Hearthstone Grandmasters Season 2 Week 6 leaves just one week of regular season play left. One player is now guaranteed to relegate at the end of the season, and others have clinched a playoff spot. For the rest, there are two games left to not lose their Grandmasters spot.
At 1-11 and four games back of the next Grandmaster, Wu “BloodTrail” Zong-Chang will be relegated at the end of the season. He just never managed to get anything going this season, and couldn’t win reliably with any deck.
Kim “che0nsu” Cheon Su has clinched first place in Division A with a 10-2 record going into the last week. Everyone else in the division still has a shot but also don’t have to fear relegation either.
Over in Division B, six players still can make or miss playoffs all the way up to first place. Currently at the top are Chen “tom60229” Wei Lin and Kenta “glory” Sato at 8-4, but the pair are only two games ahead of sixth place with two games left to play.
In terms of relegation for Division B, Pathra “Pathra” Cadness is highly likely to be the one to go. She is two games back of Ng “Blitzchung” Wai Chung. She would have to win both of her final matches against both of the top two players in tom and glory, and also hope that Blitzchung loses both of his matches.
In Europe, there are still a total of eight players at risk of relegation. In Division A, even Vladislav “SilverName” Sinotov, who sits at 6-6 and occupies a playoff spot currently can still be relegated. Torben “Viper” Wahl versus Jon “Orange” Westberg, and Orange versus Radu “Rdu” Dima are all huge matches to watch in the final week.
Casper “Hunterace” Notto went 0-2 this week, but is still in first place at 9-3. He has a playoff spot clinched, and those he lost to were Rdu and Viper, two players playing for their Grandmasters lives.
In Division B, Elias “Bozzzton” Sibelius, Linh “Seiko” Nguyen, and Chris “Fenomeno” Tsakopoulos are the ones battling to not get relegated. Feno squares off against Kevin “Casie” Eberlein and Bozzzton in the final week. He’ll have to win both matches and still hope that Seiko or Bozzton lose their matches to get out of last.
It’s a wild swing too, as Bozzzton can also still make playoffs. There are even cases where one of the top two, Jaromír “Jarla” Vyskočil or Raphael “Bunnyhoppor” Peltzer, miss playoffs from an 8-4 record to an 8-6 record.
Fei “ETC” Liang and Cong “StrifeCro” Shu are at risk of relegation in Division A. ETC came up huge this week winning 2-0 to move to 4-8. He has to win two games next week to guarantee that he avoids relegation, but StrifeCro has to win both games to force that situation.
Eddie “Eddie” Lui is guaranteed a playoff spot at 9-3 in Division A, but everyone else is still fighting all the way down to James “Firebat” Kostesich in sixth place at 5-7. The same thing applies to Division B, Where first and sixth place are only separated by three games. David “justsaiyan” Shan and Brian “bloodyface” Eason lead the way at 8-4.
Francisco “PNC” Leimontas, Lucas “Rase” Guerra, and Paul “Zalae” Nemeth are the ones fighting against relegation in Division B. Rase has the most work cutout for him, as he has to win both games and have better tiebreakers. PNC just has to win a single game, and Zalae just has to beat Rase heads up.
Frustrations are at an all time high as well. RNG factors have dictated more games than players would reasonably like. This is especially so with the Control Warrior mirror cropping up relatively frequently. We’ll see who either powers through with skill, or falls through to the luck of the cards in the final week of the regular season.
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