Welcome everybody to another edition of the United Hearthstone League Weekly Recap! We have a ton to discuss this week as the race towards the playoffs is in full swing. From upsets to playoff clinching wins, it was definitely a week to remember. Without further ado, lets jump into the action.
The first match of the week saw Ben Redington of the Dad Legend Community taking on Ridiculous Hat of the Coin Concede Podcast. Coming into this one, Ben was looking to keep his playoff hopes alive, while Hat was looking to continue his way to a perfect season. In game 1, Ben came out swinging winning the game with his Hunter over Hat's Priest. From there, Ben would keep up the momentum and take game 2 with his Rogue over Hat's Rogue. Finally, game 3 would be all she wrote as Ben was able to complete the sweep taking the win with his Warrior over Hat's Warlock. Ben moves to 3-3 on the season and keeps his playoff hopes alive, while Hat still sits a top the standings falling to 5-1.
Match 2 this week saw Rod Johnston of the Tier 5 Podcast taking on Ziggy of the 1600 Dust Podcast. Both players came in with the hopes of making the playoffs and would benefit greatly from a late season win. In game 1, Ziggy jumped out to an early lead taking the game with her Shaman over Rod's Mage. From there, Ziggy would keep up the pressure winning game 2 with her Rogue over Rod's Mage once more. Ziggy would look to complete the sweep and would do so in game 3 taking the game and match with her Mage over Rod's Druid. Ziggy moves to 3-3 and has a chance to make the playoffs next week with another win, while Rod falls to 3-3 as well and will look to rebound next week.
Our 3rd match of the week saw Andrew Brown of The Happy Hearthstone Podcast facing off against Spivey of the 1600 Dust Podcast. Both of these players found themselves in the top 4 coming into this match and would like to further strengthen their position with a win. In game 1 Andrew came out firing taking the quick 1-0 lead winning the game with his Druid over Spivey's Shaman. From there, Andrew would keep his winning ways rolling winning game 2 with his Warrior over Spivey's Hunter. In the end Andrew would prove to be too much winning game 3 and taking the match with his Rogue over Spivey's Mage. With the 3-0 victory Andrew becomes our 2nd player to qualify for the playoffs. Spivey on the other hand will need to win next week in order to try and get in.
The final match of the week saw Virisca of the Hero Power Podcast taking on Chris Plummer of the 1600 Dust Podcast. Virsica was looking to put his first mark in the win column, while Chris was looking to stay in the playoff race. In game 1, Chris came out of the gate with the victory taking the game with his Druid over Virsica's Shaman. Game 2 was more of the same, but this time Chris pulled out the win with his Paladin over Virsica's Shaman. In game 3, we saw a Mage mirror match that saw Chris come out on top once more to take the match 3-0. Virsica will look to get his first win next week in the final week of the season, while Chris will look to make one final push to make it to the playoffs.
Taking a look some of the more interesting trends we saw this week, we saw Rogue continue its domination of the league meta finishing the week at 3-0 and moving to 13-1 (93%) on the season. Mage on the other hand, would see a disappointing week, finishing at 2-4 and bringing it's overall record on the season to 12-12 (50%). On a final note, this was the first week in league history that saw each match finish with a score of 3-0. It will certainly be interesting to see if this trend continues as the regular season comes to a close next week.
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