8 teams competed, but only two would make it BlizzCon. Emotions were high, particularly for SetToDestroyX, who took the loss against Panda Global extremely hard. They came in with a very strong composition and a solid line up of talent, but they couldn’t collect themselves enough to compete against the absolute class act that is Method: Reborn.
But then the match that no-one could quite believe. Tempo Storm, favorites and top seed, facing Your Name Here. Your Name Here boasted an interesting composition and took to the battlegrounds with force and confidence. And then, out of nowhere, Tempo Storm were losing. In a desperate bid to shake off the losing streak, they switched out to Boomkin, Rogue, and Shaman, but it was too late. Your Name Here did the seemingly impossible and eliminated Tempo Storm.
Other notable moments include Sneaky Snakes fantastic take-down of Method: Awakened. It was almost as though the Method team didn’t know what to do, and so 10th seed Sneaky Snakes crushed Method Awakened 3-0 to make it to the quarter finals.
In the quarter finals, Sneaky Snakes went up against Your Name Here to qualify for the global final at BlizzCon. Two teams—teams no-one thought would qualify—battling for a place in the World Championship at BlizzCon. Sneaky Snakes snuck in a sensational victory.
Elsewhere in the quarter finals, two Method teams—Reborn and Synergy—went head-to-head. It was Synergy’s day, making them a sure entrant into the BlizzCon final against the only team they wanted to avoid most. It was an emotional moment, watching the sister teams pull no punches, knowing only one would get through.