Kruise

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Player Information
Name:
Harrison Pond
Birth:
August 6, 1996 (1996-08-06) (age 22)
Country:
Status:
Approx. Total Earnings:
$29,210
Alternate IDs:
Jennings
Common Team Role(s):
Support
Signature Hero:
Links
National Teams
History
2015-10-27 – 2016-02-04
2016-02-04 – 2016-??-??
2016-03-13 – 2017-01-09
2017-02-13 – 2017-10-07
2017-12-27 – 2018-03-11
2018-03-11 – 2018-10-23
2018-10-23 – Present

Harrison "Kruise" Pond (born August 6, 1996) is a British player currently playing for the Paris Eternal.

History[edit]

Professional Career[edit]

WatchOut Gaming/Arcane eSports (October 2015 — Early 2016)[edit]

On October 27th, 2015, the day that Overwatch Beta had started, Kruise (under the name Jennings) joins the team WatchOut Gaming. He would play his first recorded tournament with the team on November 22nd, 2015, in the The a-MEi-zing Tournament. They would the first round of their tournament in a 2-0 game against amateur team Team TeMpR. He would play three more tournaments with the team after that, including the First Weekly GosuGamers for Europe and NA. However, they would never make it past the first or second round of any of these tournaments.

Despite their poor performances, they would be picked up by Arcane eSports on February 4th, 2016. [1] He would play his first tournament under Arcane eSports in the GosuGamers Overawtch Weekly EU #3 on February 13th, 2016. They would win the first round of the tournament against amateur French team WarLegenD, but would lose to REUNITED in the Quarterfinals. They would try again in GosuGamers Overwatch Weekly EU $4. This time, they would win against the amateur Swedish team Frag Addicts in the first round, but would lose to Flat Earth in the Quarterfinals in similar fashion. They would continue to play in the GosuGamers Overwatch Weekly EU Tournaments, as well as a handful of other tournaments hosted in Europe. They're closest to winning Gold would be on March 6th, 2016, in the ESL Community Cup #3 Europe. They would power through to the semifinals, beating amateur teams Wir lassen Baumeln and FeelsBadMan, but would lose to REUNITED in a 3-0 sweep. They would take home a silver medal, and it would be the only recorded silver that Arcane eSports ever win. They would play their final tournament together on March 16th, 2016, in theMetatrone Cup Overwatch #1. They would lose on the first round of the tournament in a 2-0 game against Flat Earth. In the end, Arcane eSports failed to win Gold in any recorded tournament, and the team would disband after the Metatrone CUP.

REUNITED/eUnited (March 2016 — October 2017)[edit]

On March 24th, 2016, REUNITED announces that Kruise would join their team as their Lucio player. [2] Two days after being signed, Kruise would participate in his first tournament with the team in the GosuGamers Overwatch Weeekly EU #9. They would win their first game in a 2-1 game against IMPULSE 11, and then win their next game against fan favorite Luminosity Gaming in a 2-0 game. However, they would lose in the finals in a 3-0 sweep against IDDQD (who, at the time, had a full roster of well respected players such as HarryHook, chipshajen, Mendokusaii, INTERNETHULK, cocco, and TviQ). Kruise would take home Silver on his first game with REUNITED, and it would be REUNITED's 5th Silver medal out of 6 GosuGamers Weekly's.

Kruise would win his first recorded Gold Medal of his career on April 3rd, 2016, in the GosuGamers Overwatch Weekly NA #10. This would be REUNITED's first appearance on an NA based tournament. They would sweep amateur teams Mangawho and The Life of Hanzo, in 2-0 games. They would then play against Code7 in the semifinals, beating them in a 2-1 game. In the finals, they would then move on to the finals against defending champions Cloud9. They would nearly sweep them in a 3-1 game. REUNITED's first appearance on an NA tournament would be powerful, sending a message of how top tier their roster truly was.

The team would play in many tournaments after that, winning a handful of GosuGamers Weekly's and some minor tournaments. They would be one of the top 4 EU teams to qualify for the Overwatch Open, but would lose in the group stages after a 0-2 record. Their biggest tournament that they would play, however, would be Overwatch APEX Season 1. They would be one of the 4 Western teams invited to play in one of the biggest Korean tournaments during the time. They would dominate their group stage games, beating Team KongDoo Panthera and LW Blue but losing to RunAway. They would be eliminated on the first round of the playoffs however, losing in a tight 3-2 battle against Afreeca Freecs Blue. After the Overwatch Apex, REUNITED would release all of their players and discontinue their Overwatch team. [3]

A month later on February 13th, 2017, the organization eUnited would sign the former REUNITED roster, with no other additions to the team. While Kruise played mostly Lucio with REUNITED, he would convert to playing Genji with eUnited, making the switch from support to DPS. Kruise's first tournament under the eUnited team would be the Overwatch PIT Championship - Europe Season 1. In the group stages, they would go 4-1, beating prominent teams in the European scene and losing only to Ninjas in Pyjamas. In the playoffs, they would beat teams Team Dignitas and Misfits both in a clean 2-0 sweep, but would lose to Movistar Riders in the Winner's Finals, dropping them to the Loser's Finals. In the Loser's Finals, they would once again play Team Dignitas. This time, however, Team Dignitas would show to hold their own ground, tying the game up with a 2-2 score on a back-and-forth game. However, eUnited would win the tiebreaker map to move on the Grand Finals of the tournament. They would play against Movistar Riders again, and this time would show to put up a fight. However, Movistar Riders would end up coming out with the win, getting Kruise a silver medal for his first tournament with eUnited.

eUnited showed to be a dominant European team at the time, beating teams Cloud9 and Movistar Riders to get silver in Overwatch TaKeOver 2. Coming into the Europe Open Qualifiers for Overwatch Contenders 2017 Season Zero, they were considered to be a team that had a high chance of winning the qualifiers. They would beat teams Cyclowns, Vivi's Adventure, SNG Ninjas, and Misfits all in a near clean sweep to take gold, finishing the qualifiers with a 10-1 map record. In Overwatch Contenders 2017 Season Zero: Europe, eUnited would come up top with their group stages, finishing with a 4-2-0 record. In the playoffs for Contenders, eUnited would beat Movistar Riders, Laser Kittenz, and 123 in, once again, an almost clean sweep, taking the Gold medal for Contenders while finishing with a 10-3 map record in the playoffs.

As they were Season Zero Champions, eUnited were invited to play in Overwatch Contenders 2017 Season 1: Europe. However, the defending champions would show a disappointing display, ending the group stages in a 1-6 record, with their only win against Bazooka Puppiez (who went 0-7). After a disappointing Contenders showcase and with Overwatch League in the rise, eUnited would disband on October of 2017.[4]

Orgless and Hungry (December 2017 — March 2018)[edit]

On December 27th, 2017, Kruise announced through his Twitter that he would form a European Contenders team called Orgless and Hungry [5]. He would also announce that he would transition back to playing support, as one of his stronger suits was shotcalling. Orgless and Hungry would play their first game in the [Overwatch_PIT_Championship/Europe/Season_2|Overwatch PIT Championship - Europe Season 2]]. They would get first place in their group stages, ending with a 3-1 record losing only to CIS Hope. Their playoffs wouldn't be as exciting, however, as they would lose to French team Eagle Gaming in the Quarterfinals, and would also lose to Squid12324 in the Loser's bracket. This would ultimately give them the rank 7th-8th, sharing it with ENCE eSports. They would then play in the Open Division 2018 Season 1 - Europe, where they would battle their way to first place, dropping maps to only Angry Titans. Getting first place in Open Division would open the door for them to play in Overwatch Contenders 2018 Season 1: Trials. Although the team started off well in Contneders Trials, Kruise would leave the team to join Toronto eSports by invite on March 11th, 2018.[6] Kruise would then play in the Overwatch Contenders 2018 Season 1: NA with Toronto. They would go 4-1 in the group stages, only losing against XL2 Academy. In the playoffs, they would beat NRG Esports in a 3-1 match, and then EnVision eSports in another 3-1 match, moving them on to the finals. They would play against Fusion University in the finals, where they would lose 4-1 to take the silver medal.


Toronto Esports (March 2018 — October 2018)[edit]

On Mach 11th, 2018, Toronto Esports announces on Twitter that Kruise would be joining their team. [6] This soon followed up with some controversy, as Kruise left Orgless and Hungry on the date when the Overwatch Contenders 2018 Season 1: Europe started. He would later talk about the reasoning behind his decision on his Twitch stream. He would play his first game with Toronto Esports on May 13th, 2018, at the Overwatch Contenders 2018 Season 1: NA. Toronto would show to be a dominant force in this Contenders, finishing their group stages with a 5-1 score. In the playoffs, they would beat teams NRG Esports and EnVision eSports both in a 3-1 game, but would lose in the finals to Fusion University in a 4-1 game, ending their run with a silver medal. Toronto would then play in the second Overwatch Contenders 2018 season. They would barely get pass group stages with a dismal 2-3 performance, and would lose in the first round of playoffs in a tight 3-2 game with Fusion University.

Paris Eternal (October 2018 — Present)[edit]

On October 23rd, 2018, it was announced that Kruise would be on the Paris OWL team [7]

Gear and settings[edit]

Mouse settings [citation needed] (list of) (calculate)
Mouse Curvature Circumference Mouse Setup Sensitivity
Finalmouse
Ultralight Sunset
1584 MPI
1.039 deg/mm
13.6 in/rev
34.6 cm/rev
800 CPI
@ 1000 Hz
5
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Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2018-11-03 A44th A3Premier Overwatch World Cup Overwatch World Cup 2018 2 : 3 $16,000
2018-09-23 A22nd A5Qualifier Overwatch World Cup Overwatch World Cup 2018 - Paris Qualifier 4/-/1 Grp. S. $15,000
2018-08-08 A55 - 8th A2Major Overwatch Contenders Overwatch Contenders 2018 Season 2: North America 2 : 3 $13,263
2018-05-13 A22nd A2Major Overwatch Contenders Overwatch Contenders 2018 Season 1: North America 1 : 4 $23,419
2017-11-03 A55 - 8th A3Premier Overwatch World Cup Overwatch World Cup 2017 0 : 3 $9,000
2017-08-13 A11 - 2nd A5Qualifier Overwatch World Cup Overwatch World Cup 2017 - Santa Monica Qualifier 3 : 0 $9,000
2017-07-01 A11st A2Major Overwatch Contenders Overwatch Contenders 2017 Season Zero: Europe 4 : 1 $25,000
2017-06-04 A22nd A2Major Overwatch_TaKeOver Overwatch TaKeOver 2 1 : 3 $12,500
2017-04-14 A22nd A2Major Overwatch PIT Championship Overwatch PIT Championship - Europe Season 1 2 : 3 $3,750
2016-08-21 A22nd A3Premier ESL 2016 ESL Overwatch Atlantic Showdown - Gamescom 1 : 3 $20,000
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