Hearthstone’s revamped e-sports tournament features $1 million in prizes

Activision Blizzard is getting serious about e-sports, and that now extends to the ever-popular digital card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Blizzard has announced details for the 2016 edition of the Hearthstone Championship Tour, and it differs from 2015 in one key regard: there’s a lot more money on the line. Next year’s championship final will feature a $1 million prize pool, quadruple the amount from the 2015 edition.

Quadruple the amount from 2015

To go along with the increased cash, the year-long competitive series will also feature a more structured format. Players from Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Americas, will compete in a series of seasonal tournaments throughout the year, and winning will earn them a place in the…

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