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Hearthstone World Championships 2016 prize pool raised to $1 million

Activision raises the prize pool for the Hearthstone World Championships by 4x, now sitting at $1 million
By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming News | Posted: Nov 27, 2015 11:44 am

Activision has just upped the ante at its upcoming Hearthstone World Championships prize pool for next year, to $1 million, up from the $250,000 from this year's prize pool.




Activision Blizzard held the 2015 tournament at BlizzCon, where $250,000 was given out to 16 of the participants. Next year, the company is upping the prize pool to $1 million, while the competition remains the same size. A further $100,000 prize pool for each of the nine preliminary events will also be up for grabs, with these matches being held in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific before the World Championship kicks off.


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