The eight finalists taking part in the ESL UK & Ireland Hearthstone Premiership finals have been confirmed.
The players are Deathsie, BoarControl, ColdHands, ToastMonster, Big Ben, Danswf, HelloLeeroy and Mysterious.
ESL UK has confirmed that the ESL Premiership Hearthstone finals will take place on Saturday January 6th and Sunday January 7th 2018 at ESL Studio One in Leicester.
"It's exciting to be back for another ESL Finals," commented finalist Ben "BigBen" Chapman of MnM Gaming.
"The competition is tougher than ever this year, with eight players in the final for the first time. I have a lot to prove from the last season, but I've had some big performances recently to steady my nerves on stage."
"The competition is tougher than ever this year, with eight players in the final for the first time. I have a lot to prove from the last season."
Ben Chapman, MnM Gaming
The ESL Premiership, powered by Alienware and Windows 10, includes three biannual tournaments: CSGO; League of Legends and Hearthstone.
"The ESL Premiership is designed to promote the top UK esports talent and build a pathway to the professional scene," said Rob Black, COO at ESL UK.
"Following a competitive Autumn season, eight of the best Hearthstone players in the UK will descend on Leicester and have the opportunity to showcase their talent to a growing audience, which can only be a good thing for the esports ecosystem in general.
"I can't wait for what we expect to be a great finals."
The Hearthstone finals can we watched live on Twitch at twitch.tv/esl_hearthstone or live at ESL's Leicester venue. Tickets can be bought from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/esl-premiership-hearthstone-finals-tickets-41307846882