Kripparrian

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Kripparrian
Personal information
BornOctavian Morosan
(1987-06-30) 30 June 1987 (age 33)
Suceava, Romania
NationalityCanadianRomanian
ResidenceToronto, Canada
OccupationProfessional Gamer, Twitch Streamer, YouTuber
Height192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Spouse(s)Rania Chatzi Morosan (m. 2014)
Twitch information
Also known asKripp
Channel
Years active2012 - Present
GenreGaming
Games
Teams played forTeam Solomid
Followers1,380,135
(August 29, 2020)
Total views245,091,572
(August 29, 2020)
Kripparrian
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2009 - Present
GenreGaming
Subscribers955,238
(August 29, 2020)
Total views885,400,074
(August 29, 2020)

Octavian Morosan[1] (born June 30, 1987)[2] better known by his online username Kripparrian, is a Romanian-Canadian[3] Twitch streamer, YouTuber and video game personality. He is known for his achievements on Diablo III, World of Warcraft and Hearthstone, winning the "Favorite Hearthstone Stream" and Most "Engaged" Viewers categories, and coming second in the "Highest Stream View Average" category at the Blizzard Stream Awards in 2014.[4] In June 2017 he achieved over one million followers on Twitch and as of December 2019, he has over 1.3 million followers.[5][6]

Achievements

World of Warcraft

Kripparrian was a World of Warcraft player before beginning his streaming career, recognized for being the first person to complete the Ironman Challenge,[7] being in a leading US raiding guild, Exodus, as well as being a competitor of top Hunter DPS parses during that time.[8] In mid-2010, Kripparrian had the highest damage per second benchmarks for the Hunter class in the game.[9]

Diablo III

Kripparrian completed the Diablo III video game at "Inferno" difficulty (the highest in the game at that time) with his friend Krippi, just over a month after it was launched. The achievement was done before patch 1.0.3, which made the game easier, and both players used "Hardcore" characters in the feat, which are lost forever when the characters are killed in the game.[3][10]

Hearthstone

Kripparrian is the all-time most popular Hearthstone streamer.[11] He competed in the Innkeeper's Invitational Hearthstone tournament at BlizzCon 2013.[12] He has also achieved "Legend rank", the highest ranking in the game's ladder system, which he reached in August 2015.[1] However, Kripparrian is more known as an Arena, and more recently, Battlegrounds, player, where he is able to achieve high victory streaks despite having drafted poor cards. He is noted for his fun and innovative Hearthstone decks and spearheaded efforts, along with his wife, Rania, towards making Challengestone, a Hearthstone deckbuilding competition.[13][14][15] GamesRadar listed Kripparrian's Twitch channel as one players should watch.[16]

Kripparrian, AmazHS, and Frodan commentated the Hearthstone World Championship at Blizzcon 2015.[17]

His streams get around 50,512 viewers on average.[18] In January 2017 and September 2018, he achieved the first place in the first monthly "Top 100" leaderboard for North America players in the "Arena" game mode.[19][20]

Personal life

Before his streaming career, Kripparrian worked as a computer technician after dropping out of college, where he was studying physics and mathematics.[21]

He is married to Rania Chatzi Morosan (underflowR), who is also his manager and the editor of his YouTube videos, as well as maintains a YouTube channel with clips from their real life.[22][23][24][25] They were married on October 31, 2014.[26][27]

He lived in Athens, Greece for a year and a half with his wife.[28] They currently reside in Canada, in a house they designed and built themselves.[29] They have two dogs, a German Shepherd named Dexter[30] and a Corgi named Fey.[31]

He is a vegan.[32]

References

  1. ^ a b Ben Parfitt. "Fan favourite Kripparrian finally makes Legend rank in Hearthstone". MCV. Archived from the original on 22 September 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Team SoloMid Player Biography! - Hearthstone - Kripparrian • /r/TeamSolomid".
  3. ^ a b Wesley Yin-Poole. "Diablo 3: world first Hardcore Inferno completion". Eurogamer. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  4. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. "And The Winners for the Blizzard Stream Awards Are…". Battle.net. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  5. ^ Marks, Tom (2017-06-02). "[Update] Hearthstone streamer Kripparrian will dust all his extra cards tonight, tune in to see if it breaks the game". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  6. ^ "nl_Kripp - Streamer Overview & Stats". TwitchTracker. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  7. ^ "WoW Ironman Challenge Completed, Blue Posts, Fan Art, Curse Weekly Roundup - MMO-Champion". www.mmo-champion.com. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  8. ^ Kripparrian (2009-10-24), Introducing Kripparrian (WoW), retrieved 2019-03-11
  9. ^ Brian Wood. "Scattered Shots: Secrets and myths of the world's best hunters". Engadget. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  10. ^ Chris Carter. "D3 Player earns world first Hardcore Inferno completion". Destructoid. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Most Popular Hearthstone Streamers alltime - Average viewers". twitchstats.net. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  12. ^ Marla Desat. "Blizzard Announces Hearthstone Invitational Tournament at BlizzCon". The Escapist. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  13. ^ Dillon Skiffington. "Deck aggregation is hurting the Hearthstone community". VG 24/7. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  14. ^ Clark, Tim (2016-09-14). "Kripp on the future of Hearthstone: "They might be outpaced by an indie card game eventually"". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  15. ^ "Challengestone #1 - Liquipedia Hearthstone Wiki". liquipedia.net. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  16. ^ Ben Barrett. "10 great gaming feeds you should be watching on Twitch". GamesRadar. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  17. ^ Leslie, Callum (October 20, 2015). "Kripp, Amaz, and Frodan expected to headline Hearthstone World Championship cast". The Daily Dot. Archived from the original on November 26, 2015. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  18. ^ "nl_Kripp @ Twinge". 22 July 2017.
  19. ^ "Top 100 Arena Players – January 2017". Blizzard Entertainment. February 9, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  20. ^ "Top Hearthstone Players – September 2018". playhearthstone.com. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  21. ^ Butler, Blake (7 June 2016). "Being a Professional 'Hearthstone' Gamer Is Harder Than It Looks". Vice. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  22. ^ "Kripparrian". Hearthstone Wiki. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  23. ^ "Rania". YouTube. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  24. ^ "Rania ❄️ (@underflowR) | Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  25. ^ Winkie, Luke (2017-11-08). "What it's like to date a popular videogame streamer". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  26. ^ Kripparrian (2017-10-31), Three Years of Rania, retrieved 2019-03-11
  27. ^ Kripparrian ❄, T. S. M. (2017-10-30). "Dinged three years of marriage today! Happy anniversary Rania! What's the max level on this thing? @underflowRpic.twitter.com/R6dVolkCns". @kripparrian. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  28. ^ Kripparrian (2015-05-31), How Good Is Greece?, retrieved 2019-03-11
  29. ^ Morosan, Rania. Rania & Kripp House Tour. YouTube.
  30. ^ Kripparrian (2016-10-02), How Good Is Dexter?, retrieved 2019-03-11
  31. ^ Kripparrian (2016-12-26), Meet Fey, Our Corgi Puppy, retrieved 2019-03-11
  32. ^ https://twitter.com/Kripparrian/status/833950929938432000