Last week, Wildcard Gaming announced that the WoW arena titans, Babas Boys, will be joining the elite ranks of Wildcard Gaming. At the AWC Spring 2019 European cup #2, we took the stage with frightening force in WoW arena for the very first time. As the games played out, Wildcard Gaming assumed a dominant role in all the matches played on the first 2 days, making clean, quick work of the competition. As the semi-finals approached “We Were Here” was able to sneak a win, but the majority of the matches all favored Wildcard Gaming. As seen in the past with Babas Boys, Method Black has amazing talent and is never to be underestimated. As the Winners’ Final creeped closer, it was game 1, game 2, game 3 all in Wildcard’s favor, however some huge mistakes were made from Method Black,which helped us secure a clean 3-0 sweep against the European giants.
When the Losers’ Final commenced, it was assumed that We Were Here would provide resistance, but the in an error free world Method Black would prevail. Exactly that happened, as a 3 – 1 victory followed quickly after. With the Grand Finals set, Method Black vs Wildcard Gaming, no one at Wildcard expected another sweep. Through the lost games we felt we only had fed them information, and with their deep roots in theory crafting and match engineering, we know their cogs were turning and they would not just roll over. Method Black took some jabs in game one but weathered the offensive storm going to 40% dampening and took game 1. As game two began to settle, Wildcard was able to put some serious damage onto Method Black, but only to watch them slip away and reset the match. The Death Knight/Monk setup proved too much as damping hit the +25% threshold and the pressure resulted in a kill, tieing up the best of 7 set.
Match three and four while showing promise, suggested that Method Black had our number. Then, with match point on the line, Wildcard pulled out an impressive 3 minute and 31 second explosive upset, crushing the Method healer in one quick burst on Dalaran Arena. FYI, if you didn’t watch a single game, most were into the 10+ minutes. Then as we rallied for another win to even up the score, we found ourselves at +35% Damping with laser sites at our door. The end result was Method Black winning 4, to Wildcard Gaming’s 2. The second place finish gave 100 Qualification points and $2,800 cash in the team’s pockets. As always, thanks to Blizzard for hosting this amazing event on Twitch, to all of our sponsors Outbreak Nutrition, LF Gaming, and Twitch, and all of the teams involved as everyone played their hearts out. GGs and see you next week for the final Spring Cup! #WCWIN
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Wildcard Gaming is a top tier, leading esports brand with professional rosters in a variety of titles including PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Fortnite, World of Warcraft, Brawlhala, and Battlerite. Wildcard Gaming was formed with the idea to stabilize the uncertainty involved with the esports industry. Welcome to the elite, Wildcard is here to dominate esports at the Global Level. Join us, be a part of our family. #stackthedeck