Hearthstone to have a $250 000 pot for Blizzcon 2014 
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Darryn Bonthuys
May 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm

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HEARTHSTONE! By now, pretty much everybody has experienced Blizzard’s ludicrously addictive card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. It’s got the right balance now, it has an audience and it’s going to have plenty of cash on offer in time for Blizzcon this year. Poker, eat your heart out.

Blizzard will be ponying up a $250 000 pot to the best Hearthstone players from around the world at Blizzcon 2014. Broken up, that details a grand prize of $100 000 to the winner of their upcoming tournament, with second place getting $50 000.

Third and fourth place winners get to take home a cheque for $15 000 each, fourth and fifth place get to add $7500 each to their bank accounts while the ninth to 16th place champs get a $5000 prize.

So how do you get in? Blizzard will only have room for 16 entrants at the tournament, with qualifiers taking place in the assorted Americas, China, Korea/Taiwan and Europe. So you might want to book a plane ticket to London if you happen to have skills that pay the bills.

From those tournaments, 130 qualifying players will then be given a chance to thin the card game herd down to the required 16 players, before jetting off to Anaheim for the November edition of Blizzcon.

Naturally, this year will be a much bigger version of the 2013 invitational, which consisted of eight players going head to head in the beta version of Hearthstone. That’s a lot of cash on offer, so if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go fill my deck with Murlocs and hope for the best, or the heart of the cards.

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.

  • Admiral Chief in Space

    I have yet to play this :/

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    My niece’s bf plays Dota & Hearthstone. I don’t talk to him.

    • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

      Hahahahahaha! I only play DOTA2 though… Would you half talk to me? :P

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        uh huh.

  • RinceofFuturePast

    Ohhhh, header isgood!

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    The game itself bored the hell out of me…

    Prize money is nothing compared to DOTA2 prize pool nowadays. Below 1mil? lol bleh

  • MakeItLegal

    Been playing hearthstone now proper ( in btw rendering and such ) I dig it

    I have 3 legend cards or what ever , and I always feel like I have a chance

    Only thing I have an issue with is , when people concede , be a man take u beating like one

    • geelslang

      I also really enjoy it, and have lost many hours playing it. Its the only game I play on my ipad at the moment.

      Did you buy booster packs? I have to admit, I have. I also have a few legendarys, but they almost never win me a game, my best cards are not legendarys.

      • MakeItLegal

        Haven’t bought a single pack !

        Played arena twice , lose everytime

        Yes I agree , legends don’t win the game , I have 3 now and only use one in my deck

        I have an issue when I play against someone who has like 5 or more legends in a single deck

        Do u craft at all ?

        • geelslang

          Jip I have crafted a few cards when I want a card and I have extra dust. I got a golden legendary (captain greenskin), disenchanted it for 1600 dust and got Ragnaros instead. I have 700 something dust at the moment.

          • MakeItLegal

            Wow dude

            I dot have the balls to dis enchant anything , I prefer to keep the legends even if I don’t use them , I am always thinking that they will have a place in a deck I have yet to create

            My fav is using Alexandra ( big dragon cost 9 mana and sets a Herod health to 15 ) i use it in my warlock deck ( love warlock because it’s about sacrifice ( add some death rattle minions and u have a super strong robust deck that handles most decks , expect super super Agro warrior decks ))

            I usually suck people into thinking I ve lost , only to come back to 15 health and blow them away

            What servers u jam on ? Europe ? Is there even a friends lists ?

          • geelslang

            I wont disenchant any of my legendarys or other cards if I only have 1 or 2, only reason I did it was it a golden legendary is basically a ‘choose any legendary card you want’ situation. Alexstrasza was on my short list to create, very powerfull card.

            Im a saffa in the Netherlands so I assume Im playing on the european servers. There is a friends list, its your battle.net id i think. I dont know what my id is, Ill go look when Im home.

          • MakeItLegal

            Ok awe , would be cnr to have 1 friend on battle.net

            Let me know

          • geelslang

            try geelslang #2802

          • MakeItLegal

            Done

  • Sofia Caden

    I keep refreshing my email every 10 seconds. You cant break me so easily blizzard employees! http://bit.ly/1jKn0PH

  • keizi kay

    Bismillah Rahmaanir-Raheem

    Assallamu aleikum
    My respected brothers and sisters. Am writing to you with a heavy heart and with tears gushing from my eyes due to the sadness i carry with me always, may His mercy and blessing be on you, seeking a favor from you.am complaining to you for what has happened to me seeking a solution firstly from Allah and then from you for matters which are too heavy for me, am helpless in combating the problems and for that I have resorted to seeking help from Allah first and from you.
    My life is filled with sad times but i hope with Allah’s blessing and your support i will be able to put a smile on my face once again. My troubles started when i lost my father,since then life turned up side down in terms of financial support, to make matters worse i lost my father when i was in India doing my studies.Now am stranded in India because i do not have any support from anyone,my mother was a wife and she is suffering from multiple sickness of which she is bed ridden.Am so helpless that i depend on my few friends for housing and feeding but my only hope of helping my mother is when i finish my MBA degree but i have no support to finish my studies or to go back home,since i do not have money.
    In Allah’s name the Almighty,The most powerful,The creator,The most compassionate i humbly ask you to help me finish my studies,so that i can help my mother.I know you might ask what about your other family members ,my dear brothers and sisters am all alone no one is willing to help me,am so sick of my condition that i do not have even food to eat now.I swear in Allah’s about my situation.
    Hopefully if i finish my studies i can work for you,Am in Os-mania university Hyderabad India,i will fully send all my details if you need them.Am a Uganda by nationality and my name is kayondo swaliki.My condition is too sad,I hope and hope Allah will always be with you.
    May Allah’s blessings and peace be upon our beloved prophet(SWA) ,his family and to all is entire UMMAh. Am.Am so humbled and happy to be your brother.Hope to hear from you soon. I need $ 1500 dollars for my college fees and my mothers treatment.
    Yours kayondo
    Kayondo07@gmail.com

  • Ultimo_Cleric N7

    Need to build a betta deck mate!

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  • Weanerdog

    Not sold on this, played a bit and meh for the most part.