Hearthstone Grandmasters has crowned its regional champions for week 4. The winners are Chung “blitzchung” Ng Wai, Radu “Rdu” Dima and Facundo “Nalguidan” Pruzzo.
The Druid decks played by blitzchung came out on top. Over in Hearthstone Grandmasters Europe and Americas, Rdu and Nalguidan won with the Mage class.
Each of these players received the lion’s share of the weekly prize pool, alongside points toward a chance at an invitation to the Hearthstone World Championship.
Blitzchung succeeds with tokens
The Asia-Pacific region began the day with a matchup between blitzchung and Ishibashi “posesi” Wataru.
While blitzchung played the Druid class, his opponent opted for Mage. When it came down to the tiebreaker, blitzchung earned a place in the finals thanks to a full board of tokens. After casting Arbor Up to buff up his minions, blitzchung went face for lethal.
Next, Liu “Shaxy” Wei-Chieh’s Mage went up against Poramet “Bankyugi” Putchakan’s Priest. The latter player earned the first point, but Shaxy tied the score in the next game thanks to Apexis Blast and a Fireball to the face. Shaxy won another point in the tiebreaker game, earning a score of 2-1.
It was Druid versus Mage in the final matchup for the Asia-Pacific region. Blitzchung won the first game after filling his side of the board with tokens. When his opponent went face with burn instead of clearing the board, blitzchung buffed his own minions using Arbor Up and the Coin into Power of the Wild. These minions went face, which earned blitzchung a point.
Although Shaxy evened the score in the next game, it wasn’t enough as the tiebreaker went to his opponent. Like the first game, blitzchung created a strong board of minions and buffed them for lethal damage.
Rdu wins Hearthstone Grandmasters Europe
As for Hearthstone Grandmasters Europe, all of the semi-finalists brought Mage into the fray.
Rdu headed into the finals after defeating Jaromír “Jarla” Vyskočil 2-1. In the tiebreaker game, both players cast spells at each other. However, Rdu came out on top with the help of two Fireball spells to the face.
When moving on to Elias “Bozzzton” Sibelius versus Linh “Seiko” Nguyen, Bozzzton swept his opponent 2-0. The second game between these players ended with Seiko bowing out after going into fatigue and being unable to clear his opponent’s 8/1 minion to the face.
In the final matchup for the region, Rdu went up against Bozzzton. Rdu won the first game with a Fireball to his opponent’s face. However, Bozzzton evened the score in the next duel with the help of Apexis Blast and two Fireball spells. The third game between them resulted in Rdu’s victory. He played Fireball followed up by Apexis Blast, for exact lethal.
Nalguidan claims victory with spells
Week 4 of Hearthstone Grandmasters Americas began with games between Ramiro “Rami94” Ponce and Luna “lunaloveee” Eason. While Rami94 fought using the Warlock class, his opponent chose Priest. Rami94 swept his opponent 2-0, earning him a place in the finals.
Next, Davi “Fled” Garcia’s Warlock went up against Nalguidan’s Mage. In the first game, the latter player won with a Fireball and an Apexis Blast to the face.
Although Fled played Tickatus to remove the top five cards from his opponent’s deck, it wasn’t enough as Nalguidan top-decked Apexis Blast on his next turn for exact lethal. Nalguidan gained another point in the next game after Fled bowed out.
When it was time for Rami94 versus Nalguidan, the latter player claimed victory by sweeping his opponent 2-0. The first game was won when Nalguidan drew his last card before going into fatigue. Coupled with a ping to the face, Fireball finished off his opponent. The second game was also won with the help of a Fireball spell alongside a minion.
With Nalguidan’s win, Hearthstone Grandmasters 2021 Week 4 concluded with Druid and Mage champions.