Sep 28 2015 - 2:29 pm

Orange back on form, wins third Hearthstone title of 2015

Jon "Orange" Westberg, one of the year's breakout Hearthstone players, looks to be back to his best after a commanding performance earned him his third title of 2015
Morning Editor

Jon "Orange" Westberg, one of the year's breakout Hearthstone players, looks to be back to his best after a commanding performance earned him his third title of 2015.

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.

Westberg had struggled for form in events like the Viagame House Cup and Kinguin Pro League, but with this win the Swede will look to push on and end the year on a high.

Photo by Patrick Strack via ESL/Flickr

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