Chalk Zaldivar is a Hearthstone player from the Philippines. He was previously a member of Fade2Karma.
Chalk Zaldivar studied at the University of the Philippines. Besides from streaming and being a pro-player he is also a visual artist who mostly makes collages and paintings. The first console he had was a Family Computer where he was able to play games like Contra, Super Mario and Double Dragon. He got really hooked to playing video games, but he always thought of it as something just for leisure. He also played TCG’s like Magic the Gathering and Yugioh, but Hearthstone is the only game he played competitively.
Chalk started playing Hearthstone during its first season after he saw a friend playing the game. He quickly adapted to the game and had success with it. His run for the first year of Hearthstone culminated in securing a spot in the top 16 of the North American Qualifiers for the 2014 Hearthstone World Championship. He was able to make the qualifiers with Staz, who also won the Philippine Qualifier. Unfortunately both Chalk and Staz were denied US visas.
Chalk was able to bounce back in 2015. He furthered his pro-career when he was recruited by international Hearthstone team Fade 2 Karma. He was able to represent his new team in the 2015 SEA Top 40 Qualifier. Chalk was able to accumulate enough points to earn a good seed, so he immediately advanced to the third round. He fell down to the loser's bracket during the quarterfinals, but was able to win his next match and so he was able to move on to the LAN event at the Meralco Theater in the Philippines.. With the hometown crowd behind his back, Chalk was able to perform well enough to reach the finals. Along the way he was able to defeat SilentStormy, the player he lost to in the earlier rounds. His 2015 run ended when he lost to Neilyo in the finals.
The winter Season of 2016 saw Chalk in top form. He was able to finish as legend #59 in the NA ladder on December 2015. The points he accumulated for the winter season allowed him another good seed in the Winter SEA preliminaries. He lost to Infernity in the first round of the tournament. Infernity would go all the way to the finals, but would fall short against Staz.
Because Chalk made it to the top 32 of SEA for the winter season, he was entered in a poll which decided who would be flown for free to the Singapore Major. People were able to vote for him in the Philippine Straw Poll and the People's Choice Straw poll. Chalk did not win the polls, but will still be attending the Singapore Majors as Fade 2 Karma's representative.
Chalk was able to gather 9 points during the HCT 2016 Spring Season. That earned him the 16th seed in the 2016 HCT Spring SEA Preliminaries. Unfortunately he was one of the first 8 players to be eliminated from the tournament.
Chalk loves to build decks. He creates weird decks that can be played competitively. he also tries to use cards that no one thinks would be viable. His top priority is to be one of the best players in the world while using his creativity to get there. Chalk has created several decks and written guides about them. Almost all of his guides are available at Fade 2 Karma's Website.
|2018-08-05||59th||Major||Tour Stop Season 3 2018 - HCT Taichung||3 - 3||Grp. S.||$0|
|2018-04-07||5 - 8th||Qualifier||Tour Stop Season 2 2018 - HCT Taipei - Asia-Pacific Qualifier#2||1 : 3||katsucurry||$0|
|2016-03-12||2nd||Weekly||ESL Hearthstone APAC Winter Open 1||1 : 3||gcttirth||$0|
|2016-02-13||4th||Showm.||SEA Golden Monkey Invitational||0 : 1||neilyo||$18|
|2015-10-14||5 - 8th||Major||WCA 2015 - Asia Pro Qualifier||2 : 3||Kranich||$0|
|2015-09-20||2nd||Minor||2015 HWC - Asia-Pacific Championship Southeast Asia Finals||1 : 3||Neilyo||$600|
|2015-06-14||3 - 4th||Minor||Southeast Asia Legends Series - Season 12||$75|
|2015-05-31||3 - 4th||Minor||Southeast Asia Legends Series - Season 11||$75|
|2015-05-23||2nd||Weekly||GosuCup SEA 2015 #8||$100|
|2015-05-03||2nd||Minor||Southeast Asia Legends Series - Season 9||$150|
|About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament|
|2017-07-05||19 - 24nd||Premier||2017 Hearthstone Global Games||0 - 3||Grp. S.||$1,000|
|2018-08-01||42 - 47th||Premier||2018 Hearthstone Global Games||0 - 3||Grp. S.||$800|
|About achievementsPlayer from any Tournament|
- Legend #52 - February 2016
- Legend #59 - December 2015
- Legend #23 - August 2015
- Top16 2014 HCT NA Qualifiers Phase1
- 1st place 2014 HCT Philippine qualifiers - 2014
- Top 8 Hearthstone Open, Holiday Brawl -2015
- Top 8 Gosucup SEA #14 -2015
- Top 8 Fireside Open #3 -2015
- IPT challenger series #7 - 1st
- IPT challenger series #6 - 3rd
- 2nd place Mineski The Gathering - Katipunan Qualifiers - 2014
- Top 8 Mineski the gathering - Finals - 2014
- September 15, 2014 - Chalk, Staz notch Top 16 spots for NA BlizzCon LAN Qualifier
- September 14, 2014 - North America finds its BlizzCon top 16