Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
L0rinda

hearthstone Hearthstone Team Story China Week 14 Round-Up

1 post in this topic

15086-hearthstone-team-story-china-week-

Team Story is a Chinese team league, which I am part of the casting crew for on Twitch. Teams get two points for the best of eleven conquest main portion of the match. They get one point for a best of five conquest portion, that uses the three classes not used in the main match. Going into the final week of the league, five teams were still in contention for the playoffs and four of them could still earn a first round bye.


Week 14 decided the playoff places. Due to the stepladder nature of the playoffs, each place in the table is crucial, which meant that three of the four matches this week were still very relevant.
 
EDward Gaming have been resurgent since signing NoTomorrow on the back of his World Championship top sixteen finish. This week they needed to beat Vici Gaming to lock in a playoff place. Despite a mini comeback by Vici from 4-1 to 5-4 in the main match, EDward took all three points to qualify, although they had to wait and see whether they finished in second or in third place.
 
In the least relevant match this week, runaway leaders Team Celestial further stamped their dominance on the league by winning 3-0 against Vici Gaming. Team Celestial had already earned their bye to the final, but added another $1850 to their earnings so far with this result.
 
The biggest match of the week was between Yolo Miracle and World Elite. A 3-0 win for either team would see them finish in second place, while a loss would put them in danger of missing the playoffs if TongFu won their final match. Yolo took down both sections of the match to grab that 3-0 win and finish the season in second place and they will get a first round bye in the playoffs.
 
In the final match, TongFu played Newbee and TongFu needed to win the main portion to take a playoff spot, and eliminate World Elite from the competition. They managed this to complete an incredible comeback. Two weeks ago they were 5-3 down in the main part of their match against EDward. They went on to win that, and then won 3-0 in back to back weeks to sneak into the playoffs in fourth place.
 
 

Week 14 results

 
EDward Gaming 3-0 Vici Gaming
Team Celestial 3-0 Invictus Gaming
Yolo Miracle 3-0 World Elite
TongFu 3-0 Newbee

 
 
Position Team Match Record Game Record Points
1 Team Celestial 11-3 113-81 32
2 Yolo Miracle 8-6 92-92 24
3 EDward Gaming 8-6 100-90 23
4 TongFu 8-6 95-93 22
5 World Elite 7-7 95-105 21
6 Vici Gaming 5-9 86-101 16
7 Invictus Gaming 5-9 96-107 15
8 Newbee 4-10 94-102 15

 

fPcdDYC.png


The first two playoff matches will take place on January 9th, with the Grand Final being played the next day. The format will switch to last hero standing, with three players using two classes and one player using the other three.

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 L0rinda

      The Americas Spring Playoffs and Championship were played over the weekend of May 28-29.
      The new Americas Champion is Muzzy.  Muzzy has long been touted as one of the best ladder players in the world, but has previously not converted this into any big wins. He will go to the World Spring Championship in Shanghai in July, alongside DiegoDias, Ant, and Kuonet who rounded out the top four.
      The tournament was a grueling one, with many players bringing Control Decks, and some of the rounds of Swiss lasting over 3 hours. The archetypes brought by the top four are listed below:
        Muzzy: Control Paladin, Giant Miracle Rogue, Jade Shaman, Quest Warrior
        DiegoDias: Jade Druid, Murloc Paladin, Quest Rogue, Quest Warrior
        Ant: Aggro Druid, Secret Mage, Murloc Paladin, Pirate Warrior
        Kuonet: Discover Mage, Control Paladin, Evolve Shaman, Quest Warrior
      As you can see, the meta seems to be healthy, with many viable options.
      Next week is the APAC Spring Playoffs, at which point all sixteen qualifiers for the World Spring Championship will have been decided.
    • By L0rinda

      The Americas Region HCT Spring Playoffs will take place over the weekend of 27-28 May 2017.
      The HCT Spring playoffs for the Europe region was completed last weekend, with Hoej, Kolento, Neirea, and Rdu qualifying for the Global Championship next month.
      This weekend is the turn of the Americas region, and the reaction last week is that many players have submitted very greedy control decks in their lists. The players who have submitted the greediest lists will be well placed in the control mirror matches, but those same players will need to dodge the handful of Aggro lineups that are out there.
      To find out if your favourite player has qualified, you can check the standings here. The top 64 and ties made it to the main event, along with 8 Tavern Heroes. The event can be seen on the official Twitch channel from 8am PDT on Day One and 9am PDT on Day Two.
    • By Starym

       
      A new mini-series of funny shorts has started, and we already have 2 episodes out! Mulligans sees an ordinary guy complete the quests that everyday life throws his way with the help of some unusual friends: Uther, Jaina, and Gul’dan. See them battle printer problems and who gets to ride shotgun in the first two episodes:
       
    • By L0rinda

      The Europe Spring Playoffs and Championship took place over the weekend of May 20-21, which decided not only the new Europe Champion, but also the four players who would represent Europe at the Global Spring Championship in Shanghai next month.
      After seven rounds of Swiss, the top eight players cut to a knockout phase. The results of which were as follows:
        Hoej beat   FibEli3
        Neirea beat   INER
        Rdu beat   Casie
        Kolento beat   StanCifka
      This means that Hoej, Neirea, Rdu, and Kolento will represent Europe in the Global Championship. The top eight being so strong is a sign that the metagame is in a healthy place. All of the players were already known to be among the best in Europe, and despite their lineups differing substantially, they were still able to make it through.
      Hoej went on to take the title, beating Kolento 3-0 in the final. Hoej has been touted as one of the best players in Europe for some time, but traditionally has brought Control decks to major events. This time around, he brought a very aggressive lineup, and was rewarded for his willingness to adapt his style to the meta.
      The deck archetypes that each player brought to the event are listed below:
      Hoej: Aggro Druid, Secret Mage, Murloc Paladin, Pirate Warrior
      Kolento: Jade Druid, Midrange Paladin, Quest Rogue, Quest Warrior
      Neirea: Jade Druid, Discover Mage, Quest Rogue, Quest Warrior
      Rdu: Aggro Druid, Face Hunter, Aggro Shaman, Pirate Warrior
      The next four players to qualify for the Global Championship will be decided next week, with the Americas Spring Championships.
    • By L0rinda

      The Hearthstone Championship Tour (HCT) European Spring Playoffs will take place this weekend, 20-21 May 2017.
      This will be the first playoff event since Journey to Un'Goro was released, and so if anyone has saved any surprise deck tech, this is the event where it will be revealed.
      The top 64 point earners, and ties, from the EU server will be joined by 8 Tavern Hero tournament qualifiers for the event, which will be played in esports bars across Europe. If you want to attend one of the events to cheer on your local favourite, the list of locations can be found here. There will be side events for anyone wishing to attend, with Blizzard prizes available for winners, and the Power Core cardback for all attendees.
      The point standings, showing the top 64, can be found here. As usual the event is stacked with many of the big names from the region. The top four will advance to the HCT Spring Global finals next month.