NERFS WERE ANNOUNCED! Read more here!
Keep in mind that we do NOT have an official English confirmation that it’s true yet, so take it with a grain of salt!
Apparently, China Gold Series (the biggest tournament circuit in China, somewhat similar to HS Grandmasters in the west) group stage is starting on December 20th, and the initial deck submission deadline was December 15th. But it was moved to 19th because of the upcoming nerf patch, which is supposed to drop tomorrow (18th).
You can find the source below. But, of course, we’re still waiting for the official English confirmation, which, we would imagine, should come very soon. Unless they will drop the patch with no prior announcement, but that would be interesting and unheard of so far.
Probably better to share the context too:
Gold Series finals group stages begin 20 Dec, deck submission was 15 Dec.
This message is informing players when the patch is dropping and when the new deck submission deadline is.
— Chua Zhihong (@czhihong) December 17, 2019
Update: The patch was delayed until tomorrow.