THL’s Sylvanas League (Selfless Hero League in its previous iteration) has been in operation for five seasons, spanning two years; 156 players have registered and played matches over the course of that time. Many have come and gone, some have come and never gone, but three individuals have come and stood tall over all others: this is the Sylvanas League Hall of Fame.
The following process and criteria was used to identify HoF Inductees:
To be considered eligible, one must have participated for at least 5 seasons in Sylvanas League as either a player, a captain, or a consistent contributor to League operations or content.
A selection committee of 9 League members was formed, and the community as a whole submitted nominations to be considered. Guidelines for selection include but are not limited to:
Bearing that in mind, the time has come to present to you our inaugural three Inductees:
There were no Players inducted for this class.
There were no Captains inducted for this class.
ArthurRhodes aka NaCl
You may know him as ArthurRhodes, you may know him as NaCl, some might even know him as “Nackle” - but the bottom line is: everyone knows “Salt”. ArthurRhodes has been with THL for some of its early days and quickly became a League personality. Whether you caught him on Tavern Talk, watched him on Salty Saturday, or cracked open a cold one with him in Discord, you could count on Arthur to put in the late hours hanging out, talking THL, and playing Bo9 All Rogue Decks and utterly wrecking you. Always one to promote the league and its growth, when Sylvanas League made its debut, so did its first official weekly recap show named after the man himself: After the Salt Settles. As the face of the new League, not only did Arthur bring to you his wits and his wisdom each week as co-host on ATSS for Sylv’s first full year, he also played a critical role in gathering up initial love and attention the “little sister league” desperately needed. Ever a champion for the league’s success, Arthur continued to go out of his way to encourage new teams and players to join the fun, and was a key component to its initial startup and visibility, its continued growth, and the overall health and maturity of the league and its format. Cheers to you, Salt, for your time and talents that led to the expansion of a new empire.
Trying to build a new league, but in desperate need of a marketing department? Have no fear, BitBeaker is here. From its inception through its first five seasons (and counting), Sylvanas League’s visual identity has been built on this man’s computer. With his contributions to graphic design for ATSS, Friday Night Fights, Sunday Ticket, SHL Week Tonight, a variety of blog articles (while also co-authoring Sylvanas Meta Reports), as well as the Facebook and THL website banners his work has breathed life into a blossoming community that we love and enjoy. Not only did he help significantly increase league visibility through enticing imagery, he also took the torch from Nade and continued co-hosting ATSS with NaCl to share the stats and the stories and all of Sylv’s glories. All the while, Bit lent his talents as a leader captaining and coaching Sylvanas teams for five seasons straight - which we would expect nothing less of Sylvanas League’s first ever Season Champion. I tip my un-ridiculous hat to you, BitBeaker, as a nod to your excellence in Sylvanas League contribution and achievement.
Force of Will
As old faces begin to fade, new faces make their appearance. You read above about the dudes who broke the ground and built the foundation for Sylvanas League, and you’re now about to read about the man who built us our castle upon that groundwork: Force of Will. As ATSS dissolved, Force stepped up and created SHL Week Tonight, where he put a new spin on how Sylv was presented to the League. Then, after getting voted in as the first ever Sylvanas League Content Manager on the THL executive board, Force stuck a rocket to Sylvanas and sent her flying. Lending his talents to hosting, producing, and/or casting Thursday Throwdown, Friday Night Fights, Salty Saturday, Sunday Ticket, and Tavern Talk on a weekly basis (while also bringing us the occasional All-Star or Division Reveal streams), Force spread Sylvanas League all over the map. What once was lesser known and lesser respected is now an entity that everyone knows and respects, and much of that is because of the work Force did to build its identity. While juggling all these Sylvanas content and executive contributions, Force also has captained Team Black Lotus for four seasons and helped with Ragnaros League content equally as much. This guy may work harder than anyone else in the league, and his efforts have been far from wasted; much of the League’s recent and current success can be credited to Force, and I give to you the firmest of internet handshakes as a thank you for the outstanding work you’ve done for the League and our community.
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