HS: ESLUK Premiership & the Spring Tavern Hero Tournament

11th May 2016

It's been an exciting few weeks for exceL eSports's Heartstone stars, HelloLeeroy and Osha, since joining the organisation. Both players have been competing every Thursday night in the ESLUK Premiership and both also recently competed in the Spring Tavern Hero Qualifier LAN, hosted in London last Saturday.

Turning the attention first to the ESLUK Premiership, after an incredibly strong start to the season, HelloLeeroy faltered slightly before finding form again and securing a 1st place finish in the online segment of the league! Osha's start to the season represented a stark contrast to his friend and teammate, however he too found form towards the tail end of the season and picked up some very impressive wins before the close of the tournament. Unfortunately he wasn't able to secure a play-off spot, leaving HelloLeeroy to carry the flag in the play-offs at MCM Comic Con at the end of this month.

As previously mentioned, our two players also competed in the recent Spring Tavern Hero LAN. HelloLeeroy began the event by facing ‘chicken’ in round 1, taking a comfortable 3-0 victory. In round 2 he came up against Anakin, the very player HelloLeeroy beat in the semi finals of the ESLUK Premiership's qualifying tournament. Unfortunately, after being 2-0 up against him, HelloLeeroy drew the worst deck left to get a win. He went on to lose twice with it to set up a decider between his and his opponent's worst decks. Luck was on Anakin's side this time and he took the series 3-2. Osha, on the other hand, made it all the way to the tournament's semi finals. Beating Smirny 3-2 in his first round match, Osha progressed through round 2 and the quarter finals, completing two exhilarating 0-2 comebacks against Andymolotov and Swify respectively! Unfortunately, Osha lost to Anakin, who HelloLeeroy also lost to, 3-2 after a very close final game decider in the semi finals. Anakin would go on to lose in the grand final.

Stay tuned for further updates on the exploits of our Hearthstone players and all of our other teams!