Hearthstone Battlegrounds Brawl returns with pirates and mayhem

Blizzard has announced the return of the Hearthstone Battlegrounds Brawl. The first Battlegrounds Brawl happened back in November of last year, when team Rust Buckets took the tournament crown.  This time around, the event will feature pirates with a dash of mayhem as 16 players will be split into four teams, playing for the lion’s share of $200,000.

Hearthstone Battlegrounds Brawl: Pirates & Mayhem

Team Southsea Swashbucklers will be represented by players like James “Firebat” Kostesich, Jason “Amaz” Chan, and Chen “tom60229” Wei Lin. The Bloodsail Buccaneers boasts a strong roster consisting of players like Octavian “Kripparrian” Morosan and Jeffrey “Trump” Shih.

However, the competition will be tough as teams Fogsail Freebooters and the Northsea Navigators will enter the fray as well. While David “Dog” Caero, Rumay “Hafu” Wang, Thijs “Thijs” Molendijk, and Aleksey “ShtanUdachi” Barsukov will fight for the Fogsail Freebooters, the Northsea Navigators’ ship will include players like Dima “Rdu” Radu and Brian Kibler.

Hearthstone Battlegrounds Brawl returns with pirates and mayhem teams and players

Hearthstone Battlegrounds Brawl: Pirates & Mayhem teams and players. Image provided by Blizzard Entertainment.

The teams will duke it out across seven rounds of intense Hearthstone Battlegrounds matches. Hosted by Dan “Frodan” Chou and Simon “Sottle” Welch, the event will be broadcast live on the official Hearthstone YouTube and Twitch channels.

Twitch users in particular will be given the opportunity to gain some in-game loot on June 23 between 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. PT. After fans watch two hours of any Hearthstone stream, they will receive a card pack from the Ashes of Outland expansion. A total of four hours of either consecutive or non-consecutive watching would also mean an extra card pack reward.

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To participate in these Twitch Drops, Hearthstone players must have their Twitch and Battle.net accounts linked. This can be done easily by logging in to Twitch.tv, going into the settings menu, and selecting the option to connect accounts.

The Hearthstone Battlegrounds Brawl: Pirates & Mayhem event is scheduled to go live on June 23 at 9 a.m. PT.

Amy Chen
Amy Chen is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A recent University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry. Her current favourite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, and she has always had a soft spot for World of Warcraft!