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On the second day of live broadcasts, the Group B players of each region duked it out against each other in the Hearthstone Grandmasters playoffs.
The matches followed the Group A games and featured the Conquest format. The format involved four decks and four unique Hearthstone classes for each player. Moreover, each competitor banned one deck from their opponent.
Blitzchung and GivePLZ achieve victory
Chung “blitzchung” Ng Wai and Pa “GivePLZ” Yu Hsin earned a place in the semifinals for Hearthstone Grandmasters Asia-Pacific.
In the upper bracket, blitzchung faced off against GivePLZ and scored 3-2. The winning decks were OTK Demon Hunter, Control Priest and Miracle Rogue.
This pushed GivePLZ into the lower bracket, where he fought against Yashima “Alutemu” Nozomi and won 3-2.
In the decider match, GivePLZ bested his opponent with the help of OTK Demon Hunter, Miracle Rogue and Control Warrior.
Hearthstone Grandmasters Europe
In Europe, Radu “Rdu” Dima and Zakarya “xBlyzes” Hail achieved victory.
Rdu went up against Torben “Viper” Wahl and bested his opponent 3-2 using Spell Mage, Miracle Rogue and Control Priest. In the final game, Viper summoned Infernal minions as Jaraxxus. But, it wasn’t enough as he went into fatigue and later bowed out.
Over in the elimination bracket, xBlyzes fought his way through Thijs “Thijs” Molendijk and Viper in order to secure a place in the semifinals.
He first swept Thijs 3-0 with the aid of his OTK Demon Hunter, Control Priest and Rush Warrior decks. Afterwards, xBlyzes achieved another 3-0 against Viper thanks to Rush Warrior, Control Priest and Weapon Rogue.
Hearthstone Grandmasters Americas
As for the final region, the Americas, Facundo “Nalguidan” Pruzzo and Davi “Fled” Garcia came out on top.
Nalguidan first bested Shuntian “DreadEye” Luo in the initial games, sweeping the latter player 3-0. The winning decks consisted of Spell Mage, Control Priest and Miracle Rogue.
Nalguidan duked it out against Luna “lunaloveee” Eason next in a 3-1 contest. Although lunaloveee won the first game, Nalguidan brought it back in consecutive ones with Rush Warrior, Spell Mage and Control Priest.
This meant Fled battled DreadEye and lunaloveee in the lower bracket, which resulted in a score of 3-2 against both opponents.
Since both DreadEye and lunaloveee banned his Rogue deck, Fled obtained victory with OTK Demon Hunter, Rush Warrior and Control Priest.
With these victories, blitzchung, GivePLZ, Rdu, xBlyzes, Nalguidan and Fled all earned a place in the semifinals.
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!