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Hearthstone (HS) is an online turn-based collectible card game from Blizzard Entertainment released in 2014, operating through Blizzard’s Battle.net service. Hearthstone can be played on PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices and has been one of the factors to its huge success as a digital turn-based card game. What’s more, its accessibility in that users can play against each other on different devices is also a great feature. If you want to add a tournament or team to the filter, go in to the match and select favourite.
The game involves two players going head-to-head with each player starting with 30 cards. Hearthstone is using all its content and story from Blizzards World of Warcraft, having playable hero’s like Druid, Hunter, Mage, Paladin, Priest, Rouge, Shaman, Warlock and Warrior, the transition from playing World of Warcraft to Hearthstone makes for an easy and natural transition if you’re already familiar with WoW. The aim of the game is for each player to use various strengths of cards to inflict damage on the opponent. The first player to reduce their opponent’s health to 0 wins.
Surprisingly, HS featured as an esports event in November 2013, several months before the game was launched to the public.
The first tournament known as The Innkeeper’s Invitational took place at Blizzcon and was won by Artosis (Daniel Stemkoski).
The annual Hearthstone Championship was announced in April 2014 and the first event which offered a prize pool of $250,000, till this day, this tournament is considered one of the biggest for HS.
This year the event will have a new tournament structure and the prize pool will be worth over $4,000,000. Hearthstone tournaments have had an exciting past and look forward to delivering even more excitement in the future. Stay tuned with esportsguide to keep up to date with all live and upcoming matches.
You can read more info about this game in the Hearthstone Guide.