Ahhh, now that's what a one spot profile screen should look like. Equal mastery on ladder or in the arena, a rightful disdain for Rogue, win totals that would not look out of place at any major tournament. If you want a blueprint of an undefeated season, look no further.
YuriYuru is one of the longest tenured members of THL, and I imagine in a few decades when the league finally gets around to building that Hall of Fame we're always talking about, he's on pace to be a first-ballot inductee. He also might be playing the biggest game of his THL career this week, going up against Slimsch in a match of the two undefeated No. 1's in the Red Division.
Both have held down their team's top spot all season and have handled all comers with Yuri holding a slight advantage in dropping two fewer games than Slimsch. As if this tilt couldn't get any tastier, The Gosu Casuals is maintaining a slim division lead and Pure Strategy is clinging to Red's final playoff spot, so there's huge fallout for both teams as well.
Here's YuruYuri, crusher of dreams.
THL: How did you hear about THL and why did you join?
YuruYuri: Many months ago Crypt0, who had added me after being impressed with my level of BM on ladder (fake missed lethal as a result of too much BM misclick into last second real lethal) asked me to join the league to fill out his team. Sounded cool so I said sure. Life got in the way of HS for him a while back but I've stuck around.
THL: What’s your history with Collectible Card Games? Is Hearthstone your first? Do you have an all-time favorite?
YY: Started with Yugioh, then got into Magic, even played some Pokemon. I couldn't really say I have a favorite.
"The thing about me and online gaming is that I don't play to win, I play to make the other guy lose. So, I guess for me this game is all about crushing dreams."
THL: Pure Strategy is hanging onto the last playoff spot and could make a return to the postseason for the first time since Season Beta, describe the team's journey over the last three seasons.
YY: Crypt0 initially put the team together, and when he suddenly had to step down, I wasn't sure if we would be able to continue. Luckily Hambowen stepped up and guided us through to where we are today.
THL: Both you and Slimsch have had magical seasons, going undefeated in the one spot. Now, you face off in the last week of the season in a battle that could very well decide the league MVP. How bad do you want to crush his dreams?
YY: Well, the thing about me and online gaming is that I don't play to win, I play to make the other guy lose. So, I guess for me this game is all about crushing dreams.
THL: As a longtime member of THL, where do you see the league heading in the future?
YY: I think there are a lot of great personalities that come through on the streams and Tavern Talks and such, and the league has a solid template to work off of. I think at this point if it continues to grow and we start to see more prizes on the line it could really take off.
THL: League of Explorers is in the rearview mirror, what's your opinion on the impact it had on Hearthstone?
YY: To be honest I still haven't completed the final wing and I haven't even updated most of my decks since TGT. Reno Jackson is the only card I have used but I do think that made a big swing in favor of slower control decks. Other than that, I'm glad to see Murlocks getting some cool new cards!
THL: You're playing one game of Hearthstone for your soul. You have no idea what you're queuing into, what deck do you bring and why?
YY: Fatigue Warrior, at least if I lose I get to prolong the final moments that I still have my soul.
THL: Finally, do you stream? If so how can people find you and why should they watch?
YY: I don't think I play consistently enough to mess with streaming.
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