Deck Tech

The latest Deck Tech with Spacewizard is here! On this week's Hearthstone Deck Tech, Spacewizard showcases the true power of poultry with his Angry Chicken themed aggro deck designed for casual play. Each card's purpose and combos are explained and detailed in this silly display of avian shenanigans. For those of you lacking legendaries, a budget version of the deck is also available.

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Tournament News

There have been several updates regarding Hearthstone tournaments. Community Manager Aratil posted on the Official Hearthstone site about the North American Collegiate Open, interviewing the four players who will progress to the semi-finals at PAX East. You can expand the box below to see the full interviews.
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<strong>Dueler #1</strong></u></p>
<p><strong>Name:&#160;</strong><span style="line-height: 2;">Johnny “RisingVirtue” On</span></p>
<p><strong>College:&#160;</strong><span style="line-height: 2;">University of California, Berkeley</span></p>
<p><strong>Major:&#160;</strong><span style="line-height: 2;">Double majoring in microbiology (for pre-med) and applied mathematics</span></p>
<p><strong>Year:&#160;</strong><span style="line-height: 2;">I am currently a freshman at UC Berkeley.</span></p>
<p><strong>Hometown:&#160;</strong><span style="line-height: 2;">Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada.</span></p>
<p><strong>What is your battle cry?&#160;</strong></p>
<p><span style="line-height: 2;">TO THE FACE!</span></p>
<p><strong>Did you have any close calls while playing one of the other ~1,800 students who were in the bracket with you to get to the final four?</strong></p>
<p>I had many close games while playing the bracket, including an intense match where it came down to a 50/50 Ragnaros in order to claim victory from the jaws of defeat.</p>
<p><strong>What is your "Total Level" in the Quest Log for Hearthstone?</strong></p>
<p>My total level is 343 with Paladin as my lowest level.</p>
<p><strong>What is your favorite Hearthstone card?</strong></p>
<p>My favorite card is Shadow Madness since it gives you such an advantage after stealing and killing a Harvest Golem.</p>
<p><strong>What do you plan to do after college?</strong></p>
<p>I’m not entirely sure what my plans are, but the dream is becoming a pharmacist and curing the world!</p>
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<p><u><strong>Dueler #2</strong></u></p>
<p><strong>Name:&#160;</strong><span style="line-height: 2;">Spencer “Zeph” Huynh</span></p>
<p><strong>College:&#160;</strong><span style="line-height: 2;">University of Oklahoma</span></p>
<p><strong>Major:&#160;</strong><span style="line-height: 2;">Biochemistry and Computer Science</span></p>
<p><strong>Year</strong>: Sophomore</p>
<p><strong>Hometown</strong>: Tulsa, Oklahoma</p>
<p><strong>Did you have any close calls while playing one of the other ~1,800 students who were in the bracket with you to get to the final four?</strong></p>
<p>My closest game was when I was 1-1 against my opponent and he was playing a control warrior, where we were both lethal and I prayed to RNGesus that I would top-deck Leeroy</p>
<p><strong>What is your "Total Level" in the Quest Log for Hearthstone?</strong></p>
<p>305</p>
<p><strong>What is your favorite Hearthstone card?</strong></p>
<p>Alexstrasza (my first legendary), they say you grow emotionally attached to your first one.</p>
<p><strong>What do you plan to do after college?</strong></p>
<p>Medical school unless a pro team picks me up!</p>
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<p><u><strong>Dueler #3</strong></u></p>
<p><strong>Name</strong>: Dylan “DarkAngel” Bryan</p>
<p><strong>College</strong>: Rutgers University</p>
<p><strong>Major</strong>: Mechanical Engineering</p>
<p><strong>Year</strong>: Sophomore</p>
<p><strong style="line-height: 2;">Hometown</strong><span style="line-height: 2;">: Freehold, NJ</span></p>
<p><strong>What is your battle cry?</strong></p>
<p>For Narnia!</p>
<p><strong>Did you have any close calls while playing one of the other ~1,800 students who were in the bracket with you to get to the final four?</strong></p>
<p>There were so many close calls where my opponent's had lethal the turn after I won. Those close matches are what make Hearthstone so exciting!</p>
<p><strong>What is your "Total Level" in the Quest Log for Hearthstone?</strong></p>
<p>341</p>
<p><strong>What is your favorite Hearthstone card?</strong></p>
<p>King Mukla!</p>
<p><strong>What do you plan to do after college?</strong></p>
<p>I plan to pursue my degree while stopping to enjoy every day along the way.</p>
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<p><u><strong>Dueler #4 </strong></u></p>
<p><strong>Name</strong>: Tommy “ZRusheR” Zhang</p>
<p><strong>College</strong>: Broward College</p>
<p><strong>Major</strong>: Business Administration</p>
<p><strong>Year</strong>: Sophomore</p>
<p><strong>Hometown</strong>: Florida</p>
<p><strong>What is your battle cry?</strong></p>
<p>My battle cry is silence.</p>
<p><strong>Did you have any close calls while playing one of the other ~1,800 students who were in the bracket with you to get to the final four?</strong></p>
<p>Yes, I had some really close game in two of my games before I got to final four.</p>
<p><strong>What is your "Total Level" in the Quest Log for Hearthstone?</strong></p>
<p>460</p>
<p><strong>What is your favorite Hearthstone card?</strong></p>
<p>My favorite card would be Leeroy Jenkins.</p>
<p><strong>What do you plan to do after college?</strong></p>
<p>Still trying to figure it out!</p>
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<p>Who will battle their way to ultimate Hearthstone glory as the Hearthstone Collegiate Open champion? Find out Saturday, April 12 when it all goes down live from the Twitch stage at PAX East! Not headed to PAX? Fear not! You can get in on all the card-slinging excitement and watch it all live <a href="http://www.twitch.tv/twitch">here</a>.[/html]

Dreamhack Bucharest

Dreamhack Bucharest has also announced their casting team for their upcoming tournament, taking place on April 26 and 27 with a $10,000 prize pool.
The casting team has been recently announced and will be composed of:
  • Octavian “ Kripparrian “ Morosan, who is considered to be one of the best Hearthstone Arena players in the world. He became popular after finishing up second at BlizzCon’s Innkeeper Invitational 2013
  • Dan “ Frodan “ Chou Daily News Anchor and Fight Night Host for ESGN. Prior to NASL, Frodan worked with the likes of Day9, CatsPajamas, Diggity, DoA, Megumixbear and Robin.
  • Tudor “ ptz “ Pitigoi PGL HearthStone and StarCraft 2 Shoutcaster