Ness Takes Insomnia Cup Home

 Ness Takes Insomnia Cup Home

The Insomnia Truesilver Championship had been a pretty grueling tournament. With highly skilled players, the games through all of the stages had been intense enough to make the championship entirely unpredictable. The face-off at the grand finals was quite unpredictable as well, let alone the outcome.

The Insomnia Truesilver Championship was taken home by a British player Ness, who gave the fans a Grand Final worth watching.

Last weekend, the championship ended, having given a platform to some of the most well-known talents in the Hearthstone eSports scene. Players such as Thijs ‘ThijsNL’ Molendijk, James “Firebat” Kostesich and Stanislav “StanCifka” Cifka are only a handful of the names that were present at the championship. The competition was tough, and it was not going to be easy for a single player to seamlessly take the championship home.

After a decently tough Swiss round and group stage games, 8 players made it through. These 8 went on to fight in the Bo5, single elimination format games.

In this round, Ness had to somehow beat the German Adrian ‘Lifecoach’ Koy, who was the only player from Team G2 to make it this far. It was not surprising that Adrian made it through, beating him was not an easy task for Ness. However, the British player was able to push Adrian just enough to send his home.

C4mlann was waiting for Ness in the semi-finals, having beaten Na’Vi’s Xixo and Pokrovac. Ness was able to swiftly defeat him as well, conceding only a single game and moved to the finals.

Team Liquid’s David ‘Dog’ Caero had brought in a pretty strong lineup and awaited Ness in the grand finals. The game was exactly what was expected, with both players moving back and forth in turns. The game went tense for quite a while until Dog was left with only 4 health. With a little bit of luck and more strategy, Ness was able to deal that 4 damage.

Ness won $10,000 for himself and was also awarded 15 HCT points.

Saad Usmani

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