L0rinda

Hearthstone EU: December 2015 Ranked Play and HWC Point Standings

Sign in to follow this  

1 post in this topic

15191-hearthstone-eu-december-2015-ranke

Blizzard have released the final standings from Ranked Play Season 21, which is the first season that counts towards the Hearthstone World Championship (HWC). They have also updated their standings page for World Championship points. In Europe, Russian player ShtanUdachi topped both lists, although he shares his lead in the HWC race with Greensheep.


ShtanUdachi (ШтанУдачи) is known for playing a lot of Hearthstone. In July he became the first player to get 10,000 wins in both Ranked and Arena on the same server. He won a qualifier to play in StarSeries late last year, and although he went 1-3 in a tough group, winning the qualifier shows that he's no stranger to tournament play. We can expect to see him put up a good fight to get to the World Championship.

The top 20 EU ladder rankings for Season 21 were as follows:
 

eS79URg.png


J4CKIECHAN in second place is a player that some people will not be familiar with. However, he is known for playing a deck referred to as Egg Druid, which many people will have run into on ladder. Egg Druid is a deck that basically plays incredibly cheap minions, and mixes them with cards such as Nerubian Egg and Savage Roar. The deck then tries to get an early lethal, and refuels its hand with Jeeves or Cult Master if it runs out of aggression.

Crane333 is regarded by his peers as one of the best players in the world. It should only be a matter of time before he wins something big and seeing him on this list so early means he's definitely someone to keep an eye on.

 

dWf8DVd.png


At this early stage of the HWC, it is no surprise that the points roughly mirror the first Ranked Play standings, as there are not many tournaments to throw into the mix yet. Greensheep, however, has 5 points from his top four finish at Dreamhack Winter, to go with 10 points from a top 25 finish on the Asian ladder, which puts him level with ShtanUdachi overall. As a previous top sixteen finisher at the World Championship, Greensheep is definitely another to keep an eye on.

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  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Aleco

      In episode two of "What's the Move?" Aleco discusses an open-ended situation which doesn't have a clear answer.
      In episode two of "What's the Move?" Aleco discusses an open-ended situation which doesn't have a clear answer.
      We kicked off this new series by analyzing a tricky situation which had only one optimal line of play. In episode two we'll take a look at a very different kind of situation, one where there might not be a perfect move at all.
      Please let us know in the comments what you would have done in this situation! One of the primary goals of this series is to foster improvement at Hearthstone by generating discussions. We would also love to hear your feedback on the video itself, as the series is still very new and has plenty room to improve on its format.
      - Aleco
    • By Stan

      In the latest Hearthstone update, Blizzard made adjustments to several cards. The patch is now live now on desktop and it should become available on mobile devices in the coming hours.
      Philosophy and reasons behind these changes can be found here.
      Blizzard (Source)
      Card Changes
      Innervate now reads: Gain 1 Mana Crystal this turn only. (Down from 2)
      Fiery War Axe now costs 3 mana.  (Up from 2)
      Hex now costs 4 mana. (Up from 3)
      Murloc Warleader now reads: Your other Murlocs have +2 Attack. (Down from +2 Attack, +1 Health)
      Spreading Plague now costs 6 mana. (Up from 5) 
    • By Zadina

      A new Brawl has landed in the Tavern.
      Just like with the previous expansions, it's time to try out the deck recipes of Knights of the Frozen Throne in this week's Tavern Brawl. The archetypes for each deck recipe are the following:
      Druid: I guess the best name for this deck is Midrange Druid. It has Ultimate Infestation and Spreading Plague, so... PROFIT?! Deathrattle Hunter Elemental Mage Divine Shield Paladin Control Priest (you've probably seen variations of it in ladder) Jade Deathrattle Rogue Freeze Shaman Zoolock Control Warrior with Enrage minions This is a good opportunity to try out cards that you don't own. Good luck and have fun!
    • By Zadina

      The balance patch is arriving in the beginning of the next week.
      The wait is over! The anticipated card balance changes will arrive on September 18th and hopefully freshen up the meta a little bit. As the case always is with balance patches, for the next two weeks if you disenchant Spreading Plague and/or Murloc Warleader, you will get their full value in Arcane Dust.
      Daxxarri
      In the recent Upcoming Balance Changes – Update 9.1 blog, we discussed the details and philosophy behind balance updates that are coming to several Hearthstone cards:
       
      Innervate - Now reads: Gain 1 Mana Crystal this turn only. (Down from 2) Fiery War Axe - Now costs 3 mana. (Up from 2) Hex - Now costs 4 mana. (Up from 3) Murloc Warleader - Now reads: Your other Murlocs have +2 Attack. (Down from +2 Attack, +1 Health) Spreading Plague - Now costs 6 mana. (Up from 5)
      This patch is currently targeted for September 18th PDT. Please note that updates for mobile devices may take a few additional hours to propagate.

      Once these card changes are live, players will be able to disenchant cards that are not Basic (Murloc Warleader and Spreading Plague) for their full Arcane Dust value for two weeks. Basic cards cannot be disenchanted and will not be available for an Arcane Dust refund. (source)
    • By Damien
      This thread is for comments about our HCT Americas Summer Playoffs coverage.