Hoej and Ostkaka pass qualifiers
The European qualifiers of Road to BlizzCon are over. Three Hearthstone players of Natus Vincere participated in it, two of them - Hoej and Ostkaka - managed to get the slots in the LAN-final to be held in Prague in order to fight over the opportunity to participate in the world championship. The rival of Hoej was a player of Team Empire - Pavel, Ostkaka encontered Cloud9.Kolento.
The beginning of the first matchday wasn't successful for Frederic "Hoej" Nilsen. Similar to the previous encounter with Pavel at ONOG Summer Circuit Finals, he couldn't defeat this rival. It seems that the Russian is most uncomfortable player for Hoej, since the Dane loses the matches to him. The resulting score of this match was 0:3 and getting to play-off.
After a short break Hoej entered the card battle once again to encounter Wandal. There was no right to mistake, since the slot in Prague's final was at stake. However, the game was successful. Hoej felt free in this match, while his rival seemed to have no chance to win. It took only 3 games for Hoej to win the best of 5 series. He's going to Prague!
I have played numerous of qualifiers this year, however, the win today is an unique feeling. So happy right now. #RoadToBlizzcon :)— Frederik Høj Nielsen (@NaViHoej) 20 сентября 2015
Next was the match of Sebastian "Ostkaka" Engwall against one of the most powerful Hearthstone players in the world — Kolento. The Russian-speaking stream of this match acquired enormous audience. Many viewers considered this was the match of the equally powerful rivals, though Kolento was a sure favourite.
To much surprise of many fans, Ostkaka won 3:0. It's important to point out that the victory can be credited to outstanding luck of our player. He would often get the best card of any possible. However, it was Ostkaka, who took most advantage of his look. The casters would often not be able to explain the move of Sebastian and later be astonished how reasonable the move actually was. After such defeat, Kolento didn't manage to recover. He lost 2:3 to Mill.Maverick in losers brackets. Unfortunately we won't see him in the final.
Haven't been that nervous in a long time, won my match and qualified for EU regionals!— Sebastian Engwall (@NaViOstkaka) 20 сентября 2015
Therefore 2 players will represent Natus Vincere at European finals of Road to BlizzCon. Let's hope they'd achieve success and get to the world's finals in the US!