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Changes to the FiveShards Weekly Series Finale

With the upcoming patch, we are making some changes to the FiveShards Weekly Series Finale. The biggest change is that we will start handling the finale within the client! While this has some benefits and costs, we believe the benefits drastically outweigh the costs and will make a much smoother experience for all involved.

Starting in September, instead of points, players will earn currency from the FSWS series. The currency, the FiveShards coins, can only be used to enter into the Finale tournament at the end of the month you earned them. The coins you have will be wiped every month. You earn coins in game at the following rate:

1st-2nd –7 coins
3rd-4th – 5 coins
5th-8th – 3 coins
9th-16th – 1 coins

To enter the tournament, you must earn at least 5 coins. You can play in either or both FSWS and earn coins for the finale. The number of coins you have earned will be available within the client and we will keep a running tally on hexmeta.com. The coins will not be tradeable.

The finale will remain single elimination, but instead of running two tournaments, we will now have a single tournament for all qualified participants. Month-long seeding will not matter and the tournament will pair players randomly. Given that we are collapsing the tournaments, the prize distribution will change as well to reflect this:

Prizes

Monthly Tournament

1st – 12500 Platinum
2nd – 7500 Platinum
3rd-4th – 5000 Platinum
5th-8th – 2500 Platinum

Streamer Prizes

5x Booster Packs
5x Booster Packs
5x Booster Packs

As with any live tournament, decklists will be automatically ported to Hexmeta.com and be available with 24 hours of the tournament completing. We will also keep an eye on attendance and may adjust the coins based on how many people are qualifying and playing in the finale.

See you all in client!

Michael Allen is a competitive HexTCG player, co-host of the 2 Turns Ahead podcast, and founder and moderator of the Hex Subreddit.

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