Tournament Ended

Hearthstone Training Grounds

Hearthstone is back once again for the 2017-2018 school year for $50,000 in scholarship prizing! Grab 2 friends and sign up today.


Aug 16 - Sep 23, 2017


Sep 24 - Dec 31, 2017




College Students
Congratulations to Texas Tech University on their first place victory!

Welcome to the 2017 Tespa Hearthstone Training Grounds!

School is back in session and Hearthstone is back for the 2017-2018 school year with over $50,000 in Scholarship Prizing, t-Shirts, and opportunities to organize your own Fireside Gathering. The top 4 teams will advance to the live finals in December! Registration is open now, so gather your friends, pull up a chair, and prepare your best decks!

Your school can field as many teams of 3 that want to participate. To support your school in fielding the best teams, we challenge you to unite your Hearthstone community by designating a Team Manager who will help organize your team’s roster, schedule practices, and work with Tespa to ensure your team represents the full strength of your school. To learn more about Team Managers, click here


Proceedings are scheduled to get underway on Monday, September 25th, with select matches livestreamed at Teams that go 5-2 or better in the qualifiers will compete in the Regional Playoffs. The champions of each region will advance to the live finals in December to play for scholarship prizing.


We’re looking for students of all skill levels across the United States and Canada to get involved and represent their schools. Students currently enrolled or who will be enrolled in the upcoming Fall semester are eligible to compete.

Once you've registered an account on Compete and verified your Student Status, you will be able to sign up for this tournament.

If your Student Email or School is new to our system, please allow up to 24 hours for them to be approved.


If you'd like to watch the tournament unfold, we will be broadcasting twice a week from the PlayHearthstone Twitch Channel! Broadcast will be 5pm PDT to 9pm PDT every Monday and Tuesday from September 25th to November 7th.

Discord & Help:

We encourage you to join our Competitive Discord to chat with Tournament Admins and other competitors in real time. Additionally you can Contact Us at for any general inquiries about the tournament.

Tespa's Fall 2017 Programs:


Teams will play in a 7 week Swiss Qualifier to compete for a share of $50,000 in prizes and scholarships



$5,000 USD in scholarships (per player)


$2,500 USD in scholarships (per player)


$1,250 USD in scholarships (per player)


$625 USD in scholarships (per player)

Participation Prize:

Teams that qualify for Regional Playoffs and play every assigned match will receive a custom Hearthstone t-shirt.