Written By: Steve Vegvari
The WESG United States finals are upon us. Players from around the country will come together and participate in the final national competition to determine which players and teams will proceed to China and represent their country.
One of the premier titles involved in the WESG is Hearthstone. One of the four players involved in the Hearthstone Woman’s Finals is Justine Wu. Justine is a rather new player on the circuit, but in the past year, she has built some recognition. Enough so that CompLexity Gaming approached her and brought her under their umbrella of players.
We had a chance to catch up with Justine and get her thoughts on her performance in the WESG so far.
Steve: Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background playing Hearthstone?
Justine: I am Justine, I’ve played Hearthstone part-time for about a year now. I stream part-time as well. This will be the third tournament I am playing in.
Steve: What was it about Hearthstone that pulled you in?
Justine: I would say it was the single player mode and the art. The game looks very pretty.
Steve: How long have you been playing for CompLexity Gaming?
Justine: I think I joined CompLexity in March or April. They approached me and asked if I would come aboard.
Steve: What has your experience been like competing in the WESG so far?
Justine: I played both qualifiers. The first qualifier I did not do so well. I did not know what to expect. I brought the same lineup that I used previously. Apparently, it did not work out. What I learned from the first qualifier is that all the girls play a lot of aggro. So for the second qualifier, I decided to bring a full anti-aggro lineup. That worked!
Steve: Is there anything you would have done differently?
Justine: No. I mean, it got me through qualifiers!
S: How confident do you feel going into the next leg of the WESG?
Justine: Umm..not very confident. I’m not really sure what to expect.
Steve: You mentioned that have participated in two other tournaments, how do they compare to the WESG?
Justine: It is very different. The guys sort of play everything. As far as I know, the female players don’t usually choose control lineups. That will affect what I am going to bring [to the WESG].
Steve: How do you regularly prepare yourself for a tournament like the WESG?
Justine: I really ask around to more experienced players, like Gallon. He really gave me a lot of advice.
Steve: What is something you wish you knew when you began competing professionally?
Justine: I wish I knew how expensive Hearthstone was (laughs). I still don’t have certain decks because of how expensive the game is.
Steve: Do you have any tips for Hearthstone players?
Justine: I would say get a basic understanding of the game. Play Arena. Play one deck well. Don’t play some fancy deck that you don’t know how to play.
Steve: Where can people follow you online?
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