HCT Winter Championship starts February 28th in Los Angeles

Sixteen competitors from all four regions will fight to decide who will take home the title.

The best players from North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and China (4 from each region) head to the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles to claim their spot at the HCT Winter Championship.

Studio 5 will host the championship as Studio 1 is hosting 2.019 Overwatch League season. The competition will broadcast live on Twitch TV: Playheartstone. (Feb. 28 – March 3 from 17:30 to 5:30 CET daily).

HCT Winter Championship 2019

There are a $250.000 prize poll and some of the 251 points up for grabs.

On February 28th the HCT Winter Championship will begin with a double-elimination group stage, followed by a single-elimination playoff bracket.

Each group will consist of four competitors, one from each region. Each match will be best-of-five using the Conquest format with one class ban, so each player must bring four decks. Groups will be seeded based on Playoff placements.

These are the sixteen competitors fighting for the championship:


  • Mark “Ike” Eichner
  • Matt “noblord” Koutsoutis
  • Bobby “bobbyex” Du
  • Brian “bloodyface” Eason


  • Torben “Viper” Wahl
  • Oldřich “Faeli” Mahdal
  • Fatih “ThunderUP” Akduman
  • Raphael “Bunnyhoppor” Peltzer


  • Jiyong “Definition” Yoon
  • Luo “Roger” Shengyuan
  • Shuhei “Tansoku” Omura
  • Tyler ‘Tyler’ Hoang Nguyen


  • Zhe “GoeLionKing” Wang
  • Xu “LFYueying” Kai
  • Guan “SNJing” Zhendong
  • Zhao “Caimiao” Haixiao

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