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Realz Joins the Hearthstone Development Team
From Dreamhack Stage to Team Five, former ManaGrind pro-player, Ryan "Realz" Masterson, announced on Twitter this evening that he will be joining the Hearthstone development team. Realz will be soon joining the team as an Associate Game Designer. In addition to Realz' experience in Hearthstone, he has also played Magic the Gathering and World of Warcraft Arena at a competitive level.
PAX Prime this Weekend! TeSPA Tournament
Blizzard is going to be at PAX Prime this weekend, and with that, some Hearthstone fun. Two activities have been announced for Hearthstone at PAX Prime this time around which includes the TeSPA Collegiate Open finals which will be streamed on Twitch on September 1st, and "finding out what's in the cards".
We aren't sure what "Finding out what's in the cards" means for Hearthstone, but there's always potential we will see some news about upcoming things. It may also just be a fancy way of getting people to go on down to the Blizzard booth and play some Hearthstone; We'll keep you posted.
The TeSPA Collegiate Open #2 will have its finals on Monday, September 1st, and will be streamed live on Twitch beginning at 1PM EDT. Check out the TeSPA player spotlight released earlier today to see who's going to be competing at PAX; And watch out for DominosPizza, a fan of Inner Rage and Loatheb.
If you’re heading out to PAX Prime this weekend, we’d love for you to come by and check out all of the action.
PAX attendees should prepare themselves for 4 epic days of portal storming, card slinging, and Hero playing awesomeness as this year’s booth will feature all-new builds for our most recent and upcoming games, hands-on time at demo stations, and awesome giveaways including a *limited quantity of PAX Prime exclusive pins. Pinny Arcade enthusiasts will be happy to learn that they could collect either the exclusive Elite Tauren Chieftain pin for playing Heroes of the Storm or the Iron Horde symbol for playing the Warlords of Draenor beta while visiting the booth.
What: Hosted annually in Seattle, PAX Prime is a celebration of gaming culture and community
Come and Play
Where: The Washington State Convention Center booth #352 of the Expo Hall
When: August 29- September 1
As an attendee, here’s a taste of what you can expect at this year’s Blizzard booth:
- Warlords of Draenor hands-on with the live beta featuring updated character models and the intro experience for the upcoming expansion.
- A chance to find out what’s in the cards for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and experience all of the fun of epic card-slinging duels on the PC.
- Attendees will have the opportunity to play a brand-new demo for Heroes of the Storm, and be among the first to try out three exciting new heroes! New to the game or eager for some clutch tips? The Heroes Community Team will be on-hand to help get you up to speed and ready to brawl!
- Blizzard developers will be on-hand to chat about your favorite games.
- And did we mention there will be giveaways, prizes, and more? If not . . . there will be giveaways, prizes, and more!
Be sure to check the prime.paxsite.com for the schedule, hotel and travel information, forums, and more. If you have an iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, or Windows 7 smart phone, you can also download the official PAX Prime 2014 app from Guidebook for free.
We’re looking forward to a great PAX Prime 2014 and can’t wait to see everyone there!
*Pins are available while supplies last to those who visit the booth and play either Heroes of the Storm or Warlords of Draenor.
Season 5 Ends Sunday
In just a few days, the fifth ranked season of Hearthstone will be ending. If you've been lazy and haven't hit rank 20 yet, be sure to login and get there so you get one of the coolest card backs out there. The card back reward for the August 2014 season is the Icecrown card back. We are not yet sure what the reward will be for the September season, but we'll let you know as soon as it is announced.
This season also marks the last season that will be rewarding the top 16 legend players with qualifier spots for the Hearthstone World Championship (HWC). The HWC finals will be held at BlizzCon this year and will be rewarding $250,000 in prizing. Best of luck to those in the final part of the grind to the top!
Season 5 (Aug 2014)
Want to see more card backs? Check out our list of Hearthstone card backs to view all the awesome designs currently available in the client.