HCT Hearthstone Tournament Powered By Arctic

We are excited to announce that StriveWire has joined forces with Arctic Gaming to raise the stakes for an upcoming HCT Qualifier Hearthstone Tournament. Arctic Gaming has put one of the P533 headsets on the line and we are excited to see who will come claim the prize.

We want to take this opportunity to thank Arctic Gaming for being so committed to the growth of the Hearthstone community. We also want to thank all of the players for making StriveWire the website and community that it is today, without you none of this would be possible. The details of the tournament are below.

When: ! Saturday MAY 27th 17:00 UTC!

Where: https://strivewire.com/tournament/16797/lobby

The Prize:  Arctic P533 Gaming Headset

We look forward to seeing you all on the 27th!

League of Legends Tournaments Powered by GamerSensei

The StriveWire team is excited to announce a new partnership with GamerSensei! Some of you may know that League of Legends 1v1 tournaments have become the new exciting tournament feature on StriveWire. Well, after seeing this positive feedback we decided that it was time to take these tournaments to the next level and Gamersensei agrees with us.

GamerSensei has agreed to sponsor the prize pools of StriveWire’s League of Legends tournaments for the next month. This is exciting news for everyone involved. It opens the door to many exciting possibilities between StriveWire and GamerSensei and also raises the stakes for you, the players! We would like to take this time to thank GamerSensei for their sponsorship and their dedication to the growth of the League of Legends community. A sponsorship of this nature shows that Gamersensei cares a great amount about the community and wants to make sure that it has as bright of a future as possible. We would also like to thank all of you who have supported the growth of StriveWire by playing these tournaments. None of this would be possible without all of you.

Thank you again for all of your support,

Your StriveWire Team



Throne of Cards IV – Qualifier on StriveWire.com

On April 8th Lifecoach is inviting the #Hearthstone Pro Scene to Vienna for a very special tournament.

You want to participate in the Throne of Cards IV, challenge
SuperJJ, Dima “Rdu“ Radu, Stanislav Cifka, mryagutC4mlann, Xixo
and strive for the prize pool of 5.000 €?

Then visit StriveWire.com, win one of the three open qualifiers and find yourself being casted on twitch.tv/lifecoach1981!

1⃣1⃣ https://strivewire.com/tournament/16644 1⃣1⃣
 18th of March, 12 pm CET

2⃣2⃣ https://strivewire.com/tournament/16645 2⃣2⃣
🕑🕑 26th of March, 2 pm CET 🕑🕑

3⃣3⃣ https://strivewire.com/tournament/16646 3⃣3⃣
🕢🕢 29th of March, 6:30 pm CET 🕢🕢

#ToC #strivewire 

Checkout https://www.egoperspektive.at/…/throne-of-cards-iv-spring-…/ for more detailed information!

Saturday Night Cup #2 powered by ROCCAT

Great News for our EU #hearthstone players!

The second edition of the Saturday Night Cup powered by ROCCAT will take place this Saturday, the 18th of February at 7 pm CET!
Additionally to the #HCT points which allows you to qualify for the Hearthstone World Championship, #roccat sponsors a brand new Roccat Isku+ Force FX keyboard for the first place!

 Saturday, 19th of February 7 pm CET
 ROCCAT Isku+ Force FX [110 € Retail Prize]

See you on Saturday!


Rocket League is back on StriveWire!

We are happy to announce that both #RocketLeague and twitch.tv/derzwerghd are back on StriveWire!

Together with our beloved Rocket League caster we organize a new monthly Rocket League tournament series the #ZwergenTurnier!

The first edition will take place the 17th of February (Friday) with a buyin of 2 € and a total prize pool of 81,60 € for 16 teams!!

Grab your spot at https://strivewire.com/tournament/14903
and show us your Rocket League plays, we look forward to some epic matches!


StriveWire is looking for hearthstone tournament organizers!

Shootout to all organizers, players and streamers!

StriveWire is looking for ambitious members of the Hearthstone Community who are motivated to organize their very own Hearthstone World Championship Qualifier tournament series!

We will help you set up the tournaments, apply for the Qualifier points and – if needed – we will of course help you with any other problem you might encounter!

If you’re interested, drop us a message at chris@strivewire.com or add us on Skype ‚StriveWire‘ so we can discuss everything and create your tournaments as quickly as possible!


Interview with Tempo_VLPS, Winner of No Mustache Cup #58!

StriveWire sits down with 
Tempo_VLPS twitter.com/Tempo_Vlps                                                                                                                     

Victor Lopez “Vlps” is a professional competitive Hearthstone player and streamer making his breakthrough on the scene through strong performances in 2015 both via top ladder finishes and strong tournament finishes. Taking down the 2015 China VS NA with teammates dog, firebat, and deathstarv3 and later pushinterview-2ing deep into Blizzcon of 2015. The following year VLPS continued the push with strong ladder finishes, but falling short of reaching Blizzcon. Now a member of Tempo Storm and a regular at major tournaments VLPS has become a staple name in the competitive hearthstone scene. We sat down with him following a impressive win of the first HCT open of the year on StriveWire.

StriveWire: Congrats on winning the first NA HCT tournament of the season VLPS. Let’s get right into it and talk a little bit about your mindset going into the tournament and the unique lineup you brought to it.

VLPS: I expected the majority of the tournament population to bring aggressive decks. I expected aggressive / midrange warriors and aggressive / midrange shamans to be a part of almost every lineup and that came to fruition with all of my opponents bringing warrior and shaman and only the finalist bringing a control variant of warrior, all of the shamans were aggressive with one or two midrange. My lineup shined against these decks and my ban was primarily reno-warlock. If there was no renolock I would ban druid generally, in an anti aggro mirror i would ban priest. interview1

StriveWire: Great to hear you had success with a „counter the meta“ lineup. Did you find the field of players or sheer amount of matches that had to be played all in one day a challenge? And as a follow up in regards to the HCT circuit what do you think about the changes Blizzard has made this year? Such as the 5 point monthly cap and requiring all tournaments to at least be best of 5.

VLPS: You know, it’s great seeing such a big showing to these open cups from pro players to guys that maybe just starting reaching legend and want to get into the competitive scene to maybe even more casual players, everyone is showing up. I think 2017 will be a great year for Hearthstone and at the same time this means competition is fierce and winning open cups will be tougher than it was in 2016. Overall, it was definitely a challenge, it’s not easy playing a 9 hour tournament well past my bedtime, haha! I’ve always been supportive of Blizzard and the direction they take the competitive system, having been around since 2015, i can say that they continually are improving the system each year. This year we have bigger prize pools, a less grindy open cup system, more inclusive top 200 vs. top 100 ladder system, and more consistent swiss setting for the seasonal championships… all pluses in my book. Thank you to Blizzard and more specifically Team 5, most of us really appreciate you and you don’t hear it enough.

StriveWire: I agree it’s good to see that blizzard is making major improvements each year to the tour and competitive scene. As a professional player what improvements do you think tournament organizers can make to open cups and what has your experience been like using StriveWire.

VLPS: I’d like to see a consistent format across all of the opens, not sure if that has been implemented since I have only played 1 open cup this year but I know in 2016 some had no bans, some were best of 5, some best of 3, etc. I haven’t had issues using StriveWire and I like the ease of the interface for deck / ban selection.

StriveWire: Consistency would be great, right now the formats allowed are conquest and last hero standing and all tournaments have to be best of 5 at least for this season. In closing what words of advice do you you have for players who are aiming to reach the top and get recognized this year.

VLPS: Have an action plan, don’t bring decks you’re not comfortable with just because they are considered strong, and don’t simply bring the strongest decks without much thought. Analyze the format, ask yourself what’s prevalent in the meta and then begin building a lineup around that target and your ban. Most importantly, have fun and respect your opponents. Good luck to all, here’s to a another great year of Hearthstone!

StriveWire: Inspiring words from an inspirational player. Thanks for taking the time to sit down with us Victor and best of luck this year.