Zeyzal
Tristan Stidam 
USA
Cloud9
Qualifies for World Championship during his rookie split
September 17, 2018
Zeyzal earned a series KDA of 3/9/32 during Cloud 9's 3-0 sweep against Team SoloMid.
ANALYSIS
Picking Alistar in all three of his team's games against TSM, Zeyzal was able to consistently find success, facilitating the rest of his team in making plays and dominating the enemy team. Time and again, Zeyzal was able to find his way onto the enemy carries, starting off teamfights and forcing crucial fights near objectives. Keeping up with the action time and again he was able to control vision and objectives for his team, shutting down TSM's only hope of bouncing back in the series. Although he gave his life up a couple of times he was able to trade his life to keep his team in the lead. Sacrificing his KDA for success, Zeyzal's extreme strength was enough to bring C9 a 3-0 series sweep, punching the team's ticket to the World Championship.
Strong showing in victory
September 2, 2018
Zeyzal earned a series KDA of 5/8/38 in Cloud9's 3-2 series victory over Team SoloMid.
ANALYSIS
Although he has been doubted time and again, Zeyzal was able to put up a strong performance in order to bring his team a victory over TSM. Starting the series off strong, Zeyzal dominated on Barum to participate in all but one of his team's kills in C9's 26-minute win. Although the next two games didn't go Cloud9's way, Zeyzal kept his performance up, dominating those in his path to put up impressive numbers in the defeats. With Cloud 9 shaking things up in the next two games of the series, Zeyzal adapted well to the roster change, assisting his team in their time of need. Picking Zilean and Leona respectively, Zeyzal was able to boast an impressive statline, participating in the majority of his team's kills while keeping crucial members alive in the games. As a result, Cloud9 was able to bounce back, taking two games in a row to claim the series victory 3-2.
Strong play nets win
August 6, 2018
Zeyzal earned a 0/0/4 KDA on Braum during his team's victory over CLG.
ANALYSIS
Zeyzal had a strong performance against CLG, starting off by roaming whenever possible to help his team find a lead. Although he didn't pick up a large number of kills for his team in the early game, he was able to provide vision control that was critical for the team in finding their stride. With his full control of the map, the rest of C9 was able to take objectives uncontested and look for openings constantly. This proved to be extremely successful, allowing C9 to buy time until the later stages of the game and begin mounting an attack. Locking down the enemy carries in fights, Zeyzal assisted Cloud9 in taking a series of teamfights, allowing them to close out the game in 30 minutes.
Flounders in bottom lane
June 25, 2018
Zeyzal only put up a 1/2/6 KDA in Cloud9's loss at the hands of 100 Thieves on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Zeyzal and Keith were on the bird duo of Rakan and Xayah, but neither could make any strides in their lane. Anytime they tried to push up on Cody Sun and aphromoo, they either failed to execute on the dive or ended up dead for their troubles. Sure, Zeyzal managed to land some nice CC skillshots on 100 Thieves members during a few teamfights, but it didn't change the final outcome of the game. With him picking up the same amount of kills as Keith, there was simply no hope of them preventing Cloud9's demise.
Roughed up in debut
June 17, 2018
Zeyzal scored a 1/4/6 KDA on Nautilus in Cloud9's loss to Clutch Gaming on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Zeyzal had a rough start in his LCS debut as he got taken down in a level 1 skirmish that took place before the first minions spawned. The setback meant that he was also just bullied in the laning phase, only ever engaging when gank assistance arrived. When it was time for the late game teamfights, Zeyzal's Nautilus was almost completely shut down by Hakuho's Morgana protecting any targets from harm with Black Shield. Cloud9's final stand was well out of base as it was nearly aced trying to protect a tier two turret.
Starting support for Cloud9
June 13, 2018
Along with two of his teammates, Zeyzal was confirmed to be moved up from the Academy roster in a YouTube video.
ANALYSIS
In a shocking move, Cloud9 has announced that three of its legacy players--Jensen, Sneaky, and Smoothie--will not be starting this weekend as the Summer Split kicks off, but rather the respective players from Cloud9's Academy team. Slotting in at the support role in Zeyzal, a relative unknown with no prior LCS experience who has been with the Academy team since December of last year. Given the tumultuous nature of bot lane in the current meta, Zeyzal and partner Keith will have a particularly tall task ahead of them if they intend to prove themselves and keep their starting positions.
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