The PGL Tavern Tales will hold its 2016 Summer edition from July 29th-31st, once again sporting a $25,000 prize pool and offering 43 Hearthstone Championship Tour points.
After a successful spring edition in February, which was won by Romanian player Marius “xTracKyStyLe” Nistor, the PGL Tavern Tales crown is ready to be passed on. As before, 32 card-slingers from around the world will travel to PGL’s studios in Bucharest this summer to compete in a three-day LAN event.
The 32 playoff spots will be determined via online qualifiers that will be open t o everyone who wishes to participate.
Prize pool breakdown
- 1st place: $8,000
- 2nd place: $4,000
- 3rd-4th: $2,500 each
- 5th-8th: $1,000 each
- 9th-16th: $500 each
HCT points breakdown
- 1st place: 15 points
- 2nd place: 10 points
- 3rd-4th: 5 points each
- 5 th-8th: 2 points each
The PGL Summer Tavern Tales 2016 playoff will feature a Swiss group stage with a Top 16 cut-off, followed by a single-elimination bracket.
All matches will be played in a Best of 5, four heroes, one ban Conquest format.
The English broadcast of the tournament will be available on www.twitch.tv/pgl_hs.
Twitch is the official partner of the PGL Summer Tavern Tales 2016 tournament.Keep an eye on hs.pglesports.com for more information about the tournament, full schedule, talent line-up, qualifier registration dates and more.
Since 2002, PGL has been running offline events and producing esports related content for national and international audiences. In the last five years alone, PGL has organized over 50 offline events and built a reputation for itself as one of the most innovative players on the esports market.
PGL hosts its own quality esports tournaments, for games such as: CS:GO, Dota 2, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and Minecraft. For example, in 2015 alone, PGL ran two seasons of its international CS:GO competition, each with a $110.000 prize pool (PGL CS:GO Championship Series Kick-off Season and PGL Season 1).
Most of PGL’s content is backed by offline events, with attendances ranging from 1,000 people/event in cinemas, to over 25,000 people/event in big arenas around the globe (ex: Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Baku, Jönkoping)