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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 | Nov 27, 2015 05:44 am CST

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.

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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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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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