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Hearthstone: The Grand Tournament expansion release date

UPDATE: Launches 6pm today.

UPDATE 24th August 2015: Hearthstone expansion The Grand Tournament should go live at 6pm UK time today, Blizzard has said.

Blizzard tweeted to say The Grand Tournament will not begin before 6pm UK time, so barring any teething problems, Hearthstone players should be able to get stuck in tonight.

ORIGINAL STORY 19th August 2015: Hearthstone expansion The Grand Tournament launches next Monday, 24th August, Blizzard has confirmed.

The Grand Tournament adds 132 new cards, themed around the idea of a Medieval joust. Many feature one of the two new gameplay mechanics.

Joust forces both players to reveal a card from their decks. The stronger gains advantages.

Inspire activates buffs for your minions every time you use your Hero Power.

The Grand Tournament marks the second major addition of new cards for Hearthstone, following last year's Goblins vs. Gnomes. Smaller sets of new cards have also been added via the Curse of Naxxramas and Blackrock Mountain adventures.

Blizzard released Hearthstone's 3.0 update today. Players can now view all of the upcoming Tournament cards via their collection and try out the new themed game board.

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