ThijsNL Becomes the Winner of CN vs EU Championship 2018
Thijs "ThijsNL" Molendijk managed to defeat Wu "XiaoT" Juwei in the grand finals of CN vs EU Championship 2018. The winner of the Hearthstone tournament won a new flashy car Aston Martin DB11, which is worth ~€175,000. The runner-up received €10,000 in prize money.
The tournament was held on September 26 – October 2 in Shanghai, China. The tournament’s line-up consisted of eight Chinese and eight Europeans players. They were placed into four GSL groups, with each group including two European and two Chinese players. Then top two players from each group advanced to the single-elimination playoffs bracket.
ThijsNL qualified for the playoffs from the first place in Group A, while Xhope placed second in Group B. In the playoffs ThijsNL defeated Bunnyhoppor (3:0) and Orange (3:2), while XiaoT outplayed Kolento (3:2) and Furyhunter (3:1). The final series concluded with the 3-2 score in favor of ThijsNL.
|Group A||Group B|
|Group C||Group D|
|5th-8th||€1,000||A83650, BunnyHoppor, Kolento, Xhope|
|9th-12th||-||DarrenF, hunterace, Lingluanjing, Rdu|
|13th-16th||-||Caimiao, Hao, LionKing, Trunks|