Two Geniuses that took two different paths to join the tournament in the Belgium capital city, from an invite for Alkylone, as his top 8 status entitles him to, and from an online qualification for Guntofire. They both went to the belgian lands with the same line-up : Aggro Druid, Murloc Paladin, Evolve Chaman and Burn Mage.
During the first round, Guntofire plays on a stream against the former BeGenius and France’s team captain Dizdemon. He loses 3-2 to him. Alkylone, on his side, plays against a former team mate, Morrison, and win 3-1 against him.
Alkylone’s journey won’t keep going on a good pace in the winner bracket though, he indeed lose to Un33d, who won the tournament, during the second round and wait for his opponent for the loser bracket’s second round, an opponent that will be none other than Guntofire himself, after Guntofire’s win against Kafter.
Guntofire keeps on climbing the loser bracket with a victory against bestmarmotte 3-0 just before he can get a shot at a revenge against Dizdemon on the semi-finals. Unfortunately, he loses 3-2 again and is being eliminated from the tournament, just at the gates of the Top 4.
Our players both scored a good performance, not enough to get points or for a cashprize, but good enough to see a bright future ahead.
Here are some words from Alkylone :
“I’ve started the competition against a former team mate, Morrison, who had the same line-up i had. It’s a pretty basic mirror match-up, it all comes to who can play his Murloc Paladin, as the Druid and the Shaman can be validated pretty easily (And the mage is the insta ban).
Then i play against Un33d who played a miracle Rogue, a secret Mage, a Murloc Paladin and an Evolve/Jade Shaman. Unfortunately, my ban goes to the mage, a mage i didn’t know it was played secret at the moment. However, he still have two decks i can counter : the miracle Rogue and the murloc Paladin. However, I lose to him 3/1 in a one way game where i could only watch my cards being destroyed one after another.
The last loser bracket game is against Guntofire, which was a mirror match up. I lose 3/2, he manages to win the druid aggro mirror match up. I can say i was satisfied with my level throughout the competition but i played linear game without big decisions taken. On the other hand, it had a great atmosphere and it was a blast to see all the other players.”
Written by Balyndaros