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Mer Vs. Deck, #1: Monogreen Market Abomination

Introduction Hello and welcome fellow TESL players! My name is MerryWallofStorms (but you can just call me Merry), and today I am starting what I hope will be the first in a long series of deck competitions. In this competition, individuals take a specially designed deck, made to be impossible to pilot, into PvP modes to test their luck and...

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Warpmeta Tournaments Return!

Great news for competitive players of The Elder Scrolls Legends: the Warpmeta Tournaments will return on August 11th, 2019. After the great 2019 Masters Series, there remain few community-run initiatives for TESL tournaments. Therefore, one or two of the Masters Series players had considered turning away from TESL for lack of a competitive scene. Earlier this year, Warpmeta, a prominent...

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Thuldir – The QuakeCon 2019 Interview

So. First off. Thanks for taking time to speak with me. No problem.  How has your QuakeCon experience been so far? I’ve been here last year already and I have to say the organization from PGL was way better than last year from ESL. When you asked them questions, they answered, while last year we didn’t get any information at...

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CVH – The QuakeCon 2019 Interview

You are working for Bethesda as the Legends community manager for over a year now? Yeah, I started in March 2018. So I think it’s about 14 or 15 months, or something like that. Going into the job, what did you really expect from it and how has your expectation of what you’re getting out of this position really changed...

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Wita – The QuakeCon 2019 Interview

Thank you for sitting down with me. No problem, man. So how was your QuakeCon experience so far? It has been great. Everyone’s been super lovely. Obviously, we’ve got to get back into this later, but my performance was not satisfactory. I had a lot of things where I did not play well enough. I did not mulligan correctly. I...

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superthx – The QuakeCon 2019 Interview

About superthx superthx is one of the most consistent tournament players in Legends, winning thirteen Warpmeta tournaments. He is also the winner of the first European Warpmeta tournament ever. He finished ranked play as #1 Legend in October and November 2017, and has four finishes in the top 10 and six in the top 20. This interview was conducted on...

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Boomslife – The QuakeCon 2019 Interview

Boomslife is a veteran Legends player who knows the game since the very early days. He has been playing across multiple accounts, has more than 10,000 wins on ladder and has finished in top 10 and in top 100 numerous times. Last year, he took a bit of a break from the game only to return strong for the 2019...

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Fafal – The QuakeCon 2019 Interview

Fafal is a semi-competitive player of many card games and a fan of RPGs and the Warcraft universe. Fafal made it to top 100 numerous times on the ladder and placed well in several tournaments, like the ESL Final or the Warpmeta EU tournaments. He also streams Legends via his Twitch channel twitch.tv/xfafal. MerryWallofStorms met Fafal at the 2019 Master Series Finals...

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Flow – The QuakeCon 2019 Interview

About Flow Flow only learned a few days prior to the Master Series Finals that he would be replacing one of the top Russian players, ksedden, who unfortunately was unable to get his visa. Flow, a consistent top 10 player on the ladder, is a strong substitution. He was the most consistent of all players across all the qualifier tournaments, and although he...

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Karakondzhul – The QuakeCon 2019 Interview

By MerryWallofStorms About Karakondzhul Karakondzhul has been playing The Elder Scrolls Legends since open beta and has almost 11,000 wins in ranked play. He is among the most consistent top players in the game, finishing in top 10 ten times and taking 5 podiums. Karakondzhul finished at #1 Legend in August 2017. He is also a very strong tournament player....

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Three Days at QuakeCon

By MerryWallofStorms Introduction The following journal details the time that I spent at QuakeCon this past weekend. Day 1 I arrived in Dallas Fort Worth around 3:30 after 6 hours worth of plane rides with little idea of what I was going to be doing next, beyond the potential for an interview with CVH (about which I had emailed him...

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Frenzy – The QuakeCon 2019 Interview

About Frenzy Frenzy started playing in June 2017, regularly earning his spot among the top 100 players in ranked play. Overall, he has earned five top 10 finishes and 8 top 20 finishes. He won the second 2019 Masters Series Qualifier with a very strong set of control decks. This interview was conducted at QuakeCon, on July 27, the day...

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Interview with Boomslife

Boomslife aka Really_Beau earned his ticket to the 2019 Master Series Finals at QuakeCon from July 25-28 through the last chance qualifiers. Boomslife, who has been playing across multiple accounts, has more than 10,000 wins on ladder and has finished in top 10 and in top 100 numerous times. It will be exciting to see him join the other top...

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Interview with Fafal

Last weekend, Fafal earned his ticket to the 2019 Master Series Finals at QuakeCon from July 25-28 by winning the last chance qualifier. Fafal is a semi-competitive player of many card games and a fan of RPGs and the Warcraft universe. He also streams Legends via his Twitch channel twitch.tv/xfafal. It will be exciting to see him join some of...

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Interview with Karakondzhul

During the first weekend in June, Karakondzhul earned his ticket to the 2019 Master Series Finals at QuakeCon from July 25-28 by earning 15 points in the qualifier series. Kara has been playing The Elder Scrolls Legends since open Beta and has more than 10,800 wins in ranked play. He is among the most consistent top players in the game,...

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Interview with Wita

This past weekend, Wita qualified for the Master Series Finals at QuakeCon (from July 25 – 28). He scored a total of 14 master points across all four qualifier tournaments, a huge achievement. A veteran player to both The Elder Scrolls Legends and Hearthstone, Wita also devotes a lot of his time to his Twitch stream and organizing League of...

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Interview with ksedden

This past weekend, ksedden aka MaG0meD_36cm won the fourth 2019 Master Series Qualifier tournament. He is the fourth player to directly qualify for the Master Series Finals at QuakeCon (from July 25 – 28) and a very strong player with close to 20 top 100 finishes and multiple finishes in the top 20 and top 50. He is also streaming...

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Interview with superthx555

This past weekend, superthx555 won the third 2019 Master Series Qualifier tournament. After last week’s control mirror “TESL-thons”, this third tournament felt like Aggro-week and superthx navigated this extremely well. He is one of the most consistent tournament players, winning thirteen Warpmeta tournaments. He is also the winner of the first European Warpmeta tournament ever. He finished ranked play as...

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Interview with Frenzy1

This past weekend, Frenzy1 won the second 2019 Master Series Qualifier tournament in what was among the strongest and tightest top 8 bracket ever seen in any Legends tournament. Frenzy started playing in June 2017, regularly earning his spot among the top 100 players in ranked play. Overall, he has earned five top 10 finishes and 8 top 20 finishes....

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Interview with Thuldir

This past weekend, Thuldir won the first 2019 Master Series Qualifier tournament and is the first player to have earned a ticket to the Master Series Finals at QuakeCon from July 25-28. Thuldir has been playing The Elder Scrolls Legends since open beta and has more than 10,000 wins in ranked play. He is among the most consistent top players...

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Announcing the Monthly Blood Warriors Guild Team League

Hail, TES Legends players! Blood Warriors Guild is proud to announce a new Monthly Team League! Teams of four will compete in a Round Robin Conquest format for both awesome prizes and for the prestigious “Guild Champion” title! We’re going to make accommodations for flexible timezone friendly matches wherever possible. Registration begins now and will close on April 4th, 2019....

The Elder Scrolls Legends Roadmap 2019
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The Legends Roadmap 2019 – 4 New Pack Expansions

Bethesda Game Days 2019 brings us the long-awaited Legends roadmap. Good tidings, citizen: Bethesda and Sparkypants deliver what the Legends community has been asking for. And they deliver in style, confidence and with a bang: Alliance War, the new cardpack expansion will release on April 15th, 2019. After Bethesda has shifted developers to Sparkypants, we are now seeing the opening...

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New Legends Expansion – Alliance War – Pre-order Leak

Awesome spoilers ahead – the Alliance War Pre-order Leak! The next expansion for The Elder Scrolls Legends is called Alliance War. Yesterday’s patch 2.8 brought three nerfs, a great new VFX for Edict of Azura and lots of small improvements. On top of that, the patch contains some “hidden” previews of the new pack-based expansion: Alliance War. Here is the...

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Isle of Madness and some Housekeeping

Isle of Madness requires a lot of housekeeping on TESL.BLOG. The new content has implications on articles published a longer time ago and we want to keep things up-to-date as much as possible. As blog content grows and with more and more expansions coming, this can develop into a full-time job. This site is maintained as a hobby by a...

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Elder Scrolls Legends 2018 – A Year in Review and a Look Ahead

2018 was a transitional year for the Elder Scrolls Legends. The community will remember 2018 as the year of the new Sparkypants client. A year that has given us confidence that Bethesda is in for the long run with Legends. They are investing into growing the game and it’s popularity. With the delay of The Elder Scrolls Blade, the issues...

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Festival of Madness – Let’s Talk TESL-Commercials

The Elder Scrolls Legends has always been a fair F2P game. I know many Top 100 players that do not yet have a complete card collection. You do not need to spend to win in TESL. Also, Bethesda has been clearly taking efforts to protect players’ investments into the game. Now, the Festival of Madness is providing The Elder Scrolls...

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Balance Patch 2.5 Review

As of the publishing of this article, Patch 2.5 is live and it brings with it a host of balance changes, some as predicted and some that are complete surprises. TESLBlog is excited to present some thoughts on the potential impact of these changes. Today TESLBlog contributors Holoir and WayneMcPain are joined by special guest Major Broski as we dive...

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Blood Warriors Guild – Open Day

The Blood Warriors Guild are having an Open Day! For 24hrs ONLY Today – please come by to make friends, ask advice, build decks and cards, share ideas, get involved in collaboration projects, join tournaments, promote positive play, network and support the TESLegends Community and much more. Please help to share and spread the word on social media. We would...

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WarpMeta #40 Meta Analysis

This Sunday marked WarpMeta #40, an open tournament hosted by WarpMeta that is free to enter. Currently they are hosting weekly tournaments with a $150 prize pool on Sundays at 12:00 EST. For more information, visit the WarpMeta website, watch tournament replays on YouTube, or watch their tournaments live on Twitch. Looking over the field of decks from this Sunday’s...

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Statistical Significance in Playtesting

The Problem Why care about Statistical Significance in Playtesting? Maybe you are wondering if your deck is a good one? Maybe you want to know if it beats another (type of) deck consistently? Do you want to improve your Deckbuilding Process? For example, can your deck consistently beat a specific Telvanni Conscription deck your friend is always playing? I found...

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TESL Community – Interview with WayneMcPayne

As a part of the Elder Scrolls Legends community, you want to know more about the people behind the player tags. What made them engage with TESL in the first place? What do they like about the game? What’s their favorite deck? For this purpose, tesl.blog is running a regular interview series to introduce you to members of the TESL...

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Deckbuilding Reference Sheet: Tutors

How can you get value from tutors in deckbuilding? With the new cards from The Elder Scrolls Legends FrostSpark Collection, you are now looking to build a completely new deck? You have play-tested your new baby a little bit, but your opponent always gets card advantage or runs under your curve and beats you down? Maybe add more Guards or more...

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The FrostSpark Collection is Evolution, not Revolution

The FrostSpark Collection is currently entering the meta of The Elder Scrolls Legends. After the release of the Houses of Morrowind expansion, this is the first bigger set of cards the player base has been awaiting anxiously. The designers have focussed on providing some interesting new mechanics that can be used to counter some of the current meta game and...

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TESL Community Member – Masculine Bulldog

Time for another interview with a member of The Elder Scrolls Legends community! Today, it’s your chance to learn more about Izacc who is known as Masculine Bulldog in The Elder Scrolls Legends. Izacc is a Council Member in the Blood Warriors Guild and takes on multiple responsibilities within the guild – one of them is to organize and promote...

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TESL Community Member – SpoilerULose

TESL.blog recently had the opportunity to interview another member of The Elder Scrolls Legends community – SpoilerULose. While bringing a wide range of card game experience with him, Andrew only started to play TESLegends three or four months ago, after looking to re-engage with Hearthstone. He has pretty quickly advanced across the ranks on ladder and is currently playing in...

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Celebratin’ Patch 2.2 ‘n th’ First Look at Th’ Isle o’ Madness

Gicaforta, MasculineBulldog and BloodDrunk007 good mateys ‘n honourable hands in th’ Blood Warriors Guild ‘n their crew ‘ave found new bootey. Jus’ t’ bridge th’ time ’til th’ Isle o’ Madness be released. Aye, ye be hearin’ correctly – new content from Th’ Isle o’ Madness. Find it further below. But first: Celebratin’ th’ 2.2 patch o’ Th’ Elder Scrolls...

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The Elder Scrolls Legends – A Look at Steam Player Statistics

Many players enjoy The Elder Scrolls Legends via Steam. Steam provides great data on the player-base of their games, so maybe you want to know if the player-base has increased or decreased since the new Sparkypants client has been released? And there is some good news! Despite some of the troubles the game is going through at the minute, and despite...

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Blood Warriors Guild Community Statement for The Elder Scrolls Legends

Below is the official statement from the Blood Warriors Guild regarding the recent events involving The Elder Scrolls Legends. If you are interested in joining a community committed to the growth and betterment of the game, an open invitation is available for today only! Discord Invitation

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Updated New Starters Guide

You are new to The Elder Scrolls Legends? We have just updated the New Starters Guide with the relevant, additional content created in September. As TESL.BLOG is not even two months old, we will continue to put additional guides out and keep updating the New Starters Guide also, when new content becomes available. More advanced players will find additional guides...

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The Elder Scrolls Legends – The New Client out tomorrow

The new client is coming to The Elder Scrolls Legends tomorrow. The servers went down a few hours ago and should be back up on Tuesday, if all goes well. Find up-to-the-minute news on @teslegends on Twitter. The new client – developed by Sparkypants – is basically a faster and redesigned version of the original client from Direwolf Digital. The...

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TESL Community Member – SmoothOperator

You want to know more about the person behind the name and the title in the game? Wondering who played you during that ladder game or tournament? Today, TESL.BLOG has the great pleasure of interviewing SmoothOperator, who is a collectible card game fan since his childhood and now a consistent tournament player in the (still young) competitive scene of The...

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TESL Community Member – floWMega

In today’s interview with a community member of The Elder Scrolls Legends, you can learn more about floWMega, who is one of the most experienced and one of the most successful ladder players in TESL. He has just been elected team captain of the Blood Warriors Guild Elite Team and is getting ready to shake up the growing TESL tournament...

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WarpMeta TESL EU and US Tournaments

WarpMeta eSports provides a weekly tournament for The Elder Scrolls Legends. On Tuesdays, they are broadcasting a high quality tournament mainly intended for the European Union timezone but it is open to players from all over the world. You can watch some of the best players in the world competing against each other. WarpMeta TESL EU#9 WarpMeta TESL EU #9 is...

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The Blood Warriors Guild TESL Pro-Team

The Blood Warriors Guild are super excited to announce it’s newly formed Elite Team! The players undertook trials and challenges and the five team members have been selected. They are: floWMega GicaForta SmoothOperator SpoilerULose Napman floWMega is stepping into the role of Team Captain, and has proved himself a willing team player and a good sport worthy of the title....

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The Elder Scrolls Legends Panel on Bethesda Gameplay Days

Mark your diaries for The Elder Scrolls Legends Panel on Bethesda Gameplay Days. Join The Elder Scrolls Legends panel on Bethesda’s Twitch Stream, featuring Justin Larson, Charm3r aka Darick Oswalt, Glamtroll aka Sabrina Lynn Gillette, CVH aka Christian van Hoose and Bethesda’s Art Director for The Elder Scrolls Legends Morgan Godat to talk about some of the new artwork featured in...

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TESL Community Member – GicaForta

GicaForta is a busy man. Between his regular work and family life, the Romanian Software Engineer spends a lot of his time playing The Elder Scrolls Legends, creating great game-related content on YouTube, playing tournaments, and devoting a lot of his passion to helping and teaching others in The Blood Warriors guild. I recently had the chance to squeeze in...

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TESL Community Member – BloodDrunk007

The Elder Scrolls Legends community is growing and growing. TESL.blog features a new category to introduce you to some of the members of our community in a little more depth. What’s better than knowing a little behind the person behind the in-game tag? Today, I have had the chance to interview BloodDrunk007 who is the Guild Master of the Blood...

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Get Twitch drops when Bethesda Germany streams from Gamescom

www.reddit.com/r/elderscrollslegends/comments/98cl6i/icymi_bethesda_de_gamescom_stream_with_special/ Gamescom is to Germany, what E3 is to the United States – the biggest computer game show in the country. Tens of thousands of gamers will be on their pilgrimage to Cologne starting Tuesday, 21st August. The fair that’s lasting until Saturday the 25th sees its 10th Anniversary this year. Bethesda Germany just announced that they will broadcast from...