Levik is the winner of Hearthstone Grandmasters: Last Call Week 3! Here’s how he reached the very top!
After a weekend of clashing against other competitors, levik became the champion of Hearthstone Grandmasters: Last Call Week 3! He went from one to a total of six points, which advanced him to the playoffs weekend.
The Playoffs Weekend Awaits
The playoffs weekend will kick off on August 26th and showcase the top eight Hearthstone Grandmasters: Last Call competitors. They will duke it out under the best-of-seven conquest format.
Below are the top eight players who made it to the playoffs:
- Bunnyhoppor: 12 points
- xBlyzes: 9 points
- SuperFake: 7 points
- Habugabu: 7 points
- Levik: 6 points
- Posesi: 6 points
- Furyhunter: 5 points
- ZloyGruzin: 5 points
Levik at Hearthstone Grandmasters: Last Call Week 3
Before levik crashed against Habugabu in the weekly finals, levik battled Habugabu and Pun in the group stage. Once the top eight were determined, levik fought DimitriKazov in the quarterfinals and Bunnyhoppor in the semifinals.
Unlike the previous weekend of Hearthstone Grandmasters: Last Call, the third week featured the last hero standing format. Players brought four decks and four unique classes into the fray. Each competitor also banned one deck from their opponent. Best-of-five matches were played with the remaining classes, and the winning deck was used again for the following game.
When it all came down to the Hearthstone Grandmasters: Last Call Week 3 finals, levik had his Miracle Rogue, Hybrid Warlock and Big Spell Mage decks ready.
Below are levik’s winning deck codes:
- Rogue: AAECAaIHBKH0A6H5A+2ABPbdBA2q6wP+7gO9gASRnwSUnwT2nwT3nwT7pQT5rAS3swT03QT13QTBgwUA
- Warlock: AAECAf0GBvLtA7CRBP60BOa9BJvkBIfqBAzX7QP/+gPFgASEoATmoATcvQTivQT50wT/2QSA2gSB2gSr6gQA
- Mage: AAECAf0EBp3uA6CKBKWNBP+iBJjUBLjZBAz36APT7APO+QOSgQSTgQShkgT7ogT6rASZsASNtQTquQSEkwUA
- Druid: AAECAZICCqbvA4mLBKWtBOnQBJbUBJjUBLjZBO/eBJfvBL7wBA+sgASvgASwgASJnwSunwTanwTPrASNsgSNtQT/vQSuwATW3gTB3wTg7QTaoQUA
Miracle Rogue and Hybrid Warlock Victories
In game one, it was levik’s Miracle Rogue versus Habugabu’s Giant Druid. By the fourth turn, levik already developed his side of the board, taking advantage of cards from different classes to easily summon two Wildpaw Gnoll minions alongside a buffed Edwin, Defias Kingpin. Habugabu responded with cards such as Wildheart Guff for armor gain and Scale of Onyxia for some board clear. However, it wasn’t enough as levik went face with spells and minions before Habugabu bowed out.
Since levik won with Miracle Rogue under the weekly format, he stayed with that deck while his opponent opted for XXL Spell Mage next. In the early game, levik used Shadowstep spells to play Wildpaw Gnoll twice against Habugabu’s minions. Levik followed this up with cards such as Sinstone Graveyard, Preparation, Sinister Strike and Wicked Stab (Rank 2) for face damage. Sinstone Graveyard’s 1/1 Stealthed Ghost received +1/+1 for each other card levik played on his turn, resulting in a 10/10 minion.
Habugabu didn’t give in as he drew into more cards and leveraged Brann Bronzebeard for massive armor gain. This forced levik to clear the Battlecry minion. Meanwhile, Habugabu played Sir Finley, Sea Guide to get a new hand, using Nightcloak Sanctum to help stop the bleeding and win back some board control. Habugabu steadily cleared the board before tying the score 1-1.
In the next couple of games, both players traded wins. When levik used Hybrid Warlock against XXL Spell Mage, he controlled the board with minions and eventually played out Imp King Rafaam to resurrect four friendly and buffed Imps. Next, Habugabu won with XL Quest Hunter against levik’s Hybrid Warlock by making use of his improved hero power for consistent damage to the face.
This is a deck that can actually lose to anyone and that can beat anyone so I thought that I had to be a bit lucky — and the game loves me.Levik about the Big Spell Mage
Levik’s Journey to the Top and Big Spell Mage for the Win
The final game between the players showcased levik’s Big Spell Mage versus Habugabu’s Hunter deck. While levik occupied his opponent in the early game with minions, Habugabu completed the first phase of his Hunter quest and followed that up with a couple of Secrets. Habugabu continued with finishing another phase of the quest while clearing levik’s board.
Levik summoned Balinda Stonehearth next, drawing two Drakefire Amulet spells. One of these spells summoned him Sleepy Dragon and Kazakusan, which he later used to check Habugabu’s Secrets before using the second Drakefire Amulet for board development. Unable to find lethal or deal with the board, Habugabu bowed out.
With a score of 3-2, levik became the Hearthstone Grandmasters: Last Call Week 3 champion!
“I was like, ‘okay I need to win this week or at least get to the finals so I’m basically going to do my best,’” levik said in the post-match interview.
Levik added that he wanted to bring a bit of a risky lineup, namely the addition of Big Spell Mage, to the tournament. He decided on Big Spell Mage during the last few hours before deck submissions were due. Of his three winning decks, he was most confident with the Warlock one.
“This Big Spell Mage — I wasn’t really confident with it,” he explained. “This is a deck that can actually lose to anyone and that can beat anyone so I thought that I had to be a bit lucky — and the game loves me. I will get to the finals and to the playoffs and here I am.”
Hearthstone Grandmasters: Last Call will return next weekend on August 26th on the official Hearthstone YouTube channel.