Deck Tech

On this week's Hearthstone Deck Tech, Spacewizard showcases his "Serpentine Madness" Priest deck. With this deck, you can stall your opponent far into the late-game and amass an enormous advantage through high value cards and draw mechanics. If you're missing a legendary, check out the budget decklist for some alternatives.

New Season Begins!

The third season has begun, and a pretty new Card Back will be the reward!
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The third official Hearthstone Ranked Play Season is now live! Best of all, we’re unveiling a new card back you can add to your collection!



Partake in some merry battles up the Ranked Play ladder to earn the joyful Rainbow! card back. You will only be able to earn this card during the month of June.



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These card backs replace the art decorating the reverse side of your cards and are a great way to show off your Hearthstone accomplishments. Add the Rainbow! card back to your collection by hitting Rank 20 in Ranked Play mode. The Rainbow! card back will be awarded to you at the end of June’s Ranked Play Season.



Don’t forget—the further you move up the Ranked Play ladder, the more bonus stars you’ll receive next season. In Ranked Play, you’ll receive bonus stars based on your performance from the previous season —one bonus star per rank you attained. Please note that even if bonus stars from the previous season get you directly to Rank 20 or above, you still have to log in at least once each Ranked Season to qualify for the card back reward!



If you’re looking for a challenge, aim for the real pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – the $250,000 prize pool at the Hearthstone World Championship at BlizzCon 2014! Click http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/blog/14220262">here for more info on the Hearthstone Regional Qualifiers and http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/blog/13665270">here for the details on the Hearthstone World Championship.



Craft a deck, take a seat in the tavern, and admire all the Colors of the Rainbow! with our third official  Ranked Play Season, running through the month of June!


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Rebirth Renamed

Following extensive user feedback, the Shaman Naxxramas Card "Rebirth" has been renamed "Reincarnate".
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Community Tournaments

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The first step towards participating in the Hearthstone World Championship at BlizzCon 2014 is to qualify for a http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/blog/14220262/">Championship Qualifier Tournament! There’s a few ways you can become eligible to participate in the Championship Qualifier Tournaments, and our community run tournaments are here to help you get in on all the action!



From now until August 31, participating and performing well in one of the community tournaments listed below may net you a spot on the Championship Qualifier Tournament list! The player who places first at these tournaments will be awarded a seed into the appropriate Qualifier Tournament as long as they meet the eligibility requirements found in the official rules. If the winning player is already qualified for the tournament, or is found to be ineligible, the seed will not move down to the next placing player. Qualifier Tournament seeds are allocated by tournament region; For example, if the community tournament event takes place in the European region, the winner of that event will earn a seed to the Hearthstone Europe Qualifier Tournament.



None of the events below are operated by, nor are they in conjunction with, Blizzard Entertainment. These are also not the only events where a seed will be offered; some events will be weekly while others may be one-time events. Be sure to check back often for information about events as they are added, and also keep an eye out for updates from your favorite community tournament organizers.



Check out the links below for more information on what tournaments have been selected to offer a spot at the Championship Qualifier Tournament table. Last updated on June 2, 2014.




Americas Region Community Tournaments:




















TimeTournamentSeeds
June 7, 3:00 PM PDThttp://hsna.zotac-cup.com/en/cups/1615-zotac-hearthstone-na-cup-19">ZOTAC NA Cup #191
June 8http://www.nationalesl.com/us/hearthstone/1on1/pre_season_cup35/signup/">National ESL Pre-Season Cup #351


*Additional community tournaments will be added as time goes on, so be sure to bookmark this page for updates!





European Region Community Tournaments:








































TimeTournamentSeeds
June 7, 2:00 PM CESThttp://hseu.zotac-cup.com/en/cups/1611-zotac-hearthstone-eu-cup-19">ZOTAC EU Cup #191
June 8, 5:00 PM CESThttp://www.esl.eu/eu/hearthstone/1on1/tte_cup2/">ESL Tt eSports Summer Challenge Cup #21
June 14, CESThttp://www.dreamhack.se/dhs14/2014/05/19/come-and-play-hearthstone-at-dreamhack-summer/">DreamHack Summer3
June 15, 5:00 PM CESThttp://www.esl.eu/eu/hearthstone/1on1/tte_cup3/">ESL Tt eSports Summer Challenge Cup #31
June 22, 5:00 PM CESThttp://www.esl.eu/eu/hearthstone/1on1/tte_cup4/">ESL Tt eSports Summer Challenge Cup #41
June 29, 5:00 PM CESThttp://www.esl.eu/eu/hearthstone/1on1/tte_cup5/">ESL Tt eSports Summer Challenge Cup #5 1


*Additional community tournaments will be added as time goes on, so be sure to bookmark this page for updates!




For more information on the Hearthstone World Championship, click http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/blog/14220262/">here! The Hearthstone World Championship at BlizzCon 2014 offers a whopping $250,000 prize pool for those dedicated enough to make the trip! Participate in a community tournament today; we hope to see you at BlizzCon!



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