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!

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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!

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

StriveWire sits down with 
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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.

New Hearthstone Expansion!

Hey!!
 
the new #hearthstone expansion is finally available on all servers and the whole StriveWire team wishes you a lot of fun with it and especially a lot of good draws in your first packs! 😉
 
Let’s see what the new meta will look like and see you soon in one of our tournaments on StriveWire.com!
 
 
Have a nice weekend!

More frequent daily tournaments for EU servers

Hey friends!

We want to give you the possibilty to play Hearthstone tournaments whenever you want! In order to reduce the waiting time and offer you as many events as possible, our daily challenges now start every 30 minutes between 12 and 6 pm on week days!

Checkout https://strivewire.com/tournaments/hearthstone/EU, choose the tournament of your choice, and discover a new Hearthstone experience!

 

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StriveWire App now available in Google Play Store

We are happy to announce that StriveWire has just released its first iPhone App which is available for download in the App Store from now on! Do you want to join, check-in and even play entire tournaments on your iPhone? Then you should download the StriveWire iOS App asap! 🙂

Together with our first Android App, StriveWire is now bringing its thrilling tournament experience to your mobile device. Get notifications when your match starts, take screenshots and directly puload them using the App, chat with tournament admins and other users – just as you are used to when playing a tournament on StriveWire.

We hope you enjoy our first iPhone and Android Apps! In case you have any suggestions how to improve the Apps, new features you want to see etc., just email us via support@strivewire.com or directly contact an admin in one of the tournament chats. We are constantly working on improving the Apps, and your feedback is warmly welcome.

We are looking forward to seening you guys soon in one of our tournaments again – maybe you will be using the StriveWire App next time?! 😉

Your StriveWire Team

10,000€+ Tournament Series powered by inObsession & StriveWire

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We have big news for our German-speaking Hearthstone EU community! We are happy to announce a new partner community on StriveWire, inObsession. InObsession aims at becoming a premium tournament organizer and eSports content provider covering the German-speaking eSports scene… and they have VERY good arguments:

Inobsession will host a FREAKING CRAZY 10,000 € TOURNAMENT SERIES on StriveWire!

The tournament series will run for 12 months and will span multiple events! On top of the 10,000 € provided by inObsession, StriveWire will provide another 700€ to be distributed to lower-ranked players! The first event will take place tomorrow, March 04, 2016, 8PM CET, and has a prize pool of 358 €!

Make sure to get yourself a slot in the first event asap – there are only 128 spots available! See the tournament info page for more information on the entire tournament series! Access is restricted to German-speaking players only!

We are looking forward to this awesome tournament series and some epic matches!

 

Your StriveWire Team