Hearthstone offers 'Grand Tournament' sneak peek with this week's Tavern Brawl

Hearthstone players will want to check out this week's Tavern Brawl, as it'll provide the first opportunity to get a sneak peek at some of the new minions coming in the Grand Tournament expansion.

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Blizzard is almost ready to release Hearthstone's major Grand Tournament expansion, having revealed the last of the expansion's cards on Friday. However, while a release date has yet to be confirmed, it looks like players will get a sneak peek at the new cards through a new Tavern Brawl set to kick off on Wednesday.

This week's Tavern Brawl will see players take control of one of two heroes. Medivh (the Mage) will use new minions with the Inspire effect, while Alleria (the Hunter) will pack her deck with Jousters.

As with all Tavern Brawls, this one will run from Wednesday at 10AM PT through the early hours of the following Monday morning at 3AM PT. Blizzard will also be looking for feedback, as noted in today's Battle.net entry. Speculation has run rampant that the Grand Tournament will launch on August 24 and given the Tavern Brawl's end date, this may add further fuel for that line of thinking. For more on the Grand Tournament, continue to follow Shacknews and the ongoing Inspired series of breakdowns.

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