HypeHorizen has four members set to compete in Hearthstone Masters Tour Online: Montreal. They’ll be competing Friday, at 12:00 PM ET, and you can watch them compete here. We wanted to know how they were feeling, how they prepared, and we were even a bit curious about patch 18.2 which hit Tuesday.
Our very own Competitive Team Captain is leading by example through qualifying for Montreal.
“I do want to perform exceptionally well to show everybody why I am the head of the competitive team… It’s a bit more pressure, but I like the pressure honestly.”
This is Dmoney’s first Masters Tour and he said he wants a bit more practice before the event. However, he expects to be “locked in” for the tournament.
“I have this saying that I believe in; it’s ‘if you’re not nervous, you’re not ready.’ I’m nervous but I’m excited. I feel like I still need to practice a bit more especially with the nerfs coming [Tuesday]. I feel like I’m a very good deck builder and when a new set comes out, or when changes come out, I feel like I’m pretty quick to adjust. So, maybe this could be to my advantage.”
GamerRvg is definitely someone to watch out for… because Lorinda said so, so it must be true!
He said although he doesn’t feel like tournament patches especially benefit him, his results say otherwise.
“Even though I don’t think I fall into the camp of being able to adapt really fast and being able to play well in this situation, my successes come when that’s the case. I’ve qualified basically instantly, two or three times, for the Masters Tour when that was the case, when it was a new expansion or a new patch or something. Also, my most recent success in a Masters Tour was when there was a change very close to the tournament.”
GamerRvg has come a long way competitively since competing in the first ever Masters Tour in Las Vegas. He’s gone from blindly spamming good decks to making his own path and trusting in his own skill. This change in mentality lead him from being bottom-300 in Jönköping to going 5-4 in the Asia-Pacific Tour.
“I’m more willing to believe in what I think is strong. I’m more willing to believe in my play. I’m also more confident in building my lineups for conquest.”
Similar to GamerRvg, Coolkid went 5-4 in his last Masters Tour. Also like GamerRvg, he doesn’t plan on stopping at just five wins.
“Five-and-four is okay, but I definitely want to do better this time… The last Masters Tour I played in, I was more nervous on my performance. Going into it, I was like ‘I really hope I don’t go 0-3.’ But now I’m kinda going into it with more confidence and I’m not as worried about performing well because I know I can, as long as I just… maybe get more sleep than last time [lol].”
He’s been practicing with his teammates and working on lineups, but Coolkid feels like he needs a bit more prep. However, he said this meta is much more open than last time.
“I feel like there’s a lot of combinations of four different decks that can do well, so I don’t think having the perfect lineup is super duper important. I just have to make sure I play well on the day, and get lucky of course.”
McBanterFace is having a meteoric rise to success. Within a few months of starting to seriously stream and compete, he qualified for partner on Twitch, joined HypeHorizen, and now, has qualified for his first Masters tour.
“I am both excited and nervous. I think that I’m just a really competitive person by nature so I always want to win. In this case, I don’t have a certain game amount that I need to win to feel satisfied. I just want to feel like I’m playing well and learn from the experience; then I’ll be happy.”
McBanterFace has an aspiration to compete at the top levels. Despite hitting rank-three Legend, he feels like his competitive journey is just about to start.
“I feel like this is where I’m actually starting to compete. Before I’ve grinded ladder; I’ve watched a lot of competitive Hearthstone, but this is the first time I’m kind of sinking my teeth into it, so I’m super excited. I think it’s gonna be really different. It’s a huge step up in competition, something I’ll have to adjust to, but I think I’m up to the challenge.”