Ever since the success of ATLC as a team league, the community has longed for another chance to root for their favorite players and teams in a high-stakes Team League. While Deck Gauntlet 3.0 is not quite as big as ATLC was, the element of players joining forces against the best teams in the world is similar.
Starting on Monday, compLexity Gaming will be one of five teams to premier in the new Deck Gauntlet format. Previously the tournament had highlighted the team aspect with stipulations and different gimmicks, and now they are embracing the Team League aspect full throttle. Teams of two will collide with a unique rule for their decks. All teams and players must bring decks for all nine classes, giving Hearthstone fans the chance to get unique glimpses of actual gameplay from the Priest class. Each team will have to navigate through a total of six classes to secure a win, with the other three classes being banned out in the process.
Going to battle for compLexity Gaming’s Hearthstone squad are the two participants that will also embark on a nine-deck-tournament journey later this month at DreamHack Bucharest. For Simon “Crane” Raunholst and Jan “superjj” Janßen, the Deck Gauntlet competition provides a perfect opportunity to tinker around with the strategy for DreamHack, while still competing in a high-stakes tournament against Hearthstone’s finest. Standing in as a substitute player, waiting for his shot, is newest coL.HS recruit Tugay “Mryagut” Evsan.
That team will be in action first on Monday at 8 PM CEST / 2 PM EST / 11 AM PST against the Russian squad of ANOX. The double-header to open the league will conclude later that day with a showdown with SK Gaming scheduled to start at 10 PM CEST / 4 PM EST / 1 AM PST.
After opening day, a duel with Na’Vi will be the highlight of Tuesday, followed by the game against Virtus.Pro on Wednesday to end the group stage.
So buckle up, bring out your red and black pom-poms and join us at the virtual Inn over at stream.me/DeckGauntlet for another big Team League competition in Hearthstone.