The First Waypoint Cafe Hearthstone Tournament

Last week I competed in a Hearthstone tournament at the Waypoint Cafe. It was my first HS tournament of any kind in a few years but it feels good get back in it.

This was also Waypoint’s first Fireside Gathering (meaning I couldn’t get the no Warlock hero) and I was glad to take part. For the tournament, I brought these four decks: Highlander Priest, Exodia Mage, Zoo, and Pirate warrior.

Highlander Priest: This is a deck that I used to get one of my highest ranks in ladder. It’s pretty much like other Highlander Priests. Except this one has Hungry Crab to deal with Murloc Paladin, which I did not see in this tournament.

Exodia Mage: I like playing this deck. This is pretty much simple. Stall out the game long enough to draw all you combo pieces to Extended Turn Kill the opponent. It got banned 3 of my four matches. The tournament version I have Acolyte of Pain as one of my draw cards while Coldlight Oracle sometimes takes it’s place in ladder.

Zoo Warlock: This deck does some heavy lifting for me in ladder. It pretty much the basic Zoo for its season except mine has Pince Valanar which is a taunt and lifesteal. My deck still had Keleseth in there as well.

With these decks made it though the tournament without losing a set. My toughest opponent was a JetLaw, lawyer that sported a legend card back.

It’s feels so good to have my first tournament victory in Hearthstone.

 

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MAGFest 2016

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This year’s MAGFest was quite different from my other years I went. That is mainly because this year I decided to volunteer.

I spent all of my volunteer work on the Games on Film festival. On one of the shifts hosted the Bagged and Bored. Otherwise it’s pretty much me making sure everything is running while the movie is playing.

I also came back to MAGFest Pokemon League to defend my title from last year. I didn’t get to repeat but I had a good time.

Also I got to room with some cool people. The antic inside the room matched what happened at MAGFest!

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Of course there was the always-running arcade and the Cosplay (I cosplayed as Ryu). Fun overall.

Looking forward to next year!

“No Girls Allowed” Hearthstone and the IeSF

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This week Hearthstone was trending for all the wrong reasons when a Finnish Hearthstone qualifier tournament for the International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) was confirmed to be male players only. And when the IeSF gave their reasoning behind it, it didn’t exactly win over angry critics. Fortunately they ditched their male only restriction for their Hearthstone tournament and made it open to both genders. Continue reading