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Friday Update – Batty Bots

Jul 27, 2018

Welcome to a round up of the week. Our 5-6-6 Flashback Drafts continue, we reveal our new sleeve for Merry Melee ROID, and more:

Flashback Fun

Our first Flashback event continues! Come enjoy our 5-6-6 format. Please note that while we originally announced that this event would use classic gems, a few technical issues prevented that from happening this time around. The 5-6-6 event will use Standard legal gems for its duration, though we are on the issue and hope to have it fixed for our 7-8-8 event.

Also, don’t forget that playing in our Flashback events can win you this fantastic sleeve:

The Animated Eternal Invoker sleeve will go to any player who manages to go 3-0 in a single Draft or after they have won 10 Draft Matches, whichever comes first. So, what are you waiting for? Flashbacks will be live for a limited time, so be sure to get your games in now.

Merry Melee Rotation

Are you ready to prove that you are not a robot? Ready to prove that yes, you are a “human” that does human things? Well, you are in luck! Our ROID format returns, so you now have another chance to prove your supremacy to all those other robots out there. Like many of our Merry Melees, you won’t have to provide a deck for ROID, but instead our Randomly-Optimized-Insta-Deck will be provided for both you and your opponent.

In this format, you’ll be playing with decks of one or two random shards, but the contents of the decks are completely random from Standard cards. These decks can be kind of all over the place with a mono-blood Assault/Scorpinox/Blightbark/Uruunaz deck facing off against a Ruby-Sapphire Runic/Discard/Portal deck.

ROID

You never know what you’ll need to use to win next. To help you out, the ROID Bot has a powerful charge power to help keep your hand full of options (Pay 4 Charges to draw two cards), but it will all come down to who can optimize their plays the best!

Merry Melee ROID

Format: ROID Bot
Cost: 100 Platinum
Length: Gauntlet (5 wins / 3 losses)
Match: Best of one
Prizes:

  • 3 Wins – Random Standard Rare
  • 4 Wins – Current Set Booster Pack
  • 5 Wins – Current Set Booster Pack and Random Standard Rare

And remember, we have all-new sleeves for those of you able to best use your highly Optimized-Insta-Deck. Check it out below:

ROID is live now and will run for 1 week (ending Friday 8/03 at 10am PT). So, get ready to beep, boop, and bzzzt your way to victory!

VIP Weekend

VIP weekend has come once more. This is your latest chance to nab our new Emsee, Etcher of Nulzann and Graven Geist AAs. The format this month is Sealed. Tournament times are as follows:

Start times listed in US Pacific below:
Friday: 10:00 AM, 6:00 PM
Saturday: 1:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 6:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 6:00 PM

Start times listed in US Eastern below:
Friday: 1:00 PM, 9:00 PM
Saturday: 4:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 9:00 PM
Sunday: 4:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Start times listed in Central European Time below:
Friday: 19:00
Saturday: 03:00, 10:00, 19:00
Sunday: 03:00, 10:00, 19:00
Monday: 03:00

HEX BashHEX Clash

Our new Bash & Clash structure continues! Come join our new, short-form tournaments for your chance to win platinum, prizes, and exclusive alternate arts.

Here is the full prizing and schedule breakdown:

Schedule:

Saturdays at 8am PT – Bash
Saturdays at 4pm PT – Clash
Sundays at 8am PT – Clash
Sundays at 4pm PT – Bash 

Bash:

Format: Standard Constructed
Cost: 700 Platinum
Length: 4 rounds, swiss pairings
Match: Best of three
Prizes:

  • 1-0 Wins – n/a
  • 2 Wins – 5 current set booster packs, AAA card
  • 3 Wins – 12 current set booster packs, AAA card, AAA sleeve
  • 4 Wins – 10,000 platinum, AAA card, AAA sleeve, Battleboard

Clash:

Format: Standard Sealed
Cost: 1500 Platinum (or packs + 300 Platinum entry fee)
Length: 4 rounds, swiss pairings
Match: Best of three
Prizes:

  • 1-0 Wins – n/a
  • 2 Wins – 5 current set booster packs, AAA card
  • 3 Wins – 12 current set booster packs, AAA card, AAA sleeve
  • 4 Wins – 10,000 platinum, AAA card, AAA sleeve, Battleboard

Door prizes will still be granted to a few lucky participants. We will be giving out a total of 2 random Battleboards to players without 4 wins, 4 random AAA sleeves to players without 3 wins, and 4 random AAA cards to those favored by Kismet.

See you in the Battlegrounds,

The HEX Team


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