This is it. There are only 3 United Hearthstone League matches left for season 1. At the end of these matches we will crown our first ever champion. It has been an incredible journey and I have learned an enormous amount since the beginning. I am incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to work with so many amazing people and to have interacted with so many incredible community members. With that being said lets jump into our first semi final match.
Our first playoff match saw Ridiculous Hat of the Coin Concede Podcast taking on Chris of the 1600 Dust Podcast who would be filling in for Andrew of The Happy Hearthstone Podcast. Andrew was not able to make the match due to scheduling conflicts. In game 1, Hat cam out strong taking a quick win with his Hunter over Chris's Druid. Chris would respond in game 2 however, taking the win and evening the series at 1-1 with his Druid over Hat's Warrior. From there, we saw Hat take 2 wins in a row over Chris's Rogue with his Paladin and Mage. Going into game 3, Hat had a 3-1 lead and looked to push towards an end, while Chris looked to find his footing. Game 4 saw Hat continue to fight on taking game 4 with his Warrior over Chris's Shaman. Finally in game 5, with Chris on his last leg, he queued up his Priest against Hat's Warlock. Unfortunately for Chris this would be his final game of season 1 as Hat would take the game and the match 5-1. Hat moves on to the Championship match, while Chris rides off and looks forward to season 2.
Our second playoff match would see Rod Johnston of the Tier 5 Podcast facing off against Spivey of the 1600 Dust Podcast. In game 1 Spivey came out of the gate swinging taking the game with his Druid over Rod's Warrior. Rod would answer however, taking game 2 with his Hunter over Spivey's Shaman. In game 3 Spivey would answer Rod by taking the game with his Mage over Rod's Rogue. Rebounding in game 4, Rod would come back to take the game with his Rogue over Spivey's Warrior and back and forth they would go, from there, turning the series into a best of 3. In game 5 Rod would be bringing his Paladin against Spivey's Warrior. Things would become ever more tense as only 3 wins were needed to clinch a spot in the United Hearthstone League Championship match. With that being said, Rod would come out on top taking game 5 and going up 3-2. Going into game 6, Spivey would need to get a win to keep even with Rod and that he did. With that being said, Spivey would take game 6 with his Priest over Rod's warrior tying the match up once more at 3-3. Game 7 would see more of the same as Spivey was able to take a quick victory with his Shaman over Rod's Warrior. This would be the 4th straight lost for Warrior as Spivey would move 1 win away from going to the championship. Unfortunately with Spivey, that win would need to come with Warrior. For game 8 Spivey would be bringing Warrior and Rod would be bringing Warlock. In the end, Spivey would end the cold streak for Warrior, take the game and the match 5-3 to move on to the UHL Championship.
Jumping into the championship match we had Ridiculous Hat versus Spivey. This one had the makings of being arguably the best match in the young history of the league and absolutely did not disappoint. In game 1, Hat jumped out to an early lead taking the game with his Druid over Spivey's Rogue. From there, Spvey would answer in game 2 with his Rouge over Hat's Hunter, tying the series at 1. Spivey would then continue to apply the pressure taking game 3 with his Warrior over Hat's Shaman. This would begin the incredibly losing streak for Shaman as we continued the series. In game 4, Hat would rebound and tie things up at 2, winning the game with his Paladin over Spivey's Shaman. Game 5 saw more momentum from Hat as he was able to take the win with his Hunter over Spivey's Shaman. Finally to answer back, Spivey would end up taking the Shaman mirrior match while finally picking up a win for the Shaman class and tying the match up at 3 a piece. From there, Spivey would take game 7 and a 4-3 lead winning the game with his Mage over the favored Warlock. For game 8, Hat would not be denied a match deciding game 9, as he was able to take the game and fore a deciding match winning with his Warlock over Spivey's Priest. It all came down to Spivey on Priest and Hat on Shaman. Spivey would come into the game a heavy favorite, but with Shaman anything is possible. This one would end quicker than you think in favor of Hat as he takes the series 5-4 and becomes the first ever United Hearthstone League champion in a match that will not soon be forgotten.
As we wrap things up for season 1, I want to give a shout out to all the amazing players that participated and to all those in the Hearthstone community that supported both the league and myself during the season. Your the reason this league exists and without you all it wouldn't be nearly as amazing as it was. I look forward to season 2 and we'll have more information regarding the next season in the coming weeks. For now, please follow our social media accounts and stay tuned for more news to follow.
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