The second Grandmasters season of 2021 continued with Week 6 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

Alutemu

Fr0zen

Gaby

Jarla

Rami94

AlanC86's Decks

0 7200 7200 113 0
0 4640 4640 48 0
0 8160 8160 148 0

Alutemu's Decks

0 7160 7160 129 0
0 4640 4640 85 0
0 14240 14240 134 0

Gaby's Decks

0 7280 7280 266 0
0 5840 5840 250 0
0 4580 4580 61 0
0 6920 6920 210 0

Jarla's Decks

0 5480 5480 168 0
0 5280 5280 155 0
0 4580 4580 102 0
0 6900 6900 156 0

Fr0zen's Decks

0 3960 3960 147 0
0 3720 3720 125 0
0 4640 4640 79 0
0 10580 10580 150 0

Rami94's Decks

0 4800 4800 138 0
0 8800 8800 97 0
0 4080 4080 150 0
0 4640 4640 90 0


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 - posesi vs Shaxy: VoD
  • Group B Decider - blitzchung vs Alutemu: VoD
  • Group C Decider - trahison vs TIZS: VoD
  • Group D Decider - che0nsu vs DawN: VoD

———- Europe ———-

  • Group A Decider - Rdu vs Leta: VoD
  • Group B Decider - xBlyzes vs Viper: VoD
  • Group C Decider - Bunnyhoppor vs Thijs: VoD
  • Group D Decider - Seiko vs J4YOU: VoD

———- Americas ———-

  • Group A Decider - Eggowaffle vs languagehacker: VoD
  • Group B Decider - McBanterFace vs Monsanto: VoD
  • Group C Decider - NoHandsGamer vs muzzy: VoD
  • Group D Decider - Eddie vs DreadEye: 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 - grr vs Alutemu: VoD
  • Quarterfinal 2 - GivePLZ vs che0nsu: VoD
  • Quarterfinal 3 - lambyseries vs Shaxy: VoD
  • Quarterfinal 4 - AlanC86 vs trahison: VoD

———- Europe ———-

  • Quarterfinal 1 - Frenetic vs Leta: VoD
  • Quarterfinal 2 - Casie vs Seiko: VoD
  • Quarterfinal 3 - Jarla vs Viper: VoD
  • Quarterfinal 4 - Gaby vs Thijs: VoD

———- Americas ———-

  • Quarterfinal 1 - lunaloveee vs Monsanto: VoD
  • Quarterfinal 2 - Rami94 vs DreadEye: VoD
  • Quarterfinal 3 - Fr0zen vs languagehacker: VoD
  • Quarterfinal 4 - Nalguidan vs NoHandsGamer: 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 nerfs to Illucia and the Warlock Questline certainly affected the tournament meta this week. Priest was essentially gone with only three lists brought, while the amount of Warlocks ranged from Europe's 3 to APAC's 8. Rogue and Demon Hunter were accompanied by Druid as the new top 3 picks, each reaching 10+ picks in all regions. While Warrior's Pirates got a triple buff, no Questline Warriors were brought; the class still reached a respectable 15 picks overall, spread between Control and Big Warriors. The Mage buffs encouraged muzzy to bring a Hero Power Mage while every other Mage player kept trusting the Questline variant. Europeans still did not bring Paladins while APAC saw  four of them brought. In Americas all 10 classes saw play for the first time since the opening week of the season.

Result-based Discussion

Congratulations are in order for the winners of the week, but the main focus will be in the relegation battle.


Alutemu

Fr0zen

Gaby

The winners of Week 6.

APAC is on course for a nail-biter of a relegation battle. DawN would need a miracle to survive after getting reverse-swept in his vital Decider match by the fellow Korean struggler che0nsu. The retiring blitzchung would also need a lot of help from other players, so the true battle will likely be held between Bankyugi and the five 8-pointers. Only some very specific outcomes can knock Shaxy out whereas the 11-pointers should only realistically worry about if they can hold onto their Playoffs spots.

In Europe the top 6 players have all but guaranteed their Playoffs spots while Gaby and Frenetic can be equally sure to take the top 2 seeds in the Playoffs bracket. And just like in APAC, the relegation battle will be one to look for. Rdu can feel relatively safe but everyone else will have to continue fighting for their spot.

In Americas the finalist duo Rami94 and Fr0zen were deep in the relegation struggles, but their good performance this week got them out of the immediate danger. Fr0zen's victory has most likely guaranteed his safety but everyone below him will have to hope for a good Week 7 or risk getting relegated.

APACPointsEuropePointsAmericasPoints
posesi*19Gaby19Monsanto19
GivePLZ18Frenetic*18Nalguidan*16
Alutemu16xBlyzes14DreadEye15
Surrender13Bunnyhoppor14languagehacker13
AlanC8611Seiko13McBanterFace12
okasinnsuke11Jarla13NoHandsGamer12
grr11Rdu10muzzy**11
Shaxy10Viper9Fled11
TIZS**8Leta9Fr0zen10
che0nsu8Felkeine8DimitriKazov9
glory8Casie8lunaloveee8
lambyseries8Floki7Rami947
trahison8J4YOU7CaelesLuna7
Bankyugi7Thijs7Eggowaffle6
blitzchung**6Warma6killinallday6
DawN5Bozzzton5Eddie**5

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

You can also find the full standings on the official tournament site.


Next week in Hearthstone Grandmasters will be the final one before Playoffs. Don't forget to tune in!