The playoffs stage of the Hearthstone competition 2018 HCT – Europe Winter Playoffs has concluded this weekend. The event determined first four participants of the upcoming LAN-tournament HCT Winter Championship 2018.
The event was held on January 12-13 in online. The first stage featured the Swiss format, where the participating players competed in seven rounds. In the second stage eight best players competed in two GSL groups. Torben "Viper" Wahl and Oldřich "Faeli" Mahdal placed first in the groups, while the second places were taken by ThunderUP and Raphael "BunnyHoppor" Peltzer. These four players secured their spots at HCT Winter Championship 2018, which will be held in Los Angeles and feature a $250,000 prize pool.