16 March 2015 - 09:56

Orange beats the odds to take victory in Katowice

One of Hearthstone's hottest players took the title at the game's biggest tournament so far this year
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One of Hearthstone's hottest players took the title at the game's biggest tournament so far this year.

Jon "Orange" Westberg won the ESL Katowice Legendary Series Sunday, an event boasting $30,000 in prizes and World Championship qualification points up for grabs.

Defeating Jason "Amaz" Chan in the final 3-0, Westberg claimed his first major title and his first victory on a big stage of his career.

After overcoming Aleksandr "Kolento" Malsh in the online round of 16, Dima "Rdu" Radu was next to fall to Westberg in an incredibly close series. Both players were on top of their game, and the match was decided in a Hunter mirror with Orange getting the right Ragnaros hit for exact lethal.

From there, Orange showed that his previous results were no fluke, with a 3-0 victory over Erik "Inderen" Kristensen of H2k Gaming to advance to the finals. Chan had a tougher time of it in the semis, beating surprise package Facundo "Nalguidan" Nahuel in five games.

Nahuel had defeated Adrian "Lifecoach" Koy in the quarter-finals, handing Koy his first loss in almost a month.

In the finals, Westberg once again took a clean sweep victory, and it seemed fated that he was not to be denied. Chan looked to be gaining momentum in game two with his Priest, but exceptional draws handed Westberg the win before he closed out the series with his Warrior deck.

Westberg, who is likely to join Chan's Archon team soon, takes home $13,000 and 100 World Championship qualification points. Those points put him in pole position to qualify for the Regional Championship qualifier tournament later in the year.

Image via ESLHearthstone/Twitch

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