Westberg won the inaugural Abios Grand Tournament yesterday, defeating Dima “Rdu” Radu in the final 3-0. En route to the final, Westberg also conquered Archon teammate and world champion James “Firebat” Kostesich, Jan “Ekop” Palys of Cloud9, and Peter “Gaara” Stevanovic.
The tournament was the third event win for Westberg in 2015, after winning Seat Story Cup III and ESL Katowice earlier this year. Those two previous wins made Westberg only the second player to win multiple Hearthstone tournaments with prizepools over $20,000, sharing the achievement with Aleksandr “Kolento” Malsh.
The Abios Grand Tournament victory also puts Westberg among the top winners in 2015, with only two other players having won three titles this year—Kostesich, and Adrian “Lifecoach” Koy. Malsh is well ahead on that front, however, with eight tournament victories this calendar year alone.
Photo by Patrick Strack via ESL/Flickr