Another relatively unknown player has secured his spot in November’s Hearthstone World Championship.
“HOTMEOWTH” defeated the tournament’s most recognisable player Jeffrey “Tarei” Liu 4-3 in a nail-biting Yogg Druid mirror match to win the Summer Championship, the $25,000 first prize and the berth in November’s $1 million World Championship.
Tarei was a 2014 Hearthstone World Championship quarter finalist, and part of the U.S team that defeated China in the Gold Series Challenge in 2015.
Playing the tried and tested Zoo, Aggro Shaman and Yogg Druid, HOTMEOWTH also turned to Midrange Hunter and Control Warrior for his five deck lineup.
After another seven-game win over Canadian “Monsanto” in the opening round, HOTMEOWTH enjoyed a relatively comfortable quarter final sweeping “dude7597” 4-0 to reach the final.
HOTMEOWTH had not competed in a notable Hearthstone event before the Summer preliminaries, but he defeated Tempo Storm‘s David “Justsaiyan” Shan and Christopher “PHONETAP” Hunyh of Luminosity Gaming in order to reach the Championship finals.
With all three Americas championships now concluded, HOTMEOWTH joins fellow winners William “Amnesiac” Barton and “Cydonia in November’s $1 million World Championship. The final spot will be awarded in the Last Call tournament on October 15.