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After earning a spot in the quarterfinals, the top players of Hearthstone Grandmasters Week 7 duked it out for their place in the semifinals.
First, Chen “tom60229” Wei Lin fought against Ishibashi “posesi” Wataru. Posesi swept tom60229 3-0; his winning decks including Rush Warrior, Control Priest and Miracle Rogue.
Next, Yashima “Alutemu” Nozomi went up against Wesley “lambyseries” Seek and earned a score of 3-2. Lambyseries won the first game using Token Druid, but Alutemu tied the score in the following Rush Warrior mirror match. Then, the third game between the players involved Alutemu’s OTK Demon Hunter against Rush Warrior.
Il’gynoth was the last card in Alutemu’s deck, but he was able to play out the combo and deal 48 damage to face. Although lambyseries tied the score against Alutemu’s Miracle Rogue, it wasn’t enough. Ultimately, Alutemu won the tiebreaker in the Miracle Rogue mirror match.
Like Alutemu, Chiang “Alan870806” Shih-Hsun also earned a score of 3-2 against his opponent. Against Liu “Shaxy” Wei-Chieh, Alan870806’s winning decks were Rush Warrior, Spell Mage and Miracle Rogue.
In addition, when it came down to Kim “Surrender” Jung-soo versus Pa “GivePLZ” Yu Hsin, Surrender went 3-1 thanks to Rush Warrior, Secret Libram Paladin and Miracle Rogue.
As for Hearthstone Grandmasters Europe, Elias “Bozzzton” Sibelius went up against Torben “Viper” Wahl first, with the latter player sweeping his opponent 3-0. Subsequently, Viper won with Miracle Rogue, N’Zoth Paladin and Deathrattle Demon Hunter.
Next, it was Thijs “Thijs” Molendijk versus Romaric “AyRoK” Dubois and Thijs won the first game with the help of E.T.C., God of Metal damaging face for lethal. Thijs continued with two more victories using Spell Mage and Miracle Rogue.
When it was time for Theo “Felkeine” Dumont versus Enzo “Warma” Floch, the latter player went 3-1 against his opponent.
Felkeine won the first game with the OTK Demon Hunter combo. However, Warma tied the score using Weapon Rogue in the following game and earned two more points with Control Warlock and Control Warrior.
Next, Zakarya “xBlyzes” Hail achieved a score of 3-1 against Raphael “BunnyHoppor” Peltzer. XBlyzes obtained wins using Rush Warrior, OTK Demon Hunter and Libram Paladin.
Hearthstone Grandmasters Americas
Hearthstone Grandmasters Americas began with Luna “lunaloveee” Eason versus Shuntian “DreadEye” Luo. Using Spell Mage, Control Priest and Control Warlock, lunaloveee swept her opponent 3-0.
As for Facundo “Nalguidan” Pruzzo versus David “killinallday” Acosta, the latter player also earned a place in the semifinals with a score of 3-2.
In the first game, killinallday’s Token Druid went up against OTK Demon Hunter. Killinallday had a strong board in the early game and used resources to buff Gibberling minions. To help clear wave after wave of buffed tokens, Nalguidan used his two Immolation Aura and Felscream Blast spells. The first point went to killinallday.
When it came down to the tiebreaker game between the players, killinallday won with Rush Warrior.
Additionally, with a 3-0 sweep against Davi “Fled” Garcia, Mihai “lnguagehackr” Dragalin also made it to the semifinals. He won with the help of Miracle Rogue, Control Priest and Rush Warrior.
Finally, Eddie “Eddie” Lui then went up against Muzahidul “muzzy” Islam, with the latter player going 3-1. Muzzy won with Spell Mage, Secret Libram Paladin and Control Priest.
Alongside lunaloveee, killinallday and lnguagehackr, muzzy made it to the semifinals for Hearthstone Grandmasters Americas.
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!