A 12 months of competitors ends with a nail-biting reverse sweep within the ultimate.
The newly revamped Hearthstone Championship Tour has come to an finish in Amsterdam. Greater than 50,000 gamers competed to be one of many 16 finalists that certified for the World Championship over the course of the final 12 months, and now, after 4 days of unimaginable play and quite a few upsets, Taiwanese participant tom60229 has emerged victorious.
tom upset crowd favorite Fr0zen within the ultimate match, getting back from Zero-2 right down to win three video games in a row towards Fr0zen’s Jade Druid, in a powerful efficiency. The USA’s Fr0zen was extensively tipped to win, having introduced arguably the most effective line-up to counter nearly all of the opposite gamers’ methods – he was solely certainly one of two gamers that introduced Management Mage – however in the end tom’s composed play and next-level pondering pulled him by means of.
That is tom60229’s second look at Worlds – he reached the spherical of 16 again in 2014. He’s the primary APAC winner of the World Championship, following within the footsteps of two European champions – Pavel in 2016 and Ostkaka in 2015, and one American champion, Firebat in 2014. He walks away with USD $250,000.
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Cam Shea is senior editor in IGN’s Sydney workplace and feels considerably worse at Hearthstone after watching the world’s finest for 4 days. He is on Twitter.