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Signed by G2 Esports
October 17, 2017
Neirea's free agency ended in prompt fashion as the Hearthstone juggernaut G2 Esports signed him as their newest player.
ANALYSIS
Formally of Team Liquid, Neirea has been one of the most dominant players of 2017. He already clinched a spot at the World Championship and now joins the most stacked Hearthstone roster in the world, joining Thijs and RDU. It was imminent the player would get signed, but it was not expected for G2 to expand their roster. Neirea will also join the G2 roster for the Trinity Series starting this week replacing Lothar.
Crowned Summer champion of Hearthstone
October 17, 2017
Surrender put together an amazing performance as he was crowned as champion of the Hearthstone Summer Championship. Surrender clinched a spot at the World Championship with the top 4 finish.
ANALYSIS
In a year that has been dominated by European players, Surrender was not a popular pick to be crowned as the champion. Alliance's Orange was in the same group as Surrender and was a much more popular pick. His goal, along with all the other players, was to secure a top 4 finish to clinch a spot at the World Championship. Surrender defeated Tom60229 to accomplish that goal, but then didn't feel like stopping. The Planet Odd player proved all the doubters wrong as he put together a perfect run en route to his first championship. Surrender has been a hot player as of late, gaining relevance in the Trinity Series and Hearthstone Global Games, but this is his ultimate coming out party.
Runner-up finish clinched Orange a spot at the World Championship
October 17, 2017
Orange had a fantastic tournament run ending with a 2nd place finish at the Hearthstone Summer Championship. Orange clinched a spot at the World Championship with the top 4 finish.
ANALYSIS
Initially, Orange was just relieved to finally clinch a spot at a seasonal championship. Orange has always performed extremely well in Hearthstone tournaments outside of the HCT format, but was making his first appearance at a global final. He was able to shake off the nerves to play at his best, especially impressive as he had to come from the loser's side of his group after an early loss. His biggest test however, a matchup with Pavel where to winner clinches a spot at the World Championship. It was a thrilling matchup between the two well-known players, but Orange was able to just edge out Pavel in a Evolve Shaman mirror matchup to win and clinch his spot at the World Championship. With his ultimate goal accomplished, Orange still defeated JasonZhou in the semifinals, ultimately losing to Surrender in the grand finals.
Clinched a spot at the World Championship
October 17, 2017
Purple played at his absolute best as he secured a top 4 finish in the semifinals of the Hearthstone Summer Championship. Purple clinched a spot at the World Championship with the top 4 finish.
ANALYSIS
In and out of the serious competitive scene, Purple always seemed to find success when he dedicated himself to the grind. After an impressive showing at the Americas Summer Playoff, it was clear that Purple was dedicated to the grind as he prepped himself to clinch a spot at the World Championship with a top 4 finish. The road was dangerous however as he was sent to the loser's bracket with a loss to JasonZhou. After three straight series going to Game 5, Purple was able to defeat Tom60229 in four games to clinch a semifinals spot and his place at the World Championship. Purple was elated as he clinched his ultimate goal, visibly in shock on stage. Purple is a threat when he is dedicated and now he is preparing for the biggest event in the world.
Booked himself a spot at the World Championship
October 17, 2017
JasonZhou fought hard to secure a top 4 finish in the semifinals of the Hearthstone Summer Championship. JasonZhou clinched a spot at the World Championship with the top 4 finish.
ANALYSIS
China has struggled as a region mightily as of late, looking for somebody to be able to represent the flag well at a major event. JasonZhou was able to reemerge as their most talented representative, as he did in 2016 as well. JasonZhou took Purple in an early premier matchup, before ultimately defeating Ukraine's OldBoy to clinch his spot in the World Championship. This will be JasonZhou's second straight appearance at the World Championship as he finished in 3rd/4th last year, losing a heartbreaker to eventual champion Pavel.
Free Agent
Fell just short of a World Championship spot
October 17, 2017
Pavel fell just short of his goal as he lost in the quarterfinals of the Hearthstone Summer Championship.
ANALYSIS
In a year that was so dominated by Pavel, it was surprising that the defending world champion was not already locked into a spot at the World Championship. However, all of his wins ended up coming in the European seasonal championships and not the global, therefore doing nothing to helping his get back to the World Championship. He again fell one game short of his ultimate goal, losing a thrilling series to Orange 3-2 in the quarterfinals. Pavel has had an amazing 2017, but there will be a new world champion crowned.
Crowned Summer champion of the Americas with a perfect run
September 18, 2017
Purple had an absolutely perfect run on his way to being crowned champion of the Hearthstone Americas Summer Playoff.
ANALYSIS
Often forgotten among the pro scene, Purple showed everybody just how good he is as a player. Purple had the most dominant performance of any Hearthstone seasonal championship this year as he went a perfect 10-0 on his way to the title. He never even faced a Game 5 in the bracket pool as he made quick work of everybody. Purple's lineup consisted of Jade Druid, Murloc Paladin, Highlander Priest, and Handlock Warlock. He excelled especially with his Warlock as it is not as commonly seen in the scene. This is Purple's second Americas championship and he will have a chance to make it to Worlds in the Summer Championship.
Fell a game short of making it to Summer Championship
September 18, 2017
Amnesiac was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Hearthstone Americas Summer Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
The Young Savage rolled through the swiss bracket, going 6-1 to clinch top eight. All he needed was a single win to qualify for the Global Summer Championship and keep his dream of making the World Championship alive. He was matched up with YayTears, and was shocked as YayTears ended up sweeping in quick 3-0 fashion. This is another seasonal event where Amnesiac fell a single win short of advancing to the global event, a heartbreaking yet impressive feat to accomplish. Amnesiac's lineup was very standard as he brought Murloc Paladin, Pirate Warrior, Highlander Priest, and Jade Druid.
Free Agent
Fell short of repeating as Americas champion
September 18, 2017
Muzzy could win another Americas title he was knocked out in the swiss stage of the Hearthstone Americas Summer Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
After capturing the title at the Spring Americas playoff, Muzzy looked to defend his crown. With a new meta and a new field of players, Muzzy failed to regain his glory. Still known as one of the best minds of Hearthstone, Muzzy was not able to get the breaks he received last season. Although Muzzy is good enough where he doesn't rely on luck, it made a large difference in a meta that features a lot of mirror matchups.
Rare tournament appearance fell well short
September 18, 2017
JustSaiyan fell short of the main stage as he was eliminated in the swiss stage of the Hearthstone Americas Summer Playoff.
ANALYSIS
Usually known as a streamer, JustSaiyan is skilled enough to rack up the HCT points on ladder to find himself in the Americas Summer playoffs. He started out with rocky play, quickly snowballing to a rough 2-3 record to get eliminated. Surprisingly enough, JustSaiyan is the top competitive player from the Tempo Storm organization.
Was not at his best
September 18, 2017
HotMeowth didn't have his magic and was eliminated in the swiss stage of the Hearthstone Americas Summer Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Coming off a great performance at DreamHack Montreal, HotMeowth was looking to keep his hot streak going. However, there was nothing hot about his performance as he fell out of the tourney early with a 1-3 record. The Panda Global player missed out on the opportunity to get back to the World Championship but will keep competing with the best of them.
Free Agent
Meme lineup fell way short of success
September 18, 2017
Monsanto and his crazy lineup fell short as he was eliminated in the swiss stage of the Hearthstone Americas Summer Playoff.
ANALYSIS
Monsanto made a big impression in the Hearthstone community as he brought a very odd lineup to the tournament. His lineup featured Silence Priest, Quest Rogue, Quest Mage, and Quest Druid. Some people thought it was actually an effective move against the field that was filled with Jade Druid and Highlander Priests, but it fell well short of the goal. Quest Druid performed surprisingly well, but Monsanto still could not take out the power decks as he finished with a 1-2 record.
Free Agent
Struggled out of the gates in an early exit
September 18, 2017
Zalae disappointed as he was eliminated in the swiss stage of the Hearthstone Americas Summer Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Still a staple in the American Hearthstone scene, Zalae is competing hard at every event. This was not his event, however, as he finished 1-2 and did not finish. Zalae, along with a lot of other players, was negatively affected by internet issues disrupting games at this venue. Disconnects were a negative takeaway from the otherwise very competitive event.
Free Agent
Knocked out of the field early
September 18, 2017
DrJikininki bowed out early as he couldn't make it through the swiss stage of the Hearthstone Americas Summer Playoff.
ANALYSIS
Even without Denial Esports attached to his name, DrJikininki is seen at every major Hearthstone event. This event did not go his way as he was beaten up early and often in the swiss bracket, going 1-3. DrJikininki has to wait longer to add to his signature win of 2017 in DreamHack Atlanta.
Continued his struggles in the major events
September 18, 2017
APXVoid could not make it to the main stage as he was eliminated in the swiss stage of the Hearthstone Americas Summer Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
The ladder grinder made another appearance in a seasonal championship, but APXVoid again struggled to make any use of it. APXVoid competed best when he could rely on his skills on Tempo Mage, and has not been able to find his place in tournaments since.