From October 7th to 8th, our Hearthstone players went to Tours where was held the Games Tours Festival, to play against the best french players.
The tournament’s format was confusing at first to most of the players, as it was beginning with a Swiss round, the next step would only allow the Top 8 to go through the playoffs, which didn’t have a loser bracket.
Let us talk about our Belgian Granpa’s journey, Maybee. He wins his first game 3/2 against Titi79 and we’re thinking that maybe he has found the good line-up formula, but we got optimistic a bit too soon as Sydderal wins against him 3/0, Mensou do the same with a 3/1 and ChatonBrutal finishes the work with a 3/2.
On Alkylone’s side, the competition begins with a really tight game against Copyr1ght who wins 3/2. It’s hard to begin a tournament with a defeat, but our players gets his stuff together and prevail on his next game against Neiyuz 3/2. However, Atome is here to kill all our Genius’ efforts and give him another defeat 3/1. Our Genius manage to get another victory though, and win against Nerd 3/0 to get a 2/2 game ratio. Finally, Charon is here to end our Genius’ journey, our player lose to him 3/2.
All of our Genius have a hard time with this competitions early hours and Tidsskrift is not excluded from this rule as he loses 3/1 in his first two games against Jvetonor and Morrison. We already know that qualification is almost impossible at this point, but our Genius is willing to keep fighting and wins twice 3/1 against Pepouse and Couillgauche. despite this great come back from Tids, Barracuda will win against him 3/2 and kill our player hopes. Our players keeps on playing during this tournament for fun with two other victories : 3/1 against Ysulonna and 3/0 against Kalàxz.
Bad habits die hard, and Guntofire loses his first game 3/2 against Alkaige, but what’s next is incredible as our players goes on a 6 victories streak (Cocof 3/2, Weefirst 3/0, Ophtalmo 3/1, Ikher 3/2, Nuko 3/1, Kalas 3/1). A streak that grant him a ticket to the Top 8 and therefore go through the playoffs. The round of 8 will be against Vazaha, who will be the tournament’s winner. Despite a really tight game where everything happenned in the last round, Guntofire lost 3/2 and ended up top 5/8 in this Games Tours Festival.
Our team’s performance remains a good performance overall, as the tournament format didn’t give us the chance to send at least two players in the Top 8. Guntofire realizes a top 5/8 as Tidsskrift has 4 victories and 3 defeat, Alkylone ends up with 2 victories and 3 defeats and Maybee only won one games out of four.