Names like Rumay “Hafu” Wang, “GuardsmanBob” or Johnnie “Ratsmah” Lee might not familiar to fans of competitive Hearthstone. But they’re three of the most successful and popular players of Hearthstone‘s second game mode—the arena.
Yesterday Lee proved why more people show know those names. He achieved something that most people believe has never been done before, and certainly never before on Twitch.
With four final successful runs, Lee capped off a streak of six 12-win arenas with the Rogue class (12 wins is the limit for any single arena run). Over the six runs, Lee dropped just five games and in three instances was able to go undefeated for 12 straight games with a deck.
There were some hairy moments, like the topdecked Eviscerate that allowed him to chain together three of the cards consecutively to beat back a Hunter that was threatening to ruin a perfect run.
There’s no way to be sure if it’s happened before, since the majority of arena games are run on private Hearthstone accounts. But considering the feat’s difficulty, most fans are assuming Lee is the first to accomplish it. And it’s also not the first time Lee has had crazy arena streaks, having previously completed three 12-win runs on different servers back-to-back.
Signing with Tempo Storm allowed Lee to work with the team on developing future installments of its Lord of the Arena tournament, which is still the only high profile competitive arena-based tournament. With players like Lee continuing to engage fans in the format, perhaps this is a rich unexplored vein for tournament organisers.
If you want to watch all of the ridiculous runs, Lee compiled a list of the VODs in a post on Reddit.
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