Surrender Wins 2017 HCT Summer Championship

It was all Dirty Rats, reverse sweeps, heartbreaking defeats and upset victories at the Hearthstone Championship Tour Summer Championship at the new Blizzard Arena in Burbank over the weekend.  South Korea’s Jungsoo “Surrender” Kim stormed through the competition for an undefeated run at the tournament, taking out Sweden’s Jon “Orange” Westberg in the finals.
With the win, Surrender also booked his ticket to the HCT World Championship in Amsterdam on January 18th through the 21st.  Joining him will be the runner-up Orange, along with third and fourth place finishers, Canada’s Ryan “Purple” Murphy-Root and China’s Jason “OMJasonZhou” Zho.
Surrender wins the HCT Summer Championship / Blizzard Entertainment

HCT Summer Championship Final Placings:

  • First Place: $60,000 USD and a seed into the HCT World Championship
    • Jungsoo “Surrender” Kim, South Korea
  • Second Place: $40,000 USD and a seed into the HCT World Championship
    • Jon “Orange” Westberg, Sweden
  • Third-Fourth: $20,000 USD and a seed into the HCT World Championship
    • Ryan “Purple” Murphy-Root, Canada
    • Jason “OMJasonZhou” Zho, China
  • Fifth-Eighth: $12,500 USD
    • Chen “tom60229” Wei, Taiwan
    • Guillermo “Empanizado” Tolosa Góngora, Mexico
    • Boris “OldBoy” Glotov, Ukraine
    • Pavel “Pavel” Beltukov, Russia

Players Qualified for the 2018 HCT World Championship

  • Qualified from the HCT Winter Championship:
    • Aleksey “ShtanUdachi” Barsukov, Russia
    • Frank “Fr0zen” Zhang, United States
    • Samuel “SamuelTsao” Tsao, Taiwan
    • Julien “DocPwn” Bachand, Canada
  • Qualified from the HCT Spring Championship:
    • Frederik “Hoej” Nielsen, Denmark
    • Aleksandr “Kolento” Malsh, Ukraine
    • Anthony “Ant” Trevino, United States
    • Eugene “Neirea” Shumilin, Ukraine
  • Qualified from the HCT Summer Championship:
    • Ryan “Purple” Murphy-Root, Canada
    • Jungsoo “Surrender” Kim, South Korea
    • Jason “OMJasonZhou” Zho, China
    • Jon “Orange” Westberg, Sweden
The last four players will be determined from the top HCT point earners in each region by mid-November.

Total prize pool for the 2018 HCT World Championship

Placement Prize (USD)
1st $250,000
2nd $150,000
3rd & 4th $100,000
5th – 8th $50,000
9th – 16th  $25,000
Photos courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment