Hey all, this is my first piece of content for Hearthhead and hopefully I'll have more like it coming soon!
Very nice write-up of the competition and how the various players decks were played. I appreciate that you took the time to upload the deck list of not only the winner, but a few of the other decks that were used in the tournament (which I found under your Hearthhead User Profile).Looking forward to seeing more of your contributions to the site.
That was enjoyable read, thanks, although I found some of the matches a bit hard to follow from the description. One thing in particular:"The final series opens with Handlock (Kolento) against Control Priest (Lifecoach). From the start it's hard for Kolento to win this matchup, Handlock simply gets too much value, too quickly for him to deal with"If Kolento is playing the Handlock and handlock gets too much value why is it Kolento for whom it's hard to win? Did you mean it was hard for Lifecoach to win or was it Lifecoach who was playing Handlock?
Ah, slipped through the cracks. Should read that Control Priest gets value too quickly.EDIT: I haven't been recapping Hearthstone events for a tremendously long time, so expect some growth as I get used to the intricacies and start working out the kinks.
Nice write-up, some minor criticisms though. You misidentified who was playing which decks in some places:"However, even with Kolento failing to buff his Bloodmage Thalnos with Tinker's Sharpsword Oil and subsequently getting it Cabal Shadow Priest'd, it still proved to be too much." - Firebat was playing Rogue, not Kolento"The final series opens with Handlock (Kolento) against Control Priest (Lifecoach). From the start it's hard for Kolento to win this matchup, Control Priest simply gets too much value, too quickly for him to deal with. So when Lifecoach gets Ragnaros the Firelord on the board all by itself, it's basically game over." - Lifecoach was the one playing Handlock and won against Kolento's Priest"His deck fared slightly better against Kolento's Control Priest which couldn't handle the armor stacking, however it would do much better facing Zoolock with Northshire Clerics and Wild Pyromancers keeping Strifecro down and out." - not a straight misidentification like the other ones, but a bit confusing as it is not immediately clear what deck the "it" in the second half of the sentence is referring to. Could probably do with a rephrase.Also, there are 3 places in this article where "would" is used correctly:"...the victor would need to defeat their opponent...""...hoping the late game would give him a chance...""...he would have won had he taken the risk."Every other instance of the word is completely unnecessary and should be cut.Other than that though I enjoyed the article, looking forward to more like this!