A Grandmasters Hearthstone player in the current tournament disconnected from the server, apparently out of frustration, instead of giving in to his opponent. Grandmaster Zakarya “xBlyzes” Hail has had a tough season of disputes with tournament administrators: he was berthed two points for losing a match, along with other negotiation charges.
In today’s Grandmasters qualifiers, xBlyzes has a poor series of draws against the excellent hand of opponent Frenetic. "It's a brutal way to lose the series," says the network's commentator, "but at the same time it's very cruel to Frenetic that he has to sit back and wait to get confirmation from the administrator."
You can watch the clip on YouTube.
Some fans have expressed sympathy for xBlyzes, others contempt. Either way, the loss has cost xBlyzes their chance at a place at this year's Hearthstone World Championships.
If it’s not clear by the ragequit, xBlyzes isn’t taking it well. “I want to die,” he said he tweeted shortly after the match. “I was crazy because I lost the most important game of my life,” he said later answered to a poster accusing him of being unsportsmanlike.
It's a setback for him, but at just 20, he probably won't be the last to hear from the competitive Hearthstone community about xBlyzes.
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