Alphari Domestic Career
Barney “Alphari” Morris began his LoL career playing for Enigma Esports and Team Infused. Still, it wasn’t until he joined To Infinity and Beyond that he had his first notable showing. Together with his new teammates, Alphari participated in PGL Legends of the Rift Season 1. Infinity put on a clinic at the event, dismantling Denial eSports, G2, and Millenium to claim the trophy.
In spite of these results, Alphari left the organization to join Renegades: Banditos. Banditos took part in the 2016 EU CS Spring Qualifiers, but they suffered a 1-3 loss in the finals against Millenium. When the Renegades organization was banned from competing in the LCS, Banditos rebranded as Misfits.
On Misfits, Alphari attended the 2016 EU CS Summer Qualifiers. They secured a massive 4-1 record in the group stage and dismantled EURONICS Gaming in the finals to qualify for the Challenger Series. The 2016 EU CS Summer Season went exceedingly well for Misfits. They breezed through the competition, going all the way to the Promotion Tournament where they lost a close series against Origen. Even so, Misfits bounced back by dismantling Schalke 04 with a 3-1 score and qualifying for the EU LCS.
Misfits showed a lot of promise in the 2017 Spring Split. They had a strong start in the regular season and challenged veteran organizations in close Bo3s. Still, they came down to earth towards the latter half of the split. In the playoffs, they won a close 5-game series against Splyce but faltered in the following matches against UOL and Fnatic. With that, they finished the tournament in fourth place.
For the 2017 EU LCS Summer Split, Misfits brought in Maxlore in place of their old jungler, KaKAO. At first, it seemed like things were about to go the same way, and they had a very shaky showing over the first half of the regular season. Still, they managed to pick up the slack for the playoffs. There, Misfits went all out, securing back-to-back victories against UOL and Fnatic. And even though they lost in the finals against G2 Esports, this showing was more than enough to qualify for Worlds.
Alphari International Tournaments
On Misfits, Alphari attended his first international tournament, the 2017 World Championship. Misfits finished the first week of the group stage with a 1-2 record, and it seemed like they were about to get eliminated from the tournament. But they managed to regain their composure and take down TSM to clinch the second playoffs seed. In the Quarterfinals, they faced SKT T1. And while the Korean powerhouse seemed like the clear-cut favorite, Misfits put up a great fight and took the series to 5 games before getting knocked out of the tournament.