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Hearthstone Now On iPad

Hearthstone has been officially released for iPad – but only in Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Blizzard’s free-to-play collectible card game is now available via the iOS App Store in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, with a world release coming “soon”.

"Instead of calling those folks up individually, we figured we might as well let everyone know that the global iPad rollout for Hearthstone has begun, and pretty soon it'll be available everywhere,” says CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment Mike Morhaime.

“The game is a natural fit for tablets-we encourage everyone to check it out on their couch, in their backyard, in a coffee shop, or anywhere else they take their iPads,"

According to the official blog, the developer describes the release as something of a beta test while the player base is suggested to have grown to over 10 million registered accounts.

Additionally, Android device, iPhone, and Windows tablet versions are also in development and will be available in the future.

“Launching Hearthstone in a limited set of countries allows us to focus on the end-to-end player experience and make sure it’s awesome before we move on to the rest of the world. If you don’t live in Australia, Canada, or New Zealand, you don’t have much longer to wait to get your hands on Hearthstone for iPad—Murloc Scout’s honour."

The iPad version functions almost identically to the PC version which includes all modes, ranked games and Arena. The mobile version also syncs with other versions of the game, allowing players to pick up on whatever device they choose and complete with their full collection of cards.

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft was officially and fully released on 19 March 2014, following a short stint in open beta.

Windows PC users can download the free-to-play title here.

Meanwhile StarCraft player Chris 'Slider' Schoeman sits top of Group A in the 2014 Telkom Do Gaming League (DGL) Hearthstone (HS) Premier Playoffs but will require one last win and a bit off luck if he is to qualify for the Winter Leg Premier Division.

Schoeman sits just two points clear at the top of the log, having picked up four wins from six games with his final match of the playoffs against Saleem 'Slimz' Manjoo.

Manjoo is yet to complete a single playoff match and could very well hand Schoeman a crucial three points via forfeit come the end of the season.

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