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Diamond Cup, Season 3, Top 8 Profiles

ValueCity

Location

Munich, Germany

Do you have a name for your deck?

DR-aggro shift

Going into the top 8, what do you think your toughest matchup will be?

The next match is always the toughest ;). No but honestly, i don’t know what all the other top 8 participants are playing, so i can’t really say.

How long have you been playing Hex?

I have been playing hex for about 18 months now.

What is your favorite shard combination?

Blood Sapphire probably, i just love the control decks. But i chose the aggro deck for this cup since it was an unknown meta and it’s usually better to be the aggressor, when you dont know what to expect.

What is your favorite quote?

Bam! Bam! Chicken and shrimp!

 

 

Eaglov

Real Name

Vadim

Are you on a team?

I’m but we still have no name.

Location

Moscow, Russia

Occupation

Restaurant Manager

Do you have a name for your deck?

Necros of Light

Going into the top 8, what do you think your toughest matchup will be?

Ramp

How long have you been playing Hex?

I’m playing Hex a little more than an year. I’m more than 17 years in TCG and board games.

What is your favorite shard combination?

SW

What is your favorite quote?

Brilliant idea is stupid idea that works.

Anything else you would like to share?

It’s my first 5-shards Cup top 8. And I want that Cup.

 

 

Xantosch

Team

Dragonborn

Location

Switzerland

Occupation

bank employee

Do you have a name for your deck?

AS = Ananabanana Spiderrider

Going into the top 8, what do you think your toughest matchup will be?

I don’t fear any specific matchup, I think I have a decent chance vs. each deck. Sure, vs. aggro its quit important to go first, but I have the ability to stop it with my ton of removal. I am just happy to be in the top 8, so I prefer not doing too much analysis about it currently 🙂

How long have you been playing Hex?

Since Day 1 of Alpha.

In HEX I won a Cup (Diamond Cup, yay, good sign!) and made Top8 in Cup of Fate, besides I am good in performing terrible in the IQ’s unfortunatly. Outside HEX I was playing a game I will not name here, doing several Pro Tours with some good national and international results.

What is your favorite shard combination?

Diamond/Blood and Wild/Sapphire are tied in my favorites list

What is your favorite quote?

“Hm what could I play…” (me, today, one hour before the tournament started)

Anything else you would like to share?

Thank you for the Fiveshard Tournaments! They are really important for HEX, and I am glad to see that the HEX Dev’s also noticed that 🙂

 

Daethstar

Real Name

Carlos

Team

Team CLOCKWORK

Location

Canada by way of MURICA!

Occupation

Working on residency

Do you have a name for your deck?

.Diamond (unoriginal I know)

Going into the top 8, what do you think your toughest matchup will be?

Probably any deck that runs Blood.

How long have you been playing Hex?

I have been playing Hex for almost a year. I come from a vast TCG background. I was a MtG Upper Deck Tournament organizer for years. My claim to fame is I was Florida State Champion one year for Type 2 (Standard Constructed). I also top 8 a Pro Tour in the US. I have played all from MtG, VS System, to L5R (Legend of the Five Rings).

What is your favorite shard combination?

Diamond/x I wish a Diamond weenie deck was a thing but since there is not EXTINCTION level 4 cost in this shard, I will have to wait and see if it ever becomes viable.

What is your favorite quote?

Don’t sweat the petty stuff and Don’t pet the sweaty STUFF….

Anything else you would like to share?

Thanks for supporting the community as much as you have. It has been a pleasure and I look forward to what you guys plan in the future.

 

Enyma

Real Name

Misha

Team

Comfy Russian Skype Group

Location

Moskow\Russia

Occupation

Restaurateur

Do you have a name for your deck?

MonoB temp

Going into the top 8, what do you think your toughest matchup will be?

I’m afraid DR agro. This match is like a coin. Either I could survive the early game or not

How long have you been playing Hex?

I started playing in the alpha and i try to play all the big tournaments.

Anything else you would like to share?

I dont care. In the first two sets, I used RS goreknight. After the third set I tried to play different decks and it is too early to say which one is my favorite.

 

Biz

 

Location

California

Occupation

Software Engineer (Game/AI Development)

 

Going into the top 8, what do you think your toughest matchup will be?

An early phenteo brood priest. I lost to that in earlier rounds.

How long have you been playing Hex?

I have been playing Hex since a few months before set 2 came out.

I’ve played strategy games for a long time, but mostly RTS & 4X games.

What is your favorite shard combination?

Lately it has been sapphire/wild (because Winter Moon can do ridiculous things).

 

Anything else you would like to share?

Thanks for taking the initiative to run and organize tournaments!

 

Future

Real Name

Aleksey Orlovskiy

Team

Comfy Russian Skype Group

Location

Russia/Moscow

Occupation

Business Analyst

Do you have a name for your deck?

B/S Arachnophobia

Going into the top 8, what do you think your toughest matchup will be?

Myself, as always. I think my deck is solid enough not to speak of tough matchups if I pilot it without mistakes. Which is not very likely.

How long have you been playing Hex?

Since alpha, King wave

What is your favorite shard combination?

Blood/Sapphire

What is your favorite quote?

Ask a Russian engineer to design you a shoe, and he’ll give you something that looks like the box the shoe came in. Ask him to design something that will slaughter Germans, and he turns into Thomas f****g Edison.
Neil Stephenson, Cryptonomicon

Anything else you would like to share?

I probably would, if I was not falling asleep

 

Profiles for LaFrasca will go up as soon as we get them.

 

 

Michael Allen is a competitive HexTCG player, co-host of the 2 Turns Ahead podcast, and founder and moderator of the Hex Subreddit.

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