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FiveShards presents the Sapphire Cup, Season 4!

We are pleased to share with you the details of the FiveShards Sapphire Cup, Season 4! You can find all of our tournament dates here.

As many of you know, our plan for the Sapphire Cup is to make it a limited tournament every season. Thankfully (and thanks to HexEnt), we can bring part of that dream to life this season by having the top 8 cut to a draft!

Three big things to note!

  1. The tournament is on Sunday to avoid the Cosmic Crown Showdown.
  2. The top 8 will break to a draft (Herofall x3).
  3. Herofall will be legal. It’s us afterall, you should know that by now. 😉

On September 11th, 9:00am PDT (17:00 CET), the greatest Entrathian shard-slingers will compete for a chance to take home the coveted Sapphire Cup; this is the fourth cup in the fourth season of the FiveShards Shard Cup Series.

The Sapphire Cup is standard constructed; all current PVP sets are legal and any current cards banned for competitive PVP are also banned for the tournament. The top 8 players will automatically enter into a Herofall draft once theSwiss part of the tournament is over.

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 happens within in-client! The tournament will be Swiss followed by a cut to the top 8.


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

Random Door Prizes

4x Set 5 Packs
4x Set 4 Packs
4x Set 4 Packs
4x Set 4 Packs
4x 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!

4x Set 5 Packs
4x Set 4 Packs
4x Set 4 Packs
4x 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.

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 than out of client tournaments.

Feature Match Policy: If you are playing in the Sapphire 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.

2 Comments on FiveShards presents the Sapphire Cup, Season 4!

  1. Hi Zubrin, I don’t know yet if I’ll be able to participate but one big thing came to mind:
    Apparently the 128 players qualified for the CCS will temporarily get a full playset of Herofall cards, which I guess can also be used in this Sapphire Cup. Wouldn’t it be unfair then for regular players who can’t get access to all these cards without buying/trading, etc.?

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