Our Hearthstone player Thijs “ThijsNL” Molendijk was in Kiev this weekend to take part in the offline finals of the first edition of StarSeries Hearthstone. Six of Europe’s finest players gathered at Kiev’s Cybersport Arena to fight for the title of StarSeries champion and the top prize of $6,000.
Molendijk came into the event on the back of a title-winning campaign at the European Championship, in Prague. However, things did not go his way at first, losing the opening group stage match, against Jon “Orange” Westberg. Still, the Dutchman refused to let it get to him and won the next four matches to finish the group stage in second place on a 4-1 record.
In the playoffs, ThijsNL came out of the gate looking scary, surviving a five-game thriller against Aleksandr “Kolento” Malsh before easing past Orange 3-0. This earned the Dutch talent a spot in the best-of-five grand final, in which, sadly, he fell short against Stanislav “StanCifka” Cifka. Overall, it was a fantastic campaign from our player, who will now start preparing for the World Championship, where he will surely continue to impress!
StarSeries S1 LAN Final Standings:
1. StanCifka – $6,000
2. ThijsNL – $3,500
3. Orange – $2,500
4. Kolento – $1,500
5-6. Dog – $750
5-6. Cipher – $750