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Crowned champion of the first ever Trinity Series
March 20, 2017
CompLexity Gaming defeated Luminosity Gaming in the grand finals to be crowned champion of the ESL Trinity Series. They also take home $75,000 as a team. CompLexity Gaming is made up of SuperJJ, Crane and MrYagut.
ANALYSIS
CompLexity started the playoffs off with a win over Team Liquid, but then were surprised as they were sent down to the losers bracket by Luminosity gaming. Now forced to play another series to get to the championship, they defeated Virtus.Pro just hours before the championship series against Luminosity Gaming. CompLexity put together the amazing play that they had on display all season long as they took the championship series 6-4. CompLexity has been playing as arguably the best team in the world all season long, but were overshadowed by the fan favorite G2 squad. CompLexity has rightfully cemented themselves as the best Hearthstone team in the world and received $75,000 with the title.
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Come up just short of winning it all, finishing in second place
March 20, 2017
Luminosity Gaming fell short in the championship of the ESL Trinity Series as they finish in second place, taking home $30,000 as a team. Luminosity Gaming is made up of Zalae, Fr0zen and Chakki.
ANALYSIS
Quickly known for having the most fun out of any team in the field, people quickly learned that these jokesters had game as well. Players who are outgoing and eccentric are not usually respected as skilled of players as they should be, causing people to be surprised by the LG run. Luminosity defeated Virtus.Pro in the first round of the playoffs, following that up with a win over CompLexity to secured themselves a spot in the championship. They ended up in a rematch with CompLexity for the championship, but it did not go their way this time as RNG doomed them as the series came to an end. LG was able to win a lot of money on the way, but this should also gain them respect in the Hearthstone competitive scene, both as a team and individually.
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Fall in semifinals and end the season in third place
March 20, 2017
Virtus.Pro finished the ESL Trinity Series in third place, taking home $15,000 as a team. Virtus.Pro is made up of BunnyHoppor, Naiman and DrHippi.
ANALYSIS
After a rough start to the season, VP was hanging out at the bottom of the series. Over the course of the season however, it became clear that VP is one of the most stacked Hearthstone rosters in terms of talent. After falling to Luminosity in the opening round of the playoffs, VP redeemed themselves by defeated Team Liquid to advance to the semifinals. There they were handled by the eventual champion CompLexity Gaming. This was a solid showing for VP as a team, boasting three very talented players that are not always the most well-known for the casual fans, outside of DrHippi's recent emergence. They still made a good amount of money, and rightfully cemented themselves as one of the best HS teams in the world.
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Lose both of their playoff series to end season in fourth
March 20, 2017
Team Liquid finished the ESL Trinity Series in fourth place, taking home $15,000 as a team. Team Liquid is made up of Dog, Neirea and Sjow.
ANALYSIS
Coming into the playoffs as the one seed, Team Liquid still never felt like the favorite to win the championship. They had a great late season run to finish with the best record in the league, but all that did was pin them up against the juggernaut CompLexity Gaming. Liquid lost to CompLexity, and then Virtus.Pro to be eliminated from the tournament. The Liquid players still earned plenty of money and should be very happy with their performance throughout the season. Team Liquid is an organization that has been more associated with streaming that competitive play, so it was great to see them hold their own with the best of the best.
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End Trinity Series with a loss as they finish in 7th place
March 3, 2017
Cloud9 end the season with another loss as they fall to Luminosity Gaming 6-2 in Week 7 of the ESL Trinity Series. Cloud9 is made up of Firebat, Strifecro and TidesofTime.
ANALYSIS
Knowing that they were eliminated coming into the match, Cloud9 still put forth their best effort to play spoiler for Luminosity. The hopes of that diminished quickly as Zalae grabbed a 3-0 lead for LG on his Jade Shaman. Cloud9 was able to scrape together two wins in the series, but watched as the non-interactive Freeze Mage deck of Fr0zen closed the series. Overall, this season was a disappointment for C9 as the end up in 7th place. Their communication was never perfect at any point of the season and it seemed to be their downfall. C9 still goes home with $3,000.
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Grabbed a clutch win to make playoffs as the 2 seed
March 3, 2017
Luminosity Gaming needed a win to make playoffs and got it as the beat Cloud9 6-2 in Week 7 of the ESL Trinity Series. Luminosity Gaming is made up of Zalae, Fr0zen and Chakki.
ANALYSIS
After watching the rest of the games to final, Luminosity knew that if they win they make playoffs and if they lose they are out. The pressure was high and the matchup was nice against a bottom of the standings Cloud9 team. Zalae put LG in dominant position as he started the series with three straight wins on his Jade Shaman deck. After finishing the series with a surprising Freeze Mage, LG clinched their playoff spot, kicking Tempo Storm out in the process. LG has been one of the strongest and most consistent teams in the field, but have had their losses come against the teams who they will face again in the playoffs. They enter as underdogs, but have shown that the title does not matter.
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Finished Trinity Series as a massive disappointment as they miss playoffs completely
March 3, 2017
G2 suffered a crushing lost for the fourth week in a row as they lost to Tempo Storm 6-3 in Week 7 of the ESL Trinity Series. G2 is made up of Thijs, Lifecoach and Rdu.
ANALYSIS
Consistently referred to as the best Hearthstone team in the world, G2 was the clear favorite to not only make the playoffs, but win Trinity series all together. After starting the season 3-0, G2 lost three straight to put themselves in a situation where they needed a win in the final week against Tempo Storm to make playoffs. They ran into one of the hottest teams in the league however as Tempo Storm outmatched the once immortal G2 members, winning the series 6-3. G2 not even making the playoffs is a major disappointment, not to mention that their famous member Lifecoach is quitting Hearthstone all together. This season will sting for a while, but we can all expect the members to still have success individually. G2 still goes home with $4,500 as a team.
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Ended the season with a win but fell just short of playoffs
March 3, 2017
Tempo Storm pulled the major win over G2 6-3 in Week 7 of the ESL Trinity Series. Tempo Storm is made up of JustSaiyan, Vlps and Gaara.
ANALYSIS
After having awful communication through the early weeks of the season, Tempo Storm turned it all around to get themselves into playoff contention. Communication improved greatly, but what Tempo Storm did better than anybody else in the league was show creativity with their decks. It was hard to predict what decks they were bringing each week as that helped them defeat G2. The series was tied 2-2, but JustSaiyan was able grab control of the series for Tempo Storm with some beautiful Freeze Mage play. After eventually seizing the 6-3 win, Tempo Storm needed Luminosity to lose in order to make playoffs. That did not happen though as Tempo Storm salvaged a rough early part of the season to finish 5th and take home $4,500 as a team.
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Loses yet again to finish Trinity Series in last place
March 3, 2017
Alliance fought hard but comes up short again as they lost to Team Liquid 6-5 in Week 7 of the ESL Trinity Series. Alliance is made up of Ostkaka, Orange and Powder.
ANALYSIS
Coming into the season with high expectations with a very talented roster, Trinity Series did not go at all as expected for Alliance. Overall it was a disaster as they were embarrassed on several occasions, being swept multiple times as they finish the season in last place. They battled hard with top-seeded Team Liquid, but came up short once again. The team still does finish with $3,000, but they will not be happy with that. Nobody is doubting the talent of the players on the team, but collectivity they just did not play well with each other.
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Stay hot with another win as they earned the 1 seed
March 3, 2017
Team Liquid keeps rolling through the competition as they beat Alliance 6-5 in Week 7 of the ESL Trinity Series. Team Liquid is made up of Dog, Neirea and Sjow.
ANALYSIS
Nobody expected Team Liquid to make the playoffs, especially not as the top seed. Nobody also expected G2 to miss the playoffs, so it is all proof that anything can happen in Hearthstone. Team Liquid had to battle it out with Alliance to officially clinch the spot, but they once again won in very close fashion. TL has been the hottest team in the league the second half of the season and are rightfully the team to beat right now. They will fly out to California to compete in the live finals for the massive Trinity Series prize pool.
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Sneaks in playoffs as 4 seed after an embarrassing loss
March 3, 2017
CompLexity Gaming ends the regular season on a bad note as they lost to Virtus.Pro 6-2 in Week 7 of the ESL Trinity Series. CompLexity Gaming is made up of SuperJJ, Crane and MrYagut.
ANALYSIS
After playing as one of the best teams in the league, CompLexity has really come down to Earth. After losing two of their last three, CompLexity could have used a win to lock up their playoff spot. VP blew CompLexity out of the water in this series with DrHippi's Tempo Mage winning six straight games, so now CompLexity's playoff hopes were up in the air. Luckily for them, G2 lost as well so CompLexity stumbled into the 4 seed in the playoffs. The once great team has been looking very lackluster as they finish the season by losing three of the last four weeks. Nonetheless, CompLexity can still get it all together and compete for the massive prize pool.
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Virtus.Pro: Put together a streak on Tempo Mage to make playoffs as 3 seed
March 3, 2017
Virtus.Pro put on a fireworks show with Tempo Mage to defeat CompLexity Gaming 6-2 in Week 7 of the ESL Trinity Series. Virtus.Pro is made up of BunnyHoppor, Naiman and DrHippi.
ANALYSIS
After starting the season 0-2 and staring up at everyone in the standings for the longest time, VP was able to finally streak wins together. Now with playoff hopes in the final week of the season, VP needed to defeat the juggernaut team in CompLexity to earn a spot. It looked bleak as CompLexity jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but then DrHippi pulled out his Tempo Mage. As a deck expecting to see an uptick in popularity with the recent slight change in the meta, DrHippi was able to put the power of the deck on display by winning six straight games to win VP the series. At the end of the season, VP ended as the 3 seed and will be flying to California to compete in the live finals.
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Rides Rogue all the way to first place and a playoff spot
February 24, 2017
Team Liquid put on a dominant showing to clinch themselves a playoff spot as the defeated Tempo Storm 6-3 in Week 6 of the ESL Trinity Series. Team Liquid is made up of Dog, Neirea and Sjow.
ANALYSIS
Team Liquid has been on a tear lately as they have been flying up the standings. Now a single win away from a playoff spot, they had a matchup with fellow-streaking team Tempo Storm. After trailing 3-1, Liquid queued up Neirea and his Miracle Rogue deck and did exactly what the deck is supposed to do, perform miracles. In this case, the miracle was winning five straight games and closing the series 6-3. The draws were definitely on Team Liquid's side as they started four of the five games with Small-TIme Buccaneer on turn one and then was able to produce a giant Questing Adventurer or Edwin Van Cleef in every game. Team Liquid is now a surprising first place team and have their spot in the playoffs. Neirea went 5-1, Dog went 1-1 and Sjow finished 0-1.
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Had no answer for Rogue as their playoffs chances become slim
February 24, 2017
Tempo Storm finally came back down to Earth as they lost to Team Liquid 6-3 in Week 6 of the ESL Trinity Series. Tempo Storm is made up of JustSaiyan, Vlps and Gaara.
ANALYSIS
Coming into the week as one of the hottest teams in the league, Tempo Storm could pretty much lock up a playoff spot with a win against Liquid. The chances of them doing just that looked pretty promising after they took a 3-1 lead, but then Liquid queued up Rogue. Known as one of the three power classes, the other two being Shaman and Warrior, Rogue is often banned but was able to be piloted by Neirea in this series. Sure enough, the worst fear of TS became reality as the Rogue started rolling. You could feel the salt building up in all of Tempo Storm's players the they watched Rogue win five straight games to close the series. Tempo Storm now needs to win and get some help in the final week if they want to make playoffs. This is still a much better season outcome than we expected from them as they struggled to begin the year.
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Giant win makes them the team to beat in the playoffs
February 24, 2017
CompLexity Gaming earns themselves a playoff spot with the tough victory over G2 6-5 in Week 6 of the ESL Trinity Series. CompLexity Gaming is made up of SuperJJ, Crane and MrYagut.
ANALYSIS
In a heated matchup between the top two performing teams of the Trinity Series with the winning team clinching a playoff spot, CompLexity came out strong by winning the first two games. After alternating wins back and forth with great play, CompLexity found themselves up 5-2 with four chances to win the series. They needed every one of those chances as they struggled to defeat Thijs' Reno Warlock deck. Finally Crane found a win with Priest to close the series 6-5. CompLexity clinches one of four playoff spots and is now seen as the team to beat in the field. MrYagut went 3-2 and Crane went 2-3 while SuperJJ did not play because of internet issues.