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Harrison Chang Tempo Storm  Heroes of the Storm

May 16, 2017    psalm News

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psalm was dominant when playing against Gale Force eSports, winning 3-1 during the 2017 HGC Group Stage.

psalm went with a crazy Cassia pick right at the start of Game 1 on Cursed Hollow. He chose an all-out Fend build that focused on doing massive amounts of damage, as he was the only primary damage dealer on the team. psalms build worked out perfectly as he topped both the hero damage and the siege damage for his team as well as posted a 1/0/3 KDA. Game 2 was a little more rough for psalm as he went with a Thrall pick on Braxis Holdout. Thrall does not do well against Zagara in a solo lane and resulted in his team having trouble finding where to place him. He had a 1/3/9 KDA, which could have been much better if he had opted for a smarter pick during the draft. In Game 3, psalm went for a pocket pick in Tracer and absolutely dominated with top hero damage on Warhead Junction and a 4/2/6 KDA. Finally, in Game 4 psalm went with a Zeratul pick and was able to dismantle GFE's backline while amassing a ridiculous 9/1/8 KDA for a total KDA of 15/5/26.

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May 16, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

psalm was dominant when playing against Gale Force eSports, winning 3-1 during the 2017 HGC Group Stage.

psalm went with a crazy Cassia pick right at the start of Game 1 on Cursed Hollow. He chose an all-out Fend build that focused on doing massive amounts of damage, as he was the only primary damage dealer on the team. psalms build worked out perfectly as he topped both the hero damage and the siege damage for his team as well as posted a 1/0/3 KDA. Game 2 was a little more rough for psalm as he went with a Thrall pick on Braxis Holdout. Thrall does not do well against Zagara in a solo lane and resulted in his team having trouble finding where to place him. He had a 1/3/9 KDA, which could have been much better if he had opted for a smarter pick during the draft. In Game 3, psalm went for a pocket pick in Tracer and absolutely dominated with top hero damage on Warhead Junction and a 4/2/6 KDA. Finally, in Game 4 psalm went with a Zeratul pick and was able to dismantle GFE's backline while amassing a ridiculous 9/1/8 KDA for a total KDA of 15/5/26.

April 29, 2017

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psalm was inconsistent during a 3-1 victory over Superstars during the 2017 HGC Group Stage.

Game 1 saw psalm on Greymane, a heavy burst dive assassin, on the map Sky Temple. psalm was instrumental in the quick 13-minute victory that ensued for his team, scoring seven kills and five assists to zero deaths while topping every statistical category in the game. This was largely due to his Wizened Duelist talent choice at level seven, which allowed him to increase his basic attack damage by 3 percent for every hero kill or assist he got, stacking up to a 30 percent bonus. This snowball talent made his damage output far too much for the already behind Superstars to deal with, and they were heavily out gunned leading to the victory for psalm. In Game 2 however, with psalm on Falstad, Tempo Storm could not establish any momentum whatsoever. Their rotations were almost non-existent and their map awareness was poor, leading to some early deaths and lost opportunities that spelled the beginning of the end for Tempo Storm. psalm trying to split push and never being where his team needed him most was a big part of that. If psalm wants to realize international success with his team, he will need to expand his role beyond just a handful of melee assassins.

April 28, 2017

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psalm did not have a good series in a 3-0 victory over No Tomorrow during the 2017 HGC Group Stage.

psalm had a rocky start in Game 1 on Kael'Thas while playing Dragon Shire. He managed to get three kills for his team; however, his very untimely deaths, which he also got three of, made it difficult for his team to secure remaining kills and take objectives. While his team as a whole was dominant in this match, psalm was not at all part of the reason why they were so far ahead and, if anything, served more as an anchor for his team than a sail. In Game 2 psalm was on Zeratul and contributed even less. His damage was very poor, his experience soaking was poor, he didn't secure many kills with just two, and even though he was on an invisible hero with a long-range escape, he still died twice as well. Overall this was one of the weakest professional performances psalm has had, and if it wasn't for his teammate cattlepillar doing work and carrying the load, Tempo Storm would not have won this match, or likely even this series.

March 31, 2017

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Psalm is toted as a top Heroes of the Storm, player but he does not appear to fit that bill, even though they beat Infamous Gaming 2-0 at the 2017 HGC Western Clash.

Plasm was not nearly as aggressive on the hero Tracer in the early stages of Game 1 as he could have been. Picking up a kill on the solo Falstad at the six-minute mark was a good start, even though he missed his Pulse Bomb heroic. This kind of sloppy play was eventually punished at the eight-minute mark with Psalm getting silenced by the enemy Malfurion, even though he had ample time to move away or Rewind. Psalm appeared to gain a little more confidence in Game 2, picking up a great first blood against the enemy E.T.C. shortly after the first minute. Not satisfied with the cow, Psalm was able to pick up yet another kill, this time on an overeager Falstad, securing the top Bell Tower for his team.

February 28, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

psalm played great in a 3-0 victory over Superstars during the 2017 HGC group stage.

psalm started off on Zeratul, a hero he is not known for playing, but in true flex-player fashion, he managed to make it work very well, terrorizing the enemy Malfurion to no end and occupying his opponents to the level that they could not completely focus on the objectives, but rather where psalm was hiding in the shadows, waiting for his moment to strike. Game 2 saw psalm on Illidan in a very strong Illidan comp featuring Zarya's shields and E.T.C.'s auto attack speed buff. Psalm did awesome in the solo lane and held his own against Rexxar, a much better suited hero for solo laning. In Game 3, psalm tried out yet another hero in Valeera, the newly added Warcraft Rogue. His Stun/Silence combo was ridiculous and far too much for iakona on Rehgar to heal through when utilized with the allied Li-Ming Arcane Orbs and cattlepillar's Sulfuras Smash.

January 31, 2017

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psalm was the glue that held Tempo Storm together in a shaky win over Team Freedom during the 2017 HGC Group Stage.

psalm, the newest player to the Tempo Storm roster, is often overlooked and overshadowed by his more accomplished peers; however, he had an impressive Illidan in Game 1, despite his team being awful and destroying his draft. Game 2 was yet another strong performance from psalm on Thrall, where he topped all damage meters by a large margin: 85,000 to the next-highest 62,000 and a respectable 10:3 KDA. Game 3 saw psalm on Zeratul, where he put out some respectable damage on the normally low-damage hero. In Game 4 psalm tried his hand at playing a tank on Artanis. This was his worst performance of the night and showed that even the most promising players cannot be jacks of all trades. He had some very clunky mechanics on the melee warrior and overextended multiple times. His playmaking was minimal at best. In Game 5 psalm went back to Zeratul and posted a 10-0 KDA that redeemed his abysmal Game 4 performance. Overall he had a great series and deserves some praise.

January 30, 2017

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psalm was a good reminder that Korea isn't the only country that can play a good Zeratul, as he contributed greatly in the 3-0 victory against B Step at the North America HGC Phase 1.

psalm had his moments in the 34-minute Game 1 on Tomb of the Spider Queen. Getting caught out on the hero Thrall at the seven-minute mark, psalm would forfeit 35 gems, making the rest of the game a gem collection simulator for Tempo Storm. His best play was at the 33-minute mark, when he was able to use his blink to reach Valla in the back line, instantly killing B Step's only assassin. Game 2 and 3 psalm played the hero Zeratul to great effect. Game 2 on Cursed Hollow, psalm was able to pick up a kill on the solo Ragnaros in the top Lane, allowing his team to do significant structure damage. psalm's best play was at the 20-minute mark, starting a fight off with a great Void Prison that isolated both Ragnaros and McIntyre from the rest of their team. Game 3 psalm was able to pick up a great kill on Ragnaros with a very clever gank on a K1pro's rotation to top lane. This continued all the way up until the last moments of the game with K1pro falling victim to psalm's excellent play one last time.

January 21, 2017

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psalm has joined Tempo Storm according to the official Tempo Storm website.

psalm has joined the Tempo Storm roster in the ranged assassin/flex position. He will primarily be focusing his playstyle on niche heroes like Medivh who he has gained some measure of notoriety with on past teams. psalm's most notable accomplishments were when he and his team on Astral Authority took first place in both of the last NA regional championships during 2016. Shortly after that success, they were released from Astral Authority due to minimal success on the international stage. This is a chance for psalm to show the world that his release from Astral Authority was the wrong decision. Expect this man to play with a chip on his shoulder.

December 31, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

psalm has been released from Astral Authority according to Astral News on the Astral Authority homepage.

Harrison "psalm" Chang was the newest member to the Astral Authority roster and brought a lot of hero diversity to the team. He was best known for his Medivh play and would potentially be an interesting pick-up for a struggling team looking to flesh out their roster with a more diverse hero pool. It is yet unknown if CauthonLuck will keep psalm on his team or release him into free agency. psalm is unique in that he can play both Tank, Melee Assassin, and Ranged Assassin roles well and could swap to any of these in the near future to fit the needs of whatever team he lands on. With that being said, it is yet unknown whether or not he will continue in the professional HotS scene.

October 2, 2016

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psalm has been signed by Astral Authority according to the Astral Authority Facebook page.

psalm and the rest of his former Murloc Geniuses squad has been signed by Astral Authority after winning back-to-back regional championships and showing a dominant presence in each tournament. psalm was primarily a melee assassin for Murloc Geniuses and will presumably pick up the same role under the Astral Authority banner. psalm is best known for his Kerrigan play, who is currently a highly favorable hero in the ever evolving competitive meta.

August 27, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

psalm had a great Kerrigan game during a 3-0 rout of Vox Nihili during the First 2016 North American Fall Regional.

Game 1 saw psalm on Falstad, a ranged assassin that he is not normally known to play. Despite being pushed into an uncomfortable position, psalm played well and kept himself alive while dealing a great amount of damage to Vox Nihili's sole warrior, Arthas. This disrupted their teamfighting ability and rendered VH's Greymane pick relatively useless, as he was unable to dive deep and punish either of Murloc Geniuses ranged damage dealers. In Game 2, Vox Nihili made a grave mistake during the draft and left Kerrigan open. psalm quickly picked her up and made great use of her stun combo to get multiple kills on VH's Lunara. With Lunara as their main source of damage, MG was able to clean up most team fights with ease and secure the victory. Tasting victory psalm made a rather odd hero pick with the melee assassin Zeratul. Normally picking a stealth hero into Tassadar is a recipe for disaster, but psalm made strong rotational ganks with the help of his teammate Jun on Brightwing and was able to snatch a couple of early game kills during the beginning of the objective phases. This led to a quick snowball for MG as they steamrolled Vox Nihili in the last of the best-of-five series during the 2016 North American Fall Regional semifinals.

July 20, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

psalm played amazingly in a 2-0 victory over Astral Authority during the 2016 NA Fall Qualifier #2.

psalm started Game 1 with a very risky hero pick in Medivh. This is the most recent hero that has been added to the competitive pool and is largely untested in the competitive scene. In addition to this, Medivh has posted one of the lowest win rates every week in HotS competitive ranked play since he was released a month ago. Despite these facts, psalm was an absolute beast on Medivh and used his incredible utility to teleport his teammates into and out of bad spots while also securing otherwise unobtainable kills. He also used the Polymorph ultimate to great effect late in the game to chain CC the enemy team and disable them while Murloc Geniuses secured a quick kill on the enemy Kerrigan, snowballing them to a won team fight and first win of the series. In Game 2 psalm switched to a different mage with Kael'Thas and showed just how powerful the recently nerfed fire mage can still be in the right hands. While making quick rotations with Fury on E.T.C. he was able to get multiple chain CC kills and help give his team an edge that they would keep for the remainder of the game, thus sealing the series 2-0 and securing a spot in the Fall championships later this year.

July 2, 2016

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Psalm has left his former team Racc Attack and joined Murloc Geniuses according to Josh Bury of theScore.

Psalm is best known for his short stint on Panda Global that did not pan out. He is a long time top ladder player on the North American server and will be filling the ranged assassin role for Murloc Geniuses. Team Captain and shotcaller Equinox has stated that Psalm brings a refreshing aggressive playstyle that fits well with the rest of the roster and should assist the team in making it to this years Blizzcon in November.