The premiere of the Team League is drawing closer and closer. With that, we have some updates for you. First of all, now you can check the League Schedule right here on the site. The site will be updated with lineups and results as they are made, and we plan to incluide links to replays and twitch broadcasts of the games played, so I hope you will visit it quite often when the season starts.
Additionally, this Saturday (March 8) Kinetic, VampFury and Enlightened Owl will host the League Draft. It will be streamed on our Twitch channel starting at 6 pm CET/ 12 pm EST. Do you wonder which players proved themselves enough to be drafted by our draft captains – UottEvar and Dyas1078? After the stream all players who take part in the very first season of DoC Team League will be known. After the draft stream members of the A1 Alliance, VampFury and hectoring, intend to host a special stream about latest events in competetive DoC including Beat the Jack and upcoming Team League. Their stream on VampFury’s twitch channel starts as soon as draft ends.
As you have probably noticed from the game client update, the change to Unique cards is now live. After a Unique card has been played and goes to the graveyard, it will be banished instead. Discarding or milling unique cards will not cause them to be banished. Shi-No-Shi will not be banished when it dies, since it goes directly back into your deck.
There is currently a bug with Silent Death where, after it kills it’s target, it gets banished instead of returning to your hand. The developers are aware of this bug and are working to fix it. No ETA on the fix.
Since the change to Unique cards is rather significant, I have archived decks and replays posted before 2014/03/04. Your deck/replay still exists, you just need to click the “Include archived” checkbox to see it.
Ok, as few days passed I hope I will not spoil the results most of us probably know. So as the first semis went live we could watch some Kelthor vs Kelthor games in a Hectoring vs Sergus-vi series. Hectoring won pretty convincingly 3:0 against Sergus-vi. I think Hectoring was just more confident in the mirror, made less mistakes eventually won all games in the series. Second semi was pure awesomeness made by both ZergRusher and morais_pt, mostly because we could see more aggro oriented decks, which were not Kelthors. Some of those games like Sandalphon vs Gazal was something why i play this game, by many people these series was the most entertaining one so don’t miss that! In the grand final we could watch Hectoring who was sticking to his Kelthor plan vs ZergRusher who decided to go with his Garant Gate deck. In a fast based games Hectoring was able to won all four games being able to win every single game that day. Simply wow. Although final games might look like one-sided i must say something i was just totally impressed by Hectoring’s sideboard picks and how he managed to built more rush orientated deck against bit slower, but with better longer game plan Zergrusher’s Garant.
PS. Special thanks to the organizer Uraxor who invested tons of time not only by hosting the event but also providing beautiful sorted data about different phases of the tournament. Special thanks to all those casters, who invested time to cast this great event in different languages: Uraxor again, JasonParadise, Rancord, jkkk89 with some maly_drab’s help, Hantzie, Izachiel, Stormstomp, h3nip. Guys, i cant express how awesome you are. And last but not least. special thanks to morais_pt who scored top4 without even creating a Kelthor deck ^^ High five mate.
Link for information about EVERYTHING is here
Link for the VOD of the english coverage ( starring: Uraxor / Rancord / JasonParadise) is here
Uraxor’s Beat the Jack Tournament has been going on for the past two months, and it all culminates in the final games between hectoring, Sergus-vi, ZergRusher, and morais_pt. Watch all the games LIVE on the Duel of Champions Official Twitch Stream starting Sunday at 17:00 CET (11:00 EST).
For the past months people were complaining Ubi devs did not allow them to compete in draft mode tournament. What does the draft mode mean ? Comparing to constructed format when you are supposed to create deck before, draft mode means you will enter the tournament without previously built deck. You will need to create your own, unique deck from cards you will get. To achieve that Durendal100 will use Drejn’s additional software that will allow people to “draft” decks similarly how its done in Arena mode at HearthStone by Blizzard. Because of that people will be able to play in first ever DoC draft tournament. History is being written now!
To attend in Forge of Champions u need to be lvl 70+! Registration will be closed at 1 march 22 30 cest so apply asap at Durendal’s topic because not only its the first new format tournament, but also Ubi provided some huge prices for people who will succeed in it:
1st place: 3 000 Seals + ingame Community Banner
2nd place: 2 000 Seals
3rd place: 1 000 Seals
4th: 250 000 Gold
5th-8th: 100 000 Gold
Whole info about draft and place where you can submit for tournament can be find here
Welcome, friends, to the fifth edition of Words of Enlightenment! We’re fresh off the conclusion of the draft tournament and we saw some very exciting matches and unexpected victories, eventually resulting in UottEvar taking first place against dyas1078 in the finals, leaving both players as draft captains with the overall first and second pick respectively. I’d like to open the article by analyzing the upcoming draft from my point of view and discussing players that I think will be a high priority for these captains to pick up for their teams.
Obligatory disclaimer: Anything expressed here is strictly my opinion and is based solely on my own personal knowledge and experience. Any player I fail to mention should not be taken to be a poor player or someone not worthy of being picked up for a team – I most likely am simply not familiar with them.
After some great performances and great games we saw at various streams in different languages, Uraxor is pleased to announce top8 names who will fight in bracket for infinity glory, seals and shiny banner at Beat the Jack tournamnet. Many well known names already droped but most of the names from top8 should be very familiar to someone whos keeping up the scene.
Quarterfinals (Tue, 19:00CET) (bo5s):
A: VampFury x hectoring
D: Begpo_CnupTa x Sergus.vi
B: Dragonsir11 x ZergRusher
C: mazsparrow x morais_pt
(note: games will be played in that order, its not actual bracket yet)
You can watch all replays from the group stage beautifully sorted by Uraxor (wow at this amazing work!) here
You will be able to see some of big names like Diplomate, Azatoht, Zergrusher, mazsparrow and many many more!
Remember to tune in for live Quarterfinals, followed by Spectator Mode in 6 languages on Tuesday 25. 2. at 19:00CET.!
I know this news is delayed a lil bit but i think such situation must be emphasized. Few days ago we experienced something that in old days it was barely possible to imagine. Guys, Im talking about serious business. Im talking about huge ego’s, ekhm elo’s here! As many of you could see, there was one guy who occupied top1 global ranking for a lot of time, and by lot – i mean a lot. The top1 spot was taken by Al-kazar, some mysterious semi-human force, that was able to win in a suspicous way dozens of games that helped him to score 1671 global elo by the time, elo around 1530 was considered something very hard to achieve ( due to lack of that many 1500 players then). There were a lot of rummors if the way Kal-azar scored his elo was legal and because he was not playing anymore at this account it was impossible to see him droping from his spot. But nowadays AllyofJustice86 is our DoC saviour. He showed us the light in the tunnel, he showed us its possible, he pushed Kal-azar back to the pit of shame and now its AllyofJustice86 who will either play more games with his impressive 1675 elo or will stick to Al-kazar plan and he won’t touch his account before someone else overtakes his lead.
[Editor's Note: this article was written a while ago, but it was submitted to the wrong place. Although it does not take into account the change to unique cards, it is still a worthwhile guide to Sandalphon]
Tired of losing to these? Why not try Sandalphon Rush!
Sandalphon Aggro was an immensely popular deck which has been weakened by the nerf to Strength of the Sea and Crusader Treasurer.
The deck operates as a resilient rush decks with a toolbox of silver bullets for different matchups. In particular it is a hard counter to Sandalphon Lock, and has favourable matchups against stall decks/Hakeem mill, etc (see matchup section for more details). Your creatures may not appear to have great stats but they can peck away at the opponent (especially with week of training or SotS) and they mostly survive earthquake and insect swarm. Its main weakness is against midrange decks with bigger creatures and removal, but you can still steal some games with your spells and the formidable Wombo-Combo.