Hearthstone Tournaments For Dummies!
(Everything you need to know about attending hearthstone tournaments.)
Hey there! MazuruHS here with another guide for you! This time I’m going to explain to you how you can sign up for Hearthstone tournaments and everything else you need before you start!
First of all – where can you find open tournaments on the internet?
The most popular and in my opinion best website for this is clearly Strivewire.com. It is very simple. Just sign up there and click Tournaments in the upper left corner to get a list of tournaments that are about to start or start in the next few days. There are daily tournaments ranging from 32 to 256 participants. It is totally free to play and there are always some prizes to win. Just add your paypal account to strivewire and you will earn money if you manage to succeed. But don’t be to optimistic about this, you most likely won’t be rich after winning a few online tournaments. It’s all about fun and honor! It’s so fun and thrilling to be in round five or six and you think to yourself If I win one more match I will earn a price and compete with other top players in the semi-final – which is very exciting if you are a true gamer!
To sign up to a tournament that you have chosen from the tournaments list, just click the sign up button next to the tournament. You have to check in again one hour before the tournament starts in order to get a spot. If you want to join last minute – don’t worry, there is a waiting list and some of the signed up players may not show up, so you can get their spot.
There are a few rules you have to be aware of when playing tournaments on strivewire.
When the tournament begins you have to add your opponent on battle.net.
The correct order to start is → Add your opponent → Challenge him/her → Choose your classes on strivewire (remember: you aren’t allowed to prepare e.g. two different decks of the same class!) → Ask for a screenshot of the challenge! (And of course upload your own screenshot on strivewire) It isn’t allowed to prepare two different decks of the same class to prevent people from playing what they need and switch between decks. You may only play, for example, three decks if it’s best of three format. So if your opponent chooses let’s say mage, warlock and warrior and on his screenshot there are two warriors prepared – he might switch from dragon warrior to control warrior, if he sees that you have a aggro/face line-up. If this is the case don’t hesitate to contact an admin via tournament lobby. They are always fast, friendly and most likely grant you a default win, if your opponent is cheating. Also always take screenshots of your winning screen, so you have proof of that too!
You will most likely face two different match formats on strivewires open tournaments.
1) Conquest Mode: Each player must submit decklists from three unique classes prior to each stage of the event. Players may submit new decks prior to each stage. A player must win one game with each of his three decks to win the match (best of 5). When a player wins a game, the deck used by the winning player cannot be used for the remainder of the match! The losing player can keep the same deck used or switch to a different one of their choice. Players will be told what classes their opponent has available, but they won’t know which class is picked until both players have picked.
2) Last Hero Standing: Matches are usally best of three or five. Each eligible participant will choose a class for the first game in a match and the winner of the game will continue to use the class and deck that the winner was using when theywon the previous game until that eligible participant loses a game with that class and can then choose another class and deck. The player who loses a game will no longer be able to use the class and deck that the losing player played during the loss for the rest of the match.
You can always check rules and info tabs on strivewire to see what match format it is and what rules are active in the tournament that you choose to attend.
So now you can go ahead and start!
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Have fun and good luck!