2016 Hearthstone Winter Championship Europe Decks

The 2016 Hearthstone Winter Championship Europe Decks are now available. The tournament was held through March 18-20 with the top 8 players clashing to be the tournament victor. These were the deck lists used by each player. Click the images below for the full size. Use the tabs for navigation of each player (requires javascript enabled).

For context, the 2016 HWC Europe winner was Naiman. DrHippi was second finalist.

Reach level 20 in World of Warcraft for Lady Liadrin Hero in Hearthstone

lady-liadrin-hearthstone-portraitThe latest Blizzard Entertainment cross-game promotion gives you the Lady Liadrin Hero in Hearthstone. Simply reach level 20 in World of Warcraft to unlock the Fledgling Hero of Warcraft achievement.

Having a level 90 character won’t unlock it. If you have a level 1-19 character, make it reach level 20 and the achievement is unlocked. You don’t need a World of Warcraft subscription. Simply download the World of Warcraft starter edition and play free.

Below is a video of the achievement and how Lady Liadrin looks like and her emotes in Hearthstone.

 

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2016 Hearthstone Europe Winter Championship Starts March 18

Make sure to watch the Hearthstone Europe Winter Championship livestream through March 18-20. Player information can be found in the following blog.

Blizzard Europe posted the profile and decks of four of the eight players to duke it out this weekend: Naiman, Nicslay, Diggen, and Cereza.

 

When: March 18–20 at 6 a.m. PDT (13:00 UTC, 14:00 CET)

Stream: twitch.tv/playhearthstone

Casters: Dan “Frodan” Chou, Robert “Whirthun” Wing, Janne “Savjz” Mikkonen, Simon “Sottle” Welch, Alexander “Raven” Baguley, Marcin “Gnimsh” Filipowicz, Brian Kibler, TJ “Azumo” Sanders.

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Whisper of the Old Gods Pre-Purchase Available Now

With Patch 4.2.0.12051 released today, the Whispers of the Old Gods pre-purchase is now available in the in-game Store for $49.99. Read the patch notes below for more details.

 

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  • Pre-purchase Whispers of the Old Gods
    • Pre-purchase a “Whispers of the Old Gods” 50 card pack bundle from the in-game shop and unlock a special card back. Whispers of the Old Gods packs cannot be opened until the expansion launches, which will be before May 31, 2016, however, the card back is available immediately! 
  • Unlock up to 18 deck slots!
    • Gain access to 9 additional deck slots by unlocking all nine Hearthstone Heroes, bringing your total number of deck slots to 18.
    • If you’ve already unlocked all nine Heroes, your new deck slots are waiting for you in the Collection Manager: just delete or edit the Basic decks you’ll find in your deck list.
  • Many improvements have been made to the Collection Manager.
    • Deck Recipes are now available in the Collection Manager. Use Deck Recipes to quickly experiment with some new deck ideas.
    • Right-clicking on card backs in the Collection Manager reveals an improved display. So fancy!
    • When building decks, the “Suggest a Card” feature is now smarter about its recommendations.
    • It is now possible to search for cards with new search terms, including Attack, Health, Cost, Golden, etc.
    • A more complete listing of all the new functions will be revealed in an upcoming blog.
  • We have begun preparing for the arrival of Standard and Wild formats with new UI elements.
  • The following Hero portrait has been added:
    • Liadrin – The new Paladin hero is obtained through an upcoming World of Warcraft promotion.

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  • Hearthstone has been localized into Thai. Players around the globe can now enjoy Hearthstone in 14 different languages!
  • The following card backs have been added:
    • Hogger – Acquired at the end of the month by reaching Rank 20 or higher in Ranked Play mode during the month of March 2016.
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    • Eyes of C’Thun – Acquired by pre-purchasing Whispers of the Old Gods.
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    • Overwatch – Acquired by purchasing the Overwatch: Origins Edition.
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  • Bonuses provided by Enrage effects now work correctly after a minion’s Attack and Health values have been swapped.
  • [iPads with iOS 9.0.2+] Resolved an issue that could cause Hearthstone to crash when launched with the device held in certain orientations.
  • [Android] Resolved visual issues that could occur with the League of Explorer’s card back and after League of Explorer matches on Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge+ devices.
  • Resolved various issues with AI behavior and gameplay.
  • Fixed various audio, graphical, and UI issues.

 

Leak or Hoax? Hearthstone: Whispers of the Old Gods

Chris Chan posted in the Canadian Hearthstone Community Facebook page a stunning photo that shows advertising of Whispers of the Old Gods. (Originally posted in reddit)

It’s unknown at the moment if this is an early leak or a good photoshop. We’ll have to wait until tomorrow Friday when Blizzard Entertainment announces whatever it is they will announce during the Hearthstone Winter Championship livestream at 1pm EST / 10am PST.

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Update# 2: In-Game Shop selling Whispers of the Old Gods

Additionally, this short video showing the in-game store has the Whispers of the Old Gods sale page.

 

Update # 3: Russian Site: Whispers of Old Gods Photo

Found this russian forum discussing rumors.

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