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Hearthstone Recap: New Hunter Card, Tournament Info, Current Standings

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New Curse of Naxxramas card revealed plus tournament info!

This week's Hearthstone brings another weekly Curse of Naxxramas card reveal, along with a look at the current Ranked Play standings! This week we've got a new Hunter beast, Webspinner, a minion whose Deathrattle has the power to draw any Beast in the game into the player's hand! Blizzard's competitive Hearthstone lists have been updated, including the list of World Championship qualifier players as well as a current list of Season 3's top players. Blizzard has also updated their list of Championship qualifier eligible community tournaments! Finally, be sure to check out this week's Community Spotlight to catch up with all of the latest Hearthstone webshows and podcasts!




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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 Webspinner, a new Hunter beast with a powerful Deathrattle! The Deathrattle has been confirmed to draw a Beast card from any possible card in the game, not just from those included in the player's deck. You can find out more about the upcoming Adventure in our Curse of Naxxramas Adventure Preview!

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List of World Championship Qualified Players (Updated 6/19)


Blizzard has updated their list of players who have already qualified to participate in the World Championship Qualifier event! These players have qualified with their expert performance in Ranked Play Season 1 and 2, with a few player having earned seeds through qualifying community tournament events. The list will soon be updated with Season 3's top Legend players! Interested in earning a spot in the qualifiers? Players can check out an updated list of eligible community tournaments on the Hearthstone website!

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World Championship - Qualified Players



Region BattleTag Points Qualification
US backspace 188 Season 1
US hyped 182 Season 1
US puffin 178 Season 2
US Firebat 160 Season 1
US Bounds 148 Season 2
US Alchemixt 119 Season 1
US dengxu 100 Season 2
US Imamurgl 100 Season 1
US sjow 98 Season 2
US Admirable 97 Season 1
US BattleTag 97 Season 2
US mitjdw 96 Season 1
US reynad 95 Season 2
US Camere 94 Season 2
US Failfellow 94 Season 1
US BoLiN 93 Season 1
US KaRyu 93 Season 2
US BwaMu 92 Season 1
US Neghr 92 Season 2
US Abaporu 91 Season 1
US rain 91 Season 2
US Ostkaka 90 Season 2
US prodigy 90 Season 1
US Otter 89 Season 2
US Daxxon 88 Season 2
US LuigEzz 88 Season 1
US Fpv000 87 Season 2
US Realz 87 Season 1
US Savjz 86 Season 2
US Freshca 85 Season 1
US Akogare 84 Season 1
US Gigaduckman 83 Season 2
US StrifeCro 68 Tavern Takeover 2
US Blackout 0 ZOTAC Cup 18
US Isokaas 0 ZOTAC Cup 20
US Miushock 0 ESL PreSeason Cup 33
US VaNdALiSM 0 ESL PreSeason Cup 35




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Blizzard Recognizes Current Top Ranked Players


Ranked Play Season 3 comes to an end soon, and Blizzard has provided a list of the current top players! Remember, the top 16 Legend players of each season will qualify for participation in the Hearthstone Americas Qualifier Tournament for their chance at representing the Americas in the Hearthstone World Championships! This list is up-to-date as of June 18, 2014.

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Ranked Play Season 3 Current Rankings


Rank BattleTag
1 purpledrank
2 Grindstone
3 Mickin
4 Akogare
5 dog
6 Yseros
7 Eversiction
8 Awakening
9 Icysoul
10 Luchesi
11 Huynher
12 Ðart
13 Jez
14 muzzy
15 YoungDro
16 Workaholic
17 FlannelGuy
18 Victim
19 Fr0zen
20 Hamkels
21 bma
22 Scathing
23 shuren
24 Perna
25 fuoliver
26 cortexiphan
27 Kabi
28 ThaLucky1
29 Infernity
30 SMURF
31 Isokaas
32 SilentStorm
33 Hotform
34 TerrenceM
35 sexistudder
36 Razor
37 WaningMoon
38 Blackacre
39 Ziss
40 Zerinot
41 Kolento
42 Alchemixt
43 Hosty
44 moxie
45 Thachzor
46 ShinyPants
47 Hafu
48 drumrawr
49 cms819
50 TONY
51 Fizzicist
52 Mutubah
53 Neobility
54 Pickcat
55 Mleon
56 Futna
57 Poisty1991
58 TidesofTime
59 Otter
60 Ansy
61 Decoherence
62 Kelsier
63 Serbitar
64 Cross
65 Oath
66 MeKeel
67 Kurum
68 Galwen
69 leadpaint
70 pharuq
71 LiquidSora
72 justsaiyan
73 VaNdALiSM
74 Rags
75 ICECREAM
76 heroux
77 TerriEN
78 Freohr
79 Sylv
80 Darklumiya
81 BountyHunter
82 rainy
83 zGGLeoz
84 Cassius
85 ceejaye
86 Aragorn
87 nickdanger
88 BattleTag
89 Kvalkrin
90 PaperTiger
91 monk
92 aechmil
93 unholy
94 Axtius
95 Abraão13
96 EchoCaptain
97 EIGHT
98 XxEvilKinGxX
99 kolst
100 Azuresky

See our top ranked players in the European region here.




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Hearthstone Community Roundup


Check out the latest Hearthstone podcasts, webshows and epic plays in Blizzard's Hearthstone Community Roundup, which spotlights the best moments from the past week of community content!

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Searching for the latest in Hearthstone news or for a video of a recent Hearthstone tournament you missed? We’ve got the latest in community-created video and podcast content right here for your viewing pleasure! Don’t miss a second of the funny moments, epic plays and high level Hearthstone games featured below!

Have a reoccurring, non-tutorial video series you want to share with the community in our weekly Hearthstone Community Roundup post? Send an email to zeriyah@blizzard.com with a link to your stuff!

Podcasts

The Angry Chicken Podcast – Episode #34 – "Hack the Dream"

HearthPro Podcast – Episode #37 – "But First Let Me Do Some Yarrrrdwork"

Happy Hearthstone Podcast – June 16th – "How To Build A Good Deck"

A Worthy Opponent – Episode #32 - ”The Man Behind The Curtain”

Turn 2 Podcast – Episode #24

Shows

Jotto’s Hearthstone Weekly Show – Episode #51 – “Nax Spoilers! (Feat. Dapperatchik)”

Value Town – Episode #34 - “ChanManV, Trump, Realz, and RDU”

FailCraft – Hearthstone Half Hour Episode #66 – “Hunter Season 3 Deck Guide/Analysis!”

Master Class – Episode #24 – “Laddering with Mage & Shaman”

BlizzPro Hearthstone Show – Episode #13 – “Freeze Mage”

The Gamon Show – Episode #6

King of the Hill – Episode #25 – “ThijsNL vs. Alesh”

DKMR Round Up - Episode #3

Epic Moments!

Amaz Hearthstone – “Value Explosion”

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