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An explosion, in the sporting context, is a completely one-sided victory: one team enters and only knocks down the other. It happens even at the most elitist sports levels [someone has a particularly bad day, or maybe just a long spell of luck], and it happens in sports as well.
A notable example of this happened last weekend at a Hearthstone Masters Tour Dalaran event between Eddie Lui and Facundo "Nalguidan" Pruzzo. The game was almost over before it started: it's not uncommon for aggressive fights to get quick wins and Eddie, according to his official Profile, is "a well-known risk manager." But it’s definitely unusual to see lethal aboard so fast – only three laps!
With due respect to Eddie's skill, the dismantling was allowed with a near-perfect tie for his Token Druid fight, which allowed a cushioned horde of Gibberlings that very few decks could overcome at the beginning of the game. In terms of poker, it’s perfect drawing of nuts for the druid.
An explosion by any definition, then, but what makes it so entertaining is that everyone involved seems to recognize the absurdity of the situation. Nalguidan knows he can do nothing but watch the massacre unfold, Eddie seems vaguely mortified by the whole issue and even the casters are clearly horrified: Neil "L0rinda" Bond, right, shares some ironic post-war advice. match: "Win the second, and you're good," while his partner, TJ Sanders, seems to have just witnessed a murder. I guess, in a sense, he did. Have a great weekend and always remember to believe in the heart of the cards.