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Rebounded with a decisive victory
November 1, 2017
G2 Esports played more like we expected them to as they beat Tempo Storm 6-2 in Week 5 of ESL Trinity Series Season 2. G2 is made up of Thijs, Neirea and RDU.
ANALYSIS
After being embarrassed by Misfits last week, G2's legendary roster bounced back in a major way. G2 is much too stacked to stay down for long and were given the task of taking down the last placed Tempo Storm squad. They made easy work of the reeling squad and showed off on the Warlock. They ended up winning a ridiculous six straight games on the deck as G2 established their dominance once again.
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Drop a thrilling eleven game series
November 1, 2017
Team Liquid came up just short of another win as they fell to Misfits 6-5 in Week 5 of ESL Trinity Series Season 2. Team Liquid is made up of Dog, Sjow and Feno.
ANALYSIS
Team Liquid has been a strong performer in Trinity Series since its inception, but even they are not immune from the ups and downs that a season can consist of. They have definitely been fighting as hard as any team as they came into the matchup 3-1. After falling just short in the 11 game series, they are now in 3-2 and miss out on their chance to be atop the standings. Liquid was a little off their game as their communication was off and Dog seemed to be pretty fatigued, but they will be back.
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Continued their rise up the standings
November 1, 2017
Misfits grabbed another pivotal win over Team Liquid in Week 5 of ESL Trinity Series Season 2. Misfits is made up of StanCifka, Pokrovac and Georgec
ANALYSIS
After their huge win over G2 last week, Misfits kept that momentum going in Week 5 against Team Liquid. This did not come as easy as last week though, this series going the full 11 games. It went in true last hero standing format as the two teams nearly alternated wins throughout the entire 11 game series. Misfits clutched out a win on their Warlock to claim to series and move to 3-2. Misfits was one of the news teams this year and have been upsetting a lot of the teams that came before them. Maybe we should stop calling them upsets.
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Made a massive statement in the win
November 1, 2017
Misfits had a massive win as they beat G2 Esports 6-2 in Week 4 of ESL Trinity Series Season 2. Misfits is made up of StanCifka, Pokrovac and Georgec.
ANALYSIS
Fighting to stay afloat in the crowded center of the standings, Misfits has had an up and down season. They needed a big win to help separate themselves from the crowd and was able to do just that against one of the most unlikely opponents in G2. Misfits has played pretty well, still showing room to grow with the decklist construction strategy. Misfits were able to show their skill off in this series, especially on their Control Warlock deck. Their tech cards really helped to round out the strength of the deck as they were able to take multiple matchups with the deck, winning the final three games of the series. This saves Misfits from falling down the standings in a major way.
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Smacked around in a rough loss
November 1, 2017
G2 Esports had their worst series of the season in a 6-2 loss to Misfits in Week 4 of ESL Trinity Series Season 2. G2 is made up of Thijs, Neirea and RDU.
ANALYSIS
Revered as the juggernaut team of Hearthstone, G2 has been rocky so far. The addition of World Championship qualifier Neirea looked great in their last series, furthering cementing their reigns as top team in the world. However, G2 had their worst showing of the season in Week 4 as they were picked apart by Misfits. G2 started out competitive, trailing 3-2, but then Misfits took three straight on Warlock to finish the series. We can expect G2 to rebound, but the best team on paper may not result in the best performance as a team.
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Were blown out in their first loss of the year
November 1, 2017
CompLexity Gaming were knocked around all over the place as they lost 6-1 to Team LUL in Week 4 of ESL Trinity Series Season 2. CompLexity is made up of Crane, MrYagut and Tyler.
ANALYSIS
With an undefeated season still intact at 3-0, CompLexity got a rematch against the team they beat to win it all last year in Team LUL. Normally on the right side of a blowout, CompLexity was completely steamrolled by Team LUL. Team LUL grabbed three straight games with Warlock, dropped one game, and then finished it off with three on Hunter. CompLexity played well, but was just a step behind in all the games against Warlock. They also did not have an answer for Hunter, as the class has barely seen any play this season, let alone any success. CompLexity's perfect season is over, but they are still at the top of the standings.
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Put together an amazing series victory
November 1, 2017
Team LUL had an incredible showing as they defeated CompLexity Gaming 6-1 in Week 4 of ESL Trinity Series Season 2. Team LUL is made up of Muzzy, Chakki and Zalae
ANALYSIS
Trying to recover from their 0-2 season start, Team LUL turned their entire season around with the victory. Matched up against the undefeated and defending champion CompLexity Gaming Team LUL left nothing to doubt in this series, taking the first three games with Warlock and then the final three games with Hunter, only dropping a single game of the series. This was a dominant performance and what we expected from the Season 1 second place Team LUL team. They even get style points by getting three wins with Hunter.
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Came up just short of another win
November 1, 2017
Planet Odd fought hard in a loss to Team Liquid 6-5 in Week 4 of ESL Trinity Series Season 2. Planet Odd is made up of Xixo, Hoej and Surrender.
ANALYSIS
With Surrender being named champion of the Summer Spring Championship during last week off, he and his Planet Odd teammates are back to team Hearthstone. They were matched up against Team Liquid with a chance to talk a big jump in the standings throughout all the muck in the middle. It looked grim at first with Liquid taking the first three games, but Planet Odd battled right back with three wins on their Taunt Warrior deck. The series went the full eleven games but Team Liquid had just a couple more plays go their way to tilt the series in their favor. Planet Odd is now down to 1-3 and at the bottom of the standings.
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Squeaked out a victory in thrilling fashion
November 1, 2017
Team Liquid came out on the better side of a 6-5 series with Misfits in Week 4 of ESL Trinity Series Season 2. Team Liquid is made up of Dog, Sjow and Feno.
ANALYSIS
Everything was perfect for Team Liquid as they rode Zoo Warlock to a 3-0 lead. Now in a commanding position, Team Liquid can counter Planet Odd consistently on the way to their series win. However, it was not as smooth as it should have been. Planet Odd countered Zoo with Taunt Warrior and had a three game win streak of their own to even the series. Now in a heated battle, Liquid battled it out and was left with their Gunther Mage with two games to go. Sure enough, Liquid was able to squeeze out every bit of value from the deck, throwing burn after burn to face to grab the win. Liquid is back to 3-1 and towards the top of the standings after the nail biter.
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Lost in stunning fashion for the second straight week
November 1, 2017
Virtus.Pro surprised everybody as they were defeated 6-5 by Tempo Storm in Week 4 of ESL Trinity Series Season 2. Virtus.Pro is made up of DrHippi, Naiman and Bunnyhoppor.
ANALYSIS
Fresh off their first loss of the season, VP received a nice rebound opportunity in facing the winless Tempo Storm squad. VP looked to gain their momentum back with a three-game win streak on Evolve Shaman. Little by little though, Tempo Storm creeped back into the series and it ended up in an all or nothing Game 11. VP had the unfavored matchup with Taunt Warrior against Tempo Storm's Evolve Shaman, and they lost accordingly. This is a tough loss for VP to swallow as the once 2-0 teams now fall to 2-2 and into the muck of the middle of the standings.
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Pulled a major upset for their first win
November 1, 2017
Tempo Storm was able to shock the world as they beat Virtus.Pro 6-5 in Week 4 of ESL Trinity Series Season 2. Tempo Storm is made up of JustSaiyan, Eloise and Trump.
ANALYSIS
Still looking for their first win, Tempo Storm has had a rough season. It seems as if there is a constant disconnect between teammates, but they are still fighting through and looking to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Now matched against an experienced Virtus.Pro team, it seemed likely for TS to have to wait another week for their win. It looked even more likely as Virtus.Pro won three straight games on Evolve Shaman to grab a 3-1 lead. When one team gets a win streak in this format, the other team needs to be able to match, and Tempo Storm surprisingly chipped away at the lead with two separate two game win streaks. The most clutch plays from Tempo Storm came as they won the final two games on Evolve Shaman to close the series. The 'first-win' monkey is now off Tempo Storm's back but they still have a long road ahead to climb up the standings.
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New look with Neirea, same great result
October 23, 2017
G2 Esports looked dominant as they beat Planet Odd 6-3 in Week 3 of ESL Trinity Series Season 2. G2 is made up of Thijs, Neirea and RDU.
ANALYSIS
G2 was the talk of the Hearthstone world as they made a new addition to their organization just days before their Trinity Series match. G2 signed Neirea, one of the most dominant players of 2017, already booking his spot in the World Championship. This only cements G2's prowess as the best team in the world and they showed the power of their new lineup against Planet Odd. It started rocky as they dropped the first two games to the new resurgent Warlock Zoo deck taking the scene by storm. However, it was not dramatic for long as G2 queued up their Midrange Paladin deck and won five straight games to take the series. Neirea communicated well in his first week as the three seem to already have chemistry, which is scary for the rest of the league.
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Did not have an answer for Paladin
October 23, 2017
Planet Odd were outmatched as they lost 6-3 to G2 Esports in Week 3 of ESL Trinity Series Season 2. Planet Odd is made up of Xixo, Hoej and Surrender.
ANALYSIS
Stuck with the difficult task of taking on a G2 roster that just added World Championship participant Neirea to their team, Planet Odd did not back down. Everything looked great as they piloted the new Warlock Zoo deck to two wins. After trading a couple games, Planet Odd was up 3-1 and G2 queued up their Midrange Paladin. G2 then won five straight games with the deck and won the series 6-3. Planet Odd played well but lacked a solid answer for Paladin.
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Was not ready for Zoo Warlock
October 23, 2017
Misfits go down in a heated matchups as they lost to Team LUL 6-4 in Week 3 of ESL Trinity Series Season 2. Misfits is made up of StanCifka, Pokrovac and Georgec.
ANALYSIS
Sitting at 1-1, the rookie Misfit team was matched up against the veteran Team LUL team looking for their first win. It ended up being the closest series of the week by far, the two teams alternating two game win streaks back and forth. Misfits players the best on their Jade Druid and Gunther Mage and worked their way to a 4-3 lead. However, Misfits was caught off guard by Team LUL's new Warlock Zoo deck that has been gaining popularity. Misfit lost three straight games to the deck, struggling to hard counter the aggro deck. Misfits has now lost two straight matches after winning their debut.
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Surprise pick paid of with a win
October 23, 2017
Team LUL claimed they first win with a 6-4 win over Misfits in Week 3 of ESL Trinity Series Season 2. Team LUL is made up of Muzzy, Chakki and Zalae.
ANALYSIS
Still looking for their first win of the year, Team LUL has performed much better than their record suggests. As one of the veteran teams, they were matched up against the rookie Misfits team that are right above them in the standings. This was the closest series of the week and Team LUL continue to communicate better than any other team. Their communication is very entertaining to listen to, but more importantly it incorporates the thoughts of each player's' varying perspective. This was especially necessary when it came to navigating their Warlock Zoo deck to the series victory as they were forced to make a lot of macro decisions on when/how they saw their win condition. The Zoo deck was a great surprise pick, but one that will be seen as much more meta come next week. Team Lul grabbed their first win and are now 1-2.