It was an exciting first day at the DreamHack Grand Prix HCT Tour Stop! Over 150 players, well known pros and lesser known names alike, came together in Sweden to test their skills.
Druid has been popular at HCT Tour Stops for a while now, including at DreamHack Atlanta two weeks ago, but at DreamHack Winter we saw Hunter reach the same heights! 78% of players had either a druid deck or a hunter deck in their lineup, often both. Malygos Druid was the most popular Druid archetype, brought by 43% of Druid players. Malygos Druid couldn’t hold a candle to the popularity of the most prevalent Hunter archetype though, the Deathrattle variant, which was brought by 94% of Hunter players. Deathrattle Hunter had almost double the popularity of the next most popular archetype of any class, Even Warlock.
Priest continues to be the most varied class, with seven different archetypes being played at DreamHack Winter, two more than at DreamHack Atlanta. More players opted to bring Priest this time, likely due to the success of the Clone Priest deck in Atlanta. Mage took the hit in popularity this time, with only two archetypes (Murloc and Big Spell) being brought by nine players total who were trying to find wins with the class.
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.
Then in Round Three, Maeve made her stream debut! After the casters declared that her tag would make a great TV show name, #Maeved, she proceeded to end up on the bad side of some RNG, getting #Sintoed!
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