Find out what's in store for competitive Hearthstone at BlizzCon next month.
The first details of this year’s Hearthstone Inn-vitational have just been confirmed by Blizzard.
The event will see four teams of three players compete against each other in a series of bouts at this year’s BlizzCon fan-gathering in just over a week from now.
Here are the teams:
Jungle Giants: Firebat, J4CKIECHAN, Kripparian
Big-Time Buccaneers: Alliestrasza, Ant, Disguised Toast
Grimestreet Grifters: Pathra, Reynad, Thijs
Chillblade Crusaders: Dog, NaviOOT, RDU
The teams will square off in three different Challenges.
In Challenge 1 the teams will have to cook up the best Wild format decks they can. Jungle Giants will fight Big-Time Buccaneers in this round, with the remaining two teams also playing each other.
The second Challenge is built around the Standard format and will shake the match-up about so that Jungle Giants face Grimestreet Grifters this time. Again, the remaining teams square up against each other.
The final Challenge is titled Excavated Treasures, and will task the team with building decks around surprise cards they’ve been given. Here Jungle Giants will face Chillblade Crusaders, while Big-Time Buccaneers takes on the Grimestreet Grifters.
Those are the challenges, then, but there are also rewards to be won for winning each bout. Blizzard is remaining tight-lipped about the exact form these rewards will take however, promising only that they’ll be important for handling “the hazards lurking in the dark.”
The Inn-vitational begins at 1:00pm PDT on Friday 3rd November, and 9.30am PDT on the Saturday.