Finally, after being announced at BlizzCon one month ago, Hearthstone has finally added Rastakhan’s Rumble to the server. On top of that, starting at 9am PST on December 5th, the company will launch the Rastakhan’s Rumble Inn-vitational, making it the first tournament where this new expansion’s cards will be in competitive matches. The tournament will feature eight players from North America, Europe, Korea, and Taiwan with the goal of showing off all the new content. You can read more about the tournament here, and read more about the expansion below.
The trolls of Azeroth have gathered at the behest of their leader, King Rastakhan, for a once-per-generation, no-holds-barred throwdown. Nine teams have formed, led by some of the most fearsome fighters of trollkind—nine Legendary Troll Champions, each representing a Hearthstone class. Combatants will enjoy the blessings of their team’s Loa, ancient spirits venerated by the trolls that have manifested themselves as Legendary minions. Players looking to dive deeper into the magic of the trolls can call forth Spirits—unique class-specific minions that share impressive synergies with the Loa. Those more inclined to thrilling the crowd with sheer brutality can do so with Overkill cards—a new gameplay mechanic that rewards players with powerful effects when they deal excess damage.
“We’re excited to have Hearthstone players around the world step into the ring today to test their might in Rastakhan’s Rumble,” said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “The Gurubashi Arena has seen countless fights over the years, but nothing like what’s about to unfold—we can’t wait to see the fiercely creative decks players bring to the battlefield.”