Powder
Harald Gimre 
Sweden
Alliance
Works his way to runner-up finish at LifeCoach's Summer Mansion tournament
July 6, 2017
Powder put in work as he pushed through the stacked field to ultimately lose to ElMachico 4-3 in LifeCoach's Summer Mansion. Powder's lineup consisted of Mage, Paladin, Rogue, Shaman and Warrior.
ANALYSIS
The year 2017 has proven to be tumultuous for the Alliance Hearthstone team members. Still mostly known for their embarrassing showing in the ESL Trinity Series, each player has been able to get back to finding success on their own. Orange won a DreamHack, Ostkaka had a great SeatStory Cup VII finish and now Powder is getting himself back into tournament contention as well. In a meta where the lineup is pretty consistent from player to player, skill is able to shine through as a lot of slow control matchups are the norm. Powder looked very comfortable on his mixed-pace lineup, being able to show his veteran prowess over some of the newer players. Ironically enough, Powder was defeated by rookie unknown player ElMachico in the championship, but still can feel great about his showing.
Free Agent
Powder: Plays his way to a semifinal finish at the Insomnia57 - Truesilver Tournament
March 28, 2016
Powder placed 3rd-4th in the Insomnia57 - Truesilver Tournament and was awarded five HCT points.
ANALYSIS
At the conclusion of the Swiss-style first round of the tournament, Powder was in 9th place with a 5-2 record. Powder was then placed into Group A and did not face much opposition on his way to the quarterfinals. He first swept TwoBiers and then beat Pokrovac 3-1 in the Group stage. In the quarterfinals, he did face some opposition, however. He took a 1-0 lead with his Shaman deck, but then traded games back and forth with Xixo before finally winning 3-2. The semifinals were equally close, going down to the final Game Five. The Control Warrior from Powder was just not enough to stave off the Tempo Mage from Dog, and Powder was taken out. He will take home $2,500 and five HCT points for the semifinal finish. Those HCT points will be used to determine the 128 player who will be invited to the regional Spring and Summer Qualifying Tournaments.