Masters Tour: Jobsad Through, Faeli Eliminated

Masters Tour: Jobsad Through, Faeli Eliminated

July 17, 2020

Friday morning saw the Hearthstone Masters Tour Asia-Pacific Online kick off with two Entropiq players on the grid. Recently-signed Josef "Jobsad" Smutný navigated through to Day 2 while Oldřich "Faeli" Mahdal bowed out following three defeats.

The fourth Masters event of the season drew a field of 324 qualified runners including six Hearthstone players from the Czech Republic. With five swiss pairings slated for Day 1, the required threshold for reaching the next stage was three victories.

Reigning Czech national champ Faeli had a rather frustrating time during the tournament, suffering three losses to miss the cut.

"Unfortunately, I'm out. Three close series, but three losses," Faeli informed after the third round.

Faeli's stat recap:

Warlock: 2 wins, 3 losses, no ban
Druid: 1 win, 3 losses, no ban
Warrior: 0 wins, 1 loss, two bans
Hunter, 2 wins, 2 losses, one ban

Meanwhile, Jobsad picked up where he left off last month when he notched a 6-3 record at Masters Tour Jönköping. He has made Day 2 again in the Asia-Pacific contest after pulling off a 3-2 session.

Three fellow Czechs -- Jarla, Pardub, and Matty -- reported the same record while none other than BlizzconJan, Jobsad's 13-year-old brother, squeezed impressive four wins.

Day 2 runs overnight again (starting at 2 a.m. CET). All remaining grinders will play four more swiss rounds with the eventual top eight earning slots in the final bracket.

Hearthstone Masters Tour Asia-Pacific Online

(Entropiq results)

Oldřich "Faeli" Mahdal (0-3, eliminated)

1st round: vs Zyrios (1-3)
2nd round: vs DawN (2-3)
3rd round: vs Theseus (2-3)

Josef "Jobsad" Smutný (3-2, through to Day 2)

1st round: vs Rami94 (3-0)
2nd round: vs AiurCreeper (1-3)
3rd round: vs SamuelTsao (3-0)
4th round: vs Sintolol (3-1)
5th round: vs FuryHunter (0-3)

Hearthstone Masters Tour Asia-Pacific Online

DATES: July 17-19, 2020, at 2 a.m. CET

STREAM: (from 2 a.m. every day)

PRIZE POOL: appx. $500,000

FORMAT: 4 decks, best-of-five, Conquest with a ban

Full starting lineup: Liquipedia

Results: Battlefy

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