Hearthstone Master Loses To Low Rank Player With Starter Deck

Illustration for article titled iHearthstone /iMaster Loses To Low Rank Player With Starter Deck

OK, time for a game of fill in the blank: "Pride goes before a ____."

Jason "Amaz" Chan is not a Hearthstone player to be trifled with. In addition to being one of the online collectible card game's most popular streamers, he's won multiple tournaments including last year's Numericable Millennium Cup and IEM Shenzhen. He also has his own Hearthstone team, Archon.


However, as PC Gamer points out, that did not stop him from getting thoroughly trounced by a lowbie no-name player when he ventured onto Asian servers while NA was down. He started at the bottom of the ranking ladder and decided to work his way up as quickly as he could. And why not? He had skills, experience, and his trademark Control Priest deck on his side, legendaries included. "Let's just clarify something," he said to his stream viewers. "We are not bullying low ranks! We're just trying to get out of this as soon as possible."

Minutes later, after a basic freeze mage deck turned him into a pile of quivering popsicle shards, he was laughing incredulously. "I'm getting wrecked! I'm getting wrecked!" A few turns and one slick arcane explosion play later, Chan was shouting between giggles as he lost the match. "NOOOOOOOOOO."


The kicker? His opponent only ever said one thing, letting their avatar do their talking for them: "I'm sorry."

Brutal, right? Fortunately, Chan's having a good time with it all. He posted the above video himself with the title "Amaz = Angry Chicken?!" and has been tweeting about his already infamous defeat.

It's all kind of heartening in its own way, knowing that a player with only basic cards can out-skill someone backstroking through a sea of legendaries if they know what they're doing. That said, this should also serve as a cautionary tale: never underestimate anybody. You might think you're too cool for school crack shot David, but you might actually be a lumbering, stumbling Goliath one misstep away from a dirt nap. Or you might be about to lose in a video game. You know, one of those two things.

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Chan actually handled this really well. It's nice to see that not everyone in these kinds of games is a stuck up dickhead.