Hearthstone Grandmasters 2019 Season 2 Preview And Predictions
Season 2 of Hearthstone Grandmasters will start in a couple of days. To make things more interesting, the Hearthstone Esports have tweaked the format and divisions from Season 1. Such changes along with making the league fresh and exciting, have made Hearthstone grandmasters predictions more difficult. Below is the Hearthstone grandmasters 2019 preview.
Hearthstone Grandmasters 2019 Season 2 new format
Hearthstone Grandmasters Season 2 will start on Friday, August 23rd. 48 players from three regions (Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific) will battle it out in the event, which will go on for the next two months. Moreover, the competition this time is expected to be more intense as bottom two players after the conclusion of 2019 program from each region face the risk of being replaced by the top performers from Master’s Tour events.
A big change that we will see in Season 2 is the return of the Conquest format. Several players raised their voice against the Specialist format as it sometimes could be unfair to player’s skill. Thus, for the upcoming season, the organizers have gone for a Conquest format with a “Shield Phase.” This new format is different from the traditional Conquest in a way that a player does not have to win with every deck they have.
To make the event even more interesting and stir up things, the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th rank holders from each division in the Season 1 are swapping in Season 2. Also, the semifinals will now be a best-of-five, instead of just the finals. Additionally, top four players will now move to the playoffs rather than just three.
Hearthstone Grandmasters 2019 Season 2 predictions
Taking our Hearthstone grandmasters 2019 preview further, now let’s talk about the Hearthstone grandmasters predictions. For the Americas region, keep your eyes on Edward “Gallon” Goodwin, who has had a memorable last year and a fantastic Masters Tour Las Vegas.
Coming to Hearthstone grandmasters predictions for Asia-Pacific region, Kim “Surrender” Jung-soo, who was the Season 1 winner, is expected to make a splash in the second season as well. Other players in the region to watch for are Yashima “Alutemu” Nozomi, Jang “Dawn” Hyun and Liu “Shaxy” Wei-Chieh.
The competition will be the toughest in Europe with each player having the potential to be the winner. Pavel “Pavel” Beltukov could be the only exception as he struggled heavily in the Season 1.
Talking of the Hearthstone grandmasters odds for the Americas, PNC, who is the winner of the Season 1 enters with 12-1 odds of going back-to-back. Coming to Europe, the odds are heavily in favor of two players Aleksandr “Kolento” Malsh and Casper “Hunterace” Notto. Hearthstone grandmasters odds for Asia-Pacific are in favor of Alutemu, who was the runner-up in Season 1.
Despite being the defending Asia-Pacific champ, Surrender has 8-1 odds.
You can watch all the action of Hearthstone Grandmasters Season 2 starting this Friday from PlayHearthstone Twitch channel. Top players from each region in both the season along with two winners from the China Gold Series will play in the Hearthstone Global Finals for a prize pool $500,000 at the end of the year.