The ESL Premiership descended on MCM Comic Con in London for the Spring Season 2017 finals with Xl3en, Greensheep, Duncan and three time finalist Mysterious battling it out for the title of best player in the UK and Ireland.
The day opened with Greensheep taking down previously undefeated xl3en 3-0 to book himself a place in the grand finals while Ben fell to the losers bracket.
Mysterious and Duncan were up next in the losers bracket semi-final, each of them needing a victory or face an early exit from the tournament. Mysterious showed exactly why he was considered the dark horse of the tournament, taking a quick 3-0 victory against Duncan.
Xl3en was Mysterious' next opponent and having taken his first loss of the whole split at the hands of Greensheep, needed a strong showing to get a second shot in the grand final. However the Frenchman showed his experience and took the newcomer in 3 straight games.
All eyes were on the finals and whether Mysterious could complete his reverse sweep coming all the way from the first round of the losers bracket to take down Greensheep in the grand final. Mysterious opened the scoring taking down Greensheep's Mage before his Pirate Warrior fell to level the score at 1-1. However Greensheep's Jade Druid couldn't stand up to the power of Beast Druid and Pirate warrior as Mysterious took the set 3-1 and forced a bracket reset.
It turned out that first set was all the warming up Greensheep needed as he then swept Mysterious aside 3-0 in the second best-of-5 to claim the Premiership trophy for himself on his third attempt.
It has been a great season of Hearthstone with the introduction of the new 16 man format. Some great series were played, an expansion dropped and we crowned a new Hearthstone champion.
Congratulations to Greensheep!