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After a weekend of intense matches, Chinese player jiuqianyu became the Hearthstone Masters Tour Silvermoon champion. He won the majority of the $250,000 prize pool up for grabs at the event.

Hearthstone Masters Tour Silvermoon competitors duked it out within the United in Stormwind expansion, using the Conquest format. The format involved bringing four unique classes and four decks to the tournament. Each player also banned one deck from their opponent.

Jiuqianyu becomes Hearthstone Masters Tour Silvermoon champion
The tournament format. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

Journey to the top

In the final match, jiuqianyu went up against Romaric “AyRoK” Dubois, who bested his opponent in the semi-final using Quest Mage, Handlock and Face Hunter. Using Quick Shot, AyRoK’s aggressive Hunter deck defeated Judgement’s Quest Mage for the match point.

As for jiuqianyu, he won the semi-final match against Gao “RNGLeaoh” Yang. Jiuqianyu performed a reverse sweep against RNGLeaoh and won the fifth game, with a score of 3-2.

Jiuqianyu becomes Hearthstone Masters Tour Silvermoon champion
AyRok versus Judgement. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

A nail-biting final

When it came down to the final match, jiuqianyu brought his Hybrid Garrote Rogue deck into the fray and claimed victory in the first game against AyRoK’s Quest Mage. Jiuqianyu then earned another point thanks to D6 Warlock.

However, AyRoK prevented a clean sweep by evening up the score. AyRoK won the third game against Quest Shaman thanks to Quest Mage, along with a Fireball to the face. AyRoK then secured another win, with full board control in the late game with Handlock.

Jiuqianyu becomes Hearthstone Masters Tour Silvermoon champion
Jiuqianyu’s Quest Shaman deck. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

Despite this, jiuqianyu persisted and won using Quest Shaman against Face Hunter in the final game. It was a close match, as AyRoK was one damage off lethal. Jiuqianyu closed out the Hearthstone Masters Tour Silvermoon tournament with exact lethal to his opponent’s face.

With this victory, jiuqianyu became the Masters Tour Silvermoon champion.

Jiuqianyu defeating AyRoK in the final match
Jiuqianyu versus AyRok. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

More Hearthstone esports

With the conclusion of Masters Tour Silvermoon, Hearthstone fans can look forward to more competitive matches within the United in Stormwind expansion. The third week of Hearthstone Grandmasters Season 2 will resume on Sept. 3.

So far, Muzahidul “muzzy” Islam, Damien “Gaby” Mecheri and Pa “GivePLZ” Yu Hsin were the regional winners for the first week. Meanwhile, Ishibashi “posesi” Wataru, Neila “Frenetic” Quiñones and Jerome “Monsanto” Faucher were the champions for week two.


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!


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