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[e][h]Alliance Powder
Player Information
Name:
Harald Gimre
Country:
Team:
Total Earnings:
$24,139.6
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History
2014-07-12 – 2014-11-01
2014-11-01 – 2015-01-26
2015-03-06 – 2015-08-06
2015-09-14 – 2015-12-04
2015-12-30 – 2016-12-29
2017-01-09 – Present

Harald "Powder" Gimre is a Hearthstone player from Sweden, currently playing for Alliance.

Biography

Powder is 21 years old from Malmö, Sweden but currently living in London. His gaming career started as with many other pro gamers at a very young age sitting playing Xbox with friends. Games like NHL 2004 and other sport games were his passion. It took him a while to get into computer games as it wasn't until Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was released that his passion really manifested. A natural transition from Call of Duty, Counter Strike provided his first dabble in the competitive scene of esports. Competing in weekly cups online he grew and became familiar with esports. However eventually growing bored with Counter Strike, he transitioned to the new upcoming game: League of Legends. He reached high Diamond 1 solo queue rating and played for many different teams over the span of a year. After failing to qualify for several different events many of his teammates at the time started playing different games and this is how he found Hearthstone.

In Beta

Powder had no card game experience prior to October 2013 when he first started playing during closed beta. He spent 10 hours a day, learning the basics, and intricacies of card games. However he quickly became legend. With the likes of of other EU players (such as semijew and skip), powder took part in tournaments arranged fun each week though skype a group. Powder credits his time here as an important factor in his success in hearthstone.

Post Release

Powder continued to play with hopes of being on a starter on a well known team. He played weekly tournaments, trying to play at least one a week if not more, spanning both the NA and EU servers. During this time he became a proficient miracle rouge player. However with no invitational or showmatch success, powder went mostly unnoticed under the Team Second Wind. When team Don't Kick my Robot started the DKMR round-up which kept track of all the weekly tournaments players were playing in, they noticed powder's impressive weekly tournaments finishes, and later signed him in July 2014. Powder went on to represent DKMR in a coolermaster showmatch, and the EU blizzcon world championship qualifier. In November he transferred to IhearthU with the rest of the active DKMR roster. As a member of IhearthU, powder finished 2nd in both the Kinguin for charity Christmas 2014, and heroes of cards 3 tournaments.

Trivia

  • Powder originally played under the name Wht_Powder.
  • Powder was the first EU player to be signed by the NA based team DKMR.

Achievements

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2016-03-27 A33 - 4th A1Premier Insomnia57 - Truesilver Championship II SK Gaming 2 : 3 USA Dog $2,500
2016-02-28 A33 - 4th A1Premier PGL Tavern Tales Spring 2016 SK Gaming 2 : 3 Romania MooDy $2,500
2015-10-04 A22nd A2Major GIGACON Prime 2015 Hearthstone ManaLight 1 : 3 Sweden Spo $3,044
2015-08-01 A22nd A1Premier ASUS ROG Summer 2015 Trig Esports 2 : 4 Taiwan tom60229 $5,000
2015-06-13 A22nd A2Major E-Sport SM 2015 - Finals Trig Esports 2 : 3 Sweden Schismatron $3,633
2015-04-26 A33 - 4th A2Major DreamHack Bucharest 2015: PGL Spring Tavern Tales Trig Esports 2 : 3 USA Firebat $1,000
2015-04-19 A33 - 4th A2Major Gfinity 2015 - Spring Masters II Trig Esports 2 : 3 Greece Kroba $1,000
2015-04-05 A11st A3Minor Insomnia54 - Tesoro Hearthstone Fireside Cup Trig Esports $1,494
2014-12-14 A22nd A2Major Kinguin For Charity - Christmas Edition 2014 Team IHEARTHU 0 : 4 USA StrifeCro $1,500
2014-11-22 A22nd A2Major Heroes of Cards 2014 - Cup #3 Team IHEARTHU 3 : 4 Germany Ek0p $1,500
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