Second ForgeWatch Invitational Review

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September 27, 2014 by Hectares

Day two of The 2nd ForgeWatch Invitational took place on September 27, 2014. This day featured the Top 16 who survived the original field of 64 top-tier players.

The ForgeWatch crew organized and provided live coverage of the tournament.
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Nekrium shows off its relevance in the current landscape, appearing in twelve of the top sixteen decklists. The Top 16 field at a glance: 9 NU Grimgaunt Broodqueen, 4 AT Killion Flamebreak, 3 NT Varna Tempo.

Despite balance changes to popular cards between the first and second day of the tournament, the majority of players ran lists featuring the dominant Dysian Broodqueen which they had no doubt become exceptionally familiar with over the weeks leading up to the tournament. The finals match was a BO5 opportunity with Zwaxor on Broodqueen and Stillhadalldeez on AT Flamebreak.

At the end of a five game struggle the Broodqueen pilot emerged victorious. Congratulations Zwaxor!

The decklists for the Top 16 are listed by finish below.

 

Zwaxor – NU Grimgaunt Broodqueen – 1st

Affiliation: A1
Prize: Work with SBE to Design a card. 35,000 Gold. Choice of Set 3 legendary.

3 Aetherphage
3 Dysian Broodqueen
2 Grimgaunt Devourer
3 Grimgaunt Doomrider
3 Thundersaur
3 Weirwood Patriarch
3 Xithian Direhound
2 Echowisp
2 Nefrax, the Soulweaver
2 Scatterspore Eidolon

3 Ferocious Roar
1 Lysian Shard

 

Stillhadalldeez – AT Killion Flamebreak – 2nd

Affiliation: 5th Faction
Prize: 30,000 Gold. Choice of Set 3 legendary.

3 Flamebreak Invoker
3 Ghox, Metamind Paragon
3 Ironmind Acolyte
3 Killion, Infinity Warden
3 Scorchmane Dragon

3 Burnout
3 Energy Surge
3 Oratek Battlebrand
3 Static Shock
2 Uranti Bolt
1 Nanoswarm

 

Bryan – NT Varna Tempo – 3rd

Affiliation: Team Epik Kool
Prize: 25,000 Gold. Choice of Set 3 legendary.

3 Frostmane Dragon
3 Tarsus Deathweaver
3 Xithian Direhound
2 Byzerak Spitemage
2 Cinderbound Barbarian
2 Ebonskull Knight
2 Grimgaunt Doomrider

3 Static Shock
3 Nethershriek
3 Varna’s Pact
2 Epidemic
2 Burnout

 

CMUStewart – NU Grimgaunt Broodqueen – 4th

Affiliation: Ghox’s Socks
Prize: 20,000 Gold. Choice of Set 3 legendary.

3 Aetherphage
3 Dysian Broodqueen
3 Grimgaunt Doomrider
3 Grimgaunt Devourer
3 Scatterspore Eidolon
3 Stygian Lotus
3 Tarsus Deathweaver
3 Xithian Direhound
2 Shardbound Invoker
1 Echowisp

3 Ferocious Roar

 

1ndeed – NU Grimgaunt Broodqueen – Top 8

Afilliation: A1
Prize: 10,000 Gold.

3 Aetherphage
3 Dysian Broodqueen
3 Grimgaunt Doomrider
3 Thundersaur
3 Weirwood Patriarch
3 Xithian Direhound
2 Branchweaver Druid
2 Grimgaunt Devourer
2 Stygian Lotus

3 Ferocious Roar
2 Nethershriek
1 Dysian Siphon

 

DarksoulSP – NT Varna Tempo feat. Binben – Top 8

Affiliation: 5th Faction
Prize: 10,000 Gold.

3 Flamebreak Invoker
3 Grimgaunt Predator
3 Xithian Direhound
2 Binben, Lightning Herald
2 Grimgaunt Devourer
2 Tarsus Deathweaver
1 Grimgaunt Doomrider

3 Burnout
3 Flame Lance
3 Static Shock
3 Varna’s Pact
2 Cull the Weak

 

Gottabekd – NU Grimgaunt Broodqueen – Top 8

Affiliation: A1
Prize: 10,000 Gold.

3 Aetherphage
3 Dysian Broodqueen
2 Grimgaunt Devourer
3 Grimgaunt Doomrider
3 Stygian Lotus
3 Weirwood Patriarch
3 Xithian Direhound
2 Cercee, Hand of Varna
2 Ebonskull Knight
2 Thundersaur
1 Nefrax, the Soulweaver

3 Ferocious Roar

 

Zrandles – AT Killion Flamebreak – Top 8

Affiliation: TheMetamart
Prize: 10,000 Gold.

3 Flamebreak Invoker
3 Ghox, Metamind Paragon
3 Ironmind Acolyte
3 Killion, Infinity Warden
3 Scorchmane Dragon
1 Aetherforge Oracle
1 Iron Maiden

3 Energy Surge
3 Oratek Battlebrand
3 Static Shock
1 Burnout
1 Conflagrate
1 Metasculpt
1 Uranti Bolt

 

Brakara – NU Grimgaunt Broodqueen – Top 16

Affiliation: None
Prize: 5,000 Gold.

3x Aetherphage
3x Dysian Broodqueen
3x Grimgaunt Doomrider
3x Weirwood Patriarch
3x Xithian Direhound
2x Grimgaunt Devourer
2x Scatterspore Eidolon
2x Shardbound Invoker
2x Stygian Lotus
2x Thundersaur

3x Ferocious Roar
2x Cull the Weak

 

ErrorAsh – NU Grimgaunt Broodqueen – Top 16

Affiliation: None
Prize: 5,000 Gold.

3x Aetherphage
3x Dysian Broodqueen
3x Echowisp
3x Grimgaunt Devourer
2x Grimgaunt Doomrider
3x Shardbound Invoker
3x Xithian Direhound
2x Oros, Deepwood’s Chosen
2x Thundersaur

2x Cull the Weak
2x Dysian Siphon
2x Ferocious Roar

 

Hans – AT Killion Flamebreak – Top 16

Affiliation: TheMetamart
Prize: 5,000 Gold.

3 Flamebreak Invoker
3 Ghox, Metamind Paragon
3 Ironmind Acolyte
3 Killion, Infinity Warden
3 Scorchmane Dragon
1 Battle Techtician

3 Burnout
3 Energy Surge
3 Oratek Battlebrand
3 Static Shock
2 Uranti Bolt

 

Piquadore – AT Killion Flamebreak – Top 16

Affiliation: Team Epik Kool
Prize: 5,000 Gold.

3x Flamebreak Invoker
3x Ghox, Metamind Paragon
3x Ironmind Acolyte
3x Killion, Infinity Warden
2x Iron Maiden
2x Metamind Adept
2x Scorchmane Dragon

3x Energy Surge
3x Static Shock
3x Oratek Battlebrand
2x Flame lance
1x Metasculpt

 

PTKTempo – NU Grimgaunt Broodqueen – Top 16

Affiliation: 5th Faction
Prize: 5,000 Gold.

3 Aetherphage
3 Branchweaver Druid
3 Dysian Broodqueen
3 Grimgaunt Doomrider
3 Scatterspore Eidolon
3 Stygian Lotus
3 Tarsus Deathweaver
2 Nefrax, the Soulweaver
1 Grimgaunt Devourer

3 Ferocious Roar
3 Nethershriek

 

RampingShop – NU Grimgaunt Broodqueen – Top 16

Affiliation: Unknown
Prize: 5,000 Gold.

3 Aetherphage
3 Dysian Broodqueen
2 Echowisp
3 Grimgaunt Devourer
2 Grimgaunt Doomrider
2 Scatterspore Eidolon
2 Shardbound Invoker
3 Stygian Lotus
3 Weirwood Patriarch
3 Xithian Direhound

3 Ferocious Roar
1 Cull the Weak

 

Tetrarain – NU Grimgaunt Broodqueen – Top 16

Affiliation: DeadOnBoard
Prize: 5,000 Gold.

3 Aetherphage
3 Dysian Broodqueen
3 Grimgaunt Doomrider
3 Tarsus Deathweaver
3 Xithian Direhound
2 Grimgaunt Devourer
2 Oros, Deepwood’s Chosen
2 Shardbound Invoker
2 Stygian Lotus
1 Echowisp

2 Ferocious Roar
2 Nethershriek
2 Varna’s Pact

 

WookieMike – NT Varna Tempo – Top 16

Affiliation: Ghox’s Socks
Prize: 5,000 Gold.

3 Byzerak Spitemage
3 Grimgaunt Doomrider
3 Frostmane Dragon
3 Tarsus Deathweaver
3 Xithian Direhound
2 Grimgaunt Devourer
2 Nefrax, the Soulweaver
2 Ebonskull Knight

3 Varna’s Pact
2 Cull the Weak
2 Epidemic
1 Frostshatter Strike
1 Shallow Grave

 

Notes: This event featured some of the best SolForge players, was run by the most experienced SolForge tournament organizers, and featured support and interaction with Stone Blade Entertainment employees. All of that is awesome! Great job to all participants today and a big thanks to the ForgeWatch crew who organized and provided coverage not just for this event but also all of the qualifiers leading up to the event.


2 comments »

  1. Raidrinn says:

    I feel like not calling Stillhadalldeez deck “Hans OP” is a huge misplay 😉

    Also, you might want to link to the YouTube vods instead of twitch since the links will expire in a few days.

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