Hearthstone Esports


Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$28,485,782.72 From 1000 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2013-10-19 to

Hearthstone, originally Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, is a free-to-play digital collectible card game from Blizzard Entertainment. It revolves around turn-based matches between two opponents, operated through Blizzard's Battle.net service. Players can choose from a number of game modes, with each offering a slightly different experience.

Hearthstone is supported by booster packs, Arena Mode entries, Adventure Mode wing access and alternate hero skins. Unlike other card games, Hearthstone does not use a trading card system and instead allows players to 'disenchant' unwanted cards into 'arcane dust' resource, which can then be used to 'craft' new cards of the player's choice.

Despite the focus on accessibility and fast-paced gameplay, Hearthstone tournaments has been hosted at numerous events around the world, including those hosted by MLG and ESL. Blizzard hosts their own annual "Hearthstone World Championship", where the best Hearthstone players around the world fight for the chance to compete in the Global Finals at BlizzCon.

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.Netherlands ThijsThijs Molendijk$518,914.66
2.Taiwan, Republic of China tom60229Chen, Wei Lin$456,627.87
3.Japan glorySato Kenta$371,596.00
4.Germany BunnyHopporRaphael Peltzer$349,088.23
5.Russian Federation PavelPavel Beltiukov$347,798.00
6.Korea, Republic of SurrenderKim, Jung Soo$343,781.57
7.Norway HunteraceCasper Notto$343,765.34
8.Japan posesiWataru Ishibashi$326,215.00
9.United States bloodyfaceBrian Eason$323,847.00
10.United States fr0zenFrank Zhang$311,608.26
11.Sweden OrangeJon Westberg$306,426.88
12.China JasonzhouZhou, Bin$296,734.75
13.China XHope-, -$294,345.18
14.Ukraine KolentoAleksandr Malsh$273,654.46
15.United States FirebatJames Kostesich$269,053.10
16.Germany ViperTorben Wahl$267,750.00
17.China LiooonLi, Xiao Meng$241,510.00
18.United States DogDavid Caero$229,488.39
19.Romania RduDima Radu$225,999.56
20.Canada PurpleRyan Murphy-Root$220,418.33
21.Ukraine DrHippiArtem Kravets'$210,416.67
22.Czech Republic JarlaJaromír Vyskočil$199,001.04
23.Philippines StazEuneil Javiñas$194,610.89
24.United States MuzzyMuzahidul I.$187,340.47
25.Denmark HoejFrederik Høj Nielsen$175,026.15

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$9,969,373.8935.00%


» Dota 2-$261,181,365.77
» Counter-Strike: Global Offensive-$109,901,429.97
» League of Legends-$64,957,857.21
» StarCraft II-$9,099,179.95
» Overwatch-$5,827,888.16
» Heroes of the Storm+$10,160,135.07
» WarCraft III+$22,297,194.36
» Gwent+$27,094,785.55

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.China China$4,244,500.20
2.United States United States$3,665,855.44
3.Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of$1,811,971.90
4.Germany Germany$1,658,542.80
5.Taiwan, Republic of China Taiwan, Republic of China$1,320,061.35
6.Japan Japan$1,289,276.37
7.Canada Canada$1,284,661.56
8.France France$1,260,402.70
9.Russian Federation Russian Federation$982,979.63
10.Ukraine Ukraine$828,329.24

Other Notable Players

The following players may not have necessarily competed in this game, but have contributed to the competitive scene in other ways.

Germany TaKeDennis GehlenCommentator, Content Creator, Host, Tournament Organizer