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Mighty interview: Hearthstone journey, strategies, and friendships

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Get to know top Hearthstone player Mighty! We did an exclusive interview with him about his Hearthstone esports journey.

The Hearthstone World Championship 2022 event features the very best players from across the globe, a $500,000 prize pool, plus the Hearthstone World Champion title! One of these top players is Manveer "Mighty" Singh. We did an exclusive interview with Mighty to get to know him better and to show the world his Hearthstone esports journey!

"I have been into trading card games since I was very little. And living in a country like India, trading card games culture is very non-existent. Like no one plays card games there. So my whole exposure to card games was online."

Manveer "Mighty" Singh

How Mighty got into Hearthstone

"So my Hearthstone journey is a very weird one, to be honest," Mighty told Esports.gg. "Like, if you ask any of the other competing players in the world, I think most of them have been playing for years now."
Mighty noted how he's impressed by players such as Sato “glory” Kenta and Jaromír “Jarla” Vyskočil because these players aren't competing in the Hearthstone World Championship for their first time.
Hearthstone World Championship 2022 players. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.
Hearthstone World Championship 2022 players. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.
"I have been into trading card games since I was very little," Mighty continued, recalling Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Masters. "And living in a country like India, trading card games culture is very non-existent. Like no one plays card games there. So my whole exposure to card games was online."
Mighty continued to play card games online using simulators before he got introduced to Hearthstone back in 2015. As a digital card game, Hearthstone allowed Mighty to play against his friends and meet opponents more easily. He added that he played Hearthstone on and off up until a couple of years ago when the pandemic hit.
Alutemu versus Mighty during the Hearthstone Grandmasters Playoffs. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.
Alutemu versus Mighty during the Hearthstone Grandmasters Playoffs. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.
"We were stuck at home and not able to go out anywhere," Mighty explained. "And then you obviously look for things to do in your free time. So that's when I started playing Hearthstone again and started competing."
Since he got into Hearthstone esports, Mighty made an undeniable impact on the competitive scene. "I made Grandmasters on my very first try," he said.
Just earlier this year, Mighty advanced to the Hearthstone Grandmasters Playoffs and won the tournament. This earned him a place in the Hearthstone World Championship 2022 event.

"I had like a whole week off from work after the expansion dropped."

Manveer "Mighty" Singh

Mighty at Hearthstone World Championship 2022

Mighty also talked about the practice involved in Hearthstone esports. He noted the interesting meta since March of the Lich King arrived just ahead of the Hearthstone World Championship 2022 tournament. He even took an entire week off to familiarize himself with the meta shift.
"I had like a whole week off from work after the expansion dropped," Mighty told Esports.gg.
He added how he really enjoys the Death Knight class for its flexibility, referring to the deckbuilding system that involves Frost, Blood, and Unholy Runes.
"I really love the Frost mechanics," he said, noting that it allows for aggressive strategies.
"I am a player who can play everything. It's just like a matter of choice that I tend to go towards aggressive strategies because I'm someone who has very little patience. And aggro decks and aggro games usually don't take that long," Mighty said. "So yeah, I really like playing aggressive strategies, but I'm open to playing anything."
Hearthstone March of the Lich King key art. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.
Hearthstone March of the Lich King key art. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.

The intensity of Hearthstone esports

Mighty gave a shoutout to Wesley "Lambyseries" Seek, who is a good friend of his. They used to practice together a lot and still do at times. He recalled how he played against Lambyseries in a match and got disconnected in the middle of that intense game. The service did not come back online for about 15 minutes. Both Mighty and Lambyseries texted each other during that time.
"And it looked like he had lethal and I was just going to die," Mighty said. "But I knew that I was alive at one health or something and I could turn it back."
"And I was so tense," Mighty said. "I think both of us were. And then Lamby just texted me, 'I have lethal, I have lethal,' just trying to put me off. And so when the service came back on, we played out the game and somehow I won. After that point, I was very confident that I would just win the whole thing because that was the toughest matchup."

"It's been one hell of a ride."

Manveer "Mighty" Singh
Mighty gave a shoutout to the rest of the Hearthstone community as well, noting how the casters, journalists, and fans make the scene friendly and welcoming.
"It's been one hell of a ride," he said. "It's been an incredible, it's been a very important part of my life. I've spent a lot of time doing this, and I don't know what I'm going to be doing next year going forward. I hope I still play, but I will always cherish this."
That’s all for now. Stay tuned on Esports.gg for more Hearthstone news and updates!
Amy Chen
Amy Chen
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Amy Chen is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry. Her current favorite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, and she has always had a soft spot for World of Warcraft!