Blizzard has announced some sizeable changes in its esports plans for Hearthstone for the coming year. More than $4 million in prizes will be given out at professional esports events for the game this year, although those events will vary in intensity and organization. A large portion of the Blizzard Hearthstone system will be moving online. This will include a three-tier approach to esports competitions. Also, there will be some new changes over how the rankings points for esports teams […]
Hearthstone is a turn-based card game. The player has an opponent and they both have a thirty-card deck and a selected hero with a unique power. Using mana points, casting spells, the aim is to bring the enemy’s life to zero. By winning the player receives either new cards, in-game gold or other prizes. The game features several modes of play, including casual and ranked matches, as well as daily quests and weekly challenges to help earn more gold and cards. New content for the game involves the addition of new card sets and gameplay, taking the form of either expansion packs or single-player adventures that reward the player with collectible cards upon completion.