Only a few weeks after the compLexity Gaming Dota 2 squad made their way to Seattle in order to compete in the biggest eSports event to date, The International 5, another coL warrior will be heading to the big city in the North West of America. Newest addition to the coL.Hearthstone squad Robert ‘Waffster’ Myers successfully qualified for a spot at the upcoming PAX Prime event, the ONOG Summer Circuit powered by GEICO.
It took him more than 15 minutes to qualify, as Waffster showed his determination and long-term commitment to the tournament in an array of online qualifiers. With good results throughout, the young coL.Hearthstone recruit gathered valuable GEICO points in order to have a shot at the coveted LAN spot at PAX. The boost of winning the second qualifier in North America and then placing second in the first featured tournament was instrumental in helping Waffster over the hump. In the final week, a Top 8 finish in the last qualifier was enough to put him on top of the North American standings and therefore right on a plane to Seattle-Tacoma Airport.
In Seattle, he will compete with some of the toughest cardslingers from North America, Europe and even Asia for a grand prize of $25,000 USD and a total of 230 Hearthstone World Championship points towards the BlizzCon World Championship tournament. From the North American standings, talented player Nostam accompanies the coL youngster, while Europe is represented by Danish Viagame Cup #2 winner Hoej and Taiwanesse player tom60229. Along with those four weekly warriors, four feature tournament winners will be battling for the ONOG Summer Circuit title. Waffster will especially want a shot at redemption against Ukrainian superstar Kolento, after he was defeated by him in the Grand Finals of the first feature tournament. That victory gave Kolento a direct ticket to PAX, leaving Waffster out to fight for a spot on a weekly basis. Along with Kolento, TSM player Trump, Illuminati player Dart and Russian Team Empire player Pavel will all be attending PAX Prime to attempt to become the Summer Circuit champ.
The whole show starts on August 28th with the Grand Finals being scheduled for August 30th. Send our young Waffster your support on Twitter @coL_Waffster and tune in to his stream on Twitch.tv to catch him prepare for the milestone event in his young Hearthstone career.
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