The first Grandmasters season of 2022 continued with Week 2 last weekend as 48 players tried out the new Trio format in the hope of enough points to reach the Playoffs and Season 2. 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 the new format Trio.

Finalists' Decklists

Che0nsu's Decks

0 6160 6160 366 0
0 8960 8960 331 0
0 5660 5660 213 0

Mighty's Decks

0 5920 5920 274 0
0 7360 7360 486 0
0 10440 10440 412 0

Bunnyhoppor's Decks

0 7420 7420 356 0
0 14760 14760 316 0

Seiko's Decks

0 7360 7360 218 0
0 9000 9000 259 0
0 7620 7620 244 0

Fled's Decks

0 7680 7680 229 0
0 5860 5860 180 0
1 14640 14640 343 0

Pascoa's Decks

0 3900 3900 417 0
0 8320 8320 509 0
0 5580 5580 338 0


VoDs

Here are the links to individual match VoDs in spoilers below. Timestamps have been provided by HSEsports.

Day 1 - Initial Group Decider Matches

Day 1 Match VoDs

———- Asia-Pacific ———-

  • 0:23:40 | Decider #1: Shaxy vs glory
  • 1:29:02 | Decider #2: okasinnsuke vs Mighty
  • 2:38:49 | Decider #3: GivePLZ vs che0nsu
  • 3:26:04 | Decider #4: MegaGliscor vs lambyseries

———- Europe ———-

  • 0:21:29 | Decider #1: Bunnyhoppor vs Floki
  • 2:10:24 | Decider #2: SuperFake vs J4YOU
  • 3:30:18 | Decider #3: xBlyzes vs ZloyGruzin
  • 4:35:11 | Decider #4: Casie vs Seiko

———- Americas ———-

  • 0:16:09 | Decider #1: DreadEye vs lunaloveee
  • 1:05:59 | Decider #2: lnguagehackr vs Fled
  • 1:54:59 | Decider #3: CaelesLuna vs Pun
  • 2:57:32 | Decider #4: GamerRvg vs McBanterFace

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 ———-

  • 0:20:52 | Top 8 #1: trahison vs Mighty
  • 1:27:26 | Top 8 #2: AlanC86 vs MegaGliscor
  • 2:18:09 | Top 8 #3: Alutemu vs glory
  • 2:58:46 | Top 8 #4: Bankyugi vs che0nsu

———- Europe ———-

  • 0:21:17 | Top 8 #1: Viper vs SuperFake
  • 1:38:44 | Top 8 #2: Furyhunter vs Seiko
  • 2:40:10 | Top 8 #3: Leta vs Bunnyhoppor
  • 4:08:33 | Top 8 #4: Jarla vs ZloyGruzin

———- Americas ———-

  • 0:16:37 | Top 8 #1: DimitriKazov vs Fled
  • 1:30:39 | Top 8 #2: Monsanto vs McBanterFace
  • 3:03:05 | Top 8 #3: Nalguidan vs DreadEye
  • 3:43:55 | Top 8 #4: Pascoa vs Pun

Day 3 - Semifinals and Finals

Day 3 Match VoDs

———- Asia-Pacific ———-

———- Europe ———-

———- Americas ———-


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

This week no Warlocks were played as Blizzard omitted the class from all five Trio buckets available for the players. Both Europe and Americas saw the remaining nine classes played whereas APAC players rejected the bucket including last week's favorite Demon Hunter and Paladin. Curiously, that particular bucket (DH/Paladin/Warrior) was the most popular pick in the other two regions, whereas APAC's clear #1 choice was Druid/Hunter/Warrior was the runner-up.

Result-based Discussion

In APAC, three players who got zero points last week bounced right back with top 4 finishes as AlanC86 and Alutemu got 3 points each for their troubles, and che0nsu went to win the whole week and grab 5 points to his tally. The points standings are extremely close now with a whopping seven players at three points fighting for their Playoffs spot.

The tale in Europe followed a similar path as the zero-point Seiko and Bunnyhoppor were the final two players standing, with the latter emerging victorious after the grand final. The newcomer SuperFake is leading the pack in Europe and has basically secured his spot in the Playoffs as well. In Americas, the final also had one player who started with zero points in Pascoa, whereas to his opponent and compatriot Fled it was a back-to-back appearance. In the end, Fled managed to grab himself a good birthday present with a 3-1 victory.

The winners of Week 2.

Lastly, let's take another glimpse at the points standings of this season.

APACPointsEuropePointsAmericasPoints
lambyseries6SuperFake7Fled9
Mighty6xBlyzes6Fr0zen5
Che0nsu5Bunnyhoppor5Monsanto5
okasinnsuke5Furyhunter5DreadEye5
2 players4Jarla54 players4
7 players33 players23 players2
hyung2Frenetic1CaelesLuna1
grr1Floki1LeandroLeal1
DragonMan0Felkeine1killinallday0

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


Grandmasters will continue next week with the third format - Last Hero Standing. Don't forget to tune in!