Xiaomeng “Liooon” Li has become the first-ever woman to win a BlizzCon esports title at this year’s BlizzCon 2019 as she defeated opponent after opponent in the Hearthstone 2019 Global Finals. Xiaomeng “Liooon” Li is also the first-ever woman to win any major tournament of any Blizzard esports title.
Xiaomeng “Liooon” Li was a powerful force in the Hearthstone 2019 Global Finals, defeating Kevin “Casie” Eberlein in the semi-finals 3-2 and then moving on to the grand finals where she beat Brian “bloodyface” Eason 3-0 to claim the title in a historic moment.
As reported by ESPN, Xiaomeng “Liooon” Li told the crowd after the HearthStone 2019 Global Finals win that:
For her win at the HearthStone 2019 Global Finals, she took home $200,000 of the $500,000 prize pool. In Rand at the current Dollar to Rand exchange rate, she won nearly R3 million.
#VKLiooon: “I just wanted to encourage women to compete, and if I did that, it was a success.”
— ESPN Esports (@ESPN_Esports) November 3, 2019
Find the prize pool distribution and players for the Global Finals below:
- First: $200,000 — Xiaomeng “Liooon” Li
- Second: $100,000 — Brian “bloodyface” Eason
- Third-fourth: $50,000 — Kevin “Casie” Eberlein, Gao “Leaoh” Yang
- Fifth-sixth: $25,000 — Kim “Surrender” Jung-soo, Christos “Fenomeno” Tsakopoulos
- Seventh-eighth: $25,000 — Francisco “PNC” Leimontas, Chen “tom60229” Wei Lin
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