The second edition of the StarLadder i-League Season kicked offa couple of days ago and Group B concluded with someinteresting results yesterday. Artem “DrHippi”Kravets managed to emerge victorious after a couple of harshbest-of-seven series, advancing to the final.
DrHippi, a name that has been showing up a lot in theHearthstone scene lately and has been signed byVirtus.Pro, first faced Team Dignitas’ greensheep. The latterwon the first match with his Aggro Shaman against DrHippi’s FreezeMage. The matches went on and after a couple of games the score wasdrawed at 3-3. The last match found DrHippi once again on hisFreeze Mage and greensheep on his Miracle Rogue. The game waspretty intense and DrHippi managed to overturn the game and takethe desired win.
Up next, DrHippi faced Natus Vincere’s Hoej who alsopressed him and was winning with a 3-1 soon enough. However Hoejwas left with his Shaman to close the series but he just could notmake it. That almost happened on the last game as Hoej waspreparing for a lethal but DrHippi topdecked a Leeroy Jenkins andsealed his win, advancing to the next round against Firebat. Theseries were close once again and Leeroy Jenkins made his appearancefor once more to save DrHippi. In the series-defining game whereDrHippi leaded with a 3-2 against the ex-World Champion, theAmerican had set up his lethal for next turn, but thanks to LeeroyJenkins and a Bloodthistle Toxin created by Xaril, Poisoned Mind,he managed to seal the series one last time.
The rest of the matches in Group B were pretty exciting aswell. One of the bigger names in Group B, Purple, did not come upto the expectations as he first lost with a 4-2 againstPavelBeltukov and then with a devastating 4-0 againstAKAWonder. Greensheep made his way to round three of theLower Bracket after winning against OverKgePge andPavelBeltukov and Hoej defeated AKAWonder with a close 4-3, so thetwo will be playing against each other in order to advance in round4 and play against Firebat.
What was your favorite moment from Group B action? Let usknow by commenting below or tweeting us @GAMURScom.