The Story of Unstoppable – $3,000 Won in CCGS NA
I’m Unstoppable, who was one of the top 8 finalists of CCGS NA Spring. Maybe some of you remember my guides from several months ago, maybe you don’t. It’s been a while…
I started out as a beginner, obviously lol.
I had a ton of friends playing, and of course, like many of you, I wanted to get in on the hype as well.
It was around July 2016. I created an account, did decently well. I had more intuition than most, and achieved Spell Valley as a level 5 with a Balloon Cycle deck and Prince Cycle deck . I spent some money in the game and bumped myself to Frozen Peak. Of course, I was still having fun.
I tried hard to get to 4500 as a level 9 (sadly didn’t make it lol) with my custom Mirror Zap bait deck that I was really proud of.
I had some fun in tournaments and challenges, and typically averaged between 8 and 12 wins.
I checked ClashRoyaleArena daily for new tips, decks, and occasionally to submit an article of my own. I was really proud of the little money I earned from CRA.
Then I started becoming more competitive.
I watched good youtubers like Chief Pat, Surgical Goblin, and streamers like Hazard and Tag. Those are the best of the best in explaining strategy in my opinion. I also tried to win brackets, but I was never good enough at it. I didn’t win a single penny.
So up to this point, I could definitely be considered an above average player, but not even close to elite.
Then came CCGS.
A friend mentioned it to me, and since it said you could register if you’re above 16, I just registered, hoping to win some sweet prizes in the 1000 man tourney. And guess what? I played in 3 or 4 of them and even ended up getting 1st place in a couple!
I was super happy, using a Giant Graveyard deck and the Golem Lumberjack deck that was popular a few months ago.
Then came the week of 1028 player brackets as qualifiers to the CCGS Finals. Since I had won top 20 in the 1000 player tournaments sponsored by Clash Royale Admin, I was eligible to play in these brackets. I said, “why not?”
I registered and played. The format is as follows.
For 8 days straight, 32 32 player brackets (1028 people a day) would play bracket, best of 3, single elimination style until 1 person comes out to be king of the mountain.
The first few days I couldn’t even make it to the top 32. However, amazingly, on the 6th day, I inexplicably played perfectly. I was making no mistakes, beating players of all caliber levels, including coltonw83 2-0, SF Franco 2-0, in fact I didn’t lose a single game until semifinals.
I was so tense, I did not dream I would get to the semifinals.
First game of semifinals was against coolbeans. I lost my first game, then managed to win two in a row with Three Musketeers and X0bow, which was one of my specialties.
So came about the final grand match against kennan, a renowned player who has recently quit. I held my own against his counterdeck, and was about to force a draw with over a minute left in overtime. I had 3M, he had xbow. However, I disconnected and lost the first game. Miraculously, I counterdecked him twice in a row for the last two games (Giant vs X-bow, then Lavaloon Arrow bait against Lavaloon Rocket), which opened the way for me to attend CCGS in LA, meeting great players like cmchugh and oxalate.
Although I didn’t do the best in CCGS, I think I was able to make it for a reason.
This post was not in intent to brag, or to talk about my accomplishments.
On the contrary, I just wanted to offer encouragement and my gratefulness for Clash Royale Arena.
I started off as a beginner, reading articles on this site, copying decks, learning the game. I wrote articles to get gems to grind challenges, just like many of you. And I’m a barely above average player, just like many of you.
And yet, God was able to use me to do something great despite my slightly above average skill and unflattering talent.
I hope reading this encouraged all of you and showed you that any of you could do something great if God uses you, and if you keep practicing.
How to get ahold of me for questions:
- Instagram: josephshen0430
- Twitter: @Unstoppable_CR
- My Channel: Unstoppable CR
If you’d like to become in game friends, please comment and I’ll try to get back to you.
PS: recently I have toned down my playing due to school. I’m looking for a max account for casual pushing, I dont really do competitive but if anyone has max accounts available for Android I am willing to push for free.
God Bless, and a big thanks to Will for creating this site
We all love you Unstoppable, our very first mod beside Zigge!
Love you too! Owe so much to CRA
Good luck for ccgs next season!
Welcome back mate!
Welcome back and GL for your next ccgs.
Welcome back my freind!
Good Luck in CCGS and use Sparky! (only if the match dosen matter or ur facing nemsensei
I am around 7th I guess…
POST MY GUIDE PLZ!!!
“Slightly above average” Gets top 8 CCGS NA reaches nearly 4.5k lvl 9. I must be complete garbage. Teach me senpai.
my cards were 11.5/8.5/5/2.5 not a true lvl 9
hey joseph what is the name of you clan im at 4k trophies and would like to face you
Hello sir! Could u shoot me a friend request? Maybe over discord at Nogoodgames#5566
HAHAHA, that hurt
if you are garbage I don’t even exist
Then there’s me…
I reached 4.5k as lvl11…almost lvl12…I suck at the game…below average
Hey mate reaching 4.5k is a dream for most of the people!
it is likely that his cards were not the aberage level of a level 9 players they could have been two or three leverls higher then average or had one crad in particularly high level and other cards high enough to deal with any problem
Ive already answered below that my cards were above average
Hey guys, you think that there’s any changes I could make to my deck? It doesn’t seem to work too well in this meta, and I keep loosing to royal giant, golems and ebarbs. I have all cards except the night witch, flying machine and the dark knight.
Here’s my deck:
Thanks for the help:)
What’s dark knight???
A CRA mod.
That deck isn’t very affective in the current meta as Graveyard got a hug nerf! Maybe try using a deck prioritizing Gob Barrel or Hog and Rocket as ur two win conditions, use Knight, and Inferno Tower! Next, use Skeletons/Ice spirit as Knight + Ice spirit combo can take care of Ebarbs whilst u have IT for Golem and Royal Giant! Then, fill in you deck slot with cards that synergize with each other for maximum support!
Trust me, you’ll have a lot of success!
what was the graveyard nerf i heard about it but i dont actually know what the nerf was
1 sec less duration, aka 2 less skellies….pretty hard nerf even though it seems small.
thx i wasnt really sure how they could nerf it but that makes sence
It’s duration was decreased
Thanks, I will try that.
use mega knight decks, he is just so good! if you insist you use graveyard, use megayard!
he says that he doesnt have mega knight also its really not that good if you actually know how to counter him
oh it read dark knight… but mega knight is good, just the way ewiz is. ewiz is really easy to kill when you are defending, but he offers a lot of value, right?
Dark Knight is BATMAN mate :/
no its me
you mean Nova Batman
Well played good ser
Wish i could be as good 🙁
1st cuz nobody claimed. Why?
Because it’s spam and just plain stupid
It’s a tradition OK?
pls dont break the family tradition 😉
on vas commencer a parler en fracais ca vas pas le faire a mon avis XD
I don’t know french that much
It’s just for fun buddy 🙂
new poll : what do you think is the best legendary card? I think it’s miner.
Lavahound/MK (in my deck as I currently use Golem MK and it rocks!
do you carry arrows
Nah, use Zap instead, as I have Baby D, Bats and NW
For me, it’s ice wiz
But overall, it’s log
both are your opinion lol
MK, log, ewiz. pick one
electro wizrd reseting charges is op in my opinion for only 4 elixir i feel people tend to say mega knight but i really dont struggle whenever i face it
Again can’t make up my mind,between bandit,nw,log,or MK(all of these are for now)
I love wizard legendary brothers
2nd cuz nobody claimed
hey unstoppable what is the name of your clan if you dont mind id love to one v one you one day
Is anyone know about when the new update will come? I can’t wait anymore @$##$
I’m waiting as well [-_-]
I wonder if SC will nerf the MK or not … but sure he’ll be nerfed
And the Touchdown mode, it sounds so interesting as there wasn’t any other different-gameplay game mode before, but CR will be heavier
My favorite is Mirror Mode.
If the MK will be nerfed i think it should the spawn damage that gets nerfed what do you think?
MK should get nerfed no matter what. its counterpushing is to strong
Nope. It’s countered way too easily.
yeah, it should be nerfed not because of its counterpush potential, it’s because of its defensive power
Too good on defense.
That spawn dmg is based on his damage (2x dmg), so nerfing it would make him too bad
So I think his hp, or speed will be nerfed
I think it’s balanced
I’m definitely expecting a MK nerf
why? he isn’t so hard to kill
yeah easy to kill but he’s very versatile for a tank
I’m waiting for update and also brawl stars for android
When the hell it will come? 🙁
probably next friday
this or next?
BTW, did you notice he said: “PS: recently I have toned down my playing due to school. I’m looking for a max account for casual pushing, I dont really do competitive but if anyone has max accounts available for Android I am willing to push for free.”?
He’ll push you like Hurma.
nice unstoppable! great story on the tourny
ps. Could I have your friend link? Would love to watch some live battles.
Nice job in the challenge!
Haha! Now I know who @josephshen:disqus is!!!
found u…. freind me?
IDK. He was going ham with miner last i saw
WTF!!! You beat Coltonw83??!!
2-0. Watch the youtube
Nice guide Joseph Shen!
Congregations! I loved the story, it is very encouraging story and very well written. Hope to see more guides from you!
Great Job man!