Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

hearthstone Japan Spring Preliminary Results

1 post in this topic


The Japan Spring Preliminary took place over the weekend of June 4-5. The top thirty two players battled it out for one place in the Asia-Pacific Championship later in the month.

The format for the event was an interesting one. Players were grouped into four double elimination sections, where the top two from eight progressed to the quarter-finals. For this stage and the quarter-final stage, matches were played as the best of five Conquest with a ban. Beyond this point, players played best of seven Conquest with a ban, which meant they had to submit five decks. The format provided a good test of strength of depth of the players' knowledge.

The Japanese scene is a young one, with Japan only getting their own language version in October 2015. The scene has grown rapidly, with many players occupying top 100 legend ranks on Asia, or Americas, servers. 

Although the tournament was a stacked one, the group that caught the eye was group B. The group included Tredsred, Jako1910, Hajime, and K4g, all well respected players. Tredsred won the group, beating Jako 3-0 along the way. Jako qualified from the lower bracket. As the tournament evolved, the feeling about the group being powerful was confirmed, and Tredsred and Jako both progressed to reach the final.

Jako's lineup was Freeze Mage, Mid Shaman, Tempo Warrior, Mid Druid, and Zoo Warlock. Tredsred's interesting lineup consisted of Rogue, Mid Shaman, Yogg Malygos Druid, Pirate Warrior, and Hunter. Jako banned Hunter, while Tredsred banned Warlock.

The final was a relatively short affair. Jako won 4-1, losing only to Yogg Druid. Although he was one of the players that only started playing in October, he showed that he is already very skilled at the game. His Freeze Mage play in particular caught the eye throughout the event. He is definitely one of the players to look out for at the APAC Championship starting on June 17.

The VODs for the first day can be found here. Day two is available here,

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Zadina
      The new build adds 35 new dailies, buffs to Murlocs, bug fixes and preparations for future content!
      A new patch has hit the Hearthstone servers, preparing the ground for the upcoming Heroic Tavern Brawl and bringing new dailies, changes to Murloc cards, achievements and more!
      As we've already said, this build added some textures for the Heroic Tavern Brawl (which were datamined by Hearthpwn) and it also adds  the BlizzCon 2016 card back. Moreover, Murloc cards that affected ALL Murlocs now only affect friendly ones. There are also several bug fixes. Here are the patch notes:
      Blizzard Entertainment
      In this Hearthstone update, we're making balance changes to several cards and fixing several bugs. Read on for details!
      Ethereal Peddler now reads “Battlecry: If you’re holding any non-Rogue class cards, reduce their Cost by (2).” This was done to make it more clear, especially with upcoming releases. The following Murlocs that affected ALL Murlocs now only affect friendly ones, to improve the Murloc mirror-match. These cards are not eligible for a full dust refund. Grimscale Oracle now reads “Your other Murlocs have +1 Attack.” Coldlight Seer now reads “Battlecry: Give your other Murlocs +2 Health.” Murloc Tidecaller now reads “Whenever you summon a Murloc, gain +1 Attack.” Murloc Warleader now reads “Your other Murlocs have +2/+1.” One Night in Karazhan cards will now show up with the same frequency as other card sets in the Arena The following bugs have been squashed: Yogg-Saron, Hope’s End now properly applies the Overload effect when it casts a spell with Overload. Sir Finley Mrrgglton no longer offers Lesser Heal as an option of Hero Powers to Discover when played by Tyrande. Casting Entomb on a transformed minion will no longer reveal the minion’s identity if it gets drawn again. Gladiator’s Longbow now properly prevents damage caused by Explosive Trap. The following card back has been added: Welcome Inn – Acquired by attending BlizzCon 2016 or purchasing a Virtual Ticket for BlizzCon 2016. Many new daily quests have been added. For more information, including a more comprehensive list of bug fixes, please visit our Forums.
      (source) What are these new daily quests? Well, they were datamined (along with a lot of other stuff) by Hearthpwn. In total, the new dailies are around 35 in number! The 40 Gold ones involve playing 30 class cards for each class. There is a variety of new 50 Gold quests;  their concept involves around playing a specific amount of a particular archetype or kind of cards, like Play 20 Beasts, Play 10 Weapons or Play 15 Overload Minions. The 60 Gold quests require you to play 50 class cards. Lastly, there are two new 100 Gold quests: Murlocalypse - Play 75 Murlocs and Cry Havoc - Play 75 Battlecry minions.
      Other datamined data include three new achievements that award three Classic card packs each:
      Return of the Hero - Defeat the 3 challengers! Ready for Action - Play 30 cards in Play mode Back in the Game! - Deal 100 damage to enemy heroes There are also six achievements, awarding The Grand Tournament packs, that are tied to the BlizzCon promotion - we will discuss this in another article!
      Ultimately, a returning player challenge with three missions has appeared, as well as a possible Innkeeper challenge.
    • By Aexra
      So Blizzard gave us the opportunity to choose and root for a player during the HS World Championship 2016.
      You win in-game prizes for every win they get. Everyone gets a pack for just picking one of the contenders. 
      So who's your pick?
    • By Damien
      This thread is for comments about our N'Zoth Camel Hunter Standard deck.
    • By Damien
      This thread is for comments about our Midrange Malygos Druid Standard deck.
    • By Zadina
      ShiftCon has arrived for the second time in the Hearthstone tavern!
      It was announced yesterday that we wouldn't be getting the Heroic Tavern Brawl this week. The possible dates for it are either October 26 (next week) or November 2.
      Instead, we are getting a repeat brawl: ShiftCon. Your deck is filled with Shifter Zerus and some random class spells, while you start at 3 mana. This Tavern Brawl offers a good balance of skill and luck, since you have to decide if you should play your transformed Zerus at the given turn (if you can) or hold on to it.
      With the preparations for the Heroic Tavern Brawl underway, it was expected that we would be getting a repeat brawl this week. This is the 71th Tavern Brawl.