Just like in the recent past, Blizzard is once more running a Choose Your Champion event, but this time is for the Hearthstone [Free] Championship Tour Winter Championship. The way this works is you pick one of the sixteen players competing, and you get a free Gadgetzan card pack every time they progress in the tournament. If the player you pick manages to go all the way, you'll get four free packs, but even if he loses from the first round, you'll still get one free pack. Last time this event happened, a large majority of players voted for Thijs, but he promptly lost in the first round.

The competitors are a mix of familiar and unfamiliar names, but there's no bonus for picking underdogs, unfortunately. You have until March 21st to pick a player, and once you pick, you can't change it. So, pick wisely. Go here to lock in your vote.

  • Warriv

    Yep, can confirm, voted for Thisj last time. Now Pavel is the safe vote, but I went for OmegaZero. Watch as Pavel wins the whole thing and I get one pack again. Ah well, free is free.

    • greycloud7

      Yep I went for Thisj too! I thought he was a sure winner....

      • Warriv

        Yeah, my thought process was that he would surely earn me more than a pack. Well, we all make mistakes πŸ™‚ still love him, 'cause he genuinely looks like a nice guy.

  • houseofg

    I was a Thisj loser last time around as well. I'm just going to have my pet monkey pick for me this year. [Dear diary: I finally have a reason to buy a pet monkey!!]

  • Lickzy

    A free pack for a few clicks? I'll take it, however I have no idea who to vote for so I will wait for a few more comments. If not, I will take the supposed "safe bet" of Pavel. Thanks Warriv.

    • houseofg

      Seriously man, just close your eyes and pick someone. Last time around, the strong consensus pick got you bupkus.

    • Warriv

      Heh, greeti... no problem πŸ™‚ Pavel is the world champion and a beast of a player that has a ridiculous win rate. With that said, they're all obviously good, with Tarei, Fr0zen, Neirea and OmegaZero also being well established players and known for their prowess. I don't know the others, though, so take this as you will!

  • Reignmaker

    C'mon Fr0zen!

  • Marcos A. Gonzalez

    Anyone know when we'll get the packs? I voted Fr0zen he made it to the finals so I should get 3 or 4 packs?