Nickolas Surgent 
United States
Clutch Gaming
On his way to join Clutch Gaming
November 21, 2017
Hakuho is set to join Clutch Gaming alongside two former EnVy teammates, according to Jacob Wolf of ESPN.
Coming off an upswing in his performance during the end of the LCS season, it is no surprise that Hakuho has found his way onto an LCS team given EnVyUs did not get accepted into the NA LCS. He is set to join Clutch Gaming alongside former teammates LirA and Apollo to build the core of the organization's roster. After showing his own skill as well as synergy with his former team, Hakuho is sure to impress during Clutch Gaming's introduction to the league.
Mayor of hook city
August 22, 2017
Hakuho went 7/13/38 overall in NV's 2-3 loss to CLG on Sunday.
Hakuho's Game 1 on Thresh wasn't anything amazing, as his team was generally crushed. However, his Games 2 and 3 on the champion, in which he earned nearly identical KDAs of 1/2/12 and 1/2/11, were so impressive that they prompted bans of not just Thresh, but also Blitzcrank in the next two games, with CLG hoping to alleviate the pressure from Hakuho's hooks. Hakuho was having none of it, however, and simply picked Nautilus. The pick worked out arguably just as well as Thresh had, but unfortunately the team as a whole wasn't quite able to eke out a win in Games 4 and 5.
Solid effort in Game 2
August 7, 2017
Hakuho put up a 0/7/11 KDA at the end of NV's 0-2 Saturday loss to Cloud9.
NV were utterly torn apart in Game 1, so his KDA of 0/5/2 on Morgana has to be taken in context. In Game 2, his respectable 0/2/9 KDA on Thresh underlies his strength in this game, as his hooks were on point and his fantastic Flay at a Baron fight could've easily won the game for NV, had his team not thrown away their advantage.
Low impact in series loss
August 5, 2017
Hakuho finished Team EnVyUs' series loss to Immortals on Friday with a 1/7/6 KDA.
In Game 1 Hakuho's Thresh had little impact on teamfights. Hakuho was often killed without getting a kill or assist as EnVy got destroyed in teamfights. Without managing to win a teamfight or secure a pick, EnVy couldn't push for objectives and quickly found itself in a huge gold deficit that there was no hope of crawling out of. In Game 2 Hakuho had a better performance on Blitzcrank as he earned a 1/2/3 KDA. While the first half went well for Hakuho, the teamfights in the second half were rough as he couldn't land Rocket Grabs on any high priority targets.
Doesn't provide much support in loss
July 30, 2017
Hakuho went 0/4/9 in EnVyUs's loss against CLG on Saturday.
Hakuho played Braum in both games of this series, and never had a sizeable impact in either game. Sure, his entire team was playing from behind from start to finish, but with a champion like Braum, one would think that Hakuho could have done a bit more to affect the game. This one mainly came down to the fact that the bot lane duo of EnVyUs was simply no match for that of CLG, which easily led to their demise.
Bounced back nicely after poor Game 1 performance
July 24, 2017
Hakuho scored a 3/4/25 KDA in Team EnVyUs' reverse sweep of FlyQuest on Sunday.
Hakuho didn't have a great start to the series as he put together a lowly 0/3/2 KDA performance on Karma in Game 1. EnVy had an early lead, but started to fall apart in the mid game teamfights, struggling to get through FLY's massive frontline. In Game 2 Hakuho was able to provide better engages for EnVy on Zyra. Hakuho hit a nice Grasping roots that won an early 2-vs-2 skirmish and got the bottom lane duo a gold lead. EnVy dominated the trades throughout the rest of the game as Hakuho finished with a 1/0/6 KDA. In Game 3 Hakuho's Morgana secured first blood with some gank assistance. After the laning phase Hakuho rotated the map, racking up assists on his way to a 2/1/17 KDA.
Good Tahm Kench/Ashe synergy in Game 2
July 17, 2017
Hakuho finished Team EnVyUs' 2-1 series victory against Echo Fox on Sunday with a 0/3/17 KDA.
Hakuho had a rough start to the series as he scored a 0/2/2 KDA in Game 1 on Thresh. EnVy got picked off as Echo Fox ran away with a lead in objectives. There was little he could do against EF's second Baron power play that destroyed EnVy's base. In Game 2 Hakuho put together a impressive 0/0/11 KDA on Tahm Kench. He synergized Abyssal Voyage well with Ashe's Enchanted Crystal Arrow, shooting from the fog of war and teleporting to the target to finish. EnVy was the team to dominate the engages in Game 2 as it finished with 19 kills and two deaths. In Game 3 Hakuho return to Thresh and had a redeeming 0/1/4 KDA performance. The low action Game 3 didn't see first blood until 16 minutes in as both teams tried to passively farm. EnVy managed to secure a lead in objectives and ran away with a lead after a Baron power play at the 30-minute mark.
Solid performance on Morgana in loss
July 1, 2017
Hakuho finished Team EnVyUs' series loss to Phoenix1 on Friday with a 1/5/17 KDA.
Hakuho wasn't able to get much done in Thresh in Game 1 as EnVy got torn apart in teamfights. He made some nice saves with Thresh's lantern in the first half, but it wasn't enough late as he finished with a lowly 0/2/2 KDA. Hakuho picked up his play the rest of the series on Morgana and had a 1/3/10 KDA performance in Game 2. His bindings were on point and set up plenty of kills on his way to a 73 percent kill participation. In Game 3 Hakuho's Morgana continued to perform well, protecting his carries with Black Shield and safely kiting out fights. Hakuho's kiting skills helped him escape death in Game 3 as he finished with a 0/0/5 KDA, but he couldn't save the rest of his team as EnVy dropped the series.
Mediocre throughout defeat
June 6, 2017
Hakuho finished Team EnVyUs' loss to Team Dignitas Saturday with a 3/4/16 KDA.
Hakuho failed to make much of an impact at all against DIG this series. He paired his Rakan with the Xayah of Apollo for Game 1, but the duo lane failed to accomplish much of anything, getting two assists on the first two kills of the game and gaining nothing for its remainder. He had a solid 2/0/6 KDA on Karma in Game 2, but this was largely due to the safety of his pick and his team's enormous advantage in the win. For Game 3 he picked a third unique champion in Thresh, and failed to get anything done on the pick. He got almost no assists early on in the game as Dignitas took a lead, and while he got a decent handful of them as EnVyUs attempted a comeback, none of the kills were set up by him, and often he simply tossed in an unnecessary lantern for credit.
Excels on high-damage supports in series win
April 3, 2017
Hakuho made his mark in Team EnVyUs' 3-2 series victory over Gold Coin United on Sunday, posting a 7/4/20 KDA.
If there is one thing Hakuho excels at, it's playing AP supports like Zyra, Karma and Lulu (which he did not play in this series). He dishes out damage well in lane to deny farm and make it simple for Apollo to farm. His roaming to help against counter-jungling is good, and he teamfights well regardless of whether he is a squishy (Zyra) or damage utility (Karma/Lulu). His main issues stem from his lack of playing tank supports. Since Seraph, LirA and Hakuho don't opt to play tank often, EnVyUs is often subject to being a high-damage and item-reliant team. Other than that, Hakuho is good enough at his position and continued his good play to make his ADC's life easy; however, he doesn't get high stats in lane because Apollo doesn't play aggressively in lane.
Respectable in loss
March 4, 2017
Hakuho ended Team EnVyUs' defeat against FlyQuest with a KDA of 2/4/20.
Starting out on his favored Malzahar pick, Hakuho got an early kill and assist as NV's bottom lane took out FlyQuest's in the 2-vs-2. From there on in, Hakuho's ultimates were extremely impactful in most of Team EnVyUs' positive plays in the mid game. Unfortunately, NV lost Game 1 as their lethality-stacking comp failed to stack up in late-game teamfights. Hakuho stuck with Malzahar in Game 2, and was solid once again. He started by picking up first blood as LirA ganked the bottom lane, and then picked up a plethora of incidental assists in skirmishes. As NV looked to push their lead, however, Hakuho's assists were earned more and more through his own playmaking, which was instrumental in EnVyUs' victory. In Game 3, EnVyUs as a whole looked out of steam, which made it difficult to do much of anything as a support Karma. Hakuho finished with a 0/0/1 KDA as FlyQuest took a nearly perfect Game 3 and the series.
Little he can do in series loss
February 18, 2017
Hakuho finished with a KDA of 1/6/10 in Team EnVyUs' 0-2 loss to Phoenix1 on Friday.
Hakuho took Zyra into Game 1 where he found decent personal success, but couldn't turn it into an NV win. Hakuho left the laning phase with a gold lead thanks to Adrian's poor positioning, which he used to shadow LirA to find picks in P1's jungle. NV seemed poised to take an early win, but indecision and a lack of viable hard engage stalled them just outside of P1's base. Hakuho dealt a game-high 45,500 damage to enemy champions while earning only 16,300 gold, but his damage output couldn't make up for P1's ability to initiate fights from multiple angles. Posting a 1/3/7 KDA for 73 percent kill participation, Hakuho suffered alongside his team in the 56-minute loss. Attempting to rebound with a Malzahar pick in Game 2, Hakuho got stuffed by Adrian's Lulu in laning phase, getting dove under his tower early on and never truly recovering. P1 moved across the map as a unit while NV looked for all the world like chickens with their heads cut off, unable to mount any meaningful defense as NV took Game 2 in 29 minutes.
Ineffective against TSM
February 11, 2017
Hakuho finished with a 1/7/4 KDA as NV were swept by TSM Saturday.
Starting off with a Malzahar pick in Game 1, Hakuho's lane advantage over the melee Taric of Biofrost lent Apollo a CS lead early on. He also landed a solid ultimate onto WildTurtle to help pick him off under turret. Aside from that, though, he didn't contribute all that much, with his other two assists in the game coming from incidental damage in teamfights. TSM took Game 1 in 24 minutes. Game 2 saw Hakuho on Zyra. Up against the counter-pick of Miss Fortune this time, Hakuho could not secure a CS lead for his ADC. He did grab first blood onto Biofrost with help from LirA and Apollo, but otherwise did almost nothing all game, only grabbing one more assist in the next 30 minutes of gameplay as TSM completed the sweep.
Overaggression costs team
February 4, 2017
Hakuho ended EnVy's 0-2 loss to Cloud9 with a KDA of 1/9/5.
Playing Malzahar in Game 1, Hakuho was one of EnVy's three casualties that resulted from a river fight at three minutes, dying to his overly forward positioning. This would not be the last time Hakuho was caught out, as indeed, the first teamfight of the game started with Cloud9 trying to pick him off in the mid lane. While Hakuho walked out of this engagement alive, the same cannot be said for his top laner and jungler who tried to save him. His Zyra in Game 2 had similar problems, as although he started out solidly 0/0/2, he and Apollo were far too pushed up when Contractz showed up to gank them at 16 minutes. This resulted in the death of Hakuho, Apollo, and the bot-lane turret for EnVy. In both games, Hakuho's poor positioning granted Cloud9 advantages that helped them to take over the series and end it in a sweep.
Punished for overextending in series loss
January 30, 2017
Hakuho earned a 6/10/15 KDA when Team EnVyUs lost to Immortals on Sunday.
Hakuho's best performance of the series came in Game 1 on Zyra as he finished with a 5/2/7 KDA. Team EnVyUs rotated well as they slowly built a lead to victory. Hakuho struggled the rest of the series. He and Apollo were caught out late in Games 2 and 3, which led to lost objectives for EnVyUs. It was another rough week for Hakuho and Team EnVyUs and will look for their first win of the split against Team Liquid on Friday.