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Friday Update – Crowning Achievements

May 4, 2018

Welcome to a round up of the week. We have some spoilers for our upcoming patch, the new Bash & Clash start this weekend, and more:

Merry Melee

Our Merry Melee series is still going strong! Our Corinth vs Corinth Merry Melee queue is available until Monday 5/7 at 10am Pacific, so be sure to jump in this weekend. For those who aren’t already familiar, Corinth vs Corinth is a mode that is unlike any other that we’ve released so far in HEX.

In this mode you don’t select a deck and you don’t select a champion. Instead, you are given a predetermined deck of 20 resources (4 copies of each standard shard – [BLOOD] [WILD] [DIAMOND] [RUBY] [SAPPHIRE] ), and the champion Corinth the Iconoclast.

Corinth
Shifted Paradigm – Skip your draw phase. At the end of your turn, put your crypt and hand into your deck, then draw four cards.

You will then use her powers to create and choose cards—essentially building your deck on the fly. Only careful choices, a bit of luck, and quick thinking will grant victory over your opponents.

You can read all about Corinth vs Corinth here, but perhaps the best way to learn is to experience it for yourself. Remember, 10 victories will also grant you the exclusive Corinth the Iconoclast animated sleeve, so don’t delay! Melee today.

Cosmic Crown Showdown

We also want to take a moment and congratulate our latest Cosmic Crown Showdown qualifiers. These 128 players have clawed and fought their way to the top of our 2018 Season 2 constructed and limited ladders and earned their right to battle it out for our $5,000 prize pool! This capstone tournament will take place on May 12th and 13th, so save the date, start your brews, and secure your spot among the stars.

It’s Your Card

The community has spoken and Jeremy Chong’s art has won out. Now we set ourselves to the ever important and difficult task of naming our community designed card! Be sure to stop by the thread and leave your suggestions for awesome epithets. The team will be taking the best community suggestions and putting those up to a vote, so put on those Cerebral Jack-hat’s and get crackling! As always, the team will also be discussing the card as you guys design it on our regular dev streams (which run from 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Pacific Time every other Wednesday), so come join the fun!

HEX BashHEX Clash

This is a quick reminder that our new Bash & Clash structure starts this weekend. Come try out 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.

Cha-Ching!

Our currency patch is fast approaching. In this patch we will be introducing two new types of currencies – one you can earn by playing Siege mode and one you can earn by competing on the Ladder. We will have an article with more specifics in the near future, but for now we wanted to give you a little glimpse at some of the items you will be able to buy with this new currency.

KhaCarnage
SiegeSongstring Warden

We hope you enjoyed this taste of things to come. There’s more on the way, so stay tuned, and we will see you in the Battlegrounds~


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