It was an exciting first day at the DreamHack Grand Prix HCT Tour Stop! Over 200 players, well known pros and lesser known names alike, came together in Atlanta to test their skills.
Druid has been popular at HCT Tour Stops for a while now, and DreamHack Atlanta was no exception. 74% of players had a druid deck in their lineup, with Malygos Druid being the most popular, however it didn’t have the highest win rate at the close of Day One.
Warrior and Paladin tied for that honor, each having a 54% win rate through five rounds of Swiss play. Odd Warrior was by far the most brought Warrior deck, with only a few players opting for a full control Dead Man’s Hand style deck. Paladins were split fairly equally between Odd and Even variants, though a few adventurous souls decided to try their hand at an OTK, with mixed results.
Priest continues to struggle to find both its identity and a good win rate. The worst class in the tournament so far, Priests were only able to scrape together a 42% win rate across five different archetypes. Even with five ways to play, only 21 players decided to bring the class.
There were a few new kids on the block this time around, including three different classes trying to make Mecha’thun work. Warlock, Druid, and Priest can all combo with Mecha’thun to get an OTK, but the decks were only moderately successful. Here is Cora Songbird Georgiou explaining how the Priest combo works:
You can catch all the DreamHack Grand Prix action on the DreamHack Hearthstone Twitch channel, but in case you missed it, here are some of the best moments from Day One.
First, in Round Two, Gallon makes a heads up play to save an extra point of health, keeping himself out of Feno’s reach.
And a few rounds later, Sintolol finally finds himself on the right side of some RNG.
We have six undefeated players through five rounds of Swiss. Follow them out on Twitter to show your support!
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