Week 3 of the UHL has come to a close and the pack has never been closer. We saw quite a bit of Warlock and Priest lead the way this week with mixed results. We also saw our first 3-0 outcome. There is a lot to get to this week, so lets go ahead and jump into the action!
Our first match of the week saw Andrew of The Happy Hearthstone Podcast taking on Virsica of the Hero Power Podcast. In the first game Andrew jumped out to an early lead taking game 1 with his Priest over Virsica's Warlock. From there, Andrew would keep momentum in game 2 taking the win with his Warlock over Virsica's Warlock in the first Warlock mirror match of the season. From there Andrew would take game 3 and the first 3-0 in UHL history winning game 3 in the Warrior mirror. Andrew takes the first step in turning his season around while improving to 1-2, while Virsica falls to 0-3 and will look for his first win next week.
In our 2nd match of the week we saw Chris of the 1600Dust Podcast taking on Ben Redington of the Dad Legend Community. This would be an all out battle taking us all the way to a game 5. In game 1 Chris jumped out to an early lead taking game one over Ben's Hunter with his Druid. From there, Chris would apply more pressure taking game 2 with his Paladin over Ben's Warrior. Ben would respond however, taking games 3 and 4 with his Warrior and Priest over Chris' Warlock in both games. In the final game of the match, Chris would pull out the victory taking the game with his Warlock over Ben's Hunter. Chris moves to 2-1 on the season and will look to extend his win streak to 3 next week, while Ben falls to 1-2 and will look to get back on track next week.
Match 3 of the week saw Spivey of the 1600Dust Podcast taking on Rod Johnston of the Tier 5 Podcast. Both players were looking to continue their winning ways, but in the end only 1 could prevail. In game 1 Rod jumped out to an early lead taking the game with his Hunter over Spivey's Warlock. Next, Rod would come out strong once more and take game 2 with his Mage over Spivey's Priest. Spivey would rebound however and take game 3 with his Warlock over Rod's Priest. In the end, Rod would end up taking the match in game 4 taking down Spivey's Priest with a Priest of his own to improve to 2-1 on the season. Spivey falls to 2-1 as well, but finds himself behind Rod for the time being due to tiebreakers.
Our final match of the week saw Ziggy of the 1600Dust Podcast facing Ridiculous Hat of the Coin Concede Podcast. Hat would look to continue his hot start, while Ziggy looked to rebound from her week 2 loss. Game 1 featured a Druid mirror that saw Hat take a quick 1-0 lead. From there, Hat would not let up on the gas as he took game 2 with his Warlock over Ziggy's Paladin. In game 3 Ziggy would look to turn things around, but unfortunately she could not find her footing. She falls in game 3 with her Druid against Hat's Priest. Hat moves to 3-0 on the season and is the only undefeated player left, while Ziggy looks to get back to her winning ways next week.
Week 3 saw quite a lot of Warlock and Priest which was to be expected given that they are 2 of the top classes right now in the meta and players waited to select them for play until the end of the cycle. What was interesting about seeing so many Priests and Warlocks was how the y fared overall. Priest ended the week at 4-3 (57%) while Warlock ended at 4-5 (44%). We even saw a Warlock fall to a Warrior at one point. Another interesting note was that although 2 Rogues were brought this week, neither saw play as both Rogue and Shaman finished the week without seeing play.
To finish the week, we are proud to announce that we have joined Instagram! Also, to celebrate our launch on Instagram we are giving away 7 packs! You can earn up to 3 entries in the drawing by doing the following:
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3. Retweet/Like our pinned tweet on Twitter referring to the launch!
That all for this week! Feel free to send any feedback you may have to UnitedHearthstoneLeague@gmail.com and remember to follow us on Twitter and Instgram @UnitedHSLeague. Also, you can find the VODs and the sign up link for the Weekly Pick'em for week 4 below. Have a great week and we'll catch you next week.
Winner of the Weekly Pick’em for Week 3: @Rizen1020
Link to Weekly Recap Video can be found here.
VODs to this week's matches can be found here.
Link to submit your picks for the Weekly Pick'em can be found here.