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March 10, 2017

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Weekly Hearthstone Roundup #13 (Mar 3 – Mar 9)

Last month in review:

Introduction


Weekly Hearthstone Roundup is a series summarizing last week in Hearthstone. By making a compilation of the news regarding game, teams, pro players, ladder, community etc. we try to make catching up easier for those of you who don’t follow the HS news every day.

If you feel that we’ve missed something important or that we didn’t properly cite the source, let us know in the comments and we’ll fix it right away.

General/Game News


Ladder/Decks/Competitive


  • ViciousSyndicate: vS Data Reaper Report #40 was released – There was no Data Reaper Report last week, as the guys at vS were waiting to gather more data of the new meta (post-nerf) before posting anything. Meta did indeed change, but not as much as some people have anticipated. Surprisingly, Pirate Warrior is now #1 deck in place of Aggro Shaman. Even though the nerf to Small-time Buccaneer has decreased its early game power, the Aggro Shaman matchups, which was bad for Pirate Warrior, is now pretty much gone. Dragon Priest has seen a huge jump in win rate – from 48.5% to 52.2% at higher ranks (not so much in popularity), but the biggest surprise while not being a surprise at all is Jade Druid. The deck has seen a 100% raise in popularity, while only a very slight raise in performance (at high ranks it’s 48.5% as compared to 48.1% from pre-patch). Top 8 decks on the ladder right now, according to Vicious Syndicate, are: Pirate Warrior, Dragon Priest, Water Warrior, Midrange Jade Shaman, Water Rogue, Aggro Shaman, Zoo Warlock and Dragon Warrior.
  • MetaStats: Standard Meta Snapshot Week 9 (Feb 27 – Mar 5) was released – The 8 most successful decks last week, according to MetaStats, were: Midrange Shaman, Control Shaman, Pirate Warrior, Dragon Priest, Aggro Rogue, Evolve Shaman, Dragon Warrior and Aggro Shaman.

eSports/Teams/Tournaments


  • HearthPwn: The Trinity Series – A Hearthstone Team League Week 7 – 8 teams will compete for their share of $130,000 prize pool. This week’s matches were: Virtus.Pro vs Complexity, Alliance vs Team Liquid (March 1) and Tempo Storm vs G2, Luminosity Gaming vs Cloud 9 (March 2). Games can be watched live on the esl_hearthstone Twitch channel every Wednesday and Thursday at 10AM PST (7PM CET). VoDs are available on the same Twitch channel.
  • GosuGamers: CLG Hearthstone disbands after two short months – In January, CLG has picked a ex-Na’Vi roster of Xixo, Hoej and Surrender. Sadly, the team’s run in Hearthstone didn’t last long and it has just disbanded.
  • Cydonia joins TSM – Cydonia is the first competitive player in the TSM’s roster. The team already signed 3 players, but they’re all streamers – Massan (who is no longer part of the team), Trump and Kripparrian.

Community/Podcasts/Videos


Closing


If there are any more news from last week we might have missed, let us know in the comments. And, once again, if you have any suggestions for this series (or for the site in general!) we’d really appreciate if you’d let us know.

Good luck on the ladder and until next time!

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