Hearthstone Americas Champion: “I’m technically a better player than everyone”

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Last weekend saw four Hearthstone players qualify from the Americas region for BlizzCon, with Purple going on to be crowned Americas Champion. We spoke with him prior to his final victory, and the other qualifiers Hotform, Nias and Jab. Purple was in bullish mood when asked about his lineup, telling us: “I’m technically a better player than everyone, so just play the best decks and see what happens. Let other people counter me.”

Find out if the other players suffered from slightly more nerves in the video above. Note: the players were speaking about the Grim Patron deck before this week’s Warsong Commander nerf (opens in new tab) was announced. We’ll be at BlizzCon on November 6th and 7th to see who takes home the title of World Champion (plus the not insignificant matter of $100,000).

With over two decades covering videogames, Tim has been there from the beginning. In his case, that meant playing Elite in 'co-op' on a BBC Micro (one player uses the movement keys, the other shoots) until his parents finally caved and bought an Amstrad CPC 6128. These days, when not steering the good ship PC Gamer, Tim spends his time complaining that all Priest mains in Hearthstone are degenerates and raiding in Destiny 2. He's almost certainly doing one of these right now.