Hello THL! It's almost expansion launch time, and to tide you by in the days coming up to the Witchwood (hype), we have something very special for you: our homeboy Sage has interviewed each and every one of our Sylvanas League Season 5 Champions, Booty Sweat, with a different one coming up each day and the final one you on launch day! Up next in this series, we have Booty Sweat's 3 Seed: Cody!
Sage: Congrats on winning the Sylvanas League Season 5 Championship! That was a really intense finals with Toliwag's. How about you tell us a little bit about yourself to start.
Cody: Yeah it was a fun series. I'm 25, work at a sub place, and bounce between Magic and Hearthstone as the games I play way too much of.
Sage: I can definitely relate. What color(s) do you play in magic?
Cody: Usually gravitate to mono red aggro, or a degenerate strategy if available.
Sage: I'm not nearly familiar enough with magic's meta to do anything degenerate. I personally only really play White/Red. My favored deck atm being a w/r soldier deck a friend brewed and gave to me, then I doctored to taste. Returning to Hearthstone, what contributing factors do you think lead to Booty Sweat's success?
Cody: Everyone more or less just played what they were comfortable with, and worked together fairly well. Having Shunsui on any team means you already have basically won.
Sage: Well obviously! After all he is the only member of THL to have a championship in both Ragnaros and Sylvanas league. What a guy. When the nerfs were rumored to hit, it seemed like the whole league panicked. How did you react & adapt?
Cody: It really didn't change my classes too much, just had to stop bringing Rogue and ditch the Creepers.
Sage: What about your deck choices?
Cody: Just took out Golakkas from the decks that had it.
Sage: In week 7, you went up against former Rag league teammate, DurtyMike. How did this week go for you? I remember a good amount of hype surrounding this match.
Cody: I think it was close and I lost in 5, but it was a good series.
Sage: Do you hope to run into him again next season for a grudge match?
Cody: If it happens sure, but I’ll probably just sweep him if it does so it wouldn’t be that exciting.
What kind of prep did you utilize and what do you think helped the most?
Cody: I mostly just play ladder decks judging on certain matchups, or I ask Ericokey what he's been seeing and that seems to be successful.
Sage: What deck do you like playing the most on ladder?
Cody: I liked Silver Hand Pally early, and now Control Dragon Priest is fun.
Sage: I remember you brought a dude Pally in week 1. You were just a little ahead of the curve with that bring huh. Do you think dude Paladin will still be good after Stand Against Darkness rotates?
Cody: Yeah, I might have been able to do something on ladder with it if I was better. Probably, I’m sure there is something to fill the spot.
Sage: Hopefully a better Paladin archetype gets found. I'm not fond of dudes. Do you have any plans yet for next season?
Cody: Probably just play on Ericokey's or Nate’s team, depends on whether a better offer floats along.
Sage: Is there even a better offer than getting to play with friends though?
Cody: Fair point, but you know if there was one that existed..
Sage: They definitely exist! I'm certain of that. Looking back at all the matches played by everyone on Booty Sweat, is there one that feels most memorable for you?
Cody: Not really, most of them I either got really lucky or the games didn't have much play. If I had to pick one, it would be my games against Altenberg
Sage: What about your games versus Altenberg stood out to you?
Cody: They were just very close, with a good bit of play in them.
Sage: Fair enough. Wrapping up, anything you'd like to say to the league or your teammates?
Cody: Nah, I’ll leave that one for Shunsui.
Sage: Haha, alright then. I'm sure that will be a very fun interview! Thanks for your time tonight Cody, and congrats again. Good luck next season!
-Sage & Cody
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