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Hearthstone Masters Tour Ironforge concluded day two with the top eight players. The esports tournament was filled with nail-biting games and commentary from its casters throughout about 11 hours.

The gameplay started off strong despite the initial viewership of around 3,300. The audience count on YouTube gradually increased throughout the day and at one point reached over 4,100.

Staz at Hearthstone Hearthstone Masters Tour Ironforge

As for the first game of the day, it was between Yashina “Alutemu” Nozomi and Euneil “Staz” Javiñas. The opening decks were Alutemu’s Libram Paladin and Staz’s Whirlkick Rogue.

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Staz’s Whirlkick Rogue deck. Image provided by Blizzard Entertainment.

Staz’s won with his Rogue deck, as he was able to consistently clear the board throughout the match. While there was hope near the end, with Alutemu healing on his ninth turn, it was not enough. In round two, Staz brought in his E.T.C. Warrior deck. The deck had potential to win with a combo, however, there was also a chance of achieving victory through gaining early tempo.

Yet Alutemu’s Whirlkick Rogue deck and aggressive combos were able to hold up against his opponent. The Questing Adventurer continued to get buffed in the later turns and was used to go face. Although Staz got rid of that card, Alutemu was able to tie the score 1-1.

Alutemu and Staz at Hearthstone Hearthstone Masters Tour Ironforge
Alutemu tied 1-1 in the second match of round one at Hearthstone Masters Tour Ironforge. Image provided by Blizzard Entertainment.

In the third round, Alutemu faced his opponent’s Warrior deck once again. This time, he brought back Libram Paladin. In the late game, he played Pen Flinger to continuously go face. However, Staz was able to win the round with the E.T.C., God of Metal, Inner Rage, Bloodsworn Mercenary and Animated Broomstick. With that, Combined with Shield of Honor and a hit to the face with Rattlegore, he achieved victory.

The fourth match of day two’s starting Swiss round concluded with Staz’s Libram Paladin winning against his opponent.

Day two concludes

After the conclusion of the sixth Swiss round between Salvatore “pignasHS” Pignolo and Grizi “xBlyzesHS” Blyzes, with pignasHS coming out on top, the remaining Swiss rounds began.

By the seventh round, only three Hearthstone players remained undefeated in the tournament. These players were Floki, Trahison, and Andrej “Bequiet” Traudt. Floki and Trahison were standouts in the following round, as they both had an undefeated score of 8-0. However at the end of round nine, Floki’s score against his opponent was 3-2.

In the final match of the second day, ShuiMoo faced off against okasinnsuke. In the deciding match and fifth game against each other, okasinnsuke was able to gain victory with his Warrior deck against his opponent’s Demon Hunter.

The win earned okasinnsuke a place in the top eight of Hearthstone Masters Tour Ironforge.

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Top eight players at Hearthstone Hearthstone Masters Tour Ironforge on day two. Images via Blizard Entertainment

Fans and supporters who want to watch all the action can head on over to the official Hearthstone Esports YouTube channel.

Amy Chen is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry. Her current favorite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, and she has always had a soft spot for World of Warcraft!