There’s going to be an open tournament for Overwatch and Hearthstone in Dubai next month

It’s the dream of many young men — to be paid to play video games.

The Asus Republic of Gamers Trials of Champions is set to be held at Hub Zero in Dubai on March 10.

The two games to be played throughout the tournament will be first-person shooter Overwatch and online trading card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.

Overwatch comes with a first-place prize of Dhs12,000, with Dhs6,000 for second place and Dhs3,000 for third.

The winner of the Hearthstone competition will receive Dhs2,000, with Dhs1,000 going to second place and Dhs500 to third.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Head to the event’s website here to register.

What are the rules for each?

Single elimination brackets, best of three matches.

All games will be played with the competitive rule set, with the first team to win two maps being considered the match winners.

Each team will consist of six players with one substitute.

Team members cannot be replaced or changed with another member or team throughout the tournament.

Map draft pool:

Map 1: Control Map (Oasis,Iliois, Lijang Tower, Nepal)
Map 2: Hybrid (Echenwalde, Hollywood, King’sRow, Numbani)
Map 3: Escort Map (Dorado, Route 66, Watchpoint: Gibraltar)

The higher-seeded team bans the first map, with each team taking turns until one map remains.

The team that bans second chooses to start on attack or defense.


Only cards in the current standard format are allowed.

Single elimination brackets will be played in a best-of-five conquest format.

All matches will be played on the Europe servers.

Decks cannot be modified during the tournament, with each player required to submit decklists from three unique classes prior to the tournament.

The first player to win three games within the match is considered the winner and will advance.

A player must win one game with each of his three decks to win.

When a player wins a round, the deck used by the winning player cannot be reused for the remainder of the match. The loser can choose to keep his deck or switch to a different one.

Players will be told what classes their opponent will be using, but they won’t know which class they have chosen for the round until the round begins.

For a full list of rules, head to the event’s website here.

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