After two weeks of Hearthstone Grandmasters, some players are starting to emerge as better than their competitors. It’s still early, and those struggling out of the gates still have time to turn it around. The Americas region is actually the only region that doesn’t have any winless players, making it quite competitive. Here are the specific players who are topping the Hearthstone Grandmasters 2019 Week 2 Standings.
There are three undefeated players, 4-0, in the Asia-Pacific region. Those players’ are Cho “Flurry” Hyun Soo, Liu “Shaxy” Wei-Chieh, and Jang “Dawn” Hyun Jae. This is the most undefeated players of any region. Which makes Asia-Pacific essentially the most polarized region, at least to this point.
Flurry has been quite dominating in his performances to this point. He is rocking an 8-2 game record over this four matches. He has opted to go with the most powerful decks, bringing Tempo Rogue in week one and Cyclone Mage in week two.
Shaxy has been equally as dominating or even more so, rolling with an 8-1 game record through his first four matches. He rolled with Tempo Rogue in week one, and Bomb Warrior in week two. This includes a sweep in week two over World Champion participant Ng “Blitzchung” Wai Chung.
Dawn has had to play a number of more games than his undefeated competitors, with an 8-3 game record, still managing to sweep one opponent. He has shown that he really favors Cyclone Mage, bringing it in both week one and week two.
There are two unfortunate players in the region still winless at 0-4. Those two players are both in Division B, Tsao “SamuelTsao” Tsu Lin and Pathra “Pathra” Cadness.
SamuelTsao has been close to some victories, having a 3-8 game score, losing only one set by sweep. One of his opponents was Dawn, who has obviously been on a tear.
Pathra has struggled, but the sets she came closest to winning were actually against Shaxy and Dawn, the two undefeated players. Though, her overall game score is only 2-8, going 0-4 in week two with Cyclone Mage.
Just two players in Europe remain undefeated after the first two weeks. Both players are in different divisions, Chris “Fenomeno” Tsakopoulos in Division A and Linh “Seiko” Nguyen in Division B.
Feno has been dominant, going 8-1 through his first four games. He has also relied on a single archetype to do it, bringing Cyclone Mage each of the first two weeks. He also has beaten two World Championship participants in Raphael “Bunnyhoppor” Peltzer and Torben “Viper” Wahl.
Seiko has been absolutely perfect through the first two weeks, with an 8-0 game record. He won with pure Control Warrior in week one and swept his opponents with Cyclone Mage in week two. One of his opponents was the 2016 World Champion Pavel “Pavel” Beltukov, who has actually struggled heavily through the first two weeks.
Europe is actually the most middling group, with only five players at one or less wins. The sole player still to be without a win is Joffrey “Swidz” Cunat. Not only that, but he is the only player to not win a single game, at 0-8 after two weeks.
One of Swidz’s losses was to Division leader Seiko, but he should have found a win by now at his skill level. He has tried to stick it out with Bomb Warrior in each of the first two weeks, but being unable to find a single game win with it, it might be time to switch archetypes.
Americas All Above Zero
All of the American players have found at least a single match win through the first two weeks of play. Only a single player remains undefeated, Jerome “Monsanto” Faucher.
Monsanto has had a lot of close calls, but continues to win with an 8-3 game record. He was even bold enough to bring a Rogue list after the class’s nerfs and win with it. He also won with Conjurer Mage in week one, an archetype that has been overlooked by most players.
Two World Champship participants, Muzahidul “Muzzy” Islam and David “justsaiyan” Shan, have struggled through the first two weeks. Both players sit at just 1-3.
Muzzy forced all of his lost sets to go three games, but couldn’t close them out. He actually holds a 5-6 game record, the best he could be without being at least 2-2. There isn’t too much concern for Muzzy yet, as he should win games as the weeks go on.
Justsaiyan has struggled much harder than his team mate. He has a 2-6 game record, getting swept in all of his losses. He lost with Bomb Warrior hard in week one, but was able to find a set win with Holy Wrath OTK Paladin in week two. He has work ahead, as he will have to have a two win week to make up for his two loss week.
Again, it’s still very early for all players, but we are seeing some early story lines emerge.
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