Although their name may not be new, this version of Prep Coin Concede, lead by Necrotic, are the international rookies. The majority of this team are brand new players to THL and are looking to make a name for themselves. Most teams decide to have 5 North American players on their team, however Prep Coin Concede decided to go with a mixed team consisting of two European players and 3 American players. The strategy seems to be paying off as Prep Coin Concede is currently sitting in a playoff position and are looking to extend their lead over the rest of their conference. They have done a great job at this in week 4 by sweeping the Season 6 champions HSA 20-8! Without further ado let’s learn more about PCC.
#1: Skritch (3-0)
Skritch starts off his third season in THL at 3-0, getting wins over SirTurtle28, DexterHS, and Ham. He’s now on a 7-game winning streak coming off of his 4-1 Season 6, and there’s no signs of him stopping. He faces RogueJT, another great 5-seed, in Week 4.
#2: Brasky (3-0)
Brasky barges into this season with a 3-0 record, earning victories over the likes of CaptanMurdoc, SwankyTiger, and TheAnarchist in dominating fashion. With no hints of slowing down, Brasky looks to continue his tear in the 4 seed.
#3: JoshSampson (3-0)
JoshSampson comes out of the gates with 3 wins against TheAnarchist, BlakeHall, and B0rck, giving up only 4 losses in total. He has already improved on his 2-7 Season 5, and we are excited to see how he will continue to perform.
#4: Durtymike (3-0)
He may be dirty, but his record is certainly clean. Durtymike has had a very strong start the first three weeks, attaining victories against NecroticHS, c0mp, and Catota. Moving into his week 4 matchup against GideonJura, Durtymike wants to ensure that Gideon is yet another victim on the trash pile.
#5: YellowDart (3-0)
After subbing in for a single game in the Season 6 finals and winning, YellowDart maintains his 100% win rate with wins over Kutthroat, SmokedSalmon, and TomLocke. He moves up to the 2 seed for Noob Central’s Week 4 against ATL.
#6: Rebobson (2-0, 1 DQ Win)
With wins over strong opponents such as Sirlos and Jingbudda, Rebobson firmly cements himself as a force to be contended with in the 2 seed. With a matchup coming up against MeMyselfandI, Rebobson will have to navigate his new role as the 1 seed of Prep Coin Concede.
#7: Earl (2-0, 1 DQ Win)
Swagoi’s newest player, Earl, starts his season strong with 2 wins against SmokedSalmon and Khaonic. Though his two wins were against a player who has only beaten a Bad Hombre, and a Bad Hombre, he’s still put up a good showing so far. He moves up to the 1 seed to play against jfury in Week 4.
#8: Misadventure (2-0, 1 DQ Win)
To make sure you aren’t misadvised, I need to make sure that you know of Misaventure’s mystifying myriad of wins this season over talent such as Chiggmo and Inposition. Needless to say, Misadventure is managing her matchups magically.
#9: Shunsui21 (2-0, 1 DQ Win)
With wins over SwankyTiger and BoobBoomHall, it won’t be long until you know this mans name. Moving into the 3 seed in this upcoming week, he has to contend with a determined Kuthroat to see who truly belongs in the 3 seed.
Authors: Leumer, MemyselfandI
There have been multiple different team compositions throughout THL history. While most teams decide to go with a standard strategy of having fairly even PR gaps between each seed, some teams choose more unorthodox strategies. We’ve seen the Soupreme strategy of having three 500 or very close to 500 PR players taking the 1-3 seeds while having lower pr players playing in seeds 4 and 5; and in the past Defias has fielded a team with four 400 PR players and one at 200 PR. Last season we saw a team completely shatter our concept of team building. Dirty Mike and the Boys fielded five players who were all within 50 pr of each other. During the preseason Dirty Mike and the Boys were the question mark of the league. How would a team whose 1 seed has less than 400 pr perform? It only took one week for this unique team to demonstrate they’ll be a force to reckon with, winning four of their five matches and gaining 20 points to start the season. Throughout the season, the group of friends kept winning, eventually making it into the playoffs. It was in the playoffs that they made a statement, telling the whole league that they were a team to beat, beating the Red/Blue conference favourite: Aeon. They continued this dominant display of Hearthstone beating Temporal Legends in the semi finals. Unfortunately, their Cinderella story fell short when they fell to Hearthstone Academy in the finals. Fortunately for the Boys, they were able to keep their whole roster for Season 7 and they look like a top tier team, finishing the second week first in the whole league! Today I have the pleasure of sharing more about the Boys to the rest of the league.
Earlier this month Blizzard shocked the Hearthstone world by not only announcing card changes to several Druid cards but a couple of other cards as well. On Wednesday, September 13th Blizzard announced that the new patch with the following balance changes are going to go live on Monday, September 18th:
Hello THL. Welcome to the first installment of what will be a new feature to the blog - Team Profiles. First up will be a team with a notoriously-named manager, and an already notorious reputation after coming out of the gates on fire in Week 1 with a 15-13 victory over the veteran squad of Netherstorm.
As mentioned, the Texas Stubbies are a rookie squad with not a single THL veteran on their roster. MrMandingo heads them up as captain, and comes into Season 7 with only 2 matches previously played as a substitute. In what will be a minor theme this season, Mandingo didn’t find his teammates via the free agent megathread or last season’s roster sheet… they’re all real life friends. That’s right. Real. Life. Like, in person outside of the home. They had applied as free agents in Season 6 but had no luck; Mandingo stepped up and applied for a captain’s spot to create a home for them all. And so, The Texas Stubbies arose… How does Mandingo feel about the team’s prospects for this first season? “We’re going to win. Undoubtedly.”
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