2017 Season 2 Cosmic Crown Showdown

Apr 20, 2017

We are excited to announce the details of our 2017 Season 2 Cosmic Crown Showdown! In this event, the best ladder players of the season will duke it out for glory, prizes, and a pool of $5,000 cash from the comfort of their own homes! Here’s how it works:

The top 64 players on each Ladder (constructed and limited) at the end of this season (April 30th at 11:59pm) will get a ladder ticket that allows them to participate in this season’s Cosmic Crown Showdown. The showdown is broken up into two Stages which will take place on Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th. The tournament will be held in-client under the “Special” tab of the tournament screen.

Cosmic Crown Showdown

Stage 1:

May 13th, starting at 9am PT (Worldclock), we will have a Constructed Swiss tournament (with best 2-out-of-3 matches) for qualifying ladder players. The top 8 players from this Stage will move on to Stage 2.

Stage 2:

May 14th, starting at 9am PT (Worldclock), we will have a Single-Elimination Draft tournament (with best 2-out-of-3 matches). The winner of Stage 2 will walk away with exclusive cosmetics and the lion’s share of the prize pool.


  • 1st Place: $2,000 and the Cosmic Crown Showdown Animated Sleeve
  • 2nd Place: $1,000
  • 3rd-4th Place: $500
  • 5th-8th Place: $250
  • 9th-16th Place: 25 boosters from the current set
  • 17th-32nd Place: 10 boosters from the current set
  • 33rd-128th Place: 5 boosters from the current set

Note that we keep the 9th and 10th placed players from the Swiss tournament on Day 1 as standbys for the Single Elimination portion of the Cosmic Crown Showdown on Day 2. Should one or more of the finalists fail to show up for Stage 2, the 9th placed player will have a chance to join (2 minute response limit), before the 10th placed player will have a chance to do so (2 minute response limit). After this, the tournament will commence, even if there are fewer than 8 players present to avoid long wait times for the finalists.

Players who qualified for the final stage but don’t show up will be rewarded with the in-game rewards corresponding to the 9th place of Day 1.

You can check out the full Terms and Conditions at!

Will you be the next to wear the Cosmic Crown? Start climbing and find out! Best of luck on the battlefield!

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