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Blizzard esports at BlizzCon 2017: What to expect This week there’s not much going on in Blizzard esports. This is the calm before the storm. Next week is Opening Week with BlizzCon coming the weekend after. Here’s what you need to know to get started. Heroes of the Storm The action starts with Heroes of the Storm and the Heroes Global Championship group stages...

Hearthstone’s Hallow’s End event brings tricks, treats and more It’s the Hallow’s End season, and Hearthstone is joining in on the festivities from October 24 to November 6. Not only will you be able to get special goodies just for logging on, but you can also take part in a special Tavern Brawl that suits the theme — namely, the theme of getting disguised and...




2017 Hearthstone Championship Tour crowns summer champion A lot of Hearthstone esports went down in Blizzard’s new Arena in Burbank over the weekend. Not only was there a well-attended Fireside event where players got the new alternate Warlock hero, there was also the matter of the summer global championship to settle. Only one relatively big story came out of the lower bracket, and...

Latest Hearthside Chat addresses upcoming Hearthstone game mechanics changes Hearthstone is about to receive a quality of life update. Two rule changes will be coming up and affecting different card interactions that don't quite make sense.

HCT Summer Finals, BlizzCon is coming The pros are already starting to pack their bags for Southern California. BlizzCon Opening Week starts October 26th. Much like winter — what’s the phrase? — it’ll be here before you know it! There’s still lots of esports to keep you going til then, though. If all else fails, check TeSPA’s calendar. They usually have...

Hearthstone artists discuss the game’s unique approach to art design This weekend, a host of Hearthstone art folks hosted an AMA on Reddit, talking about how they work on the game and answering a bunch of other questions. The people from the game who took part are Art Director Ben Thompson, Outsource Art Manager Jeremy Cranford, FX Artist Hadidjah Chamberlin, and Concept Artists Jomaro Kindred and...




Introducing Hearthstone’s latest hero, Nemsy Necrofizzle Hearthstone is getting a new alternate hero! Her name is Nemsy Necrofizzle, a Warlock. The story of Nemsy is a tragic one. While out exploring the Sunken Temple within the Swamp of Sorrows in Azeroth, Nemsy was exposed to the mystical energies within the swamp which twisted her until she became the Warlock she is...

Pick a winner in the summer HCT Championship to win Hearthstone packs The 2017 Hearthstone Championship Tour is wrapping up, with 16 players facing off for the final tournament rounds in California. While you can’t get that $250,000 prize pool at home, you can get your hands on free Hearthstone card packs. All you have to do is pick a finalist and follow the tournament. To participate...



Hearthstone Innkeeper’s Tavern Cookbook hits shelves November 7 If you liked the official WoW cookbook, you’ll be excited to know the same author is now putting out another with a Hearthstone theme! Hearthstone: Innkeeper’s Tavern Cookbook is currently available for pre-order, and will hit shelves on November 7. This cookbook has six recipes to look through in the Amazon preview, which includes a...

Talk Like a Pirate Day hits WoW and Hearthstone September 19th is Pirate’s Day in WoW, and Hearthstone is celebrating with a little gold reward just for logging in today. In World of Warcraft, the long-established Pirate’s Day holiday hasn’t seen many changes, but there is the new Jolly Roger toy… but it’s a bit hard to come by. Said toy is available for sale by Edward Techt, but...

Protect your phone with these 3D printed Hearthstone cases If having Hearthstone on your phone isn’t good enough for you, you can also wrap Hearthstone around your phone with a new line of phone cases from FabZat. There are currently 14 available design options: five card backs and nine of the game’s most memorable cards, including Ragnaros, Deathwing, Dr. Boom, and Reno Jackson. Interestingly, the Azure...

Why Hearthstone’s Naga Sea Witch rules were changed Hearthstone Game Director Ben Brode took to Reddit yesterday to explain further on the reasoning behind the updated interactions between Naga Sea Witch and the assorted giants. There has been a new deck tearing up the Wild ladder. With the updated interaction, the Naga Sea Witch sets the cost of your minions to 5. After...

HCT Americas finals and more in esports The past week was a bit wild. My power went out right when I could’ve used a Hero of the Storm the most. Because it was a hurricane, see. This weekend I’m definitely cracking open a beverage which has spent time in a cold refrigerator. Now that my wifi is luckily back in service, esports...

Hearthstone update 9.1 targeted for release September 18 Hearthstone is getting an update next week — 9.1 releases on September 18. The update is to implement all balance changes that were outlined and discussed in detail last week. Five cards will be seeing changes in the update — including Basic class cards Hex, Innervate, and Fiery War Axe. The Basic class cards are...

Hearthstone Oktoberbrawl and Twitch Prime card backs If you play Hearthstone you may be interested to discover that starting today, you can participate in Oktoberbrawl, and by doing so contribute to whether the forces of the Light or the Void end up victorious. How does it all work? Well, I’m glad you asked. Otherwise, I’d have to tell you anyway — that’s the...

Blizzard Arena Los Angeles now open for esports events Burbank Studios has been a name in the entertainment industry for decades. Here’s a not at all dated video from the 80’s of a tour of the studios, given by Maria Shriver, for instance. Blizzard just announced that they will be the latest tenants of a building which housed Tonight Shows and Saved By The...