Hearthstone™ Collegiate Open: Player Spotlight

Hearthstone™ Collegiate Open: Player Spotlight

Almost 1800 college students from around North America participated in the Hearthstone Collegiate Open! After a fierce competition, the top four players emerged victorious and will advance to the semi-finals at PAX East! In today’s blog, we’d like to introduce you to the players who will duel their way to the top in the tournament. Get to know about their favorite cards, personal Hearthstone records, and what colors to wear to cheer on your favorite player! Let’s get to it.

Dueler #1

Name: Johnny “RisingVirtue” On

College: University of California, Berkeley

Major: Double majoring in microbiology (for pre-med) and applied mathematics

Year: I am currently a freshman at UC Berkeley.

Hometown: Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada.

What is your battle cry? 

TO THE FACE!

Did you have any close calls while playing one of the other ~1,800 students who were in the bracket with you to get to the final four?

I had many close games while playing the bracket, including an intense match where it came down to a 50/50 Ragnaros in order to claim victory from the jaws of defeat.

What is your "Total Level" in the Quest Log for Hearthstone?

My total level is 343 with Paladin as my lowest level.

What is your favorite Hearthstone card?

My favorite card is Shadow Madness since it gives you such an advantage after stealing and killing a Harvest Golem.

What do you plan to do after college?

I’m not entirely sure what my plans are, but the dream is becoming a pharmacist and curing the world!

Dueler #2

Name: Spencer “Zeph” Huynh

College: University of Oklahoma

Major: Biochemistry and Computer Science

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Did you have any close calls while playing one of the other ~1,800 students who were in the bracket with you to get to the final four?

My closest game was when I was 1-1 against my opponent and he was playing a control warrior, where we were both lethal and I prayed to RNGesus that I would top-deck Leeroy

What is your "Total Level" in the Quest Log for Hearthstone?

305

What is your favorite Hearthstone card?

Alexstrasza (my first legendary), they say you grow emotionally attached to your first one.

What do you plan to do after college?

Medical school unless a pro team picks me up!

Dueler #3

Name: Dylan “DarkAngel” Bryan

College: Rutgers University

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Freehold, NJ

What is your battle cry?

For Narnia!

Did you have any close calls while playing one of the other ~1,800 students who were in the bracket with you to get to the final four?

There were so many close calls where my opponent's had lethal the turn after I won. Those close matches are what make Hearthstone so exciting!

What is your "Total Level" in the Quest Log for Hearthstone?

341

What is your favorite Hearthstone card?

King Mukla!

What do you plan to do after college?

I plan to pursue my degree while stopping to enjoy every day along the way.

Dueler #4

Name: Tommy “ZRusheR” Zhang

College: Broward College

Major: Business Administration

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Florida

What is your battle cry?

My battle cry is silence.

Did you have any close calls while playing one of the other ~1,800 students who were in the bracket with you to get to the final four?

Yes, I had some really close game in two of my games before I got to final four.

What is your "Total Level" in the Quest Log for Hearthstone?

460

What is your favorite Hearthstone card?

My favorite card would be Leeroy Jenkins.

What do you plan to do after college?

Still trying to figure it out!

Who will battle their way to ultimate Hearthstone glory as the Hearthstone Collegiate Open champion? Find out Saturday, April 12 when it all goes down live from the Twitch stage at PAX East! Not headed to PAX? Fear not! You can get in on all the card-slinging excitement and watch it all live here.

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