Heroes Hype Tempo Storm Series 1 Finals:
After five weeks of fierce competition, eight amateur Heroes of the Storm teams emerged to play in Wednesday night’s Heroes Hype Tempo Storm Series 1 Finals. This week, there was a lot more at stake than simple bragging rights, over $1400 in cash raised by the phenomenal Heroes of the Storm community.
On the top side of the bracket, the 4th seeded Four Guys and a Legend (4GL) flew past the Weeks 4 and 5 champions Scorpion Raccoon as well as an amateur staple Miasma eSports to qualify for the best of three Grand Finals. The bottom side of the bracket brought a few closer series as 3rd seed The New Guys first took down Team Naas and then won a close 2-1 series over Chicken Chips to earn their own spot in the Grand Finals.
Game 1 – Tomb of the Spider Queen
4 Guys and a Legend: Diablo, Tyrael, Brightwing, Valla, Probius
The New Guys: Johanna, Leoric, Malfurion, Gul’dan, Nazeebo
Legend on Probius helped construct a massive base for a snowman for 4 Guys and a Legend, consistently pushing the top lane without any resistance coming in from The New Guys. 4GL turned in first, getting a successful first WebWeaver push by nearly destroying two Forts. However, The New Guys put a stop to the snowball with a great 4-1 team fight while defending 4GL’s second Web Weaver summon which helped them close up the experience gap.
TNG did a great job in trying to stop the bleeding by extending the game and hoping to last until level 20 for Nazeebo. Signalling a potential win condition, 4GL took Boss while TNG was still soaking for level 20. 4GL was able to secure a few picks while pushing with the Boss to take the top Keep and the Core for a Game 1 victory.
Game 2 – Battlefield of Eternity
4 Guys and a Legend: Tyrael, Malfurion, Medivh, Jaina, Genji
The New Guys: Muradin, Rehgar, Tyrande, Greymane, Alarak
4 Guys and a Legend started Game 2 by utilizing Genji and Tyrael’s mobility to destroy TNG’s middle well back in their main base. TNG landed an quick first blood with a great burst off of a rotation as the first Immortals spawned. 4GL responded with 3 kills during the battle for the 1st Immortal, earning the map objective and a level lead in experience.
By the second Immortal fight, 4GL was nearly two levels ahead of TNG, which allowed them to secure the Immortal with a massive shield to take the top Keep. TNG looked to momentarily turn the tides by securing two kills during the third Immortal fight, but this was quickly halted by LzGaMeR on an epic Genji play. 4 Guys and a Legend successfully pushed with this Immortal to win Game 2 and the series.
4 Guys and a Legend won the Heroes Hype Tempo Storm Series 1 Finals by defeating The New Guys 2-0 using a strong early game to zoom past The New Guys.
If you missed Series 1 Finals, the videos can be viewed here.
Amateur Events for Next Week:
|Saturday 5/27/17||12 PM PDT||
HGC Crucible: Imported Support vs. Team Naventic
|Sunday 5/28/17||12 PM PDT||
HGC Crucible: Even in Death vs. No Tomorrow
|Tuesday 5/30/17||6 PM PDT||
Bloodlust Open: Cup #1
|Wednesday 5/31/17||6 PM PDT||
Heroes Hype Tempo Amateur Series Week 77