Hearthstone Crowns Its 2020 World Champion, Kenta “glory” Sato

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The Hearthstone World Championships went down over the weekend, as a field of eight top contenders duked it out for the ultimate prize of $200,000. In the final match, it was Japan’s Kenta “glory” Sato prevailing three games to one over Czech Jaromír “Jarla” Vyskočil in a reversal of their first-round match from earlier in the tournament.

In that meeting, Jarla defeated glory 3-0, sending the latter to the loser’s bracket and just one match loss away from elimination. From there, he battled back into contention, winning a three 3-1 matches and setting up the rematch in the final confrontation.

As before, Jarla took the lead early with a Libram Paladin deck beating glory’s Control Warrior. From there, however, it was all glory, as he used Secret Rogue and Control Warrior to take a 2-1 lead before both players opted into Demon Hunter decks for what would prove to be the final game.

For his efforts, Jarla secures $100,000, while the other six finalists split the remaining $200,000 prize pool ($500,000 total) between them. More details about the tournament can be found on the Hearthstone esports site.

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