Neirea
Yevgeniy Shumilin 
Ukraine
Team Liquid
Clinched his spot at the World Championship
July 10, 2017
Neirea made it to the semifinals of the Hearthstone Spring Championship and clinched himself a spot in the Hearthstone World Championship.
ANALYSIS
After falling a series short of clinching his spot in the World Championship in the Winter Championship, Neirea had another chance to qualify. It looked bleak after a convincing loss in his first series of the tournament, but in typical Neirea fashion, he went on a hot streak to the point where he won each of his next four series to make it to the semifinals. Neirea ultimately lost to Kolento in the semifinals, but he can leave proud that he accomplished his ultimate goal of qualifying for the World Championship in January 2018.
Played as well as he could and ended with a top four finish
June 12, 2017
Neirea put together a strong tournament showing as he achieved a top four finish in StarLadder Season 3.
ANALYSIS
As another well-renowned name is the star studded field, Neirea had to battle just to get out of group stages. He was able to emerge through solid methodical play on his control decks, bring a lineup of Jade Druid, Freeze Mage, Quest Rogue, Evolve Shaman and Quest Warrior. Neirea's run ended as he lost two straight series to Rdu and then eventual champion Zalae. Neirea still reigns among the best in the world and continues to represent Team Liquid well.
Clinched a spot at the Spring Championship
May 22, 2017
Neirea impressed as he finished in the final four of the European Spring Playoffs. With the finish, Neirea clinched a spot at the Spring Championship in Shanghai.
ANALYSIS
Neirea has been one of the hottest players in Europe lately as he seems to be at every major tournament. Appearances in the Winter Championship and Trinity Series have created a solid following for Neirea as he rightfully deserves the attention. This tournament saw Neirea keep the momentum going with a unique lineup: Taunt Warrior, Quest Warrior, Jade Druid and the unique Burn Mage. Neirea defeated INER handily to make the final four before he fell to eventual champion Hoej in the semifinals.
Qualifies for Winter Championship as one of four European representatives
February 12, 2017
Neirea made it to the semifinals of the European Winter Playoffs, clinching his spot as one of four Europeans to play in the HCT Winter Championships.
ANALYSIS
Neirea had to fight his way through a grueling Swiss bracket of all the top HCT point recipients in Europe just to qualify for the single-elimination bracket. He then defeated his fellow teammate Sjow to clinch his spot in the Winter Championships in Bahamas. He then lost to eventual champion Pavel in the semifinals, but successfully accomplished the ultimate mission of moving onto the Winter Championships.