The second Grandmasters season of 2021 continued with Week 5 last weekend as 48 players continued their quest of gathering enough points to avoid the relegations and reach the Playoffs. You can re-live the action with our spoiler-free post below.


Finalists' Decklists

These were the players that reached the final in each region and the decks they brought for this week.

Finalists' Decklists


AlanC86

Bunnyhoppor

Che0nsu

languagehacker

McBanterFace

xBlyzes

AlanC86's Decks

0 4800 4800 150 0
0 7240 7240 128 0
0 6720 6720 80 0
0 4640 4640 111 0

che0nsu's Decks

0 4060 4060 102 0
0 6720 6720 56 0
0 6300 6300 59 0

Bunnyhoppor's Decks

0 6720 6720 59 0
0 4640 4640 105 0
0 5340 5340 104 0
0 4760 4760 94 0

xBlyzes's Decks

0 6720 6720 79 0
0 4580 4580 76 0
0 4800 4800 96 0

languagehacker's Decks

McBanterFace's Decks


VoDs

Here are the links to individual match VoDs in spoilers below.

Day 1 - Initial Group Decider Matches

Day 1 Match VoDs

———- Asia-Pacific ———-

  • Group A Decider - trahison vs Shaxy: VoD
  • Group B Decider - okasinnsuke vs DawN: VoD
  • Group C Decider - grr vs posesi: VoD
  • Group D Decider - Surrender vs blitzchung: VoD

———- Europe ———-

  • Group A Decider - Seiko vs Frenetic: VoD
  • Group B Decider - Bozzzton vs Leta: VoD
  • Group C Decider - Thijs vs J4YOU: VoD
  • Group D Decider - Felkeine vs Gaby: VoD

———- Americas ———-

  • Group A Decider - Eggowaffle vs lunaloveee: VoD
  • Group B Decider - DimitriKazov vs muzzy: VoD
  • Group C Decider - NoHandsGamer vs Monsanto: VoD
  • Group D Decider - languagehacker vs Fr0zen: VoD

Day 2 - Quarterfinals

The spoiler below uses results from Day 1 games in naming matchups, so watch those first if you want no spoilers!

Day 2 Match VoDs

———- Asia-Pacific ———-

  • Quarterfinal 1 - glory vs okasinnsuke: VoD
  • Quarterfinal 2 - AlanC86 vs Surrender: VoD
  • Quarterfinal 3 - che0nsu vs Shaxy: VoD
  • Quarterfinal 4 - GivePLZ vs posesi: VoD

———- Europe ———-

  • Quarterfinal 1 - Jarla vs Felkeine: VoD
  • Quarterfinal 2 - Bunnyhoppor vs Seiko: VoD
  • Quarterfinal 3 - Warma vs J4YOU: VoD
  • Quarterfinal 4 - xBlyzes vs Bozzzton: VoD

———- Americas ———-

  • Quarterfinal 1 - Nalguidan vs muzzy: VoD
  • Quarterfinal 2 - Eddie vs languagehacker: VoD
  • Quarterfinal 3 - McBanterFace vs lunaloveee: VoD
  • Quarterfinal 4 - Fled vs Monsanto: VoD

Day 3 - Semifinals and Finals

Day 3 Match VoDs

  • Asia-Pacific Semifinal 1: VoD
  • Asia-Pacific Semifinal 2: VoD
  • Asia-Pacific Finals: VoD
  • Europe Semifinal 1: VoD
  • Europe Semifinal 2: VoD
  • Europe Finals: VoD
  • Americas Semifinal 1: VoD
  • Americas Semifinal 2: VoD
  • Americas Finals: VoD


Results

The results in full, including the preceding off-stream games, can be found here.

Asia-Pacific Top 8 Results

Europe Top 8 Results

Americas Top 8 Results


Discussion

The upcoming card change patch seems quite welcome as things are becoming seemingly stale in the competitive scene. The top 4 picks of Rogue, Demon Hunter, Warlock, and Priest were the same in all regions. With each of these classes brought by 12-16 players in each region, it was a weekend of more-or-less mirror lineups all around. Warrior continued to see no play whatsoever whereas Paladin was brought by Fled in Americas, first in a long time.

Result-based Discussion

In APAC, the bottom two point earners had the week they needed as both che0nsu and AlanC86 reached the final. As AlanC86 aggro-ed to 3-0 victory, he gained a one-point cushion to the danger zone whereas che0nsu is out of the direct relegation spots only by tiebreakers.

In Europe, the biggest point hauls went to players already on the top half of the table. Bunnyhoppor had already won the Gold Team Tournament with his Liquid teammates Fr0zen and DeadDraw before Sunday's GM stream but he was not able to beat the lightning-fast xBlyzes who cruised through his Sunday matches with a 6-0 record.

In Americas, Fled was the only Paladin player as well as one of the few not bringing Warlock or Rogue, and the strategy carried him all the way to semifinals where he lost 3-0 to McBanterFace. The final was (yet another) mirror lineup showdown where languagehacker was eventually able to clutch the 3-2 victory, putting him and McBanterFace tied at 11 points (alongside the people's champion Fled), all three well and truly safe from relegations.


AlanC86

languagehacker

xBlyzes

The winners of Week 5.

Lastly, let's take another glimpse at the points standings. We also got two new retirement announcements from APAC this week, which means that at least four players will be retiring after this season.

APACPointsEuropePointsAmericasPoints
posesi*18Frenetic*16Monsanto16
GivePLZ15Gaby14Nalguidan*14
Surrender13xBlyzes13DreadEye13
Alutemu11Bunnyhoppor133 players11
okasinnsuke11Seiko11muzzy**10
3 players (TIZS**)7Warma6lunaloveee6
che0nsu6Leta6killinallday6
trahison6J4YOU6Eggowaffle5
lambyseries5Bozzzton5Fr0zen5
blitzchung**5Casie5Eddie**4
DawN4Thijs5Rami943

*The winners of Season 1 start with extra 5 points this season. **Retiring at the end of the season.

You can find the full standings on the official tournament site (not yet updated with Week 5 results at the time of writing).


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