Reminder: Hearthstone Zotac Fireside Pre-Qualifier

As a reminder, the Zotac Fireside Pre-Qualifier will be hosted online through July 4-6. Earning a seed will send you to the Americas Qualifier Tournament, and thereafter to the BlizzCon World Championship. Another opportunity will arise on August 2-4.


What’s even better than hotdogs and hamburgers? Hearthstone! More than fireworks are going off this Fourth of July weekend as players all over the world will be meeting to sling cards, make friends, and have an absolute blast playing Hearthstone together in person. Join us at a Fireside Gathering this weekend—it’s easy to find one in your area or you can host one of your own.

For information on how to host your own Fireside Gathering, feast your eyes on the Innkeeper Resources at Be sure to check out the Fireside Gatherings thread on our official forums too.

Qualify for the Qualifier!
If you’re a serious Hearthstone player, then attending a Fireside Gathering this weekend (and the first weekend of August) should feature into your plans in a major way. This could be your shot at the big times, so pay heed! The road to victory begins with these steps:

Step One: Many Fireside Gathering events will be holding open tournaments, and if your card handling skills take the top spot in your local verified Fireside Gathering open tournament, then you could make it into your region’s online Fireside Pre-Qualifier hosted by ZOTAC. There will be two verified Fireside Gathering open tournament weekends:

  • July 4 – 6
  • August 1 – 3

Attend, win, and take your first steps on the path of legends!

Step Two: Do well at your Fireside Pre-Qualifier hosted by ZOTAC, and you could earn one of two seeds to compete in the Americas Qualifier Tournament. You’re almost there. . . .

Step Three: Make the top four at the Americas Qualifier Tournament, and you’ll earn a spot at the BlizzCon 2014 Hearthstone World Championship!

Step Four: Compete at the BlizzCon 2014 Hearthstone World Championship! Dazzle the world with your impeccable decision making and innovative play to win the undying admiration of Hearthstone players all over the world . . . and your shot at the massive $250,000 prize pool!

Are you ready to make your dreams of Hearthstone triumph come true? Refine your decks, read the rules, and prepare for glory!


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