Legendary Swedish esports organization Alliance has opened a Hearthstone division for the first time, signing one of last year’s breakout players.
Orange has joined Alliance’s Hearthstone team after departing from Amaz’s Archon team in June 2016.
Orange burst onto the Hearthstone scene in 2015, winning major titles at IEM Katowice and Seat Story Cup III and joining Archon in March of that year after entertaining offers from some of the game’s biggest organizations. He also placed highly in a number of DreamHack events, winning DreamHack Leipzig towards the end of the year. He recently qualified for the finals of WESG.
Team Amaz has since moved towards streaming. Later they folded and joined NRG eSports.
The team was once considered one of the most formidable rosters in the world, with 2014 world champion James “Firebat” Kostesich, Sebastian “Xixo” Bentert and 2016 Winter Americas champion William “Amnesiac” Barton headlining a star-studded roster.