Saturday, glorious sunny Saturday. We just witnessed the first Hearthstone fireside gathering for 2017 at Grey Ogre Games where the winner walked away with a ticket to the APAC Tavern Hero qualifier, due to take place in Thailand.
Each of the 32 competitors brought three decks, and have to triumph against their designated opponent with all three decks in order to progress to the next round. Even though everyone was all smiles, the competition was brutal as the only way to take the top spot is to win all five rounds of the tournament.
Casters Ek Kiat (Khelavaster#6558) and Bryan Ong (Crumpled#1181) provided live analysis and commentary for each round at Grey Ogre Games’ twitch site and I was especially impressed by Bryan. His calibre as a top 25 legendary player for the Dec 2016 season was on full display with his spot-on analysis for each play.
After over five hours of intense battles, our very own Laurence (Mechanics#1347) emerged victorious. Congratulations to Laurence! Also worth a special mention was ChungFR as well, who made top four. A strong showing by Team Abyssus!