loktar
Jing Yang 
China
RPG
Weird talent choices
August 29, 2017
Loktar showed strong mechanics despite his off-meta talent choices in the 1-1 against Hots Lady in the China HGC Phase 2.
ANALYSIS
Loktar was on the hero Tychus in the Game 1 Sky Temple match. As one of the enemy Chromie's primary targets, Loktar needed to be very clever in how he positioned and how used his Run and Gun ability. Opting for Odin at level 10, we saw a very interesting use of the heroic's tech that allowed him to cheat death at the hands of Chromie's Temporal Loop. Using the Unstoppable animation that occurs when Tychus enters the mech, he was able to avoid what should have been an instant deletion of his hero. While this trade of heroics might have been questionable, RPG was in a position to at least use the Odin to accrue some Siege damage against Hots Lady's middle fort.
The burst is real
July 31, 2017
loktar knew how to pick up a quick kill in the 1-1 round robin match against Super Perfect Team in the HGC China Phase 2.
ANALYSIS
loktar had a great Game 1 performance on the hero Greymane. Within the first five minutes of the game, loktar picked up three kills against the enemy Gul'dan. While Wang waited out of sight on the hero Anub'arak, loktar baited the enemy Gul'dan into an aggressive position, immediately pouncing on him for a quick kill. For the remainder of the teamfights, loktar was the first in using his Cursed Bullet and massive splash damage to soften up Super Perfect Team. This allowed Infinity on Genji to come and clean up the fight. While this did result in multiple deaths, it was loktar's sacrifice that opened up the early win condition. Game 2's loss was the result of loktar getting hard countered. With SPT running a Medivh, loktar struggled to get his burst damage out in every single teamfight. This single drafting error ended up costing RPG Game 2.