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Meet the Asia-Pacific Contenders: 2021 World Championship

Meet the Asia-Pacific Contenders: 2021 World Championship

Following two Grandmasters seasons and six Masters Tours, we are gearing up to conclude the year with the Hearthstone 2021 World Championship! With $500,000 (USD) on the line, the top eight players in the world are set to meet this weekend on December 18-19 to see who will join the Hall of Champions and finish off 2021 as the next Hearthstone World Champion.

We recently asked each of the competitors a series of quick-fire questions to learn more about them ahead of the weekend’s tournament. Let’s get to know the two Asia-Pacific contenders!

Posesi – The Successor

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In 2017, Posesi broke onto the Hearthstone scene with a Top 4 finish at the World Electronic Sports Games in Japan. From that moment on, “living in Hearthstone began to take on reality” and he soon proved himself a global talent. He entered the Masters ecosystem with another Top 4 showing during Masters Tour Las Vegas, helping secure his spot in Grandmasters where he has remained as a stalwart competitor ever since. His showing in the Grandmasters 2021 Season 1 Finals against blitzchung, a strong 3-1 finish, that secured a spot in his first World Championship! Serving as glory’s 2020 practice partner helped his fellow Japanese player secure a championship, so is 2021 Posesi’s year to secure Japan as the seat of the World Championship trophy?

HS Esports: In one word, what is your greatest strength at Hearthstone?

Posesi: Intuition.

HS Esports: What has been the highlight of 2021 so far?

Posesi: Playoffs in Season 1 vs blitzchung.

HS Esports: Other than yourself, who do you think has the best chance to win the 2020 World Championship?

Posesi: Gaby.

HS Esports: Why do you think you are going to win the 2021 World Championship?

Posesi: I'm good at adapting to new metas, so I think there are more chances as the environment changes drastically.

HS Esports: What does becoming the World Champion mean for you?

Posesi:  Achieving the number one goal in my life.

glory – The Incumbent

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What is there to say about the reigning Hearthstone World Championship? Not only did glory win the 2020 title to secure his spot in the Hall of Champions, but he is riding high after earning his spot in the 2021 World Championship after winning Grandmasters Season 2. Just watch his victory against Jarla in the 2020 Grand Finals to see what the other seven contenders have to face.

HS Esports: Other than yourself, who do you think has the best chance to win the 2020 World Championship?

glory: Gaby or Posesi.

HS Esports: Why do you think you are going to win the 2021 World Championship?

glory: I will be the championship just like last year!

HS Esports: What does becoming the World Champion mean for you?

glory: I would like to achieve the feat of two consecutive victories.

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