All year, Hearthstone players around the world have battled for a chance to make it to the Grand Finals at Blizzcon. Blizzcon is the annual gaming convention held by Blizzard, the developer of Hearthstone.\r\n\r\nThe inaugural year of Hearthstone Grandmasters will wrap up this weekend, with one gamer crowned the first-ever <strong>Hearthstone Grand Finals Champion.<\/strong>\r\n\r\n<strong>Who is competing at the Grand Finals this weekend?<\/strong>\r\n\r\nThe season started early this year as Hearthstone players around the world battled each other. 48 pros across three regions, Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, played each other in weekly online play during the first and second season of Hearthstone Grandmasters.\r\n\r\nAfter it was all said and done, six players emerged with spots at the Grand Finals.\r\n\r\nChina, another region, had a pool of 64 veterans Hearthstone players and a pool of 1024 amateur players face off against each other during the year. After the dust settled, two players claimed their chairs at the Grand Finals.\r\n\r\nThe eight players, two from each region, that will be competing at this weekends Grand Finals are:\r\n\r\nFrom the Americas \u2013 Brian \u201cbloodyface\u201d Eason, and Francisco \u201cPNC\u201d Leimontas, \r\nFrom Europe \u2013 Chris \u201cFenomeno\u201d Tsakopoulos, and Kevin \u201cCasie\u201d Eberlein\r\nFrom Asia-Pacific \u2013 Kim \u201cSurrender\u201d Jung-soo, and Chen \u201ctom60229\u201d Wei Lin\r\nFrom China \u2013 Xiaomeng \u201cVKLiooon\u201d Li, and Gao \u201cLeaoh\u201d Yang\r\n\r\nFans can view the deck lists via this Hearthstone Esports tweet:\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/HSesports\/status\/1189675323790520320\r\n\r\n<strong>The Grand Final will be played out as follows:<\/strong>\r\n\r\nMatches will start on the first day of Blizzcon, Friday November 1st. The first round will be contested within two groups, utilizing a dual-elimination bracket. The matches will be best out of three.\r\n\r\nThe top two players from each group will advance to the second day of play, on Saturday. It will be a single-elimination bracket, and the matches will be increased to best out of five. Two players will emerge and face off in the finals.\r\n\r\nEach group will have one representative from each region:\r\n\r\nGroup A will feature Surrender, Leaoh, PNC, and Casie\r\nGroup B will feature bloodyface, Fenomeno, tom60229, and VKLiooon\r\n\r\n<strong>Here is a breakdown of the prize pool:<\/strong>\r\n\r\nThe Hearthstone Grandmasters Global Finals prize pool is substantial. All together<strong> 500,000 USD is up for grabs.<\/strong> The breakdown of placing and prize earnings is as followed:\r\n\r\nFirst place takes home 200,000 USD\r\nSecond place earns 100, 000 USD\r\nThird and Fourth place will get 50,000 USD each\r\nFifth, all the way to Eighth will receive 25,000 USD apiece.\r\n\r\nIt will be a nice payday for the Hearthstone pros, as they are guaranteed at least 25,000 USD.\r\n\r\nFans can watch the entire Grand Finals either with their Blizzcon Virtual Ticket or through the official Hearthstone Twitch channel.