Hearthstone Grandmasters Week 7 crowned David “killinallday” Acosta, Gabriel “Gaby” Jeanne and Alan “AlanC86” Chiang as its regional champions.
Journey to the top
Killinallday became the weekly champion by claiming victory over opponents such as Ramiro “Rami94” Ponce, Davi “Fled” Garcia and Lucas “DimitriKazov” Funes during the live broadcasts.
In the regional final against DimitriKazov, killinallday earned the match point after playing out the OTK Demon Hunter combo. Killinallday achieved lethal by playing his combo pieces before casting Felscream Blast for 72 damage to his opponent’s face.
As for Gaby, he faced players such as David “Frenetic” Neila Quiñones and Kevin “Casie” Eberlein before battling in the final against Theo “Felkeine” Dumont. Gaby earned a score of 3-1 in the final game, with Handlock defeating Felkeine’s Brute Demon Hunter deck thanks to minions with windfury to the face.
Over in the Asia-Pacific region, AlanC86 faced opponents such as Liu “Shaxy” Wei Chieh and Wataru “posesi” Ishibashi before dueling Sato “glory” Kenta in the final. Against glory’s Rogue deck, AlanC86 played Demon Hunter and achieved lethal using cards such as Il’gynoth, Mo’arg Artificer and Eye Beam.
Hearthstone Grandmasters Playoffs
The end of these weekly matches also determined the top eight players who will duke it out in the Hearthstone Grandmasters Playoffs.
While killinallday placed tenth place in the American region with a total of 11 points, Gaby took the lead in the European region with 24 points. As for the Asia-Pacific region, AlanC86 had a cumulative total of 16 points.
The players who will duke it out in the playoffs will use the conquest format. This format consists of players bringing four unique classes and four decks into the competition.
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