Hearthstone 2017 Championship Tour has for many years produced many very interesting matches and surprised winners in those matches. Just the other night, the final match of the Hearthstone 2017 Winter Championship was held, and the winner of that match and the Hearthstone 2017 Winter Champion title is Alexey ‘ShtanUdachi’ Barsukov. ShtanUdachi is a Russian player who has recently been considered as one of the main contenders for the best breakout performances managed to win the title by winning against and eliminating 15 regional champions that came from all parts of the world. Besides the title, ShtanUdachi is going home with more than $60,000 in the prize pool for the first place. All in all, this turned out to be one amazing tournament for ShtanUdachi.
With the win at this tournament, ShtanUdachi secured his place in the next Hearthstone World Championship that will be held in 2018. ShtanUdachi is not the only one who secured their spot at this event. Besides him, four other players have done the same, and already it can be said that the 2018 Hearthstone World Championship will be one hell of a tournament.
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Besides the unexpected win from ShtanUdachi, this tournament will also be remembered because it featured the record-breaking number of people who attended the competition. In that kind of atmosphere, ShtanUdachi displayed his best abilities and skills and went home with a huge win. The final match of the tournament saw ShtanUdachi facing the best player from the United States, Frank ‘Fr0zen’ Zhang. In that final, they played seven games, and all seven games proved to be epic, and in the end, ShtanUdachi managed to prevail.
Fr0zen is also one of the up and coming players who are among the top contenders for the best breakout performance. With his unique approach to the game and more than unconventional choices when it comes to his lineup, Frank ‘Fr0zen’ Zhang proved to be more than successful before the final. However, in the final, ShtanUdachi was better, and that unconventional lineup did not help Fr0zen a lot, but despite that, the matches between these two players in the final were some of the best matches that we have seen for a long time on Hearthstone eSports scene.
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Besides Fr0zen, ShtanUdachi also eliminated of the biggest favorites for the win, Bohan ‘lovelychook’ Zhang from China by demolishing the China’s player 4-0. The defeat of Chinese player proved to have more consequences than anyone might predict because it eliminated China’s chances of having a valid contender in the race for the World Championship. When it comes to the region of North America secured two spots at the World Championship among which is the biggest surprise of the tournament,’DocPwn’ who managed to defeat and eliminate Pavel Beltukov, current world champion in the quarter-finals of this tournament.
Besides them, the fourth and final spot at the World Championship available for a grasp at this tournament went to SamuelTsao from Taiwan. The fact that China, who came to this tournament with serious contenders, failed to secure their place is just one of the surprise of this tournament, and we cannot wait to see what is coming at the future events.