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Shard Cup Season 5 and Blood Cup Details (January 14th)!

We have finished our second year of Shard Cup Tournament Series and are now entering year three! We plan to continue the series and have outlined what we expect the formats to be in the upcoming year on our usual page for the tournament series. For a preview, this is our intended format schedule over the next six months:

The Blood Cup: Constructed (Standard Constructed)
The Diamond Cup: Constructed (Standard Constructed)
The Ruby Cup: Constructed (Immortal Constructed)
The Sapphire Cup: Limited (Standard constructed, cut to top 8 draft)
The Wild Cup: Chapter Wars
The Fate Cup: Constructed (Standard Constructed), Double elimination

The Cup of Fate

For the last two years, we have had the fortunate blessing of Colin sponsoring our Cup of Fate to make it an amazing tournament and we thank immensely for doing so. The tournament series would not have been as great as it has been without his help. For this season, we are reaching out to the community for partial sponsorships. Our intended goal is to raise at least $1,000 in in-game prizes (boosters and primals) to make the tournament a great capstone to an excellent season.

As such, we are soliciting quarter-sponsorships from community members to keep the series going. To be a quarter-sponsor of the final cup, we ask for 135 current set boosters and 2 current set primals. Naturally, we are willing to take any donations for the final tournament (especially if you old set boosters kicking around), but will at least like to meet that base goal. We already have one quarter sponsorship lined up (Hacky’s the best), so we are 25% of the way to our goal. If you would like to commit to sponsorship (and have your name, group, team, guild, etc. attached to the tournament), please email us at

Blood Cup Details

We are pleased to share with you the details of the FiveShards Blood Cup, Season 5!

On January 14th, 9:00am PT, the greatest Entrathian shard-slingers will compete for a chance to take home the coveted Blood Cup; this is the first cup in the fifth 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: 48 Set 5 Packs
2nd: 32 Set 5 Packs
3rd-4th: 16 Set 5 Packs
5th-8th: 10 Set 5 Packs
9th: 8 Set 5 Packs
10th-16th: 6 Set 5 Packs
17th-32nd: 3 Set 5 Packs

Random Door Prizes

5x Set 5 Packs
5x Set 5 Packs
5x Set 5 Packs
5x Set 5 Packs
Portensio of Avon mercenary
Gax the Sly Roller mercenary
Brosi-Buk mercenary

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 5 Packs
4x Set 5 Packs
4x Set 5 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. Players should follow the general rules and regulations we have for all of our tournaments.

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.

2 Comments on Shard Cup Season 5 and Blood Cup Details (January 14th)!

  1. When I tried to play in the Blood Cup this weekend, I could not get connected. The chat mods told us that the pairings were not working and the tournament would be rescheduled. Is there any word on rescheduling yet?

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