Hearthstone World Championships

Nov 18, 2015
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Last weekend at Blizzcon, the Hearthstone World Championship was full of wild, skillful matches! First, with the help of casters Kripparrian, Reynad, Hyped, and Whirthun, Challengestone took the stage live at Blizzcon to show off the creativity of some of the best Hearthstone streamers: Brian Kibler, Frodan, Savjz, and Amaz. The four were challenged to build decks using at least 10 cards themed from World of Warcraft raid bosses, and Amaz showed he could hold up his reputation as a skilled deckbuilder by beating out the others to be named the Challengestone champion!

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During the official Hearthstone finals, Swedish player Ostkaka overthrew some tough competition on stage to take home the victory with his Mage, Warrior, and Rouge decks, an amazing achievement to start out his time with Natus Vincere. He beat out Taiwanese Pinpingho in the Quarterfinals and Dutch ThijsNL in the Semifinals to reach the Finals, then went to town on Hotform and his Mage, Rouge, and Druid decks, who beat the Chinese Zoro in the Quarterfinals and Japanese Kno in the Semifinals, to win a straight 3-0!

Since the nerf to Patron Warrior happened just before Blizzcon, many players were experimenting with new formulas and decks. Druid, Mage, and Paladin were the most popular decks, with Mage and Paladin knocking out Warrior and Warlock from their long-held positions at the top. However, some players brought other decks, and for the first time in a while, Rouge, Hunter, and even Shaman decks saw high-level success outside of Challengestone. All in all, the tournament was energetic throughout, with great casting by Frodan, Savjz, and Brian Kibler. With the release of the League of Explorers expansion happening these next few weeks, the Hearthstone meta is sure to change even further! Tournament players will have to keep adapting to the ever-growing collection of Hearthstone cards that shake up the meta when they arrive, allowing for new decks to come in and take over the spotlight.

Blizzcon Hearthstone World Championships Results

QF1
MATCH
ThijsNL
VICTORY
nl
vs
kr
Kranich
DEFEAT
QF2
MATCH
Ostkaka
VICTORY
se
vs
tw
Pinpingho
DEFEAT
QF3
MATCH
Kno
VICTORY
cn
vs
jp
Zihao
DEFEAT
QF4
MATCH
Zoro
VICTORY
cn
vs
ca
Hotform
DEFEAT
SF1
GAME
Ostkaka
VICTORY
se
vs
nl
ThijsNL
DEFEAT
SF2
MATCH
Hotform
VICTORY
ca
vs
jp
Kno
DEFEAT
FINAL
MATCH
OStkaka
VICTORY
se
vs
ca
Hotform
DEFEAT
Nov 8, 2015
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Nov 4, 2015
641
Oct 31, 2015
777
The Secret Mage deck has finally surged to the top of the Hearthstone meta.
Oct 31, 2015
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Andrey Sanin
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Having played Magic for 10+ years and been around Hearthstone since beta, I've been around various card games for a while now. I love Blizzard games and spend most of my gaming time playing them, but well polished indie games also bite chunks into my time. Follow me on Twitter: @wordoverload
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