After seven months without tournament championship, TidesofTime seizes KFC Easter

Hearthstone Radoslav “Nydra” Kolev

After a rather long hiatus from Hearthstone, former GosuRankings king Drew “TidesofTime” Biessener is back on the winning track at Kinguin for Charity Easter invitational.

In the autumn of 2014, TidesofTime was one of the best Hearthstone players in the scene. His rise to power coincided with some of the biggest tournaments of that time, including the $63,000 WEC. Then a member of Tempo Storm, TidesofTime was the most feared player in his region and the one on top of the world rankings.

At WEC in China, TidesofTime went undefeated in four games, beating Jung Soo “Surrender” Kim, the king of summer Dima “Rdu” Radu, Jung Hwan “RenieHour” Lee and then Surrender once again in the grand finals to bring home the largest first place prize in Hearthstone at that time. He dropped a total of four games along the way.

When he returned on western soil, TidesofTime continued to show good form, though he never took another championship, semi-final finishes at Viagame HouseCup #2 and The Pinnacle 1 becoming his best results for the remainder of 2014.

After a long time away from Hearthstone, TidesofTime has recently been trying to recover his former glory by taking another tournament victory and he finally did it, at KFC Easter edition. Now wearing the Cloud 9 colors, Tides went through Daniel “DTwo” Ikuta, former team-mate Petar “Gaara” Stevanovic, Sebastian “Forsen” Fors and, finally, Dignitas’ Keaton “Chakki” Gil.

True to his style, TidesofTime brought a handful of unorthodox decks, including a brand new mill Druid which caught many of his opponents by surprise. The mill Druid was also responsible for a tense conclusion to the grand finals, after Tides and Chakki’s Priest went well into fatigue, the Dignitas player barely losing the attrition war.

This is not only Tides’ first championship in seven months but also Chakki’s fourth silver medal in the last four months, including SCAN Invitational, ROOT Invitational and ESL Legandary Series season #1 finals.