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Hearthstone Weekly Recap: Ranked Season 1 Play Ending, Fireside Gatherings, Curse of Naxxramas Info and More!

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Icy Veins' Weekly Recap spotlights the latest Hearthstone news!

It's time to earn some shiny new card backs! This week's Hearthstone recap spotlights the end of Ranked Play Season 1 and the start of the Fireside Gatherings promotion, both of which offer players the opportunity to earn new card backs for their Hearthstone decks! We're also sharing Blizzard's information on qualifying for the Hearthstone World Championships, taking place at BlizzCon this year. Finally, we've seen a new Curse of Naxxramas card revealed on the official Hearthstone Twitter. Read on for the full details in this week's Hearthstone Recap!





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Hearthstone Ranked Play Season 1 Ending Soon


The first season of Hearthstone Ranked Play will end at the end of the month (April), so this week will be the last chance to reach Rank 20 to earn the exclusive Pandaria card back! This card back will only be available in Season 1 and will be awarded once the Season has concluded. The Legend card back will be available in every season and is not restricted to Season 1. Players do not lose promotion stars for losses up to level 20, so everyone should be able to reach this rank with little trouble! You can review the Hearthstone Ranked Play structure in our previous post!



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Hearthstone Fireside Gatherings (Earn an Exclusive Card Back)


Starting April 26th, players will be able to earn an exclusive card back for participating in a "Fireside Gathering." We mentioned the events in detail in our last Hearthstone Recap, but want to repeat the criteria for qualifying for the card back!
  • At least three people (including yourself) must be logged into Hearthstone on the same subnet.
  • Each match must be played against a player that is playing on the same subnet as you.
  • These matches can be played against your friends or using the Player Near Me feature, as long as the above two criteria are met.
You can find a full list of current Fireside events on LiquidHearth or on Blizzard's website, which also features promotional downloads for hosting your own event!

If you happen to live somewhere that a Fireside Gathering may not be a reality, crafty gamers have already posted methods of obtaining the card back through only slightly less-than-sociable means. Reddit user tawayokay has posted a step-by-step guide to running multiple instances of Hearthstone on a single PC. Please note that if you are planning to use this method, at least two of the Battle.net / Hearthstone accounts must have completed the full Hearthstone tutorial in order to play with friends and earn the back.



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Hearthstone World Championships at BlizzCon


With the announcement of this year's BlizzCon event (November 7 and November 8), Blizzard has revealed details of the Hearthstone World Championships! At this year's BlizzCon, qualified players from each region will battle for the title of best Hearthstone player in the world! There are different paths to qualify from each region, which includes the Americas, Europe, Korea/Taiwan and China. Check out the full qualification details below!

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Americas Qualifier Tournament
  • The top 16 Legend players from each of the Ranked Play Seasons from April through August for the Americas region will be invited to participate in the Americas Hearthstone Qualifier Tournament.
    • Each player can only qualify for the Americas Qualifier Tournament once. In cases where a player achieves a qualifying rank for a second time or is ineligible to compete in the Americas Qualifier Tournament, the next highest ranking player will be selected to qualify for the Americas Qualifier Tournament.
  • The top players from select community-run weekly tournaments held between April and August will be invited to participate in the Americas Qualifier Tournament. Further details, including which community tournaments qualify, will be announced at a later date.
  • The top 3 players from select licensed events will also qualify for the Americas Qualifier Tournament. Further details, including which events qualify, will be announced at a later date.
  • A Last Call Tournament will be held immediately prior to the Americas Qualifier Tournament to determine any remaining Qualifier spots. This Last Call Tournament will only be available to players who satisfy residency requirements for the Americas region. More details regarding this will be announced at a later date.
  • Seeding for the Americas Qualifier Tournament will be based entirely on consistency of performance during the Ranked Play Seasons. Achieving a high rank multiple times will positively affect the player’s seeding during the Americas Qualifier Tournament.
  • The Americas Qualifier Tournament will be best of five matches.
  • The top 4 players from the Americas Qualifier Tournament will qualify for the Hearthstone World Championships at BlizzCon 2014.
Europe Qualifier Tournament
  • The top 16 Legend players from each of the Ranked Play Seasons from April through August for the Europe region will be invited to participate in the Europe Hearthstone Qualifier Tournament.
    • Each player can only qualify for the Europe Qualifier Tournament once. In cases where a player achieves a qualifying rank for a second time or is ineligible to compete in the Europe Qualifier Tournament, the next highest ranking player will be selected to qualify for the Europe Qualifier Tournament.
      The top players from select community-run weekly tournaments held between April and August will be invited to participate in the Europe Qualifier Tournament. Further details, including which community tournaments qualify, will be announced at a later date.
  • The top 3 players from select events will also qualify for the Europe Qualifier Tournament. Further details, including which events qualify, will be announced at a later date.
  • A Last Call Tournament will be held immediately prior to the Europe Qualifier Tournament to determine any remaining Qualifier spots. This Last Call Tournament will only be available to players that satisfy residency requirements for the Europe Region. More details regarding this will be announced at a later date.
  • Seeding for the Europe Qualifier Tournament will be based entirely on consistency of performance during the Ranked Play Seasons. Achieving a high rank multiple times will positively affect the player’s seeding during the Europe Qualifier Tournament.
  • The Europe Qualifier Tournament will be best of five matches.
  • The top 4 players from the Europe Qualifier Tournament will qualify for the Hearthstone World Championships at BlizzCon 2014.
Korea/Taiwan Hearthstone Qualifier Tournaments
  • Korea: Two (2) players will be selected to represent Korea from the OGN Hearthstone League. More details will be announced by OGN at a later date.
  • Taiwan: The top 2 players from the Taiwan Qualifier Tournament will qualify for the Hearthstone World Championships. More details will be announced at a later date.
China Qualifier Tournament
  • All players for the China Qualifier Tournament will come from the official China Ranked Play Rankings, official Chinese grassroots tournaments, or licensed Chinese tournaments.
  • The top 4 players from the China Qualifier Tournament will qualify for the Hearthstone World Championships at BlizzCon 2014.
Hearthstone World Championships at BlizzCon Tournament Format

The World Championships will be played in a best-of-five “Last Hero Standing” format, with 3 classes per player each match. In a “Last Hero Standing” format, when you lose a game, you must change the deck you are currently playing. Each player brings three decks and plays until one player wins three games.

Participants must have their own card collections. Sixteen total players will participate in the World Championships: 4 representatives from Americas, 4 from Europe, 4 from China, 2 from Korea, and 2 from Taiwan.

We want you to be a part of the card-slinging action! If you’ve got your sights set on becoming a world-renowned Hearthstone player and think you’re ready to battle it out to the end, participate in Ranked Play and take your first step on the road to the World Championships!




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Curse of Naxxramas Info Recap at HearthPwn


HearthPwn has posted a great "what we know so far" recap, including all known details of the upcoming Curse of Naxxramas adventure! New information has been slowly trickling in through interviews and updates on the Battle.net website over the past month. Blizzard has just taken to Twitter to reveal a new Druid card, Poison Seeds! Check out the Curse of Naxxramas post on HearthPwn!





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