Dragon’s Hearthstone was at Dreamhack’s Grand Prix last weekend. All coverage inside!
With TicTac at the event, Dragon attended one last major venue in April and competed at Dreamhack Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Shortly after a second place at Insomnia 60 in the United Kingdom, we move continents for another swiss, and a chance at the top 16.
With a couple of hundred players attending, the swiss was bound to be a long and drawn out one. With quite a few high profile players attending, quality was not lacking with a stacked roster of several previous major winners. The event started well for our belgium hearthstone player, disposing of Ezgame in the first round, but shortly after encountered the first loss of the event against Philtor, sending us back to the bottom of the table with a 1:1 record. The recovery started then, with 4 consecutive wins for a total of 5:1 score in the first day of the event including one against Tempo Storm’s VLPS, and a clear chance at the top 16 on the next one.
Day two started against none other than another Tempo Storm’s player – Eloise. TicTac went down 0:3, once again starting the day on the backfoot, and needing convincing wins for the remainder of the swiss in order to get a chance at the top 16. A 3:2 win on the following round made things harder for map difference but a loss in the last round completely eliminated any chance of going through.
Despite missing out on the final 16, the event was a huge in what was the first international (and major) event for our young Hearthstone player!