After Yoann "Hypno" Pfersich’s hijinks with [[Azalina Soulthief]] at Masters Tour Las Vegas, both Kevin "Casie" Eberlein and Jon "Orange" Westberg have opted to submit a similar Bomb Warrior list for Grandmasters Week 5 featuring [[Armorsmith]], [[Cruel Taskmaster]], [[Improve Morale]], and [[Grommash Hellscream]]. Dasol “Ryvius” Sim is on Control Shaman, Raphael "Bunnyhoppor" Peltzer is playing [[Revenge of the Wild]] in Midrange Hunter, and Vladislav "SilverName" Sinotov doubled down on his Week 4 Token Druid. You can browse the submitted deck list for Week 5 here.
While Fr0zen’s run in Vegas didn’t work out quite as well as his teammate David "dog" Caero, he did have a hand in helping our newly crowned champion craft his deck list for the event. This week, he’s brought [[Pogo-Hopper]] Rogue to take on Firebat, who missed Vegas in lieu of spending some quality time with his family.
When these two met in Week 1, Orange walked away with a 2-1 victory. Fast-forward to today and both players are tied for second place in Europe’s Division B. At Masters Tour Las Vegas, Orange finished with a 3-4 record while Casper “Hunterace” Notto finished at 8-4.
My time in USA is over for now. Not very happy with my performance in a very difficult field. Really missed these types of big open tournaments, can not wait to step up my game for next one. Omw to Taiwan now to Play/Cast GM this weekend!— Casper Notto (@HunteraceHS) June 18, 2019
After spending a bit of time on the desk in Vegas, we’re happy to welcome Hunterace back to cast Asia-Pacific for Week 5.
Lost the next 2 rounds and now I’m 1-2. I’ve been feeling super sick since yesterday (Headache / feverish) So I decided to drop from the tournament even though I could still make it. If usually dont give up like this but I’m actually exhausted. sorry :/— Tyler Hoang Nguyen (@tylerootd) June 14, 2019
Unfortunately, Tyler 'Tyler' Hoang Nguyen fell ill in Vegas and had to drop out of the tournament early. Meanwhile, his next-round opponent in Grandmasters, Jang “Dawn” Hyun Jae, posted an 6-6 record at the event. Dawn defeated Tyler 2-1 when the two players met in Week 2. If you’re a Tyler fan, send him your energy this week!
Casters and Commentators
Most of the usual suspects are out for Nathan “Admirable” Zamora’s wedding - congrats Admirable! Here is the casting lineup for Week 5 of Grandmasters:
- Americas - Neil "L0rinda" Bond and Edward “Gallon” Goodwin
- Europe - Daniel “Falcone” Falcone and Mihai “Languagehacker” Dragalin
- Asia-Pacific - Hunterace & Darroch “Darroch” Brown