On November 24th and 25th, Tidsskrift, our player, went to IGS Lausanne in Switzerland (international Gaming Show) to compete against 15 of the best french speaking players, 4 of them being qualified just like he did and 11 as guests.
The tournament begins well for Tids, who plays against Dizdemon, a millenium player, for the first Round. Tids wins 3/2 against him during a really tight game. For the second Round, it’s another win for our player who wins easily 3/0 against the Swiss player Hypno. For the semi finale’s game, Tids plays against Chatthon, who is well known for his several cinesession’s win, and our player loses to him 2/3 after a very tight game. After this defeat in semi finale, our player can still reach the podium by conquering the loser bracket. To do so, he plays against Un33d but loses 0/3 to him.
Despite this defeat, it’s been a great competition for our players for our Genius and he finds himself in the Top 6 among french top players.
A few words from Maxime « Tidsskrift » Heinrich :
What was your line-up ?
For this competition, my line up was composed of a Jade Druid, a Razakus Priest, a Keleseth thief and a Zoo Warlock.
What was your strategy knowing that the competition’s setup was KOTH (King Of The Hill : Winner keeps his deck.) ?
As we’re heading toward the end of the current meta, the extension will be available soon, the strategy was quite simple : Pick the best ladder’s decks (Druid, Priest, Thief) with a personal choice for the 4th deck, which was the warlock. I just switched a few cards from my decks considering the bans i would use, which was the Priest as it’s the best deck in the current meta.
How was the atmosphere during the tournament ?
The atmosphere was just great and there’s nothing wrong to say about the tournament’s organisation, and the tournament was a blast too ! The internet was stable and the place was great. Finally, the relations between players was great despite the fact that there has been some really bad 3/0. We all knew each others and met on other tournaments.
What did you think of your games and plays ?
Afterward, i analyzed my games and i noticed my play against Chatthon may not have been the best way I could, that’s when i lost during the semifinale, but then again you will never know.
Any memories you would like to share with us about the event ?
Yes ! What a surprise it was when, during the semi finale against Chatthon, i saw a turn with Coin, inervate and ultimate infestation. During turn 8, from a thief !
What are your thoughts about your performance ?
I believe it wasn’t enough. I keep telling myself that i went through Dizdemon and Hypno’s strategies, and they are really good players, but it doesn’t matter as i lost both the game to reach the podium and the check that goes with it, at the end of the day, i know i could have done