After a weekend of intense matches, Maks7k became the Hearthstone Lobby Legends: Noblegarden champion! Here’s how he reached the very top!

By taking first place in Hearthstone Battlegrounds Lobby Legends: Noblegarden, Maks7k also earned the lion’s share of the $50,000 prize pool.

Hearthstone Battlegrounds Lobby Legends: Noblegarden

Over the weekend, the 16 top Hearthstone Battlegrounds were split into two lobbies, with three matches per group. When the games began, everyone duked it out against each other, and only the competitors with the most points headed to the top eight. 

When championship Sunday came around, the players fought under the check format. Before a player could qualify to become the Lobby Legends champion, they must get a minimum of 20 points and then secure a first place finish. 

Maks7k in the Hearthstone Battlegrounds Lobby Legends: Noblegarden top eight
The Hearthstone Battlegrounds Lobby Legends: Noblegarden top eight. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.

After claiming enough points, Maks7k advanced to the top eight. From there, he battled against SaoKing, Xixo, Alucard, Yanase, Awedragon, Jag-eunsae, and Dapeedou. 

Maks7k’s Ambition for the Crown

During game one in the final lobby, Maks7k locked into Queen Azshara, the latest hero to grace Hearthstone Battlegrounds. The queen’s passive, Azshara’s Ambition, involved her warband reaching an attack total of 30 before she could start her Naga Conquest and discover a Naga minion.

Queen Azshara in Hearthstone Battlegrounds. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.
Naga Conquest information. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.

SaoKing went out first in this match, and Maks7k followed soon after in seventh place. This game later went to Alucard, who had four hit points left after he fought Yanase for the number one spot. 

However, Maks7k and the other competitors didn’t give in during the following game. Maks7k opted for Queen Azshara again, buffing his minions thanks to Mini-Trident spells and Blood Gems.

Maks7k using Mini-Trident spells and Blood Gems. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.

Yanase went out first in this game, which was followed by SaoKing, Xixo, Dapeedou, and Alucard. Meanwhile, Maks7k, Awedragon, and Jag-eunsae were left. The latter two players were neck-and-neck by one hit point until Maks7k got knocked out and claimed third place. 

The Fight for First Place in Lobby Legends

As for game three, Maks7k chose Maiev as his hero, taking advantage of her Hero Power to buff up minions. This helped push him into the top three players overall, with a total score of 11.5 to tie with Dapeedou. 

The final lobby scoreboard. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.

Maks7k chose Infinite Toki in game four, which proved advantageous as he went into combat against yanase. By taking down his opponent, Maks7k secured a first place finish. Although he went down in the following game put him in second place overall. He had a total of 20.5 points against Awedragon’s 21.5. 

When it all came down to the final game, Maks7k selected Skycap’n Kragg. He took advantage of the extra gold and boosted his tavern tier. The situation between him and Awedragon looked dire as both players were low on health. 

Maks7k winning Hearthstone Battlegrounds Lobby Legends: Noblegarden
Maks7k winning Hearthstone Battlegrounds Lobby Legends: Noblegarden. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.

Awedragon went down first, which meant zero points. Meanwhile, Maks7k persisted as he fought his way up to the top three again. On turn 14, he defeated Jag-eunsae and earned seven points. With a total score of 27.5, Maks7k claimed the Hearthstone Lobby Legends: Noblegarden crown!

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