Welcome to week 5 of the United Hearthstone League Weekly Recap. The push to the playoffs is in full swing as the field fights for one of the convenient playoff spot. Some players made some progress towards securing a spot this week, while others are still hoping for another chance. Lets take a look at how the week played out.
In our first match of the week we had Andrew of the Happy Hearthstone Podcast who has been on a hot streak of late, taking on Rod Johnston of the Tier 5 Podcast who has also been on a streak of his own. Things were looking strong early on for Rod as he managed to take games 1 and 2 with his Paladin and Rogue over Andrew's Shaman in both games. With needing to win a final game with Priest, Rod was looking in full command. However, Andrew would have an answer. He managed to take games 3 and 4 with his Paladin and Priest classes and force a game 5. In game game 5 we had Andrew on Shaman and Rod on Priest. In the end, Andrew was able to pull out the victory, take game 5 and complete the reverse sweep winning 3-2. Andrew improves to 3-2 on the season, while Rod falls to the same mark. Both players are currently in the top 4 earning them a spot in the playoffs at the moment.
For match 2 of the week we saw Chris of the 1600 Dust Podcast take on Ridiculous Hat of the Coin Concede Podcast. Hat entered the match looking to position himself to clinch a playoff spot to end the week and would need to come out with a win in order to do so. Chris on the other hand would be looking to continue his playoff push and get over the even mark with a win. In game 1 Chris came out strong winning the game with his Rogue over Hat's Warrior. In games 2 and 3 Hat would rebound taking the games with his Rouge and Paladin over Chris's Warlock. Game 4 however, would see Chris bounce back taking the game with his Priest over Hat's Warrior to force a game 5. In game 5 Hat would dig deep and come out with the win taking the game and the match with his Warrior against Chris's Warlock. Hat stays undefeated completing the sweep of the entire 1600 Dust crew while Chris drops to 2-3 and still remains hopeful for a playoff run.
During match 3 of the week we had Spivey of the 1600 Dust Podcast vs Virsica of the Hero Power Podcast. Spivey came in looking to keep his playoff hopes alive, while Virsica was still in search of his first win of the season. In game 1 Virsica jumped out to an early lead taking the game with his Priest over Spivey's Warrior. Spivey would answer however taking games 2 and 3 with his Druid and Priest over Virsica's Warrior. In game 4
Our final match of the week saw Ziggy of the 1600 Dust Podcast facing off against Ben of the Dad Legend Community. Ziggy would be looking to get to 3-2 and look to make her way into the top 4, while Ben was looking to get back to his winning ways. In game 1 Ziggy jumped out to a quick lead taking the game with her Priest over Ben's Shaman. In game 2 Ben would answer taking the win with his Paladin over Ziggy's Hunter. From there, Ziggy would bounce back getting the win with her Hunter over Ben's Mage in game 3. In game 4 Ben would respond taking the game with his Mage over Ziggy's Druid and back and forth they went to a game 5. It all came down to Ben on Shaman and Ziggy on Druid which would ultimately see Ben come out on top and take the match 3-2. Ben moves to 2-3 on the season as Ziggy falls to 2-3. The biggest take away from this match is that Ridiculous Hat clinches a playoff birth with Ben's win.
To wrap things up this week we wanted to announce that you can currently vote for who you think should win MVP of the UHL for season 1. Whether your voting who you think performed the best or your favorite player, we want to give you the opportunity to be heard. The player who wins the MVP award will be given 7 packs to give to a member of the community of their choosing. Finally, you can vote at the link below and vote as many times as you would like, so go ahead and do so!
Link to vote for MVP can be found here
Winner of the Weekly Pick’em for Week 5: @LAHARS72
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Link to submit your picks for the Weekly Pick'em Week 6 can be found here.