This week we read a couple of listener emails, discuss the Blizzard response to the BlitzChung situation, and much more.

During the play portion we check out a Rogue Deathrattle deck from Thijs.

News and Discussion

  • Admirable joins Brian Kibler stepping away from the casters desk.
  • Raven and  Sottle issue statements they will continue casting under protest.
  • Blizzard reduces BlitzChung decision
  • Grandmasters Playoffs Began this weekend
    • Europe
      • Hunterace and Silvername from group A
      • Casie and Jarla from group B
    • Americas
      • Eddie and Nalguidan from group A
      • Bloodyface and Purple from group B
    • Asia Pacific
      • Che0nsu and Tyler from group A
      • DawN and tom60229 from group B
  • Tavern Brawl – Doom in the Tomb
    • The Headless Horseman is haunting the tombs of Uldum! Fight to his lair… if you dare!
    • Rewards for under 60 minutes and 40 minutes

Decklist:
[Backstab] x 2
[Shadowstep] x 2
[Pharaoh Cat] x 2
[Togwaggle’s Scheme] x 1
[Bloodmage Thalnos] x 1
[Shiv] x 2
[Edwin VanCleef] x 1
[EVIL Miscreant] x 2
[Fan of Knives] x 2
[Necrium Blade] x 2
[SN1P-SN4P] x 1
[Blightnozzle Crawler] x 2
[Anka, the Buried] x 1
[Zilliax] x 1
[Cairne Bloodhoof] x 1
[Emperor Thaurissan] x 1
[Khartut Defender] x 2
[Mechanical Whelp] x 1
[Safeguard] x 1
[Sylvanas Windrunner] x 1
[N’Zoth, the Corruptor] x 1

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On this impromptu episode of Hero Power, Avanties and Zerotio breakdown and discuss the BlitzChung situation Blizzards response or lack there of so far, and give our thoughts and opinions.

We are very interested to know your thoughts as well, you can let us know by emailing us at HeroPowerPodcast@gmail.com or @HeroPower_Cast on Twitter.

This week Avanties and Zerotio are back and discussing the upcoming Doom in the Tomb event as well as Grandmasters season 2 ending and relegations.

During the play portion we check out an oldy but a goody, Secret Paladin is coming back to Standard.

News and Discussion

  • Hallow’s End event is coming on Tuesday!
    • Event runs October 8th to October 30th!
    • 2 new dungeon run style tavern brawls with Pack rewards
    • Legendary quests for packs every week.
    • Dual-class arenas starting
      • Start an arena run and stay on 2 losses to get extra rewards.
    • 1000 Win Portraits coming
  • 23 cards coming from wild to standard until the next set release.
    • Druid:
      • [[Astral Communion]]
      • [[Kun the Forgotten King]]
    • Mage:
      • [[Babbling Book]]
      • [[Flamewaker]]
    • Paladin:
      • [[Mysterious Challenger]]
      • [[Avenge]]
    • Hunter:
      • [[Lock and Load]]
      • [[Call of the Wild]]
    • Shaman:
      • [[Evolve]]
      • [[Thing from Below]]
    • Rogue:
      • [[Shaku, the Collector]]
      • [[Swashburglar]]
    • Priest:
      • [[Lightbomb]]
      • [[Vol’jin]]
    • Warlock:
      • [[Imp Gang Boss]]
      • [[Renounce Darkness]]
    • Warrior:
      • [[Varian Wrynn]]
      • [[Bloodhoof Brave]]
    • Neutral:
      • [[N’Zoth, the Corruptor]]
      • [[Sylvanas Windrunner]]
      • [[Ragnaros the Firelord]]
      • [[The Curator]]
      • [[Emperor Thaurissan]]
  • Global Games returns in November
  • Grandmasters Regular season over, Playoffs start next week
    • Relegation – (As of 6pm Sunday)
      • StrifeCro, Bloodtrail, Pathra, Orange, Feno, Rase Out.
      • Feno competes at Blizzcon for World championship for winning EU season 1.
  • Tavern Brawl: Six-Shooter
    • Make a six-card deck and duel!  Don’t worry – when you’re out of cards you get a free reload.

Mattattarm’s Theorycrafting and Twitter thread
Google Doc with Decks

Decklist:
[Autodefense Matrix] x 2
[Avenge] x 2
[Brazen Zealot] x 2
[Crystology] x 2
[Never Surrender!] x 1
[Noble Sacrifice] x 2
[Redemption] x 1
[Secretkeeper] x 2
[Mysterious Blade] x 2
[Sandwasp Queen] x 2
[Commander Rhyssa] x 1
[Magic Carpet] x 2
[Blessing of Kings] x 2
[Truesilver Champion] x 2
[Glowstone Technician] x 2
[Leeroy Jenkins] x 1
[Mysterious Challenger] x 2

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Avanties and Zerotio are joined by Mattatarms this week to discuss the recent changes to the Masters Qualifiers, the recent announcement of Masters Tour Arlington and much more.

During the play portion we check out a tempo/combo priest deck from Mattatarms.

News and Discussion

  • Changes for Masters Qualifiers
    • Masters Tour Qualifiers will use the Conquest, best-of-three, 3 decks with a ban format.
    • Masters Qualifiers will be expanded to a maximum capacity of 512 players.
    • To reduce tournament lengths, we will be changing all Masters Qualifiers to single elimination.
    • If a player makes Top 8 at least six times in a qualifying season currently, they will earn an invite. To make this qualification path easier, we’re reducing this number down to five.
    • We will be going back to only awarding the first-place competitor in Masters Qualifiers with an invite to its corresponding Masters Tour event.
    • We are adding more pack prizing to Masters Qualifiers.
    • We will be giving direct invites for Masters Tour events to the Top 16 not-yet-invited ladder players from each region at the end of every month, totaling out to 96 invites per qualifying period.
  • Announcing: Masters Tour Arlington
    • Masters Qualifiers between Oct 3rd and Nov 24th
    • eSports Stadium Arlington, Jan 30 – Feb 2
  • Gamestop Packs Promotion
    • Spend $20 at gamestop and get a code for 10 classic packs. One per account 
  • Tombs of Terror: Chapter 3
    • Release: 9/24
    • Discussion: How are we enjoying the Tombs of Terror solo content?
  • Tavern Brawl: Brawl  Block: Tinyfin Mode!
    • Construct a deck using ONLY basic, common and rare cards!

Decklist:
[Circle of Healing] x 2
[Silence] x 1
[Topsy Turvy] x 1
[Beaming Sidekick] x 2
[Inner Fire] x 2
[Lightwarden] x 2
[Northshire Cleric] x 2
[Power Word: Shield] x 2
[Divine Spirit] x 2
[Injured Tol’vir] x 2
[Neferset Ritualist] x 2
[Wild Pyromancer] x 2
[Acolyte of Pain] x 1
[Extra Arms] x 1
[Injured Blademaster] x 2
[High Priest Amet] x 1
[Psychopomp] x 2
[Bwonsamdi, the Dead] x 1

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This week we go in depth on what everyone on twitter is talking about, Seiko’s week 4 showing in Grandmasters. We also discuss the release schedule for Tombs of Terror and more.

During the play portion of the show we check out a Mecha’thun Quest Druid.

News and Discussion

  • Grandmasters: Seiko has poor showing Week 4
    • Tweet by @OtsunaFR suggests that Seiko was playing in an Auto Chess Qualifier, during his GM Match.
    • Deleted Tweet by HS_Seiko: “I am crying. Wasn’t a good idea to play the chess qualifier this weekend. But I practiced too much for this already… Hope I can come back from this horrible start once everything is over :((
    • Twitch Clip shows evidence of a series ending Misplay, while looking down. It is presumed that he was playing in his Auto Chess Qualifier.
    • HS_Seiko Tweetlonger
      • Apologizes and drops out of Autochess Qualifier
    • Invenglobal Article
      • Seiko approached HS esports and asked if he could play both events, and to change his play times, however the schedule couldn’t be changed.
      • HS esports knew about the conflict in schedule times, told Seiko “Sounds challenging but if anyone could do it, it’s probably someone like yourself,”
    • Blizzard esports statement “Next week Seiko must be present and play his match or be subject to the rules of missing a match”
    • Seiko currently 2-6, with only Fenomeno (0-7) between him and relegation
    • Discussion: Is the relegation system enough to have Pro HS Players take GM seriously?
  • Tombs of Terror – Chapters 1 & 2: Releasing 9/17
    • Chapter 1 is FREE!
    • Chapter 2 available for purchase (700 Gold)
    • Pre-Purchase for $19.99 US will include Chapter 2 on release day
    • After release, all 5 Chapters can be purchased for $14.99 US
  • Tavern Brawl: Three Wishes
    • Zephrys has blessed you with a random deck and 3 Wishes! And no wishing for more wishes!

Decklist:
[Innervate] x 2
[Untapped Potential] x 1
[Worthy Expedition] x 2
[Crystal Merchant] x 2
[Power of the Wild] x 2
[Wrath] x 2
[BEEEES!!!] x 2
[Ferocious Howl] x 1
[Wardruid Loti] x 1
[Flobbidinous Floop] x 1
[Swipe] x 2
[Anubisath Defender] x 2
[Oasis Surger] x 2
[Starfall] x 2
[Hidden Oasis] x 2
[Nourish] x 2
[Cenarius] x 1
[Mecha’thun] x 1

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