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Hearthstone unleashed a theorycrafting event on July 27 ahead of the United in Stormwind expansion launch on Aug. 3. Invited participants can create decks with new cards and duke it out against their opponents.

The United in Stormwind theorycrafting event also features Twitch drops. Viewers of participating live channels have to watch for two hours before they can claim a United in Stormwind card pack. Another card pack can be earned by watching a livestream for an additional four hours.

How to get Twitch drops

In order to get Twitch drops, first connect your Twitch account with your Battle.net one. To do this, log in to the livestreaming platform, visit the Twitch connections page and click the “Connect” button located next to Battle.net. Twitch drops will be enabled after following a simple set of instructions. The drops inventory page on Twitch can be used to track the process required to earn and claim a reward.

There are several Hearthstone players participating in the event. They can be found in the participating live channels page.

United in Stormwind launch

Hearthstone’s United in Stormwind expansion has 135 new cards. Additionally, it features new Questlines, profession tools, mounts and the “Tradeable” keyword. When used, cards with this keyword can be swapped with another card in a player’s deck.

Hearthstone unleashes theorycrafting event ahead of United in Stormwind
The Seek Guidance Priest Questline card. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

As for Questlines, they are Legendary spells that begin in a player’s hand and involve tiers of progression. After completing each step of a Questline, a player gets a reward.

Profession tools in United in Stormwind are weapons that have special effects as opposed to attack values. Meanwhile, a mount can aid players in battle by summoning another minion once the token gets taken down.

The Runed Mithril Rod card. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

Hearthstone players can also pre-purchase the expansion before the launch date.


Amy Chen is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry. Her current favorite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, and she has always had a soft spot for World of Warcraft!


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