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After a weekend of intense matches, Muzahidul “muzzy” Islam, Damien “Gaby” Mecheri and Pa “GivePLZ” Yu Hsin became the regional champions of Hearthstone Grandmasters 2021 Season 2 Week 1. Here’s how they all earned top spot.

Journey to the top

Competitors duked it out against each other within the new United in Stormwind expansion, and the weekly champions built winning decks using the new cards.

Muzzy went with Warlock, Rogue and Druid in his lineup for the final. He scored 3-2 by creating a board of minions with his Warlock deck and doing a reverse sweep with Anacondra Druid and Quest Rogue.

Muzzy, Gaby and GivePLZ win Hearthstone Grandmasters 2021 Week 1 crown
Muzzy versus Eggowaffle. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

Meanwhile, Gaby brought his Warlock, Paladin and Mage decks to Hearthstone Grandmasters Europe to secure the weekly win. He earned a score of 3-1 in the final. As for the Asia-Pacific region, GivePLZ swept his opponent 3-0 using Shaman, Mage and Demon Hunter.

Muzzy, Gaby and GivePLZ win Hearthstone Grandmasters 2021 Week 1 crown
Gaby’s Quest Mage deck. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

Hearthstone Grandmasters 

Every week, the top players duel in matches, starting each Thursday. These matches are off-broadcast until Friday, when the decider matches will determine the top eight weekly players of each region. After the Saturday broadcast, the top four players of each region battle for the crown each Sunday.

Hearthstone Grandmasters 2021 Season 2 schedule. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

While the first seven weeks of Hearthstone Grandmasters 2021 Season 2 involve $64,500 for each tournament, the playoffs in the eighth week will encompass $34,500. A spot in the 2021 Hearthstone World Championship is also at stake.

YouTube drops return

Throughout Hearthstone Grandmasters 2021 Season 2, viewers can earn up to six card packs while they watch the live broadcasts. Viewers of the opening week had the opportunity to earn a total of two United in Stormwind card packs.

United in Stormwind and Year of the Phoenix card packs. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

As for upcoming weeks, viewers will be able to get a maximum of two Year of the Phoenix packs. The final week of the season will let viewers earn two more United in Stormwind card packs.

To get these rewards, viewers must visit the YouTube Settings section and click the “Connected Apps” tab to link their Battle.net and YouTube accounts. They must then press the Connect button located beside Battle.net, to get their hands on the cards.