The second Grandmasters season of 2021 came to its end with Playoffs this past weekend. 24 players battled it out in the Stormwind meta, and three regional champions were crowned. 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 this week.

Finalists' Decklists


AlanC86

Gaby

glory

Jarla

McBanterFace

Muzzy

AlanC86's Decks

glory's Decks

Gaby's Decks

Jarla's Decks

McBanterFace's Decks

muzzy's Decks

0 4920 4920 122 0
0 7200 7200 141 0
0 5160 5160 256 0


VoDs

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

Day 1 - Group A Matches

Day 1 Match VoDs

———- Asia-Pacific ———-

  • #1 Initial Match - AlanC86 vs Surrender: VoD
  • #2 Winners' Match - Winner of #1 vs posesi: VoD
  • #3 Losers' Match - Loser of #1 vs Shaxy: VoD
  • #4 Decider Match - Loser of #2 vs Winner of #3: VoD

———- Europe ———-

  • #1 Initial Match - xBlyzes vs Bunnyhoppor: VoD
  • #2 Winners' Match - Winner of #1 vs Gaby: VoD
  • #3 Losers' Match - Loser of #1 vs Rdu: VoD
  • #4 Decider Match - Loser of #2 vs Winner of #3: VoD

———- Americas ———-

  • #1 Initial Match - Fled vs languagehacker: VoD
  • #2 Winners' Match - Winner of #1 vs Monsanto: VoD
  • #3 Losers' Match - Loser of #1 vs McBanterFace: VoD
  • #4 Decider Match - Loser of #2 vs Winner of #3: VoD

Day 2 - Group B Matches

Day 2 Match VoDs

———- Asia-Pacific ———-

  • #1 Initial Match - GivePLZ vs glory: VoD
  • #2 Winners' Match - Winner of #1 vs Alutemu: VoD
  • #3 Losers' Match - Loser of #1 vs grr: VoD
  • #4 Decider Match - Loser of #2 vs Winner of #3: VoD

———- Europe ———-

  • #1 Initial Match - Seiko vs Jarla: VoD
  • #2 Winners' Match - Winner of #1 vs Frenetic: VoD
  • #3 Losers' Match - Loser of #1 vs Felkeine: VoD
  • #4 Decider Match - Loser of #2 vs Winner of #3: VoD

———- Americas ———-

  • #1 Initial Match - DreadEye vs muzzy: VoD
  • #2 Winners' Match - Winner of #1 vs Nalguidan: VoD
  • #3 Losers' Match - Loser of #1 vs DimitriKazov: VoD
  • #4 Decider Match - Loser of #2 vs Winner of #3: 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 can be found here.

Asia-Pacific Top 4 Results

Europe Top 4 Results

Americas Top 4 Results


Discussion

There was, perhaps surprisingly, a lot of variation between regions for classes brought this weekend. In APAC, everyone brought Rogue, almost everyone brought Demon Hunter, and no one trusted Priest or Shaman. In Europe everyone brought Druid, almost everyone brought Rogue, and no one trusted Priest, Warrior, or Mage. In Americas there was no single top deck, with 6 players bringing Demon Hunter, Hunter, and Warlock, and all 10 classes seeing play once again. Special mention to languagehacker who brought a very similar lineup than Monsanto did last week.

Result-based Discussion

In APAC the top 4 was a repeat from last week, as the "old guard" of the Japanese GMs matched against AlanC86. While Alan was able to take home the Week 7 victory, this time glory was able to stop him in the final and grab another World Championship spot for himself. The result means that glory now has a chance of becoming the first back-to-back World Champion, as well as the first two-time World Champion, this December.

Europe had an equally stacked top 4 compared to APAC. The final took place between last year's World Championship runner-up Jarla who was looking to join glory for a second round, and the young points king Gaby who turned out to be unstoppable and claimed the spot for himself as a crown for an amazing first season in Grandmasters.

In Americas another newcomer emerged victorious as McBanterFace took the third spot available this weekend. Having reverse-swept Nalguidan's OTK Demon Hunter in the semifinals, he earned another hard-fought 3-2 victory against muzzy in the final, denying him one last chance at World Championship glory before his retirement.


Gaby

glory

McBanterFace

The regional champions heading to World Championship 2021.


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