Another winter, another DreamHack event with Hearthstone being featured. Since the first ever Hearthstone event at DreamHack Winter last year, compLexity Gaming has consistently sent players to Jönköping, Sweden to compete with the best of the best in one of the greatest events the eSports calendar has to offer.
This year is no different as SeatStory Cup Champion Jan “superjj” Janßen and newest member of the squad Simon “Sottle” Welch make the trip to the Swedish city in order to play some cards. superjj is on a high after his two championship victories just last week, winning the prestigious SeatStory Cup LAN event in Krefeld, Germany, followed by the time2win Invitiational merely two days later. Heading into the event on a 12-game-winning streak, the German coL player is one of the favorites moving into the stacked field of play.
Sottle on the other hand will dust off his competitive spirits and get back into the mindset, seeing as the British cardslinger hasn’t really participated in any major tournaments for a while. Putting his focus on casting as of late, he scored plenty of good jobs and opportunities using his expertise and charming British accent to dazzle the crowd. Now at DreamHack Winter, the dazzling needs to come through plays on the virtual tabletop.
The journey for both coL.HS members into the tournament will begin tomorrow at 11:30 CET / 5:30 EDT / 2:30 PDT. That is when the big Swiss portion of the 200-player open tournament officially kicks off in the exhibition halls of Elmia, once more the sight for DreamHack Winter 2015. Seven of the nine rounds will be played on the first day, as the last two deciding rounds of the Swiss tournament will take place on Friday morning. That Friday will have all the answers of which 16 players remain in the tournament and which player’s dreams of winning the lion’s share of $40,000 USD are still intact.
The bracket stage is scheduled to start around 17:00 CET / 11:00 EDT / 8:00 PDT on Friday, with all Round of 16 matches being played out that day. That leaves only the Quarterfinals, Semifinals and the Grand Finals on Saturday: The day that decides it all.
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Be sure to wish both superjj and Sottle luck on their journey through a tough bracket and we will keep you posted on the results on @compLexityLIVE as best as possible!