Heroes Hype Tempo Storm Series 1 – Week 4:
This Wednesday was Week 4 of the Heroes Hype Tempo Storm Series, a six-week amateur Heroes of the Storm tournament. With only two final chances for amateur teams to earn points to qualify for the Finals on May 24th, these matchups have certainly intensified! This week’s Grand Finals featured The New Guys (TNG), who placed 2nd during Week 2, as well as Scorpion Raccoon (SR), a Canadian team that formed two weeks ago.
Game 1 – Dragon Shire
Scorpion Raccoon: Anub’arak, Leoric, Uther, Genji, Nazeebo
The New Guys: Johanna, Artanis, Malfurion, Greymane, Falstad
In Game 1, Scorpion Raccoons busted out the Genji in the first available tournament for Heroes Hype. After a rocky first kill and death, Electromad played Genji well, moving all over the map and providing the hero’s solid damage and chasing capabilities. After both teams attained their heroic abilities, SR grabbed the first Dragon Knight of the game. However, it was only useful for taking down outer defenses as no Forts fell.
SR took the second Dragon Knight as well, pushing more aggressively with it along with their level 16 talent tier advantage. TNG defended relatively well, only losing one Fort during the dragon’s reign. TNG then struck back with a clean 3-0 team fight in their own Siege Giant chokepoint. Although TNG was behind in structures, they led in experience and picked up level 20 talents first.
After carefully dancing around the shrines for awhile, SR found the beginning of the end with a great 4-0 team fight that used a very restricting Entomb and Divine Storm combo. After SR finished off Johanna for the full team wipe, they easily walked into TNG’s base to win Game 1.
Game 2 – Infernal Shrines
Scorpion Raccoon: Arthas, Dehaka, Auriel, Lunara, Greymane
The New Guys: Johanna, Tyrael, Malfurion, Kael’thas, Tychus
During the first shrine phase of Game 2, TNG was able to isolate and eliminate Lunara and then followed up with a quick kill on Dehaka from Tychus’ painful minigun. This freed up the shrine and let TNG pick up the first Punisher of the game to take out the SR’s outer wall of the top lane.
SR earned level 10 first at a crucial point during the second shrine phase, allowing for a kill and forcing TNG to retreat. Along with the second Punisher of the map, SR destroyed the bottom Fort and held onto a slim experience lead. The middle of Game 2 turned into an all-out brawl, with leads and advantages swapping back and forth by the minute.
This definition of a brawl was clearly demonstrated during the fourth shrine, as SC ultimately walked away with a 4-1 teamfight, but TNG’s StuManchu had a heads up play on Johanna to steal the Punisher right before dying. This Punisher denial was huge play, effectively keeping the game on even playing ground instead of giving SC a ridiculous map advantage.
SC found that advantage just a few moments later when they caught TNG way out of position and without their level 20 talents in the bottom lane. A quick four kills later and SC was able to sweep across the map to win Game 2.
Scorpion Raccoon won the Heroes Hype Tempo Storm Series Week 4 tournament by defeating The New Guys 2-0.
The standings for the Heroes Hype Tempo Storm Series are now:
- The New Guys – 14 points
- Blank – 13 points
- 7th Empire – 12 points
- Team Naas – 11 points
- Four Guys and a Legend – 11 points
- East Coast Revolvers – 9 points
- Scorpion Raccoon – 8 points
- Full Standings can be seen here.
If you missed Week 4, the videos can be viewed here.
Amateur teams can register now for the Week 5 via Battlefly here. Week 5 is the last chance for teams to earn points and qualify for the Finals on May 24th!
Amateur Events for Next Week:
|Monday 5/15/17||6 PM PDT||HGC Open Division Playoffs||
|Wednesday 5/17/17||6 PM PDT||Heroes Hype Tempo Storm Series 1 – Week 5||https://www.twitch.tv/heroeshype|