PurpleDrank
Ryan Murphy-Root 
Canada
GamersOrigin
Clinched a spot at the World Championship
October 17, 2017
Purple played at his absolute best as he secured a top 4 finish in the semifinals of the Hearthstone Summer Championship. Purple clinched a spot at the World Championship with the top 4 finish.
ANALYSIS
In and out of the serious competitive scene, Purple always seemed to find success when he dedicated himself to the grind. After an impressive showing at the Americas Summer Playoff, it was clear that Purple was dedicated to the grind as he prepped himself to clinch a spot at the World Championship with a top 4 finish. The road was dangerous however as he was sent to the loser's bracket with a loss to JasonZhou. After three straight series going to Game 5, Purple was able to defeat Tom60229 in four games to clinch a semifinals spot and his place at the World Championship. Purple was elated as he clinched his ultimate goal, visibly in shock on stage. Purple is a threat when he is dedicated and now he is preparing for the biggest event in the world.
Crowned Summer champion of the Americas with a perfect run
September 18, 2017
Purple had an absolutely perfect run on his way to being crowned champion of the Hearthstone Americas Summer Playoff.
ANALYSIS
Often forgotten among the pro scene, Purple showed everybody just how good he is as a player. Purple had the most dominant performance of any Hearthstone seasonal championship this year as he went a perfect 10-0 on his way to the title. He never even faced a Game 5 in the bracket pool as he made quick work of everybody. Purple's lineup consisted of Jade Druid, Murloc Paladin, Highlander Priest, and Handlock Warlock. He excelled especially with his Warlock as it is not as commonly seen in the scene. This is Purple's second Americas championship and he will have a chance to make it to Worlds in the Summer Championship.
PurpleDrank: Wins DreamHack Finals
December 30, 2015
PurpleDrank defeated Ersee in the finals of DreamHack Winter 2015.
ANALYSIS
The Group Stage portion of the event went well for Purple, only losing one round to Hoej, the player that would tie with him at the top of the group. Both advanced from the Group Stage with records of eight wins and one loss. PurpleDrank would use this momentum in the bracket stage of the event, favoring both midrange Druid and Patron Warrior to help him advance. Both of these decks proved to be a struggle for his opponents, as Purple dominated both the Quarterfinals and Semifinals going undefeated with his Patron Warrior deck. The Finals proved to be similar for Purple, who opted to use only his Druid and Warrior decks which had proved successful so far in the tournament. This series against Ersee ended similarly to the previous series for Purple who closed it out 3-1. Purple made the transition from Team Archon's coach and analyst to player recently and brought his strategic knowledge in order to top the tournament. Purple has already started the path to next year's Blizzcon and looks forward to making more progress during his transition from coach to player.
PurpleDrank: Wins HWC - Americas Championship
September 20, 2015
PurpleDrank bested Hotform in the Finals of the 2015 HWC - Americas Championship in the Road to BlizzCon
ANALYSIS
The event started off well for Purple, winning two of his three matches to secure his spot in the Playoff stage of the event. The Semifinals started off well, with Purple taking a quick win against Nias' Hunter deck to give him the 1-0 advantage in the series. Nias fought back, sticking with his Hunter deck to get a quick victory over Purple's Warlock. The third game in the series had a similar story with Nias' taking a convincing victory over Purple's Warlock once again, making the score 2-1 in the favor of Nias. PurpleDrank was able to regain his footing, and sweep the next two games against Nias' Warlock to advance to the finals. In the finals, Purple faced off against fellow Canadian, Hotform in a nail biting five game series. After several extremely close games, and a series score of 2-2, Purple would bring out his Warlock to finish off Hotform and claim the victory in the 2015 HWC - Americas Championship.