From a pool stacked with some of the biggest names in Hearthstone, it was an unheralded German who cut through the field to win his first major at Seat Story Cup IV.
Jan “Superjj” Janßen took the win in a dominant 5-0 final over Stanislav Cifka to win his first major title and the first major title for CompLexity Gaming in Hearthstone. With discussion of the game focused on Paladins, it was the Freeze Mage of Janßen that won five straight games in the final.
Janßen made use of one of the newest cards from the League of Explorers expansion, Reno Jackson, which heals your hero to full health if all the cards left in your deck are single copies. Using a heavily modified Freeze Mage variant Janßen healed himself by over 25 points on multiple occasions in the tournament, including from just one health against Peter “Gaara” Stevanovic in the semi-final.
The only loss in the tournament for Janßen came against the surprise package of the tournament, caster Dan “Frodan” Chou. Filling in for Tempo Storm owner Andrey “Reynad” Yanyuk, Chou defeated European champion Thijs “ThijsNL” Molendijk twice en route to a quarter final finish. Janßen was able to narrowly defeat Chou 4-3 in the rematch at that stage.
For his victory Janßen takes home $10,000, with Cifka adding $5,000 to take his 2015 total prize money to over $23,000.
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