[Chinese Final] Asbefore – Reconnect, advance to Hearthstone Grand Final


In WCG 2019 Xi’an Chinese Hearthstone Final, Asbefore and Reconnect have advanced to the grand finals. 

Asbefore was placed 1st place with 5 wins and 2 losses, and Reconnect took 2nd place with 4 wins and 3 losses. 

Other than Reconnect, Arknights, Yesterday and TheHedgehog also had tie score of 4 wins and 3 losses, but after accounting the set win/loss difference, Reconnect had the highest score and was confirmed as 2nd place. GPGengChen, Skywalker and Yeye were eliminated.

Hearthstone regional final held in China, was in chaos until the 5th round. 5 players were tied in top slot with 3 wins and 2 losses, and 2 players had tie score of 2 wins and 3 losses, and was difficult to predict the outcome.
After the 6th round, Asbefore and Arknights had score of 4 wins and 2 losses, and 5 players had 3 wins and 3 losses. The round moved on to the final round, with none of the seven players yet determined as the winner to go to the grand finals.

Arknights (China) vs Asbefore (China), 7R Highlights 

Asbefore participated with Mech Hunter deck, and looked precarious with score of 1 win and 2 losses in earlier rounds, but he managed to win 4 matches in a row afterwards, and advanced to the grand finals as 1st place. 

He pulled off 2:0 victory against yesterday, GPGengChen, and Yeye, and faced off Arknights who was tied in 1st place in the final round. The winner was to advance to the grand finals, and loser would need to calculate the odds, depending on results.

Asbefore was on the brink of defeat in the 1st set, after being blocked by the opponent’s provoke wall, and he drew Missile Launcher as his last hope. On top of this, he integrated Venomizer, and by blowing up his own Goblin Bomb and made a dramatic comeback.

In the second set, he was defeated, after losing control of the field to Mountain Giant rush from Mage deck, but in the third set, he again destroyed the opponent’s defense with Venomizer and Missile Launcher. Asbefore secured his place as 1st place with 2:1 victory against Arknights. 

Skywalker (China) vs Reconnect (China), 4R Highlights 

Reconnect earned victory points from early round with Beast Hunter deck. In a hunter mirror match against Asbefore, he won both sets by drawing his hand decks quickly onto the field, and against Arknights’ Mage, he attacked before the opponent could place defense and won 2:0. 

Reconnect had not suffered any defeat until the third round, but he lost all following 3 matches. He was unable to stop Edwin combo from Skywalker’s fast draw, and couldn’t keep up with yesterday’s Zoo Warlock deck’s field attack speed.

With potential tie breaker looming, Reconnect was able to defeat Yeye in the final round, and concluded the round robin with 4 wins and 3 losses.

All Regional Finals have been completed for Hearthstone, and in WCG 2019 Xi’an Grand Final held from July 18th to 21st, fourine(HongKong, China), akumaker(Australia), TerrenceM(USA), Tempo(Chile), TechnoGoose(Sweden), exigo(Hungary) and Asbefore-Reconnect(China) will compete for the gold medal.