Weekend eSports News Round-Up: Halo World Championship, Hearthstone European Qualifiers, Dreamhack Masters 2016

Halo World Championship Finals Day 3 Recap

The Halo World Championship saw Counter Logic Gaming challenge Team Allegiance this weekend, in a competition that started out with sixteen teams from all over the world. Fans were ready to witness a long competition between the two teams, but it wasn’t meant to be. In spite of some really exciting moments, the finals were vastly dominated by CLG and it eventually came as no surprise when they emerged victorious.

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In spite of not winning this major event, Team Allegiance’s Naded was voted the Most Valuable Player during the event by the fans, winning a $100,000 reward.

While this season comes to a close, we will be keeping an eye out for the newly-announced Electronic Sports League-run Halo Pro League.

Source: ESN


Hearthstone World Championship European Qualifiers Results

After talking about the European qualifiers for Hearthstone last week, we now have the results for the Hearthstone World Championship European Qualifiers. The winner is Ole “Naiman” Batyrbekov, returning from a year-long competitive ban.

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Naiman’s line-up throughout the tournament included Frost Mage, Hunter, and an old-school Midrange Paladin build, rejecting the currently hyped Secret Paladin build. His fourth choice of class was Warrior, but it ended up being banned in every match. The chosen line-up served him well though, as he was was undefeated throughout the tournament, topping his group with wins over Nicslay and DrHippi, before defeating BunnyHopper in the semifinals. Despite being 2-1 down in the final with DrHippi, Naiman came back and closed out the match 3-2.

Naiman joins William “Amnesiac” Barton in qualifying for November’s Hearthstone World Championship. Naiman, Amnesiac and 14 others will compete for a $1 million prizepool at the event. The Winter Championship for the Asia Pacific region takes place next weekend, with the regional champion from China set to be decided on April 20.

Source: DailyDot


DreamHack Masters 2016 Finals Line-Up

The final qualifier for the first DreamHack Masters event concluded yesterday with Ancient and Dignitas filling out the definitive list of participants who will battle for $250,000 next month.

DreamHack will feature eight of the best CS:GO teams in the world competing at the inaugural Masters event. The invite list features: the two best teams in the world, Fnatic and Astralis; DreamHack Cluj 2015 finalists Na’Vi and EnvyUs; Brazilian team Luminosity; the mixed nationality FaZe Clanp; Counter-Strike legends Ninjas in Pyjamas; and Polish powerhouse Virtus Pro.

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The impressive invite list already promised a competitive tournament. The remaining eight spots were determined with a series of online qualifiers: two in Europe, one in North America, and one in Asia. North America’s three participants were determined in a single tournament. In the deciding matches, Brazilians Tempo Storm overcame Cloud9, while Team Liquid toppled Counter Logic Gaming. The two defeated teams met in a last-chance game to decide the final DreamHack Malmo participant, with CLG emerging the victor in a convincing 2-0 victory. ELEAGUE Road to Vegas finalists Lounge Gaming were the first qualified team out of Europe, joined by German team Mousesports. China’s TyLoo took the Asian qualifier,

The second European qualifier presented the last chance for favorites Team Dignitas and G2 Esports. Team Dignitas progressed with wins over AGG and Hellraisers, while G2 Esports fell early in the tournament to Copenhagen Wolves. Wolves then fell to Team Ancient, led by Markus “Pronax” Wallsten, whose team took the final DreamHack Malmo spot in Europe.

DreamHack Malmo will feature the usual four group format, with top two going through to the bracket stage and two leaving the tournament. The Group Stage will be played 12-14th of April in a studio environment with 8 teams qualifying for the event in Malmö Arena. There, teams will face off in a single elimination bracket and all matches will be played on stage.

Source: DailyDot

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