It was not a good day to be a UG Combo deck player. Out of the six such decks which entered WePlay’s round of 16, only one made it alive. The others fell victim to the RG Ramps and BR Aggros. Now, there are barely any control decks left in the tournament.
Out of the lot, only George “Hyped” Maganzini’s blue/greed deck survived, and even that was a close affair too. The Team Liquid player faced former Hearthstone World Championship runner-up Artem “DrHippi” Kravets to beat him 2-1. Hyped will play Adrian “Lifecoach” Koy’s red/green ramp in the quarter finals.
Speaking of the top 8, there will be a lot of mirror match-ups to behold. Jan “SuperJJ” Janssen and Newbee’s MieGod face each other in a ramp face-off. Sebastian “Xixo” Bentert and Frederik “Hoej” Nielsen are not only engaged in a team kill, but are running absolutely identical BR Aggro lists. Finally, Stan Cifka and David “Dog” Caero will determine the last semifinalist in another BR Bounty Hunter Aggro match-up.
So why so many black/red decks then? According to Hoej, players are still underestimating creep-based decks and the pressure they can deliver. What’s telling about their power is how even the aggressive At Any Cost techs during deck re-submission couldn’t stall the unit onslaughts.
The tournament ends tomorrow and will crown the winner of the $5,000 first place prize. All players who made it to the playoffs are also automatically seeded for WePlay’s next event, dates to be announced.