After having so many news the week before this one, the week that has just passed wasn't as crazy, probably because everyone is starting to think and talk BlizzCon rather than talk much about nerfs, expansions, new modes, or anything along those lines. That's not to say that we didn't have plenty going on in the world of Hearthstone [Free] this week, but it definitely wasn't like last Monday's Touchstone Tavern where I had to be careful not to give you guys an article that ran 3000 words. This week we had a few tournaments wrapping up, some BlizzCon news, and more evidence of Hearthstone's growing popularity. In general, the Hearthstone world is looking to BlizzCon at the moment, so we are in a bit of a stasis. Ok, let's dive in and get things going.
Blizzard Announces BlizzCon 2015 In-Game Items
As you all know, BlizzCon is coming soon, and Blizzard has intensified its promotion of the event. A few days ago, we got to see the Blizzard 2015 Card Back that you will be able to use after BlizzCon begins. In order to get this cool (literally, it's blizzard-themed) card back, you'll have to purchase a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket or, of course, attend the event in person. If you haven't bought a ticket yet but want to, here's the link.
A Pro Match Somehow Ended in a Draw
We don't often see draws in Hearthstone, let alone in pro matches. And yet, in the South East Asia finals for the Hearthstone World Championship, neilyo's Druid somehow managed to get a draw against Zaldivar's Hunter. According to the DailyDot story, neilyo spotted a route for lethal and used a Swipe to put the Hunter to exactly zero. However, in doing so he also killed his opponent's Leper Gnome, which brought his own hero down to zero. We aren't sure whether he knew what would happen, but he had to use the Swipe or die the next turn anyway.
The Best Hearthstone Deck Resource Sites
Tim Clark over at PC Gamer has a very useful list of resources for those who enjoy their...