Hearthstone The Grand Tournament expansion opens this August

grand tournamentLadies and gentlemen, knights and squires, we are here today to announce the launch of The Grand Tournament, a brand new expansion for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft! This is no measly expansion at that, adding a whopping 132 new cards to the ever expanding Hearthstone library. There will be all-new spells, weapons, and a retinue of Azeroth’s most renowned Champions ready to join your cause.

The expansion also introduces a new minion ability – Inspire. This will activate after your Hero Power is used while a minion with Inspire is on the board which could result in one of any number of effects. You can see two examples of this below.

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There is also to be a brand new game board to see out your battles.

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The Grand Tournament packs will be available to win in the Arena alongside the G&G and standard packs. Blizzard are celebrating The Grand Tournament with a bundle pack offer starting from next week. You will be able to pre-purchase a bundle of 50 Grand Tournament cards for $49.99  which can be opened upon launch. You will also get a new card back for your troubles.

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The Grand Tournament will commence in August on Windows ®, Mac®, iOS®, and Android®, The Grand Tournament card packs will be available in the in-game Shop with either gold or real money at the same price as all the other Hearthstone card packs.

So rally forth knights of Ogres, Pirates, Dragons, and Murlocs and prepare to do battle for honour and glory!

Check out a few of the other cards revealed and let us know what you think!

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