Our Hearthstone player Thijs “Thijs” Molendijk will face Julien “Cydonia” Perrault-Harvey, IlMook “Handsomeguy” Kang and Zhou “Jasonzhou” Bin in the group stage of the World Championship, Blizzard revealed on Thursday.
The group stage, which will be played out during the opening week of BlizzCon, will be a great challenge to Thijs, who will go up against the two-time APAC champion and the Spring champions from both China and the Americas. The groups will use a double-elimination format, with the top two players from each group advancing to the playoffs, scheduled for November 4th-5th.
To spice things up, Blizzard has created a promotional activity, called “Choose Your Champion”, which will allow fans to choose one of the 16 competing players and receive ingame rewards for every match that they win!
Below you can find the group draw in full: