Everything You Need to Know About the Crucible
For the teams skilled enough to advance through the Open Division Playoffs in Europe and North America—Granit Gaming, Worst Positioning, King’s Gambit, and XD—the Crucible is the final proving ground to see if they have what it takes to compete in premier league play. These four promising challengers will face off against the bottom two teams from HGC Europe and North America in tense best-of-seven battles that will determine who enters (or remains) in the HGC.
Here are the rosters of Open Division Playoff winners:
North America Open Division - 1st place - King's Gambit
North America Open Division - 2nd place - XD
Europe Open Division - 1st place - Worst Positioning
Europe Open Division - 2nd place - Granit Gaming
As the winners of the North America Open Division Playoffs, King’s Gambit have chosen to play HGC North America eighth-place finishers No Tomorrow. This means Open Division runner-up XD will play LFM Esports, who finished seventh in HGC NA.
In Europe, HGC Open Division Playoff winner Worst Positioning have chosen to play seventh-place finishers Diamond Skin. This leaves Open Division runner-up Granit Gaming against HGC Europe's last-place team, Leftovers.
The winners of each of those four series will be in HGC North America or HGC Europe for the second half of the season.
You can find the start times for these matches below:
Saturday, May 5th
- 9:00 a.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. CEST - Granit Gaming vs. Leftovers
- 12:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. CEST - XD vs. LFM Esports
Sunday, May 6th
- 9:00 a.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. CEST - Worst Positioning vs. Diamond Skin
- 12:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. CEST - King's Gambit vs. No Tomorrow
The Crucible will take place on the tournament realm (patch 2.31.3). Don’t miss the mayhem when the games go live here on playheroes.com/esports.