Get ready to rumble – and get some new card backs – during Oktoberbrawl.
It’s not quite October, but Oktoberbrawl began yesterday and is ringing in the best time of year. Haven’t heard of Oktoberbrawl? It’s Blizzard’s Hearthstone event that pits the community each other while two teams of three players engage in a month-long battle. The prize for players is two new, unique card backs.
The two teams are Team Void—Dog, Thijs, and J4CKIECHAN— and Team Light—Kripparrian, Reynad, and Alliestrasza. In the competition, each player starts with a fresh account so that everyone starts out on the same foot and everything is fair, and support from the community will determine which team gets to pull from a pool of additional boosters.
Each “Oktoberbrawler” will be given ten Classic packs and a Welcome Bundle to start their new account, and on Monday of each week from today until October 10, will be given another ten packs from two different expansions. On Wednesdays, each team member will also receive “a portion of a second pack award based on a percentage of total wins earned in Ranked Play by players using their team’s card back.”
Twitch Prime members can claim two new card backs, Void and Light, which can be used to represent one side or the other in ranked matches. Winning Ranked matches means better rewards for your chosen trio of champions.
Each week of Oktoberbrawl will be themed thusly:
- September 11-15: Wild Week – Weekly Packs: 10 packs each of Goblins vs Gnomes and The Grand Tournament
- September 18-22: Kraken Week – Weekly Packs: 10 packs each of Whispers of the Old Gods and Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
- September 25-29: Mammoth Week – Weekly Packs: 10 packs each of Journey to Un’Goro and Knights of the Frozen Throne
- October 2-6: Adventure Week – Weekly Cards: Surprise Format!
The Oktoberbrawl finals will take place on October 21 at Twitchcon. Per usual, there are some restrictions and rules to follow, which you can dive into at battle.net.