CGNYs first Hearthstone tournament brought gamers together for over 7 hours of nonstop gaming in a Manhattan Skyscraper.
Eager gamers looking to put their skills and decks to the test started funneling into our event around noon on Saturday October 24th 2015. We had nearly 100 people competing for a chance to win battle.net store credit (special thanks to our venue, COWORK.RS!), free entry into a future LAN, and official Blizzard swag! It wasn’t long before matches went under way, and everyone's journey to the tournament finals began.
In the very first round of the tournament the RNG gods put two pros who had attended the event, Kaldi from Tempostorm and Phonetap from Luminosity Gaming, up against each other. It resulted in a great match that was thrilling for everyone to watch. It was awesome to see them support our grassroots event, and we hope to see them again soon!
After a few hours of solid gaming, attendees were able to take a break and refuel thanks to delicious pizza, and Red Bull delivered by the Red Bull Wings team. With full bellies, the competitors continued until there were only two remaining. The finals were an intense best of five series leaving everyone on the edge of their seats.
Towards the end of the tournament, players were asking for another opportunity to test their skills again - so we started a SECOND tournament right then and there. When the community asks, we deliver. The second tournament was single elimination, best of one, and blind pick - the format allowed for really fast and fun games. When all was said and done, we headed to the Stone Creek Bar & Lounge to catch up over food and drinks!
Special thanks to /r/hearthstone! We couldn't have done this without your support! :)
Big thanks to the CGNY volunteers who made it happen: Nilkesh & Spencer (lead), Andrey, Chris K., Edwin, Jose, Kyle I., Kyle N., Thomas, and Tim.
Check out our Facebook album, below for more pictures!