthstone Championship Tour is currently underway, and back in November Blizzard introduced the Tavern Heroes program to encourage more players to get involved. These approved Fireside Gatherings would host Tavern Hero Qualifiers, in which the winners would be eligible to take part in the Tavern Hero tournament in order to qualify for a place at the 2017 Hearthstone Americas Winter Playoffs.
Tomorrow on January 14th, The Nerd Cave venue will be kicking off the new year with some intense Hearthstone action. Located in Surry Hills in New South Wales, Australia, the Nerd Cave will be getting the proceedings for the Winter Tavern Hero Event underway at 6pm, due to the number of potential attendees, according to their Facebook page. Those interested in attending are encouraged to arrive as early as possible and connect to the WiFi if required, or alternatively to reserve a space on one of the venue’s PC’s if you don’t own a device to play the game on.
These Fireside Gatherings as they are known, pit players against fellow Hearthstone patrons to determine who will represent their local inn at one of the select Tavern Hero tournaments. The deadline for submitting a request to host one of these tournaments recently passed on January 11th, as the action continues to take place up until January 22nd.
The top eight players will be crowned Tavern Heroes, after which they will go on to face off against the top 64 competitors determined from point standings at the Americas Winter Playoffs, who will compete for a coveted top four spot in the Winter Championship.