HotMEOWTH
Edwin Cook 
United States
Panda Global
Was not at his best
September 18, 2017
HotMeowth didn't have his magic and was eliminated in the swiss stage of the Hearthstone Americas Summer Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Coming off a great performance at DreamHack Montreal, HotMeowth was looking to keep his hot streak going. However, there was nothing hot about his performance as he fell out of the tourney early with a 1-3 record. The Panda Global player missed out on the opportunity to get back to the World Championship but will keep competing with the best of them.
Came up just short in a great tourney run
September 10, 2017
HotMeowth fought hard and made it all the way to the semifinals of the DreamHack Montreal Hearthstone Grand Prix.
ANALYSIS
Last seen at the Hearthstone Global Games, HotMeowth is out to work on his individual performances and was able to make a great finish in him very next tournament. After coming out of swiss strages 7-2, HotMeowth knocked out Th3Rat to get into the semifinals. He got out to a quick 2-0 deficit to Sehyun628's Taunt Warrior in the semifinals, but then started to falter. After taking those two games, HotMeowth's luck ran out and he was eliminated. Nonetheless, he continues to represent Panda Global well at every tournament he attends.
Could not push Team America to victory
August 26, 2017
HotMeowth and the United States fell just short of the finals as they lost 4-3 to the Czech Republic in the semifinals of the Hearthstone Global Games.
ANALYSIS
Out of all of the American players, HotMeowth gained the most publicity throughout the USA run through HGG. The otherwise unknown Panda Global player has hung with the best ever since he captured a seasonal America title. In this series, HotMeowth continued to be one of the more quiet players as Amnesiac and Firebat took charge of the team. Even in a losing effort, HotMeowth deserved all of the recognition he has earned through the Team America run.
Advances to top four of Hearthstone Global Games with USA
July 26, 2017
HotMeowth continued his breakout year as he helped the United States clinch a Top 4 spot in the Hearthstone Global Games. Semifinals of HGG are at Gamescom in Germany in August.
ANALYSIS
After weeks of grinding through group play with all different countries at odd times of the day, HGG has its final four countries. USA is obviously the fan favorite, but they rightfully deserve their place in the final four with stellar play and teamwork from all four players. Still trying to become a recognized name, HotMeowth has done everything he could in this tournament to work towards stardom. Currently known only for his Americas Summer Championship in 2016, HotMeowth has a chance to add a huge accolade to his name.
Free Agent
Goes down with his unusual Grim Patron deck
November 4, 2016
HotMEOWTH dedicated himself to his odd Grim Patron deck and was swept by DrHippi 4-0 doing so in the quarterfinals of the Hearthstone World Championship.
ANALYSIS
Everybody was shocked and very intrigued by this Grim Patron Warrior deck that consisted of Blood Warriors and Arcane Giants, as it has never been seen in competitive play before. HotMEOWTH is a person who prides himself on his innovation and creativity, but it backfired this day as the deck lost four straight games to the powerful DrHippi. HotMEOWTH did not go down easily in any of the matchups, but he may look back and realize that the World Championship was not the best time to try to introduce an entirely new deck to the competitive scene. Regardless, he took a risk and it did not work out, as his Hearthstone season is over.
Free Agent
Crowned Americas Summer Champion
September 18, 2016
HotMEOWTH finished off his amazing tournament run with a 4-3 victory over Tarei to become the Americas Summer Champion.
ANALYSIS
HotMEOWTH seemed to be the underdog in every matchup of the weekend and his chances to win became even more bleak as Tarei jumped out to a quick 2-0 series lead. Tarei then queued up his C'Thun Warrior and HotMEOWTH made his move to get back into the series. HotMEOWTH really kicked up the aggression to counter the defensive deck and it paid off. HotMEOWTH grabbed wins with both his Midrange Hunter and Aggro Shaman decks to bring the series back to a 2-2 tie. Tarei found a win with his C'Thun deck against HotMEOWTH's Zoo Warlock, and then Zoo Warlock defeated the MaloYogg Druid to set up a decisive MalyYogg Druid mirror match to decide the Americas Champion. Each player threw down a Yogg-Saron and HotMEOWTH's was much better as he was in control the entire game anyways. This was a huge tournament for HotMEOWTH and nobody expected him to leave as champion. People questioned his decklists and praised his opponents, but HotMEOWTH's play gave no reasons to doubt his ability as a professional player. He clinched his spot at Blizzcon where he will have to play against the best in the world.
Free Agent
Plays an amazing series to sweep his way to the finals
September 18, 2016
HotMEOWTH put together his best series of the tournament at the right time, sweeping dude7597 4-0 in the semifinals of the Americas Summer Championship to advance to the Championship game.
ANALYSIS
The series started with a Midrange Hunter mirror match, leaving it completely to draws to figure out the winner. After taking that win, HotMEOWTH seemed to be in control of the series, and he followed it up with two straight wins off of dude's Dragon Warrior. HotMEOWTH was especially happy to get the win with his Aggro Shaman against the Dragon Warrior since the odds were very much against the Shaman. HotMEOWTH only needed the find a win with his Zoo Warlock deck now, bringing in flashbacks of him losing three straight with the deck just a day prior. He knew the odds were not in his favor against the Freeze Mage, so he took all the risks possible to try to find the win. The risks paid off in a very lucky and substantial way, letting HotMEOWTH find the win and finish the series sweep. HotMEOWTH came into the semifinals with a lot of questions and was not expected to defeat the favorite Dude, but now he is in the championship.
Free Agent
Escapes with a win in a nailbiter
September 18, 2016
HotMEOWTH narrowly avoid being reverse swept to defeat Monsanto 4-3 to advance to the Semifinals of the Americas Summer Championship.
ANALYSIS
HotMEOWTH started the series perfectly as he was able to grab three wins right out of the gate. Aggro Shaman, Midrange Hunter and Yogg Druid all worked perfectly for HotMEOWTH and he suddenly found him on match point with only his Zoo Warlock deck needing to find a win. With the addition of the discard friendly mechanics that Warlocks were given with the One Night in Karazhan expansion, the ideal list is still not cemented in the pro scene. This was proven by HotMEOWTH's list, which he admitted to not having full confidence in. Given how much it struggled, it is not surprising that the confidence was not fully there. Monsanto won three straight games against the Zoo deck to set up a decisive Game 7. Finally, in thanks to a dud of a Yogg-Saron, HotMEOWTH finally found a win on his Warlock deck to clinch the series. HotMEOWTH showed a major weakness in the series and the inability to win with any given deck can easily result in elimination at this level.
Free Agent
Moves on to top eight
August 24, 2016
HotMEOWTH was dominant, making quick work of LeadPaint 3-1 to clinch his spot in the Americas Hearthstone Summer Championship Top 8
ANALYSIS
HotMEOWTH dropped Game 1 to a nice Yogg Saron from LeadPaint's Druid, but never slowed down after that. HotMEOWTH took the next three games in convincing fashion, two of which came off of the rarely seen Reno Warlock deck. The fact that he was so close to advancing to the Top 8 in his first series of the day was likely fuel for his dominant series against LeadPaint, as HotMEOWTH breezed into the final eight of the Americas Hearthstone Summer Championship.