Only two weeks remain before the Season 1 Playoffs! While the class meta is largely the same for Grandmasters Week 6, we’re seeing a few trends with cards such as [[Half-Time Scavenger]], [[Faerie Dragon]], [[Questing Adventurer]], and [[E.M.P. Operative]] popping up more in secondary and tertiary packages.
Thijs "Thijs" Molendijk brought [[Auchenai Soulpriest]] in his [[Chef Nomi]] Priest, [[Mecha'thun]] can be found in multiple decks in the Americas, and SamuelTsao has enlisted the help of [[Hungry Crab]]. You can find all of the Week 6 deck list on our schedule page here.
World Champions collide in Week 6 of Grandmasters. Both players are on Bomb Warrior this week, but Pavel "Pavel" Beltukov seems favored in the inital game of the series with [[Archivist Elysiana]] and [[Harrison Jones]] in his primary deck. Pavel handed Casper "Hunterace" Notto a 2-1 loss when the two players met in a Week 2 Mage Mirror.
It’s anyone’s game in Asia-Pacific’s Division A! Kim "Surrender" Jung-soo is at 6-4 in the standings, while Dasol “Ryvius” Sim sits at 5-5. Ryvius narrowly edged out the win last time with Token Druid. Both players also brought Bomb Warrior this week, although Ryvius included [[Spellbreaker]], [[Barista Lynchen]], and [[Jepetto Joybuzz]] in his primary deck.
While Eddie "Eddie" Lui and Frank “Fr0zen” Zhang have all but secured their place in the Playoffs in Americas Division A, the third spot is still up for grabs. Cong "StrifeCro" Shu took a 2-0 win the last time these two met, but Brian "bloodyface" Eason broke his losing streak last weekend with a 2-0 over James "Firebat" Kostesich. Bloodyface brought an interesting tertiary deck this week featuring [[Spellward Jeweler]], [[Research Project]], and [[Youthful Brewmaster]].
Never thought I'd be so happy to get a win at 2-7 but breaking my 5 game losing streak FeelsAmazingMan. I have now evolved from a Rabble Bouncer to a Sunkeeper now! Let's hope I evolve into a Grand Archivest and not a Hecklebot next week! pic.twitter.com/X8xsQ6H0f1— LZR | bloodyface (@bloodyfaceHS) June 24, 2019
Casters and Commentators
We’d like to thank the rotation of casters who provided endless entertainment for the first few weeks of Grandmasters and the crew at Masters Tour Las Vegas. We’re excited to announce that the roster below will finish out the rest of Season 1!
- Americas – TJ “Azumo” Sanders and Dan “Frodan” Chou
- Europe – Simon “Sottle” Welch and Nathan “Admirable” Zamora
- Asia-Pacific – Darroch “Darroch” Brown and Alex “Raven” Baguley
You can catch all the Grandmasters action when Jang “DawN” Hyun Jae kicks things off against Tsao “SamuelTsao” Tsu Lin at 2 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. CET, June 28, on Twitch.tv/PlayHearthstone!