Come on man, take it easier on them! Imagine the mental pressure, disputing a prize of 250k with all that insane RNG going on! I gotta say it was the most fun I ever had watching a HS tournment! Rafaam is so crazy and an awesome addition to Warlock. Control shaman also very fun!
It is very easy to call plays for missplays when you can see both players hands. But you have to keep in mind that they can not see each other hands, so they have to evaluate risk based on what they think the opponent is holding and not holding.
Another major factor you have to keep in mind is that both where standing at the finish line of a very long road through qualification and then finally through the tournament. So they where most likely very nervous.
Lets play a game, how many missplays can you find from the clown fiesta of a HCT final match? hunterace vs viper. Just the amount. Let's see who finds the most.
I have found so far:
Hunterace: 1 (2 if you count him not playing around random azalinas but that's humanely impossible)
Viper: a WHOPPING 5 missplays. Lol. I have never seen so many missplays in the final match of a tournament. Ever.
Some of the missplays actually decided the match for hunterace, sadly. If both had played perfectly, Viper would have always won that match! But it was maybe the hardest game in the tournament, i'll give Viper that.
Please post a videolink with exact timestamps for detailed further discusssion.
Playing second 1-1 stealth minion into the fire trap definitely was a mistake by Viper. He did not know what the secret is, but assuming the worst case - if it was a fire trap then the second stealth minion would guarantee him lethal next turn and since hunterace had to play burlglar on the previous turn to have a chance to an out suggests that he had no taunts / fan of knives alternatives.