Kure
Yusuf Sunka 
United States
Team Freedom
Unkillable in sweep
September 18, 2017
Kure went all out in a 3-0 victory over Lag Force during the 2017 HGC Group Stage Phase 2.
ANALYSIS
Kure was a madman in Game 1 on Infernal Shrines. Playing Illidan, he managed to completely obliterate his opponents due to some huge blunders that Lag Force forced, namely a lack of hard CC to punish him. Kure was unstoppable with both KilluZiioN's AOE healing on Lucio and daneski's shields from Tassadar. In addition to playing a flawless game, Kure managed to put up huge numbers, topping the damage for his team at 26,000. Kure also managed to post a 2/0/6 KDA, not dying a single time throughout the match. Game 3 on Towers of Doom was another strong Illidan match for Kure, though for completely different reasons. This time Kure squared off against bkid on Dehaka in the solo lane. Throughout the game, Kure went full PvE mode and just pushed structures down and focused on siege damage and experience. Kure managed to farm so much experience that Team Freedom saw themselves two levels ahead, enough to get the level 20 storm talents far quicker than their opponents and secure a solid victory.
Good Illidan
July 31, 2017
Kure played well in a 3-2 victory over Roll20 eSports during the 2017 HGC Group Stage Phase 2.
ANALYSIS
Kure had a rough start in Game 1 on Arthas. While Arthas is a solid pick on Tomb of the Spider Queen due to his lockdown CC being so valuable while rotating between top and mid lane, he was unable to get in sync with Nazmas on Chromie, resulting in almost zero kills for Team Freedom. The match was long and drawn out, but with little kill potential on Kure's side the game was all but decided by the 20-minute mark. Game 4 was much different for Kure as he opted for an Illidan pick on Sky Temple that let him jungle and secure important camps to pressure lanes and kill structures while also using his The Hunt ultimate to port himself into a fight or engage on a weak opponent. The pressure proved to be too much for Roll20 and Team Freedom secured a second win and a guarantee into Game 5, all thanks to Kure's expert Illidan strategy. Kure had a 2/0/11 KDA with Illidan for the evening.
Versatile in huge win
July 26, 2017
Kure was a rock for his team in a 3-0 victory over Superstars during the 2017 HGC Group Stage Phase 2.
ANALYSIS
Kure was a jack of all trades in this best-of-five series, really holding it down for his team and coming through with huge hero picks that most ranged assassins would not feel comfortable on. Game 1 was one such match with Kure drafting Dehaka, a frontline warrior. Kure took to the top lane in this match and duked it out in a 1-vs-1 brawl with Zagara, a hero that can easily beat Dehaka given enough time. Fortunately for Team Freedom, Kure was phenomenal at keeping the Zagara at bay in the top lane while also Burrowing to help out in the bottom lane and ensure his team won the most important part of the game, the experience battle. Just shy of the five-minute mark, Kure made his move down into the bottom lane and helped secure a kill on Lunara. This was big for Team Freedom as it kept the momentum train going and allowed them to snowball into an early victory. Kure continuously proves that every team who passed up their chance to sign him made a grave error.
Team Freedom's saving grace
July 20, 2017
Kure was outstanding in a 3-0 victory over Team Naventic during the 2017 HGC Group Stage Phase 2.
ANALYSIS
Kure went with what is now becoming his pocket pick in Genji for both Game 1 and Game 2 of the best-of-five series. In Game 1 on Towers of Doom Kure had a solid 7-1-6 KDA while also topping the damage charts. This led Team Freedom to a quick and decisive 12-minute victory. In Game 2 on Genji once again Kure immediately took control of the map, Dragon Shire, with some outstanding harassment, which eventually led to two kills before the four-minute mark. This game Kure posted a 1-1-9 KDA while once again earning the top damage with just under 40,000. In Game 3 Kure changed directions and picked up a ranged assassin in Valla. The map was Infernal Shrines and Valla is a decent hero, but absolutely not the best at clearing the objective skeletons. With Genji finally banned though, Valla may have been his best choice. This is suggesting that Kure is less comfortable with mage heroes, who are typically the better choice on this map. Kure managed to post a 5/2/5 KDA, and for the third time in a row topped the damage charts with a little more than 37,000 damage.
Big playmaker
June 30, 2017
Kure was on fire in a 3-0 victory over Even in Death during the HGC Phase 2 Group Stage.
ANALYSIS
Kure, the newest member of Team Freedom and frequent number-one ranked GrandMaster player on the Hero League leaderboards was excellent in his debut performance on his first HGC caliber team. Kure opened up with Genji in Game 1 on Towers of Doom and, confident as ever, went in for a striking kill on the enemy Illidan at the four-minute mark. On a hot streak he nearly got a full team wipe at the 10-minute mark, killing all of his opponents save for the Illidan. Game 2 was more of the same as Kure once again drafted Genji, this time on Tomb of the Spider Queen. In this match, not only did Kure top the damage charts, but he also racked up a 7/1/8 KDA in the process, far outshining the remaining members of his team. Additionally, his strong and aggressive play helped his team end the game at just 17 minutes, which is very quick for a Tomb of the Spider Queen match, many of which stretch on for 30 minutes or longer.
Signed by Team Freedom
June 19, 2017
Kure has been picked up by Team Freedom according to the official Blizzard HGC eSports webpage.
ANALYSIS
Kure, the resident Heroes of the Dorm champion from UTA, has finally signed with a professional Heroes of the Storm team. Linking up with fellow ex-challenger league player daneski, Kure will undoubtedly have a similar mindset to how to approach the game and draft. Kure is best known for his strong assassin play. He plays an exciting Illidan that will open up a lot of opportunities for Team Freedom to draft new strategies around. Kure has recently been the number one player on the GrandMaster leaderboards in both Season 2 and Season 3 and is definitely ready to see professional competition. Look out for Team Freedom.
Joins Teams Name Change
July 5, 2016
Kure has joined Team Name Change as one of their ranged assassins, reports Jeff Fraser of theScore.
ANALYSIS
Kure, a relatively unknown Heroes of the Storm player, is ready to hit the big leagues with Team Name Change. He played for Dark Blaze during Heroes of the Dorm in April, and moved up to Team Blaze's main roster during the second NA Summer Regional. The team finished fourth in that event and did not qualify for the main event. This will be his first shot at some real playing time, as Team Name Change plan to bring their roster to the NA Fall Regional Championship #1 this Sunday, July 10.