NaviOOT
Alex Ridley 
Australia
Gale Force eSports
One of many casualties of the grueling swiss format
July 31, 2017
NaviOOT could not make any noise in Atlanta as he failed to even make it out of group stages at the Hearthstone Grand Prix at DreamHack Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
Although not seen often at large Hearthstone tournaments, NaviOOT is respected by players within the scene. He has yet to have a large breakout tournament performance, but was not able to find one it Atlanta. He got lost in the massive and skilled field, failing to make it even past Day 1.
Free Agent
NaviOOT: Comeback attempt falls short against handsomeguy
March 27, 2016
NaviOOT fell to handsomeguy in a very close 3-2 series in the semifinals of the Asia-Pacific Winter Championship.
ANALYSIS
NaviOOT didn't exactly start the series off on the right foot in this match, with his Combo Warlock going up against the Patron Warrior of handsomeguy. NaviOOT was able to hang in there for awhile, but was eventually overrun by a huge Grim Patron board that handsomeguy was able to build up in the later turns of the game. In Game Two, he went with his Druid deck to take on the Freeze Mage of handsomeguy. Despite the fact that this is typically a matchup that is pretty much in favor of the Druid, NaviOOT just wasn't able to get the draws he needed and fell behind 2-0 in this series. Game Three was a pretty one-sided matchup between the Freeze Mage from NaviOOT against the Zoo Warlock from handsomeguy. NaviOOT drew into all of the cards he needed to control this match, including the Doomsayers and full board freezes to delay the game enough to pick up the win. Game Four was another pretty uneven matchup that saw NaviOOT take the win early on. This time it was the Druid from NaviOOT against the Zoo from handsomeguy. For the decisive Game Five, NaviOOT was left with his Combo Warlock up against the Zoo deck from handsomeguy. NaviOOT was able to hang around for some much needed time, even completely clearing the board with a nice Shadowflame combo at one point. Handsomeguy was able to refill his hand and the board shortly after, though, and NaviOOT could not stop the bleeding completely, which led to his demise a few turns later. NaviOOT was eliminated from the tournament with the loss, and will take home $10,000 and 15 HCT points.
Free Agent
NaviOOT: Advances to semifinals to play handsomeguy
March 26, 2016
NaviOOT won a breezy 3-1 series over Mattun in the final match of Group B at the Asia-Pacific Winter Championship.
ANALYSIS
NaviOOT went with the safe pick of Control Warrior in Game One to go up against the Murloc Paladin of Mattun. He immediately realized that the key to this matchup would be to armor up as much as possible and take very little damage. He was able to build up the large amount of armor needed, with some extra help from the Justicar Trueheart and eventually took the victory. Game Two saw NaviOOT bring out his Combo Warlock against the Control Warrior from Mattun. The game was pretty even for the most part, but things began to tilt in NaviOOT's favor once the game shifted to the later turns. NaviOOT included all the heavy hitters in his deck such as Lord Jaraxxus and Reno Jackson that helped him put just enough pressure on Mattun to go up 2-0 in this series. Game Three was basically a false start from NaviOOT, though. He was down to his Freeze Mage against the Control Warrior of Mattun, which is an insanely tough matchup for the Mage. Rather than spending time grinding out this game, NaviOOT just conceded and moved on to Game Four. This time it was the Mage from NaviOOT versus the Murloc Paladin from Mattun. NaviOOT drew into every single card he needed in this matchup, from the Frost Nova to the Alexstrasza, and was able to take the series in a pretty easy final game. NaviOOT is now in the top-4 and will face handsomeguy in the semifinals.
Free Agent
NaviOOT: Moves on to the final match of Group B in the Asia-Pacific Winter Championships
March 26, 2016
NaviOOT eliminated Seogui from the Asia-Pacific Winter Championship with a 3-1 series win in the loser's bracket of Group B.
ANALYSIS
NaviOOT went with his Freeze Mage in the opening game of this series, which is normally a pretty safe choice. In this case, however, he was matched up against the Control Warrior of Seogui. The Control Warrior is by far the worst matchup for the Freeze Mage, and it showed in this match. Seogui was able to just keep armoring up each turn, even getting that extra armor from Justicar Trueheart. The armor was just too much for NaviOOT to overcome and he was taken down quite easily. He tried his Freeze Mage again in Game Two when he faced the Reno Jackson Warlock of Seogui. This matchup is usually pretty even, but in this case, NaviOOT got the small edge since his version runs a lot more burn with the inclusion of Forgotten Torch. He was able to use that burn, and the fact that Seogui wasn't able to draw the deck's namesake, Reno Jackson, to get the win here and even things up at one game apiece. NaviOOT brought his Combo Warlock out for Game Three against the Murloc Paladin of Seogui. This combo deck is one that is rarely seen at the competitive level. NaviOOT was able to pilot it masterfully to win with a huge Arcane Golem/double Power Overwhelming/Faceless Manipulator combo to go up 2-1 in this series. NaviOOT was down to his Control Warrior in Game Four to battle the Murloc Paladin from Seogui. The armor ended up being the difference in this one, as NaviOOT was able to push his health all the way up to 70 at one point in the match. That armor, with a little help from a Sludge Belcher, allowed him to withstand a huge push of back-to-back Anyfin Can Happen combos from Seogui. With the win, NaviOOT will now face Mattun in the final match of Group B to see who will land the final spot in the semifinals of the Asia-Pacific Winter Championship.
Free Agent
NaviOOT: To compete in the Asia-Pacific Winter Championship
March 22, 2016
NaviOOT will be playing in the 2016 Asia-Pacific Winter Championship on March 24-26.
ANALYSIS
NaviOOT earned his spot in the Winter Championship by way of winning the Australia and New Zealand Preliminary. His road to this point was filled with diversity. He lost his first match of the tournament, and was forced to claw his way to victory from the Loser's bracket. He was masterful in the lower bracket, though, and was able to take the entire thing. He will be looking to win the Winter Championship, as well, in order to punch his ticket to Blizzcon.