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hearthstone SL i-League Hearthstone StarSeries Group D results

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Group D of the SL i-League StarSeries has been completed and the final two qualifiers for the second group stage, from where the players can advance to the $50,000 LAN finals, have been decided.

The players in Group D were:
  • StanCifka - Winner of StarSeries 1 and DreamHack Bucharest 2015
  • Lifecoach - Winner of Celestial Invitational last week
  • Dog - 5th/6th StarSeries 1 and many to four major finishes
  • Hotform - Runner up 2015 World Championships
  • Cipher - Regular top eight in major championships.

Other than the high standard of play, this group was notable for a couple of mathematical quirks. On the first day of the group, each player won one match and lost one match and on the second day, every match was a 3-0 win!
After the level first day, it was always going to come down to whether anyone could win both of their second day matches and if Hotform could take down Dog in the last match of the day, all players would have won two matches. However Dog's lineup of Rogue, Paladin and Mage was enough for a sweep victory which enabled him to top the group. 
Second place went to the last tiebreaker before "Random" as Lifecoach had beaten StanCifka, StanCifka had beaten Cipher and Cipher had beaten Lifecoach. All of their matches ending 3-0. Lifecoach however had a better games difference across the whole league and claimed the second slot in the second group stage. The other two will play in the last call, while Hotform has been eliminated.

Group D Matches Games
Dog 3-1 10-5
Lifecoach 2-2 8-6
Cipher 2-2 8-7
StanCifka 2-2 6-8
Hotform 1-3 5-11

The second group stages start today and the lineups look like this:
Group A:   Thijs   Surrender   JAB   Dog

Group B:  Amaz   Kolento   Trump   Lifecoach

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