The best of an awesome weekend in Hearthstone
It was a pretty big weekend for Hearthstone. Between the Gfinity Spring Masters in London and ESL Katowice in Poland, there was a whole lot of transcendent card gaming streamed on Twitch. Did you miss it? Were you working a day job? Do you not have the patience for Control Warrior? Did the massive amount of downtime in the Gfinity stream break your spirit? Don’t worry, we were watching, and we’ve got your back. Here are four matches from those competitions that you need to see.
Lifecoach vs. Nalguidan
One of the more interesting things about pro Hearthstone is the invited/qualified formats. It basically means that some players get hand-picked to join the tournament (based on a combination of popularity and prestige), while others make their way through rigorous qualifications. It leads to matchups like this, where Lifecoach, currently the No. 3 player in the world according to GosuGamers, gets knocked off by a relative unknown: Argentinian player Nalguidan. Does it make him the better player? Of course not. This is a card game where variance is high. But it’s still pretty fun to see the underdog triumph, especially when King Krush is involved.