qianxiao
Li Qian 
China
Super Perfect Team
Putting up some serious numbers
November 16, 2017
Qianxiao did a great job at picking up kills for his team in the 2-0 victory against Soul Torturers in the HGC Finals.
ANALYSIS
Game 1 had Qianxiao playing Valla on the map Towers of Doom. Opting for a Multishot build was not without question, as Qianxiao was the only assassin drafted into SPT's lineup. Despite not having the burst from the Hungering Arrow build, Qianxiao was able to pick up kill after kill for his team with a well -timed Rain of Vengeance. This was largely due to Misaka and Soap being on point with their engages, and Qianxiao always being in the right position to follow up. Game 1 ended with Qianxiao putting up 157,000 damage, a ludicrous number. Game 2 had Qianxiao playing Greymane on the map Tomb of the Spider Queen. Outside of picking up first blood at the two-minute mark, his best play was due to his ninja-like stealth in the final moments of the game. At roughly the 21-minute mark, Qianxiao was able to sneak from one side of the map to the other without being detected by Soul Torturers. With Soul Torturers having no Keep to stop him, Qianxiao was able to walk right up to their core and take it. This fully required Qianxiao's patience, execution, and his allies' ability to prevent ST from hearthing to defend their core, an overall excellent play.
Unshakable faith in supports
September 26, 2017
qianxiao played the 1-1 match against KT like his supports were capable of healing through everything, dying constantly in the HGC China Phase 2.
ANALYSIS
qianxiao's game-play and mechanics are seriously impressive. Yet despite having both of the qualifications needed for being a pro gamer, he manages to make bad judgment calls every single teamfight. In Game 1, qianxiao played a really strong Valla, carrying a late game teamfight by using a perfectly timed Strafe at the 13-minute mark. Game 2 had qianxiao playing Lunara and to great effect. At the nine-minute mark, qianxiao was able to use his leaping strikes to escape from a bad situation only to come back in and clean up three members from KT with the help of zZH on Reghar. Despite this play and many others, qianxiao would stay in every teamfight until he died, doing as much damage as possible. While this worked in some cases, it almost always resulted in qianxiao trading with the opposition. This would have been fine if he was constantly trading his life for the enemy assassins' but he wasn't; forcing his team to clean up without any reliable damage.
Crucial skillshots missed
August 22, 2017
qianxiao had good positioning, but poor aim in the 0-2 loss to Team Face Check in the Eastern Clash Phase 2.
ANALYSIS
Game 1 had qianxiao playing Chromie into the enemies Cho'Gal composition. This worked out well initially, with qianxiao opting for Temporal Loop at level 8. Using this heroic without the opposition having access to their ultimate abilities is one of the biggest advantages Chromie brings to the table. With qianxiao using it to pick up a flawless kill on the enemy Auriel, Super Perfect Team was able to stall for level 10. For the remainder of the match, qianxiao struggled to play against the enemy Cho'Gal, constantly missing his abilities on the enemy Auriel. When running Chromie into an Auriel + Cho'Gal composition, it is important to take as little poke damage as possible while Chromie attempts to pressure Auriel into backing. Knowing this, the enemy Cho'Gal players were constantly pushing into Super Perfect Team's forts, attempting to pick up as much hope for Auriel as possible. Ultimately, this left Auriel in a precarious position and an easy target for qianxiao's abilities. While qianxiao did land a lot of his spells through the match, he did not land them when they truly counted, often overlapping them with the enemies protective abilities which resulted in only one kill for his team.
Rough start
July 31, 2017
qianxiao started off with a weak performance in the 1-1 round robin match against RPG in the HGC China Phase 2.
ANALYSIS
qianxiao was the weakest link in Game 1 on the map Braxis Holdout. Playing the hero Gul'dan, qianxiao managed to die three times in the first five minutes of the game, putting Super Perfect Team very behind in the early game. Game 2 was a completely different performance for qianxiao and it was actually a great move to put him on a higher mobility hero, Lunara. Having a higher base movement speed allowed qianxiao the survivability he lacked in Game 1, while also allowing him to play a lot more aggressively. This aggression only increased post-level 10 with qianxiao opting for Leaping Strike. Even though qianxiao was playing the only assassin in his teams composition, he still managed to make things happen, doing ludicrous amounts of damage in every single teamfight.