My Journey to Legend in Hearthstone

Back in January, I wrote up a very basic primer on the grind to Legend - information on expectations around having an extensive card collection, learning a ton of decks/styles, and playing a ton of games. Last night, for the first time, I reached Legend myself, and I wanted to give some feedback on the experience.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/09/01
TeSPA Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

Blizzard and TeSPA are teaming up to offer a $100,000 prize pool of scholarship money for a new three-player team league, where teams will work together to play a lone deck simultaneously. Further details are supposed to be forthcoming, presumably prior to the September 25 registration deadline.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/08/31
The Grand Tournament is Now Live!

Hearthstone's second major expansion and fourth content update, The Grand Tournament, is officially live. You can now open your pre-purchase card packs, purchase additional card packs, craft TGT cards, and play with the new set!

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/08/24
The Grand Tournament Arrives August 24!

Blizzard confirmed the launch date of The Grand Tournament today, and the new card expansion arrives on Monday, August 24! The discounted pre-purchase and bonus card back will go away at that time, so get in on that if you haven't already.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/08/19
Hearthstone Patch 3.0 - The Grand Tournament

Patch notes for The Grand Tournament in Hearthstone are out, and the data files are all downloaded. You'll be playing with The Grand Tournament cards next week! Details inside.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/08/18
Hearthstone eSports Power Core Card Back

Blizzard has introduced another new collectible card back for Hearthstone, the Power Core card back. This card back is supposed to be eSports themed, and the posting suggests it will be awarded to "players who participate in or attend select Hearthstone eSports tournaments around the world." Here's hoping BlizzCon is one of those tournaments!

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/08/18
BlizzCon Goodies Announced

Michele Morrow received a preview of the BlizzCon Goodie Bag from Blizzard, and posted this short video showing off the contents thereof. The bag is included with all physical BlizzCon tickets, with attendees having the option to purchase one additional package and all Virtual Ticket holders able to purchase one online as well!

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/08/18
This Week's Tavern Brawl Features TGT and Purchased Heroes

Beginning Wednesday, the Tavern Brawl for the last week before The Grand Tournament goes live will pit players against one another using pre-constructed TGT decks playing as one of either Medivh or Alleria! This is an awesome opportunity to see some of the new cards in action, as well as enjoy the RMT alternate hero characters if you haven't purchased them already.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/08/17
Complete Grand Tournament Card Set Revealed

Between this morning's stream event with Ben Brode and Frodan and a series of posts directly to Facebook in the hours following it, Blizzard unveiled the last of the cards coming in the new The Grand Tournament expansion. A release date was not given, but with every card previewed, it should be coming out very soon!

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/08/14
Hearthstone Live Stream: The Grand Tournament

As mentioned last week, Hearthstone senior game designer Ben Brode, game designer Dean 'Iksar' Ayala, and Dan 'Frodan' Chou will be hosting a live stream tomorrow - Friday, August 14 - at 10 a.m. PDT where they will be revealing a number of new cards from The Grand Tournament.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/08/13