Man, I was such a wiener about this contest! A few of the DA artists I watch started submitting and I told myself I can't compete with them... and I didn't. I wanted to... I was going to submit something anyway, but somehow it became less important when I didn't think I could win. So, now the contest is closed and I didn't get anything done :( However, I've browsed through all the entries (2000+), all of which can be found on the DeviantART 2014 Contest category "Hearthstone Goblins vs. Gnomes". I've picked the ones I think should be semi-finalists and have a shot at winning. I like these first 10 the most :)
These 10, along with the 25 that follow, I think could all easily be semi-finalists. If the submissions in this post aren't the pool that the top 3 get chosen from, then it's probably best I avoid these contests! :P
I did my best narrowing it down to the ones that I think have the best shot, but here are some more that I think have potential. Obviously, these wouldn't be my semi-finalist choices, but could be contenders depending on the personal taste of the judges.
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