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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Could not make it out of swiss
September 18, 2017
RayC fought hard but could not make it out of the swiss stage of the Hearthstone Americas Summer Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
In a stacked field of players, RayC was able to fight his way to the top. He finished with a winning record at 4-3 as he played especially well with his Highlander Priest throughout. Unfortunately, not just any winning record advances a person to top eight and RayC fell short.
Fell just short of making it out of swiss
September 18, 2017
PNC fell a game short of making it out of the swiss stage of the Hearthstone Americas Summer Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
PNC played well with his unique lineup, really surprising a lot of other players. He was one of few players to bring Quest Mage and Big Priest, complementing those decks with Quest Rogue and Jade Druid. PNC shines when the games are slower control matchups that rely largely on decision-making, as he demonstrated in this tournament. He finished with a respectable 5-2 record but ended up a game out of qualifying for top eight.
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Just missed on making into top 8
September 18, 2017
Tarei was just a win short of making it out of the swiss stage of the Hearthstone Americas Summer Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Known for his appearance at the 2014 World Championship, Tarei has stayed relevant and competitive in the scene since. On a quest to get back to Worlds, Tarei needed to make top eight here for his first step. He finished one game from advancing in a series of close calls. Tarei brought the conventional lineup with Druid, Mage, Priest, and Rogue, which resulted in a lot of thrilling mirror matches. Tarei won the majority of those close games but ending up falling just short of his goal.
Left early after failing to grab a win
September 18, 2017
Cydonia continued his tourney struggles as he was eliminated in the swiss stage of the Hearthstone Americas Summer Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
With an organization as notable as Team SoloMid attached to the former world champion participant, there is always pressure on Cydonia to perform. It has been a quiet 2017 for him, though, as he has yet to emerge from a tournament with a strong performance. Cydonia has participated in nearly all of the major events, making it seem as if a breakout is near. However, it will take a lot for him to regain his 2016 status.
Bowed out early of a rough outing
September 18, 2017
Astrogation did not last very long as he was eliminated in the swiss stage of the Hearthstone Americas Summer Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Astrogation has been a staple of Splyce Hearthstone for a while now but has yet to break out in a major tournament even though he racks up enough HCT points on ladder. He did not stand much of a chance this time as he lost his first two series before dropping out of the event. Astrogation has shown he can shine on ladder, but he will have to wait for this tournament breakout.
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No longer representing Denial Esports
September 10, 2017
DrJikininki and Denial Esports have parted ways amid rumors and accusations of mistreatment of their players by the organization.
ANALYSIS
Denial Esports is facing these accusations across multiple esports titles, mainly revolving around their lack of payment to their players. There is a lot of proof and evidence behind the claims, making sense of why DrJ and many other players are ending their relationship with the org.