Leaderboard (hopefully) fixed now. And thanks for the feedback!
Fixed now! Better late than never.
The developer is Andrew Yip, his name is just misspelled on the original Reddit thread.
It tells you how often the hero is picked when it is presented as an option.
He has also called it Sleepy Priest and Tempo Galakrond. I think the latter is currently what describes it best, and therefore used it.
Update on Grandmasters situation based on the top 8:
If you already want to see the decklists, I've added them on the site. They will be included in the result post later as well.
It is the poro drawn during the concept art stream.
The brackets should appear here once the tournament kicks off.
That is correct, Chakki confirmed that in Twitter earlier.
Edited the post to reflect that.
I don't think Blizzard ever told the reason, people just noticed it about...2-3 patches ago? Can't remember if they even mentioned it in the patch notes. The new name does fit the art better, but I'm not sure if the change was necessary anyway.
(For those that can't remember, Pharaoh's Warmask was previously called Ramkahen Roar.)
Patch notes updated because Blizzard. What was added:
Click "Copy BBCode" (on the deck page, close to your name & avatar) and paste what you get into the comment. It should look like [deck]15915[/deck] without the bolding.
PlayHearthstone does have all the brackets involved, you can find those here. Probably should've linked those to the post itself too but I was used to having no brackets in Round Robin.
I don't have a favourite Champion, really, but this is one of my favourite decks I've played so far.
I haven't updated it since the new expansion, but I'm not sure how many new cards I'd want in the deck either. Maybe I should think about including Unyielding Spirit somewhere somehow...
I was surprised as well. Granted, there are some placement matches in the mix with a bit less importance, but the Division B pre-Playoffs are a real thing that could've been streamed.
I have a copy of Shadow Flare in my Ionia/SI Control, and I agree that it's hard to time it well. You kinda want to be greedy with it since it's a decent removal but not too greedy so you wouldn't take a ton of damage from the Ephemerals. But I do think its playability is more about the nature of the card rather than a cost issue.
I believe their schedule is patch every other Tuesday (which then goes live on Wednesday). So we should get 1.3 next Tuesday and 1.4 two weeks from that. That would be June 23, if my math checks out.
Luckily there was no clear "taking it easy" lineups, apart from maybe Shaxy's Priest which almost saved SamuelTsao. The issue with tiebreakers is that they'll never feel completely fair, yet having to play extra matches between people with the same amount of wins doesn't sound like a good plan either.
I still think the system would need some sort of intermediate esports level, so that the relegated players wouldn't just drop on nothing (so it would feel less awful to go out with such small margins), and the Masters Tour highrollers wouldn't go straight to the elite tier competition. Although with 3 relegations and promotions each Season, you don't even need to highroll: reaching top 8 once is likely going to be good enough in many regions, and Americas might even get one GM that never reached top 8 in this Season's Tours. I'll discuss more of that situation in a future esports post.
Pavel's tiebreaker situation was indeed brutal. He had an equal tiebreaker with Zhym before Rdu vs Kolento, but if Rdu won, it would bump Zhym's tiebreaker up and relegate Pavel, and if Kolento won, he would surpass both Pavel and Zhym and relegate them both. That's why he really needed Thijs to lose.
Another tight tiebreaker situation is still ongoing in APAC, as FroStee and DawN are tied at 5th and they have to play a separate match to determine who actually gets the 5th place, as it has a huge effect on the relegation bracket I talk about in the last spoiler.