With Hearthstone growing ever larger and seeing more and more competitive play, we decided to kick it up a notch and take the competitive scene by force. These are the change we are making to our current Hearthstone line-up.
Signing a new Hearthstone roster
Today, we are excited to announce upcoming changes to our Hearthstone roster and dare we say, biggest changes in the Hearthstone Benelux scene.
Getting one player was never an easy task, getting an entire lineup has proven to be an even greater challenge. But we were confident that with the right amount of patience and time we would find a team that was perfect to add to our forces.
So without further ado we would like to announce that Kobe “Guukboii” Van Schepdael, Louis “Mitsuhide” Bremers, Arne “Arneej” Huysegoms, Ruben “Chinoize” Truong and Liam “LbDutchboy” Brouwer are joining our ranks.
It’s no secret that we had them in our sights for quite some time and we were certain that with our resources, we could nurture their talents and push them beyond their current boundaries. Taking on Europe alongside Jackker, Rondels and Acidz, we are certain that no challenge is too small for these players.
“Before Hearthstone, I was really into League of Legends and, watching streamers play League of Legends on twitch. They actually introduced me to Hearthstone, during their (often long) queue times they would always start playing the game and it seemed so much fun. So I spent the next following days spamming reddit and other forums trying to get access to the Hearthstone closed Beta.
After gaining access, I was immediately hooked. I dropped League of Legends and started to focus on improving myself as a Hearthstone player. Now I’m very proud to say that I’ve qualified for multiple major events such as Dreamhack Bucharest and IeSF in Korea. I’m really looking forward to another major international event (most likely Insomnia in August) and it’s my goal to at least win that “one Major”.”
“My goal as a player is to achieve the highest level in Hearthstone, I’ve always wanted to excel at something enjoyable and Hearthstone is a game that really gets me excited whenever I’m playing a competitive match. I value my team and practice a lot so I’m happy to be part of this strong Hearthstone roster.
I expect great things for our future with Sector One. As the dominating Hearthstone roster in the Benelux, we have been given the opportunity to play under a very ambitious organization and compete on an international playground.”I’m looking forward the most to competing internationally in big events like Dreamhack and Insomnia. We have proven our worth in the benelux scene and now it’s our time to show all the people what we’ve got!”
“I come from a very competitive background, at the age of eight was already playing tennis at a high level and competing to become one of the top talents in Europe. The competitive aspect of playing sports stuck with me, whenever I picked up an enjoyable game, there was an urge to become one of the best players and achieve the highest rank possible. Whether that game was CS:GO (multiple LAN wins), GunZ: The Duel (3rd Person Shooter, qualified for the World Championship), Tribal Wars or even a game as Mario Kart (Achieving highest possible Elo), as long as the game was enjoyable and had a competitive aspect I was eager to compete. That same urge also translated when I picked up Hearthstone achieving multiple victories in tournaments and also achieving top rankings on the ladder.
I’m very excited to be a part Sector One because, it is one of the biggest growing eSport organisations out there with a great management and environment, the only thing we needed was a good Hearthstone line-up. With the addition of our 5 new dedicated pro players, we’ll be one of strongest Hearthstone teams.”
“Before even opening up Hearthstone I had already watched 100 hours worth of video material on youtube. I wanted to play the game so badly, but couldn’t get into closed beta. Even though I never got into the closed beta I already had a solid understanding of the game. After gaining access to the game, I’ve been playing it competitively: having several top 100 legend finishes under my belt and also some noteworthy tournament achievements.
I’m really looking forward to start playing for Sector One with this strong roster. Winning a major event such as Dreamhack or Insomnia would be great, but if someone from my team would take the title, I would be just as excited!”
“I’m really looking forward to join a team that has so much to offer in the Benelux Esport Scene. I’ve noticed Sector One’s rapid growth over the last year and I expect them to keep that same drive and ambition in the following years, so we can become one of the bigger international teams. Personally, I’m ready to take the game to another level and achieve that Dreamhack win or place highly at Blizzcon.
I love doing big events like Insomnia, Dreamhack and others. Not only for the big prizepools but also for the thrill it gives, the adrenaline rush when the matches actually matter a lot. Hell, even the disappointment of a loss is sometimes enough for me to have enjoyed an event I’ve been to.”
“Until 6 months ago I was way more casual about Hearthstone. I enjoyed competing in several Benelux LANs & events and had good results. Still there was a lurking feeling inside of proving myself on an international level. So together with my teammates (especially Mitsuhide) we started practicing a lot more. The extra practice paid off, we finished second in the GamersOrigin SuperBrawl out of 256 teams, including 16 professional teams. Not only did all that extra practice allow me to up my tournament game, it also influenced my ladder results: I was able to take my own version of Renolock to #3 Legend last season and also managed to finish top 25. Which gives me enough points to compete for the Hearthstone spring preliminaries!
I really believe in this team, and I’m sure that if we keep the practice and the hard work, we can become an internationally renowned team.”
“Put me in coach”!
With these big roster changes, coach Jean-Baptiste “Daydream” Beeckmans wanted to stay near his flock and keep an eye out for them at their new haven. He has helped them through some tough tournaments whether it being a qualifier tournament for IeSF or a local Fireside Gathering. He has been there for them through thick and thin. So with this, we welcome Coach Daydream with open arms!
Jean-Baptiste ‘Daydream’ Beeckmans
“Being a World of Warcraft player, I just sort of rolled into Hearthstone and became sort of addicted to it. Whenever you are playing World Of Warcraft, you are forced to work as one unit to down that though boss and I’ve taken a liking to playing in a group. I’ve worked a while with these players and I feel like we have already achieved a pretty high level, but there is always room for more growth as we keep pushing forward! “
Content is key
But that’s not the only thing, Rondels and Acidz are teaming up and going to provide regular content for the community.
Michiel ‘Rondels’ Rondelez (Writer / Caster)
“I originally joined Sector One in September as a player, but I had the opportunity to experiment with different aspects of the entire gaming aspect. The management team within Sector One was kind enough to support me with a solid platform and guidance to produce written content on. It started out as a “trial” article and has now translated into a bi-weekly series called: “Top Legend Decks” that have become a resource of information for many of Hearthstone’s competitive and casual players. Not only have they provided me with the opportunity to produce written content, but also to develop myself as a caster hosting several events in the Benelux.
I want to develop myself further as a caster and also a writer, but I am certainly not giving up on the competitive aspect of Hearthstone. Having these new talented players will automatically bring our team to another level, and I’ll be happy to help them practice and pick up a few tips & tricks along the way.”
Lode ‘Acidz’ Bossuyt (Streamer)
I picked up Hearthstone one year ago! I was looking for a new game and saw the Hearthstone Application on my phone, not wanting to spend too much money on this new game I started playing a cheap face hunter deck to rank 5. A few months later I was hooked and wanted to make the push to legend.
After achieving my goal to hit legend, I started playing in a few open tournaments and winning them. I also picked up streaming at the same time and have enjoyed competing in tournaments and streaming since!
I want to continue growing as a streamer, but also as a player. I’m really looking forward to the practice moments with my new teammates!
Acidz is a growing streamer who joined the ranks a few months ago, he has proven himself to be full of potential and innovation by making his own decks and piloting them to high legend ranking, gaining respect from both the Hearthstone community and his peers. If you’d like to know more about acidz (http://sectorone.eu/welcome-acidz/) here is a quick interview with him or just check out his stream (https://www.twitch.tv/acidzhs).