Ostkaka Wins Hearthstone World Championship
In the quarter-finals, we saw some decent battles and it became clear who would advance to the top of the podium. Thijs "ThijsNL" Molendijk took a close victory against Kranich in a tough 3-2 series and managed to become one of the first semi-finalists. On his tail was Ostkaka, after a win against Pinpingho. The other two semi-finalists were Kno, who managed to get a 3-1 win against Chinese DieMeng, and Hotform, who eliminated the other Chinese player, Zoro, after a hard-fought battle that ended 3-2.
In both semi-finals, and especially on the one between the two European players, we saw some of the most intense series the competitive Hearthstone scene has ever witnessed, both ending in a score of 3-2. Ostkaka managed to overcome the tournament favorite, ThijsNL, who almost took the series when he turned the 2-0 against him into a 2-2. In the other semi-final Hotform took a close win against Kno.
The finals were pretty one-sided, as Ostkaka managed to steamroll Dylan "Hotform" Mullis with an easy 3-0 victory. The Swedish Na'Vi player took home the cherished trophy as well as $100,000. This prize puts him in the #4 spot on the list of highest total prize pool earnings in Hearthstone, only behind Firebat, TiddlerCelestial, and Kolento.
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