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Last Month's Ranking: #13
Kolento reenters the fray! He's had a packed tournament schedule in recent months. In June, Kolento was knocked out (or memed out, as he put it) of the SeatStory 7 tournament by #2 ranked Disguised Toast. In May, Kolento finished 2nd at the HCT Europe Spring Championship and top 8 at the StarLadder Season 3 qualifier.
Last Month's Ranking: #6
Thijs finished 9th - 12th at SeatStory 7, making him the highest-placing of our ranked creators. He also finished top 8 (same as #10 ranked Kolento) at the StarLadder Season 3 qualifier. As of writing, Thijs and Team Netherlands are 2-0 in their group in the Hearthstone Global Games round of 24. Barring some crazy results in the last round, the Netherlands should be a lock to advance to the round of 16.
#4: Brian Kibler
Last Month's Ranking: #4
Brian Kibler didn't participate in any major tournaments this period, but he did cast the HCT Spring Playoffs. Kibler stopped streaming for a few days during his trip to the Electric Forest music festival, though it didn't have an impact on his ranking. Speaking of impact: Kibler, Hafu, and a few other creators got into a discussion on Twitter about Twitch viewership trends. Check out a highlight of the discussion here, in which a user shares a graph to show the spike in viewers whenever an expansion/adventure is released.
#2: Disguised Toast
Last Month's Ranking: #3
Disguised Toast was one of four ranked creators who participated in the SeatStory 7 tournament. In the group stages, all three of his opponents were familiar ranked creators: Thijs, StrifeCro, and Kolento. Thijs and StrifeCro ended up making it out of the group. This period, Toast also made headlines after his account was temporarily suspended by Blizzard because he showed the Mirage Caller + Power Word Glory exploit on stream.
Last Month's Ranking: #1
Kripp finally did it - he disenchanted all of his cards! Watch this video to see Kripp recap the monumental occasion. Some context for those out of the loop: Last year, Game Director Ben Brode mentioned that at one point, Kripp would have likely crashed Hearthstone had he disenchanted all of his cards at once. Although Brode stated that the game's engineers have patched up the issue, the threat of Kripp pulling a mass disenchant became a meme in the community. Well, we can now put that meme to bed!