He named himself after the character from the Naruto manga/anime series. He chose it during his WoW days.
Gaara grew up playing video games on various consoles, including the, Nintendo 64, PlayStations 1 & 2, starting with a Nintendo Game Boy when he was six years old. He also played paper Pokémon as a child, before moving on to paper Yu-Gi-Oh! in his teens. After four years, he moved on to maining World of Warcraft (WoW) for seven years and competed professionally during that time. He then moved on to Heroes of Newerth for four years. During that time, he also played the major MOBAs but switched to Hearthstone when it released in 2014.
After joining Hearthstone during its closed beta, he began participating in online tournaments and won a few of them. He was motivated to try it out due to his passion for TCGs, as well as its being based on WoW lore. He went on to compete in the DreamHack tournament in Bucharest, Romania in May 2014 and achieved first place.
After five years of focusing on Hearthstone, Gaara began exploring other games such as Magic: The Gathering Arena and Artifact. As of mid-June 2019, he has been primarily playing Dota Underlords. The main reasons for this was because he felt that Heathstone had become an unbalanced, pay-to-win game.
Prior to focusing on a full-time career as a professional Hearthstone player, he completed is degree in Renewable Resources and Bioenergy in Germany.
He first started competing in WoW LAN tournaments in 2006, although at the time, eSports was still in its fledgling stage, so there wasn’t enough money in the industry for players to be participating in events as their fulltime careers. He met many YouTube stars there and achieved a reputation as a top-ranking resto-Shaman player. However, Blizzard sold the game to Activision and so he parted ways with the game. He then tried to get into various MOBAs, but only discovered his niche when he joined the closed beta in 2013.
Gaara’s pro-career really started with his messaging Reynad when he heard that he was starting a team in and asking him if he could join. Reynad27 reviewed his gameplay videos and liked what he saw. So much so, that he paid for Gaara to fly to compete in the first DreamHack event that he wound up winning in 2014. He has been a member of Tempo Storm, as well as a full-time streamer ever since.
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- 1st – DreamHack Bucharest - 2014
- 1st - Friday Night Cup #337 - 2017
- 1st - Saturday Night Cup #247 - 2017
- 1st - PGL Spring Tavern Tales (Qualifier) - 2016
- 1st - HyperX Head-to-Head - 2015
- 1st - Prismata Cup - 2014
- 1st - ESL King of the Hill - 2014
I think itis usually a bad idea to simply copy other players decks. It’s a good start to begin with but you have to try to adopt them to your playstyle and what your missing against certain match-ups. That’s how i play successfully in ladder. I play one of my Decks , once i start losing many Games I’m trying to figure out what specifically I’m losing against and then I’m putting a card into my deck which handles that situation well or even counters it (playing 1 , 2 or 0 faceless is a really good example for that). the heavier the creatures of my opponents are the more BGH r faceless I have to play etc. the more aggro heavy decks the more Board clear/pyromancers are required.