HCT 2018 Summer Championship Virtual Media Day Interviews

Blizzard Entertainment invited fansites and influencers to the HCT 2018 Summer Championship virtual media day where we had the opportunity to ask questions to the Americas team: killinallday, dog, Nalguidan, and Rase.

All players will clash for a prize pool of $250,000. The winner will take home $50,000 and 30 points.

You may watch the HCT Summer Tournament livestream at Twitch.tv/PlayHearthstone starting June 28 until July 1 at 8:30am PST.

Attending in person? You can buy the tickets here.

All player decks can be viewed here.

Esports, before it was even a thing, started for Lucas “Rase” Romano when he was a child. Rase played Ultima Online for approximately seven years and climbed his way to be the best Brazilian player. He then moved onto Pro Evolution Soccer and played competitively for six years, winning many tournaments and representing Brazil at the World Championship in 2010. It was then during training for PES in 2014 a friend introduced him to Hearthstone.

Rase’s success from one esports to another stems from a belief instilled from his father: that he could do anything in life, but he should always try to be the best at it. Rase is driven by this motto and is determined to represent Brazil as best as he can, just like he did in Pro Evolution Soccer.

This is Facundo “Nalguidan” Pruzzo’s second HCT Summer Championship. He qualified for Summer Championship in 2017 together with his fellow Latin American representative, Guillermo "Empanizado" Tolosa. An architecture student, Nalguidan has found many opportunities in Hearthstone, including personal growth in general. He’s made close friends, found great supporters (including someone he calls his “lucky amulet”), and built a career as a player and streamer. His fellow Americas qualified player and good friend, Killinallday, hopes they both can win the tournament. Will this be Nalguidan’s year?

The other David in the tournament, David “Dog” Caero, is an accomplished streamer and a representative of the prestigious Team Liquid. Dog got into Hearthstone when his brother introduced it to him; at that time, he was looking for a game that he could play in his free time while focusing on school. He has since made huge waves in the community, both in skill and presence, and has a reputation for understanding obscure matchups. He thinks Hearthstone has given him his dream job.

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