Hearthstone

HGC highlight reels and more in Blizzard esports this week It always seems like Blizzard’s esports come in waves together. HGC is wrapping up for its next series of clashes, and Hearthstone‘s Global Games are almost ready to rest until the finals play out during BlizzCon. There’s always something to watch on the weekends, but it seems like everything is at a downswing. It’s pretty...

Get a free arena run and other rewards with Ahune’s Frost Festival, mortals Not to be outdone by Ragnaros’ Midsummer Fire Festival, Ahune has stepped in and initiated the Midsummer Frost Festival. This celebration is more arena oriented. Upon logging in, players will be greeted with a free arena run during the Frost Festival. You’ll also get a new quest where all you need to do is play three...




Recapping Ben Brode’s AMA: Alternate heroes, problematic cards, and Ben’s rap career Last week, Hearthstone Game Director Ben Brode held court and conducted a brief AMA on Reddit. Some notable highlights include a more condensed card reveal and spoiler process, as well as alternate Warlock and Druid heroes on the way. Could we be seeing Wilfred Fizzlebang or Zenkiki anytime soon? I hope so! Ben also dives...

Ice Cream Citadel comes to Comic-Con If there’s one thing the developers at Blizzard have in common, it’s a love of terrible puns. The promos for the latest Hearthstone expansion Knights of the Frozen Throne are no exception. Since the Lich King is involved, the scourge is well on its way to washing over the world as a swarm of dad...

Keep cool inside with Blizzard esports this weekend It's been such a long summer. I just want to relax by the pool and watch some esports. Luckily, there's plenty to watch this weekend.

Is an appear offline feature coming to Blizzard games? Appearing offline is something players have been wanting for a long time — a very long time. What’s more, it’s something Blizzard has allegedly had in the works for more than five years now. Discussion surrounding the feature is to the point where it’s gaining the same notoriety as WoW’s totally-soon-to-be-here Dance Studio. However, some...




In his job interview with Blizzard, the Lich King is all of us Many people who play Blizzard games have given at least a passing thought to applying for one of their job openings. Sure, I only have a B. A. in English, but I could probably be an esports event technician, or whatever. The skills I’ve developed writing about pet battles would definitely serve me well enough...

Hearthstone’s latest expansion is Knights of the Frozen Throne {PB}To help us beat the heat of summer, Hearthstone’s next expansion will be taking us up north to Northrend. Say hello to the Knights of the Frozen Throne! During the HCT livestream from Shanghai today, Game Director Ben Brode and Production Director Jason Chayes posed an intriguing question. What happens when heroes fall? When the Lich King...



Next Hearthstone expansion announcement during HCT Spring Championships tonight It's been about three months since Journey to Un'goro came out. If Blizzard's release schedule remains consistent, that means we should be expecting a new adventure some time soon.

HCT Championship in Shanghai and more esports It's been a busy week in esports as usual. The World of Warcraft esports team even unveiled a shiny new website. They don't have any events coming up this weekend, so for now you can just use it to mark your esports calendar. Here are the esports we'll be watching this weekend.

Earn double gold in Hearthstone’s Midsummer Fire Festival event, insects Ragnaros is about to heat things up this summer during Hearthstone’s Midsummer Fire Festival. Starting today, completing quests will reward double the usual gold. I’ve been letting my quests languish so this is a good incentive for me to get back into the game and clear out that quest queue. The festival just kicked off and is...

Old Hearthstone Expansions and Adventures returning to the store As Blizzard has rotated cards out of Hearthstone’s Standard gameplay mode, those cards have disappeared from the game’s store, too — which can make it tough for anyone wanting to experience the Adventures or build their collection of Wild cards. That means it’s been a long time since previous Hearthstone expansions or adventures like Goblins...

Overwatch Contenders playoffs, Wild Open, and more esports My emotional kryptonite is people being nice to little kids, so please excuse this column. After I saw Kim Phan and some of Team TeSPA visit the UCI Esports girls summer camp, I had to go lie down for a while. Luckily, I can stream esports to my bedroom, so while I recover I'll have plenty to watch.

Hearthstone Greater Crater Promotion for Journey to Un’goro packs now live The Greater Crater promotion for Journey to Un’goro card packs is now live! The prices you pay will be the same as before, except now you’re getting more packs to go with it. Original: 7 packs, Promotion: 9 packs Original: 15 packs, Promotion: 20 packs Original: 40 packs, Promotion: 52 packs Original: 60 packs, Promotion: 78 packs Community Manager Daxxarri...

HGC returns, GSL Code S finals, and more Blizzard esports Now that Dreamhack is over, the dog days of summer are beginning in earnest.  It’s a great time to sit inside with the air conditioning on to watch some esports. HGC is continuing with a fresh slate, Overwatch Contenders is almost through with the group stage, and Seat Story returns this week, so let’s get to...

ESL Legendary Series
Legendary changes coming soon to Hearthstone Some new changes are coming to Hearthstone! Nope, nothing quite to do with game play changes. There are no nerfs or buffs to any cards, but there will be buffs to how you acquire Legendary cards from opening Hearthstone packs. With the release of the next expansion, whenever you open a Legendary in a card pack, it’ll...