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FiveShards presents the Blood Cup, Season 4!

We are pleased to share with you the details of the FiveShards Blood Cup, Season 4! First, all of our season 4 dates are now live here.

On June 11th, 9:00am PST (World Clock), the greatest Entrathian shard-slingers will compete for a chance to take home the coveted Blood Cup (thanks to an ample supply of boosters from Hex Entertainment); this is the first cup in the fourth season of the FiveShards Shard Cup Series.

The Blood Cup is standard constructed; all current PVP sets are legal and any current cards banned for competitive PVP are also banned for the tournament.

To register, sign up for free in-client on the tournament that says “Community Tournament” within the client on the tournament page. That’s right, this tournament is organized in-client! The tournament will be Swiss followed by a cut to the top 8.


1st: 24 Set 3 Packs, 24 Set 4 Packs
2nd: 16 Set 3 Packs, 16 Set 4 Packs
3rd-4th: 8 Set 3 Packs, 8 Set 4 Packs
5th-8th: 5 Set 3 Packs, 5 Set 4 Packs
9th: 4 Set 3 Packs, 4 Set 4 Packs
10th-16th: 3 Set 3 Packs, 3 Set 4 Packs
17th-32nd: 1 Set 3 Packs, 2 Set 4 Packs

Random Door Prizes

5x Set 3 Packs
5x Set 3 Packs
5x Set 4 Packs
5x Set 4 Packs

Streamer Prizes

To encourage streaming of the tournament, we are going to do a few drawings for every streamer we put on the main channel. Each streamer can only get on the list once; so, if you stream and we feature you, you may get a nice after-tournament bonus!

5x Set 3 Packs
5x Set 3 Packs
5x Set 4 Packs
5x Set 4 Packs

We will be drawing the door prizes at the conclusion of round 2 for all players who remain in the tournament. To be eligible for Door prizes, the client must not have said you dropped in round 1 or 2.

The FiveShards account will send out prizes after the tournament concludes.

Cup Points

  • 1st: 15 points
  • 2nd: 13 points
  • 3rd/4th: 11 points
  • 5th-8th: 9 points
  • 9th: 8 points
  • 10th-16th: 6 points
  • 17th-32nd: 4 points
  • 33rd-64th: 2 points
  • 65th or higher: 1 point

Specific Rules

Since this is in-client, our rule set is much smaller this time around.

Feature Match Policy: If you are playing in the Blood Cup and are streaming, we take that as consent that you are willing to allow us to use your stream as a feature match on the main channel ( If, however, you would not like us to do this, please let us know as soon as possible and we will not host your stream.

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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