13.10.2016
Hearthstone Winter Group Stage week 2 recap
Week 2 of the ESL Benelux Hearthstone Championship has come to an end and before we head into week 3 we look back at all the action that happened.

In the first match of the evening mCon’s maDe took on Narra.

maDe started of strong, with a Shaman and Mage win. In the third game Narra was finally able to take a win back with his Warrior but it proved to be too little too late. maDe's Druid took home the win against the Freeze Mage of Narra: 3-1.

Next up were Sector One. lbdutchboy and ECVisualize d3n0r with the fastest game of the evening. lbdutchboy was able to grab the win in game 1, and after that he continued to win. First he was able to rush the Mage down of d3n0r with his Shaman, after which he outsustained the Druid with his Paladin, resulting in a 3-0 victory.

 

The third game of the evening was One.Arneej vs RUZ3 Sjoesie with an almost 2 hour long series. In this slugfest it was Sjoesie grabbing the lead after a control Warrior mirror match-up win. After that it was Arneej with 2 wins of his own, first with his Warrior and then with his Shaman. But it was Sjoesie with an equalizer as his Mage grabbed a win. In the end though, it was Arneej who managed to put Sjoesie's Druid in fatigue, securing the match for himself with his Warlock 3-2.

Our reigning champion maDe fell behind in the match, as his Ragnaros didn't hit the 50/50, resulting in a 0-1 deficit. Sjoesie also won game 2, after which maDe was able to win the Shaman mirror match up, bringing the score to 2-1 for Sjoesie. maDe swapped back to his Warrior, but the deck would prove fatal to him, as it lost the final game as well, bringing Sjoesie the win 3-1.

 

 

The last game of the day was  ECVisualize ratje2000 facing off against RUZ3_Near. It was ratje who was able to get ahead with his Freeze Mage, after which Near equilized the score with his Druid. After this though, it was ratje2000 who put his game in overdrive, winning the last 2 games in quick succession, netting himself a 3-1 victory.

 

This gives us the standings after week 2:


Make sure to tune in to three two of the ESL Benelux Championship on Thursday 19:00 at https://www.twitch.tv/esl_benelux!

You can also check out all the matches of week 2 on our Youtube page.