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Friday Update – Cake is Good

Aug 31, 2018

Welcome to a round up of the week. We have new Ladder Cosmetics on the way, Merry Melee Portal Kombat returns, and more:

Cosmic Crown Showdown

Our current Ladder Season ends today! For those of you aiming at a shot at the next CCS, it’s time to climb! Our capstone tournament will take place on September 15th and 16th, so save the date, start your brews, and secure your spot among the stars.

For everyone else, there will soon be tasty new cosmetics as the icing on the cake for victory in the battlegrounds. Come savor these sweet additions:

Sir Pies AAFrostspasm AA

If that makes you salivate, they will be fresh out of the oven September 1st. See you then!

VIP Program

After looking closely at attendance and incentives, we have decided to reevaluate our VIP Program. The current offering wasn’t holding players’ interest, so we are taking it back into the workshop to see how we can best revise it moving forward. Until that time, we have removed the VIP button from the store. For those of you with existing VIP tickets, we will hold a few more months of VIP events, but we won’t be rotating in new tournaments until we are able to reimagine the program. We want to give a big thank you to everyone who has supported us this way in the past, and we hope to bring you something even better in the future.

Merry Melee Rotation

Speaking of rotation, Merry Melee Portal Kombat returns for those who wish to test their might. Relive the wild RNG filled days of Dead of Winter by playing as Galaxtar and mastering all the portals you can muster.

Galaxtar

In Portal Kombat, you’ll be provided with a deck of 25 standard shards and a bunch of portals. Don’t like your hand? Well, don’t worry! Next turn it will be completely different. Every turn your hand will be shifting and giving you new options on how to handle your opponent’s threats. And, if you happen to end up with a hand of useless portals, you can also use Galaxtar’s charge power to dig for more powerful options.

Merry Melee Portal Kombat

Format: Galaxtar
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

Furthermore, our cool new sleeve returns (freshly portaled!) for those of you who can fatality 10 opponents. You keep your record from last time, so be sure to dive in if it got away from you last time:

Portal Kombat is live now and will run for 1 week (ending Friday 9/7 at 10am PT). So, choose your fight, square off against your opponent, and finish him!

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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