It's official: Orange joins Team Archon
Westberg was previously on Sweden's Team Darkstar, but a fee for his contract has been agreed between the two teams in order for Westberg to make the move. He's the eighth person, and the fifth active professional player, to join the team run by popular pro and streamer Jason "Amaz" Chan. The move confirms a report by the Daily Dot earlier this month.
The addition of Westberg comes just two weeks after the team added Paul "Zalae" Nemeth and coach Ryan "Purpledrank" Murphy-Root. Though both of those players have since moved to the Archon team house in Texas, Westberg told the Daily Dot he had no such plans, though it had been discussed.
Westberg rose to prominence in recent months with success in a number of online qualifiers, including those for ESL Katowice. Westberg went on to win that tournament, defeating Chan in the final and taking home $13,000 and 100 World Championship qualification points. Westberg also qualified for this weekend's Viagame House Cup.
With the addition of Westberg, Archon is the largest team in Hearthstone and arguably the most decorated. In addition to Chan himself, the team also boasts World Champion James "Firebat" Kostesich and top European player Sebastian "Xixo" Bentert.
In announcing Westberg's signing Chan also claimed that Archon would now no longer sign signing new players for about three months. This would be bad news for Andrew "Kitkatz" Deschanel, who has been living in the Archon team house for the past few months and many expected would be signing with the team after being dropped from Tempo Storm.
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