China locks a killer roster for Global Games

Posted by Radoslav "Nydra" Kolev at 15 March 2017 18:02

A quartet of champions will represent the red flags in Hearthstone’s first nation wars league.

China has been on the rise for the past year with victories at CN vs. EU, CN vs. NA and StarSeries, and it’s looking like they may take another international title before the end of the year. The lock on the votes for the Hearthstone Global Games is in and China has chosen a roster to be feared.

Blizzcon finalists Jason “JasonZhou” Zhou and Zheng “OmegaZero” Lin represent the new blood in Chinese Hearthstone which has already reaped results. OmegaZero in particular comes in as one of the most praised talents locally with back-to-back major championships and multiple #1 legend finishes in 2016. Both JasonZhou and OmegaZero were also part of the roster which took home the CN vs. NA Championship last year.

Alongside them is a true veteran of Chinese Hearthstone with multiple major championships to his name. Bohan “Lovelychook” Zhang, whose most recent international individual success awarded him the gold from CN vs. EU Season 3, will provide much needed experience to the two youngsters.

China’s fourth player will not sound familiar to the wide western audience but commands a large fanbase in his home country. Popular streamer Yu “NightWalk” Shanpeng has a competitive career dating back to early 2015 and features the first place from the WCA 2015 China Pro Qualifier and a gold from the 2016 Gold Series Spring grand finals.

The line-ups of the remaining 47 countries to take part in HGG should also be announced soon, as voting has already been closed. Once that’s out of the way, the nations will be seeded into eight groups of six and the league will commence with official start date still lacking.