The second Masters Tour event of the year took place last weekend with almost 400 players battling it out in an online tournament. You can re-live the action with our spoiler-free post below. We also featured an in-depth look at the entire competitive field:
Top 8 Decklists
These decks carried their respective pilots to the final eight.
You can find the VoDs of the three days of competition below, with timestamps provided by HSEsports.
- 0:20:56 | Rd. 1 Thijs vs RNGLeaoh
- 1:38:36 | Rd. 1 Tansoku vs NoHandsGamer (2-1)
- 2:21:58 | Rd. 2 posesi vs Definition
- 3:12:30 | Rd. 2 Casie vs sherlock
- 3:52:08 | Rd. 3 WEYuansu vs Meati (2-1)
- 4:14:22 | Rd. 3 Habugabu vs zlsjs
- 5:36:38 | Rd. 3 Phai vs Akemi (1-0)
- 5:58:57 | Rd. 3 Tincho vs Faeli (0-2)
- 6:14:36 | Rd. 4 Magoho vs Ruby
- 7:16:42 | Rd. 4 MadThanos vs Fruit
Day 2 :
- 0:21:20 | Rd. 5 Gaby vs Noflame
- 1:13:46 | Rd. 5 deads17 vs Adriano (1-1)
- 1:53:05 | Rd. 6 jambre vs Orange
- 3:27:18 | Rd. 6 Satori vs DerBass (1-2)
- 4:00:56 | Rd. 7 Alutemu vs Aquamana575
- 5:11:16 | Rd. 7 holywater vs Pascoa (1-0)
- 5:58:35 | Rd. 8 Hachikuji vs JustinTime (1-0)
- 6:40:01 | Rd. 8 Wolder vs RyshSmallHyun
You can find out how the Top 8 single-elimination bracket played out within the spoiler below. The preceding Swiss results can be found on Battlefy.
The familiar duo was found on the top of the class pick charts based on OffCurve's stats, with Druid and Demon Hunter being the runaway winners of this tournament's popularity contest. As could be expected, Druid was also the clear winner of the class ban chart: Ramp Druid alone got three times the bans than the runner-up archetype. Warlock and Mage were left at the other end of the spectrum as their respective OTK strategies didn't get the trust of many of the participants, although neither's pick rate was particularly abysmal. Their winrates, however, were just that as their respective 45% and 46% make them the bottom two classes in Battlefy's stats.
While China has usually been a powerhouse in Masters Tour events, this time there were no Chinese in the top 8, and only one in top 16 as well. APAC, on the other hand, had a strong performance with four players getting into the top 8, and Americas was able to get two players in too.
The tournament ended up being yet another Gaby masterclass, as the French wonderkid was able to replicate LoveStorm's perfect record from Masters Tour Onyxia's Lair by finishing the Swiss as the only unbeaten player with 8-0 record, and winning the next four games as well, becoming the Masters Tour Champion yet again.
Hearthstone esports year continues with Grandmasters 2022 Season 1 Playoffs next week! Don't forget to tune in!