Today Hearthstone has announced a special exhibition tournament that will be happening at BlizzCon called “The Innkeeper’s Invitational”. Blizzard invited 8 different personalities that are popular for streaming or their Youtube videos. Those invited are Day, Reckful, Hafu, Kripparian, Trump, Husky, Noxious, and Artosis.
Of course we’re a little bit bummed we didn’t get invited, especially since I’m 3-0 against Day and ZenStyle pretty much owns face when it comes to the game and recently won one of the ManaGrind tournaments. However, we do understand that they probably didn’t want someone to completely dominate the tournament since it’s just an exhibition 😉
Needless to say though, this will be really exciting to see. Not only is this the first “official” tournament Blizzard is holding but this will be our first look at Hearthstone in the official competitive scene. Just imagine once they start getting more eSports oriented features in the game like Spectator Mode and maybe BlizzCon 2014 ZenStyle and I will be playing in the first real make BlizzCon tournament for real prizes. We’ll see!
The other thing I am excited for this is the format they are doing the tournament in. Each player has 3 decks they have made in a best of 5. If one of your decks loses, it’s out and you have to play a new one. Great way to show off a bunch of different decks and overall I think it’s a great format to show off how well you can play different decks in different situations.
If you’d like to see the streams of those who got invited they are linked here:
You can read about the full details of the tournament here
BlizzCon draws ever-closer, and we have an exciting Hearthstone announcement to share with you all today!
Some dedicated members of the Hearthstone community have been bestowed the honor of showing you just a taste of what competitive card-slinging is all about in our featured one-time Hearthstone BlizzCon exhibition tournament: The Innkeeper’s Invitational!
The idea behind the Invitational is simple: Take some of Hearthstone’s most passionate players and pit them against each other in a no-holds-barred deathmatch . . . er, pit them against each other live on stage at BlizzCon with three of their best constructed decks at their side. Each player must bring three decks with three different classes and they will battle each other in a set of best-of-five matches. If one of their chosen decks loses, it’s out for good! The losing player will then have to choose one of their remaining decks to battle with, and if they run out of decks, that’s the end of their run: Time to pay your tab and don’t forget to tip the innkeeper.
As our invitees duel down to the last card and bounce each other out the doors of the tavern (more formally called “being eliminated”) in this tournament, only one player will remain standing and be named “Grandmaster of the Hearth“, receiving a fitting trophy for their impressive efforts.
Who have we chosen to step into the tavern? Open the doors yourself and take look!
Day Vs. Reckful
Hafu Vs. Kripparrian
Trump Vs. Husky
Noxious Vs. Artosis
This is a great opportunity to see some of your favorite Hearthstone players in action and to watch a few fun, casual, and friendly games of Hearthstone, live at BlizzCon! Not heading to BlizzCon this year? Don’t miss any of the action from the comfort of your own home by watching the semi-finals and finals via http://www.blizzcon.com or our World of Warcraft Twitch channel.
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