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Friday Update – ROID Runner

Nov 15, 2019

Welcome to a round up of the week. The CCS is this weekend, Merry Melee ROIDS returns, and more:

Cosmic Crown Showdown

Tickets have gone out to the top players who dominated the Limited and Constructed ladder. Now, they get to face off for platinum, honor, and an exclusive animated sleeve. Good luck to all our brave contenders! We will see you Saturday at 9am PT (Local Time).

HEX Mondays

Everyone in the office has really been enjoying our games against the community so far! If you haven’t stopped by already, be sure to log in between 4pm and 9pm Pacific on Mondays to match wits and decks against some members of the team.

Our good friend Snake also streams around that time, so drop by his channel and hang with the community! He’ll also have a few Draft Codes to give away, so anyone can get in on the action. Check him out, and let’s all have some fun HEXing together.

VIP Tournament Phase-Out

November 22-24th will be the last batch of VIP tournaments in the old format. While we have a great deal of fondness for these tournaments, we will be putting them on hiatus until we are able to reexamine the VIP program in greater detail. Thank you to everyone who has participated in these events until now. We hope that you will enjoy a clearer calendar and more focused set of queues until we are able to re-imagine our VIP events.

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: Free!
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 sweet 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 11/22 at 10am PT). So, get ready to beep, boop, and bzzzt your way to victory!

    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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