Team Archon in London!
If you follow competitive Hearthstone you should know most of these names by now. Team Archon houses some of the strongest players and most popular streamers in the world. Not only is Team Archon an eSports team but they also host The Pinnacle, a prestigious tournament with a regular prize pot of $5000. Hearthstone UK would like to welcome Archon to London.
Hearthstone is still an infant in the UK. Apart from the Insomnia Gaming Festival there hasn't been a lot of development in the competitive Hearthstone scene. While the game is only a year old the UK still hasn't embraced it as much as other eSports game like Counter-Strike and League of Legends. However, Hearthstone took the global eSports scene by storm and is now one of the top watched games on Twitch.tv.
Suddenly Gfinity announce the Masters and Hearthstone now has an opportunity to flourish in the UK. This will be Team Archon's first competition on UK soil and we're hoping they are impressed with what we have to offer. So let us take a look at the three Archon players that will be in London next week.
Amaz has been with Hearthstone since the early days. He's one of the leading streamers for Hearthstone on Twitch.tv and was known for being a Priest specialist during a time where the class was considered weak. Amaz took the internet by storm with his broadcasts but also proved he is a strong tournament player. Amaz has over ten top four finishes in major tournaments most notably winning IEM Shenzhen and coming second at Dreamhack Summer in his controversial loss to RDU. Amaz is the founder of Team Archon and provides great support for the competitive Hearthstone scene with website content and The Pinnacle.
The Hearthstone 2014 World Champion. Before becoming the world champion he was a lesser known player. However after working hard on the ladder to gain a spot during the NA qualifiers he stunned the world securing his place in the world championships. Last year Firebat showed the world he was the best and continues today to get results. He recently got second in both the Kinguin For Charity Winter Edition and Battle of the Best Invitational. Now he has an opportunity to win the Gfinity Masters and add more gold to his trophy cabinet.
Xixo is arguably the fastest ladder player in the world. He is known for hitting Legend within 24 hours of a new season and hitting Rank 1 Legend on all servers simultaneously! Xixo also has an excellent work ethic by grinding the community tournament scene for qualification. I wouldn't be surprised if Xixo is looking to boost his tournament results this year as he is still searching for his first major tournament victory. Winning the Gfinity Masters would be a huge success for him and a well deserved one.
Team Archon will have some work to do before securing the Gfinity Masters as the tournament is stacked with high level players. We welcome them to the United Kingdom and hope they enjoy their stay!