Blizzard has done a great job building local Hearthstone communities through its Fireside Gatherings initiative. Now they are taking it to the next level by designating selected Fireside Gathering events as special Blizzard-sanctioned Hearthstone tournaments, starting this Saturday, January 23rd.
What does this mean exactly? Players who compete and win in these tournaments will be named Tavern Heroes, and will each earn a slot in the Hearthstone 2016 Americas Winter Preliminaries, where they’ll join the 128 players who have earned slots in the preliminaries via the standard Championship tour point system. In other word, casual players like you and I actually have a chance to qualify to compete with the pros – if we happen to live or are willing to travel to where these tournaments are being held.
I have began listing the tournament information, along with other Fireside Gathering events in our new events page, so be sure to check it out!