Daerek Hart 
OpTic Gaming
Knowledge over skill
November 28, 2017
LemonNation ended the NA LCS Summer Split with a 29/147/304 combined KDA.
LemonNation helped FlyQuest finish in seventh place during the regular season, missing the playoffs during the Summer Split. He completed a perfect five out of five members of FlyQuest leading their respective roles in deaths, while having the sixth highest kill and assist total, and twelfth highest KDA among North American supports. LemonNation earned an 8/15/58 combined KDA during the regional qualifier, as FlyQuest swept Team Dignitas before falling to CLG. LemonNation was replaced on FlyQuest, but quickly joined OpTic Gaming for their debut season in League of Legends.
Joining OpTic Gaming
November 23, 2017
LemonNation is expected to sign with OpTic Gaming, ESPN's Jacob Wolf reported on Thursday.
After FlyQuest acquired support option Stunt earlier in the offseason, it made sense that LemonNation could be out the door. While not necessarily one of the most well known of the NA LCS supports, LemonNation had the dubious honor of finishing with the highest death totals of any support in the NA LCS during the Summer Split. He also posted the lowest number of kills and assists totals of any support who played at least 40 games, reinforcing the notion that OpTic Gaming may not be able to consistently rely on their new support. That may not matter, however, given that offseason additions of Arrow, Akaadian, and PowerOfEvil should provide all the offense the Green Wall needs.
Strong performance nets victory against Dignitas
September 13, 2017
LemonNation earned a series KDA of 5/4/32 in FLY's 3-0 sweep over DIG.
Unsurprisingly picking champions to utilize Ardent Censer, LemonNation was able to easily facilitate WildTurtles domination throughout his team's series victory against Dignitas. In lane, he was able to assist in finding early leads, through both engagements and disengaging when his carry was in trouble. This allowed the rest of FlyQuest to move throughout the game with ease due to the advantages from the bottom lane. As a result in each game, FlyQuest was able to easily dominate teamfights, securing victories left and right. Although LemonNation was killed multiple times in the process, he was able to trade his life for advantages for the rest of his team's benefit, securing a convincing 3-0 series sweep.
Four Rakan Games
September 11, 2017
LemonNation finished FlyQuest's 1-3 loss to CLG with a 3/11/26 KDA in four games as Rakan.
LemonNation ended Game 1 with a 2/2/9 KDA. He was involved in 11 of 13 kills, finishing with his team's second-highest assist total, but third-highest kill total. In Game 2, Lemon finished with a 1/3/5 KDA. He was involved in six of eight kills, leading FlyQuest with five assists. In Game 3, Lemon earned a 0/1/7 KDA. He was involved in seven of nine kills, leading FlyQuest with seven assists. For the final game of the series, Lemon ended with a 0/5/5 KDA. He was involved in only five of 11 kills, finishing with only the third-highest assist total.
Constantly out of position
July 31, 2017
LemonNation ended 1/13/5 in FlyQuest's 0-2 loss to Cloud9 on Sunday.
Playing Thresh for Game 1, LemonNation can be pointed to as the primary reason FlyQuest lost. He did help his team get an early 2-for-1 trade in the bot lane with superior laning, but that was the extent of his success. Following that, he was constantly caught out of position, feeding Jensen's Syndra nearly all of his early-game kills, which snowballed into a quick C9 victory. In Game 2, LemonNation's Karma simply never had a chance, as Cloud9 steamrolled to a second easy victory.
Performance falls off after superb Game 1
July 24, 2017
LemonNation finished FlyQuest's series loss to Team EnVyUs on Sunday with a 0/9/11 KDA.
In Game 1 LemonNation's Janna was on point, expertly kiting his way to a 0/0/11 KDA. LemonNation had clutch Howling Gales and Monsoons throughout the second half teamfights that helped FLY take a lead in the series. He wasn't able to make a repeat performance in Game 2 on Janna after getting dominated in an early 2-vs-2 in the bottom lane. FLY managed to buy a lot of time clearing waves and delaying EnVy's push, but never found a good engage late to turn it around. In Game 3 LemonNation was on Sona, but had a lowly 0/6/9 KDA. Again FLY was falling behind in the mid game, but this time tried to fight back. Its effort resulted in mostly in death as EnVy steadily pushed to a series victory.
Solid Sona performance in Game 1
July 15, 2017
LemonNation finished FlyQuest's series loss to Counter Logic Gaming on Friday with a 0/7/8 KDA.
LemonNation got to have a good first half of Game 1 on Sona, but fell off in the second. His heals and shields were a great help as FLY rotated the map running up a lead in kills, turrets and gold, but it wasn't enough late. CLG managed to stall for enough time that its damage dealers got caught up in items and then LemonNation's shields and heals weren't enough. Despite its lead, FLY started losing teamfights late and got nearly aced in the final fight. In Game 2, LemonNation went with Braum and his laning phase didn't go well. He got caught by a Death Sentence from Thresh and taken down for first blood. FlyQuest as a whole couldn't put together a winning lane and got torn apart in the teamfighting throughout Game 2. In the end, FLY finished with only two kills to CLG's 24.
Might need to bench the Kench
June 25, 2017
LemonNation ended FlyQuest's 0-2 loss to TSM on Saturday with a KDA of 1/5/5.
LemonNation has struggled to look good this split, which is understandable to some degree for the support on a last-place team, but his performances on Tahm Kench this series really left a lot to be desired. Offensively, he was a non-factor, as he never managed to pull off an effective Abyssal Voyage. Defensively, his use of Devour was at times premature or unnecessary, and as a result he often didn't have the cooldown when he truly needed it. Regardless, once TSM found their leads in both games, the skill was nowhere near enough to save his teammates, as FlyQuest took a pair of sub-30-minute losses.
Strong in sole victory
June 12, 2017
LemonNation went 4/10/21 in FlyQuest's 1-2 defeat at the hands of Immortals on Saturday.
It's sometimes difficult to look good as a support when your team is losing, and this was the case for LemonNation on Saturday. He started out nicely in Game 1 on Karma, having the relatively simple, but important job of helping Hai's Talon and Balls' Jarvan IV alive and healthy while diving the backline of Immortals. Unfortunately, there was little LemonNation could do to cover for his teammates' missteps, namely WildTurtle's, and FLY lost the game. He looked great all throughout FlyQuest's win in Game 2 on Lulu, tag-teaming perfectly with Moon's Rengar to land beautiful engages and go 1/0/8. In Game 3, FlyQuest acquired an early lead, but once again allowed IMT to come back, and thus LemonNation accrued a lousy 1/6/5 KDA as FLY lost the series.
Looks rough in defeat
June 4, 2017
LemonNation ended FlyQuest's 0-2 loss to Echo Fox with a 2/8/15 KDA Saturday.
LemonNation stuck with Zyra for both games of this series, and didn't look terrific in either of them. Zyra is a champion that is very capable of making plays, but LemonNation's strong ultimates were few and far between, particularly in Game 1. In both games, LemonNation was also solo picked off by Froggen, on LeBlanc and Lucian in Games 1 and 2, respectively. Given that Froggen ended up carrying both games for Echo Fox, this was highly detrimental to FlyQuest's chances in the series.
Up and down showing in series defeat against Phoenix 1
April 24, 2017
LemonNation finished FLY's 2-3 series defeat on Saturday with a series KDA of 2/16/25.
LemonNation had a rough start to his team's series against Phoenix 1. Picking Zyra, he was able to help Altec get several kills, but the rest of his team found themselves falling behind quickly. Once behind, LemonNation could not find a way back into the game, resulting in a defeat. The following two games went much better for Lemon who found his team early leads and rolled with them. Once ahead, he had no trouble moving with his team to force fights and ultimately push FlyQuest to victory, bringing the series score 2-1 with ease. The rest of the series didn't go so hot for LemonNation. Although his lane did not fall behind from the get-go, FlyQuest quickly fell behind and Lemon could not find a single way to bring his team back into things. Try as he might in both games, he could do little more than delay his team's deaths. Getting caught out several times as well, his impact was negligible, allowing Phoenix 1 to close out the series and claim Third Place in the NA LCS 2017 Spring Split.
Has worst series in worst possible moment
April 18, 2017
LemonNation was abused throughout FlyQuest's 0-3 series loss to Team SoloMid on Sunday, posting a 3/17/39 KDA.
The seasoned support had a rough time this series. In fact, this was one of his worst series of the season. All games were the same, he was abused on tank/utility supports (Braum and Lulu), and on damage supports (Zyra). One can only guess why he did so poorly, but he was harassed in lane and didn't survive very long in teamfights. While he was going against the top seed in the playoffs, that doesn't excuse him being that large of a detriment for his team. Overall, LemonNation is in the same situation as his ADC; he's an average support who had a rough series, but should return to normal soon.
Does just enough to get win over CLG
April 11, 2017
LemonNation posted an 8/16/39 KDA in FlyQuest's 3-2 series victory over Counter Logic Gaming on Sunday.
LemonNation was abused in the first two games of the series. He was a lot better in the final three, abusing the overagression of his lane opponents and roaming quite often. His inconsistency could prove to be a weakness, but overall as long as he follows the lead of the rest of his, then he should be fine. LemonNation has a lot of game knowledge, and he did just lane against of the smartest supports in the game. While he didn't command the game as convincingly as aphromoo, he did well enough to win.
Strong play nets series win over Echo Fox
March 25, 2017
LemonNation earned a series KDA of 4/2/16 in FLY's 2-0 series win.
Throughout FLY's series victory, LemonNation was a monster, picking up kills and objectives for his team to allow them to control the pace of the games. He started off Game 1 with a strong performance on Zyra. Despite his team picking up an early lead, they were unable to win early skirmishes. This proved to be a problem until LemonNation picked up a solo kill on the enemy top laner to get things rolling. Shortly after, he was able to win a teamfight for his team that allowed them to take Baron and close out the game in 39 minutes. Game 2 went even smoother as LemonNation found himself on Lulu. Absolutely dominating from the very start, he was able to take control of teamfights and decimate the carries of Echo Fox. Participating in every single kill of his team's, he was able to ensure FlyQuest's ability to push their advantage and take a Game 2 victory. With the win, LemonNation and FlyQuest earned a 2-0 series sweep over Echo Fox.
Abysmal performance nets 0-2 series loss against Immortals
March 15, 2017
LemonNation earned a series KDA of 0/9/3 in FlyQuest's 0-2 series loss against Immortals on Saturday.
Unfortunately for FlyQuest, LemonNation had one of his worst career performances against Immortals. He started off the series with a decent showing on Malzahar, but it was not pretty by any means. After falling early in the game, he found himself unable to do much as Immortals had a large lead built for themselves. Although he was able to lock down a member of the opposing team occasionally, it was no match for the extreme aggression, allowing Immortals to pick up a convincing Game 1 victory. Game 2 saw an extremely miserable performance from LemonNation. On Lulu, he found himself falling in an early 2-vs-2 bottom lane and never recovered. Throughout the rest of the game, he tried desperately to make things happen and just couldn't. Failing to pick up a single kill or assist in the game while racking up five deaths for himself, he had a strictly negative impact on his team, allowing Immortals to take a 25-minute victory to close out the game.
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