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Hearthstone Recap: New Card Revealed, Season 3 Card Back + More!

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Check out the new Curse of Naxxramas card and new card back!

Season 2 of Hearthstone Ranked Play has ended! Players who have reached Rank 20 or higher have been rewarded the awesome Black Temple card back! What's in store for this month? One word: Rainbow. Blizzard has revealed the new card back, and it's definitely a major change of scenery from last month's dark'n'dreary! Something for everyone, right? Blizzard has also released their list of this season's top players, spotlighting the top 100 Legend players in Ranked Play! As with every season, the top 16 players have earned their spot in the qualifiers for the World Championship Qualifier tournament. Who's got what it takes to win it all at BlizzCon? We'll have to wait and see! Check out this week's Hearthstone recap!




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New Curse of Naxxramas Card Revealed


This week on Twitter, Blizzard has revealed another new Curse of Naxxramas card on the Hearthstone Twitter! This week's card is Voidcaller, an awesome new Demon for the Warlock class! They've now revealed a total of 12 cards out of the 30 coming in Curse of Naxxramas, and we've seen almost all of the class cards! You can find out more about the upcoming Adventure in our Curse of Naxxramas Adventure Preview!

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Ranked Play Season 2 Ends, Top Players Announced


Ranked Play Season 2 has ended, and the Black Temple card back has been distributed to all players who have earned Rank 20 during the season. Blizzard has revealed the top 100 players on the ladder, including the 16 new Legend players who will qualify for participation in the Hearthstone Americas Qualifier! Two players have maintained their standing from last season, so the qualification has been extended to the top 18th players (technically) due to their already having earned a spot. Congratulations to everyone who qualified this season!

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Ranked Play Season 2 Final Rankings


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1 dengxu
2 backspace
3 sjow
4 BattleTag
5 puffin
6 reynad
7 Camere
8 KaRyu
9 Neghr
10 rain
11 Ostkaka
12 Otter
13 Daxxon
14 Fpv000
15 Savjz
16 Bounds
17 hyped
18 Gigaduckman
19 Kurum
20 hyp3d
21 Thachzor
22 Hafu
23 Booyaka
24 Muirhead
25 kitkatz
26 Farmacist
27 Firebat
28 Abakadaba
29 AReee
30 Blackacre
31 Raigar
32 mysterj
33 GutoGalego
34 Artea
35 Draven
36 ARee
37 Edge
38 Fokmano
39 Snoopy
40 DeerNadia
41 TheGoliath
42 Axtius
43 magicamy
44 evans
45 Flye
46 DuckWingFACE
47 TaftsBathtub
48 Konti
49 Fr0zen
50 Ein
51 dezbear
52 LiquidDiego
53 ketue
54 pokekiti
55 Bowles
56 missa
57 SkepticYo
58 Razzor
59 TrickyDolL
60 Max
61 Khal
62 Tempestlife
63 LamWilliam
64 Huor
65 Alive
66 Frodan
67 W4NG
68 Owatonka
69 CountChocula
70 Huked
71 Cerce
72 kineko
73 PoppaWood
74 Reserve
75 Conair
76 EvilRaito
77 Alchemixt
78 Spaltzer
79 Gajila
80 Phantiks
81 zGGLeoz
82 Kaypud
83 javasocute
84 Mutubah
85 Thunderbuddy
86 Lazy
87 RAGESAUCE
88 NeverPull0ut
89 Pac
90 Jeffurs0
91 undaunted
92 Tryla
93 Sciclops
94 GameofPwns
95 Revelaxion
96 purpledrank
97 Poisty1991
98 plampy
99 yiminnb
100 HeatCheck




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Ranked Play Season 3 Card Back Revealed


June is here and with it comes Ranked Play Season 3, featuring a new card back as well as new opportunities for 16 skilled players to top the Legend ranks and qualify for a spot a the World Championship Qualifiers. This month, players who reach Rank 20 have an all-new card back to earn. The Rainbow! card back will be awarded at the end of the season to all players who have earned at least Rank 20 during the season! This is definitely my favorite card back, as it reminds me of Diablo III's Whimsyshire! Is it a reference? Who knows! One thing is for certain, it's definitely colorful!

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