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After several weeks of intense matches, Kyle “McBanterFace” Spigelman, Gabriel “Gaby” Jeanne and Sato “glory” Kenta became the Hearthstone Grandmasters 2021 Season 2 champions.
These victories meant that McBanterFace, Gaby and glory secured a spot in the 2021 Hearthstone World Championship. They will join Huang “KZGXiaobai” Dehui, Nalguidan, posesi and Frenetic at the championship from Dec. 18-19. The final competitor for the event will be determined in Nov.
The next Hearthstone event that fans can look forward to is Masters Tour Silvermoon, which will be viewable on YouTube from Oct. 22-24.
Hearthstone Grandmasters Americas
To reach the top in the American region, McBanterFace duked it out against players such as Mihai “lnguagehackr” Dragalin, Jerome “Monsanto” Faucher and Facundo “Nalguidan” Pruzzo before dueling Muzahidul “muzzy” Islam in the final. McBanterFace and muzzy traded wins in the first few games, with McBanterFace claiming victory with his Face Hunter and Handlock.
When it came down to the match point, McBanterFace played Garrote Rogue against muzzy’s Shadow Priest. McBanterFace had full board control in the late game and — with the aid of Bleed spells, minions and dagger to the face — he became the regional Hearthstone Grandmasters 2021 Season 2 champion.
Gaby takes the Hearthstone esports scene by storm
Over in Hearthstone Grandmasters Europe, Gaby faced players such as Raphael “BunnyHoppor” Peltzer, David “Frenetic” Neila Quiñones and Jaromír “Jarla” Vyskočil before taking home the gold.
Before reaching this point, the 15-year-old won three out of the seven Hearthstone Grandmasters 2021 Season 2 weekly tournaments. He also stormed the esports scene in ladder during 2020.
When Gaby fought Jarla in the Hearthstone Grandmasters 2021 Season 2 playoffs final, he won 3-1 with the help of Garrote Rogue and Anacondra Druid decks alongside his Quest OTK Demon Hunter combo.
Glory advances to the 2021 World Championship
Glory won the first point thanks to his Quest OTK Demon Hunter deck. Although glory’s Handlock lost to Garrote Rogue in the next game, glory persisted with Handlock and claimed a victory over AlanC86’s aggressive Face Hunter deck. When glory played his own Face Hunter deck, he battled Aggro Druid and achieved exact lethal with a Steady Shot to the face.
Until the 2021 Hearthstone World Championship, fans can look forward to Masters Tour Silvermoon, which will be happening over on YouTube from Oct. 22-24.
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!