Hearthstone match flipped on its head after crazy Blink Fox luck - Dexerto
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Hearthstone match flipped on its head after crazy Blink Fox luck

Published: 29/Oct/2019 23:21 Updated: 30/Oct/2019 1:22

by Brad Norton

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Success in Hearthstone is heavily dependent on luck and this play showcased some of the most unbelievable luck you’ll ever see in Blizzard’s collectible card game.

Composing a powerful deck is one thing, but actually drawing the right cards in the right moments is what will determine the success rate of said deck. 

Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how far down you are on the board or how little HP you have left, the Random Number Generator (RNG) gods can bless you and change your luck for the better as this recent highlight proved.

In an October 29 clip, a mobile Rogue player was met with some remarkable luck in a matchup against a Priest. With a deck molded around stealing cards, the Rogue had already played his three mana 3/3 minion, Blink Fox.

This unique Beast adds a random card to your hand from your opponent’s class-type. With luck on their side, Blink Fox miraculously generated Bwonsamdi, the Dead, a Legendary Priest card.  

Blizzard - HearthstoneThis powerful Legendary should not have ended up in the hands of a Rogue.
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Playing entirely into the favor of a patient, mech-based Rogue build, this Priest card filled their hand with one-cost minions and the results were devastating.

Having drawn eight Pogo-Hopper’s, for the low cost of just two mana, the Rogue was able to drop 20/20 worth of attacking power and health onto the board. With absolutely no way to predict and counter such an absurd stroke of luck, it’s safe to say that the Priest was left befuddled.

With a total of six powerful minions now on the board, and a mere five cards in the opponent’s hand for the next turn, it seemed only a matter of time until the match was wrapped up.

While Priest players do have access to a good amount of board clearing spells, with six additional Pogo-Hoppers in hand for the Rogue, all absurdly buffed, the Priest would have needed some crazy luck of his own to regain momentum.

Blink fox did well this time! from r/hearthstone

Not the only insane showcase of luck, recently a Hearthstone professional called his shots with impeccable accuracy to sweep his opponent in a single turn.

With BlizzCon 2019 just around the corner, you can use our Ultimate Guide to keep on top of all things Hearthstone related.

Business

Sources: Activision Blizzard collegiate partner Tespa closing down

Published: 9/Dec/2020 9:37 Updated: 9/Dec/2020 9:41

by Adam Fitch

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North American collegiate esports organization Tespa is coming to a close and will make way for new university programs from game developer Activision Blizzard, according to sources.

Headquartered in Blizzard’s offices in Irvine, California, the company confirmed to members that the “Tespa name and brand will not continue to exist come 2021” according to documents obtained by Dexerto.

Since their national expansion in 2013, the organization has existed as an “event support network” for colleges who have gaming and esports initiatives. In 2014, they partnered with Blizzard to host collegiate events for Hearthstone, League of Legends, StarCraft II, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch.

Following the closure of Tespa, the developer will continue to host competitive programs for students across North America. At the time of writing, there are programs for Overwatch, Hearthstone, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

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Tespa are well-known for hosting Heroes of the Dorm, a tournament that provided fully-paid tuition for the winning team.

The decision was at least partially made due to the restrictions surrounding hosting events in 2020 due to the global health situation. Tespa will “indefinitely” cancel their Chapter Program, a network of officially-recognized gaming clubs for students across Canada and the United States.

“With the rapid amount of change that has been in effect this year, we’ve taken time to reflect and plan for how we want our collegiate programs to grow in the future,” a document reads.

“The Tespa name and brand has been with us since the beginning, and although we are moving on from this brand, we’re excited for the opportunity to integrate more with our game franchises.”

Further solidifying the end for the company, there are plans to close the Tespa Community Discord — a hub for those who take part in the program.

To commemorate the closure, the company will share highlights and milestones from the community on their Twitter from December 9 to the end of the month.