nobody is denying that it's not a challenge to push GR to your limits in HC mode.
but it's a fact that it's easier to reach a certain rank in HC than it is in SC. Main reason was already mentioned several times. The competition is just not there.
I doubt he got full ancients BiS best stats, too. But the point is it's easier to get ranked top30 in hc than in sc on day 6 during the season.
point being is:
- alot less hc players than sc
- hc players are often very scared of dying. so if you really push your limit you have that LB benefit on your side as well.
- season is only 6 days old, very low chances of dying due to a DC or any other internet issue at this point. (this is the point why I don't play hc anymore, need offline mode )