Piglet
Chae Gwang-jin 
South Korea
Clutch Gaming
Joins Clutch Gaming Academy
January 2, 2018
Piglet will join Clutch Gaming's Academy team roster for the 2018 Spring Split, reports ESPN's Jacob Wolf.
ANALYSIS
Piglet's time with Team Liquid has come to an end as the talented Korean will move to Clutch Gaming in 2018. Piglet's time in North America has been up-and-down with more bad than good. He will get a bit of a fresh start out of the lineup while providing Clutch Gaming with a veteran back up behind starting marksman, Apollo.
To part ways with Team Liquid
November 18, 2017
Piglet is not expected to re-sign with Team Liquid, reports Jacob Wolf of ESPN.
ANALYSIS
Piglet is set to part ways with Team Liquid at the beginning of the free agency period this coming week. His contract expires on Monday, and with Liquid acquiring the contract of Cody Sun, the team no longer has need for Piglet's services. With three new teams into the NA LCS, however, it shouldn't be long before Piglet finds a new home.
Pops off on Vayne in Game 2
August 7, 2017
Piglet finished with a 11/8/8 KDA in Team Liquid's series loss to Team Dignitas on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Piglet's Tristana in Game 1 traded deaths for kills in the first two teamfights, but had little impact on the fights that followed. TL got torn apart in Game 1 and decided to be more proactive in Game 2. Piglet's Vayne got lots of attention early as he ran away with a lead. He played well in teamfights, damage carrying his way to a 9/2/7 KDA. In Game 3, TL tried to repeat its bottom lane focus strategy but Piglet's Vayne never got rolling. An early gank got him an assist, but that was all he would get in Game 3.
Kalista carry falls short in Game 1 of sweep
July 29, 2017
Piglet finished with a 9/4/4 KDA in Team Liquid's series loss to Immortals on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Piglet's Kalista had a good start to Game 1 as he secured an early kill in the laning phase. When Piglet rotated around the map in the mid game he started to dominate teamfights, securing a triple kill that earned TL a Baron buff. However he couldn't carry late after a bad Baron call resulted in his death and gave IMT control for the rest of Game 1. In Game 2 Piglet's Sivir managed to keep the early gold race close despite having multiple ganks from IMT. However Piglet wasn't able to be a big threat in the mid game teamfights and couldn't recover late. He finished with a lowly 0/1/3 KDA, his only death came from protecting the base while IMT pushed to win the series.
May be removed from Liquid's starting lineup
July 24, 2017
Piglet may be removed from Team Liquid's starting lineup as a result of the team signing Mickey, ESPN's Jacob Wolf reports.
ANALYSIS
Due to Liquid's prolonged struggles, the team has opted to bring on Mickey to hopefully revitalize the team and bring them up in the LCS standings. Unfortunately for Piglet, this may mean that his starting roster spot is in jeopardy. Due to Riot's import policy, the team can only field two non-Americans in a given game. This means that the team will have to choose between Piglet and Reignover if they wish to start Mickey. As a result of Piglet's recent poor showings, it is a distinct possibility that the team will opt to start Youngbin in favor of fielding Reignover in combination with Mickey. It is unclear whether Piglet will remain on the starting roster or if he will share time in a rotating roster system. Team Liquid stated that "the team will evaluate the roster situation when Mickey moves to the U.S."
Capitalizes on team's lead in Game 2
July 2, 2017
Piglet went 8/2/3 on Saturday as Team Liquid went down 1-2 to Echo Fox.
ANALYSIS
Piglet didn't have much to say in Team Liquid's losses, as his entire team didn't put up a fight in either Game 1 or 3. In Game 2, however, Piglet might not have created his team's lead, but he certainly pushed it. Once Goldenglue's Galio found a triple kill early on, Piglet's Kalista was right there to help Liquid win teamfights. He found kill after kill as Liquid snowballed ahead, ending 7/0/2 in the stomp.
Strong mechanics prevail over Phoenix1
June 27, 2017
Piglet earned a series KDA of 13/9/23 in Liquid's victory over P1.
ANALYSIS
Throughout the series against P1, Piglet took time to ramp up, but finally was able to prevail over the enemy team. In Games 1 and 2, he was unable to get much done, struggling due to lack of support from his team while also getting heavily focused. He stepped things up in Game 3 and dominated along with the rest of his team. Picking Varus, he landed his skillshots constantly, dominating lane and never slowing down. As the team found a lead, he moved swiftly to push it forward. His excellent play resulted in participation in 21 kills out of 27, the most out of anyone on his team. Due to his impressive mechanics, he remained alive throughout much of the game despite heavy focus. As a result, Liquid was able to close out the game with ease, securing the 2-1 series victory.
Decent despite loss
June 26, 2017
Piglet went 4/3/5 as Team Liquid went down to Cloud9 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Starting out on Jhin, Piglet looked solid despite going down in CS early. He did give up a kill when his support was out of lane, but other than that he played very well, as that was his only death all game. Considering how badly his team lost, his 3/1/4 KDA by the end is impressive. He looked solid Game 2 as well, once again giving up an early death, but farming well on Caitlyn to become his team's only real threat. He was capable of dealing out a lot of damage by the end of the game, but never got much of a chance as there were few fights and Cloud9's objective control really won the game.
Solid play in series loss
June 5, 2017
Piglet finished with a 3/1/1 KDA in Team Liquid's 2-0 series loss to Echo Fox on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Piglet picked the slow scaling hyper-carry Kog'Maw. While he dealt the most damage to champions and scored the most kills on TL in Game 1, it wasn't enough to stop Echo Fox. Piglet scored some kills late that delayed Echo Fox from knocking down inhibitors but that was his only highlight. In Game 2, Piglet was able to win a 2-vs-2 skirmish in lane to get an early advantage. However, he wasn't able to snowball and Team Liquid went back to giving over objectives without a fight. There was some fights late, but Team Liquid was on the losing end.
Midlet is no more
May 24, 2017
Piglet will move back to being the starting AD carry for Team Liquid, the team announced on Twitter on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
After playing in the mid lane for most of the Spring Split following the early-season roster shuffle, the Midlet experiment is now over. While his performance was able to help Liquid stave off relegation, it was certainly not a strong performance throughout the season. With the departure of DoubleLift following the end of the season and the return of Goldenglue, Piglet can now go back to his rightful place as ADC. The team certainly seems to be a more focused coming into the Summer Split, but focus alone won't win them many games.
Pops off on Karthus to keep Liquid in the NA LCS
April 2, 2017
Piglet showed up in a major way during Team Liquid's close 3-2 win over Gold Coin United in the NA LCS Promotion Tournament, finishing with a KDA of 19/16/28.
ANALYSIS
Piglet was a major force in Liquid's win over Gold Coin to re-qualify for the NA LCS, shining in their wins and faltering in their losses. He started off with an interesting Karthus pick that ended up paying off in spades. The pick seemed to catch Gold Coin off-guard, which led to his 4/1/6 KDA in the Game 1 win. He stuck with Karthus in Game 2 and was even better with a 6/3/6 KDA. It seemed as though there was nothing that Gold Coin could do to stop Piglet in the game. Seeing that Piglet was singlehandedly destroying them, Gold Coin banned Karthus in Game 3, which left Piglet on Ahri. He came up incredibly short with a 1/7/11 KDA. He switched to Taliyah in game 4 and wasn't much better, finishing with a paltry 1/5/3 KDA. The problems weren't contained to Piglet, though, as no one played well in these two losses. Game 5 was his time to shine on Ahri. He led the way for a massive Game 5 win that secured his team's spot in the NA LCS. He went 7/0/2 and could do no wrong, which made up for his poor Game 3 showing on the champion.
Shakes off Game 2 blunder in series victory over Team SoloMid
March 27, 2017
Piglet earned a series KDA of 7/12/12 over three Taliyah games against TSM.
ANALYSIS
Although his team found a victory in Game 1 against Team Liquid, Piglet's performance was not very strong. After falling behind in lane, he continued to struggle as his team picked up the slack around him. Although he was able to pick up teamfight victories with his team, he was largely not present as his team found their own victories. Thankfully, they were able to find a victory in Game 1 of the series despite Piglet's lackluster showing. Game 2 saw another performance from Piglet that was lackluster to say the least. Falling behind early once again, his team was unable to pick up the slack this time, resulting in his continued domination on Taliyah. Getting run over time and again, he gave TSM the upper hand, allowing the enemy team to take a 30-minute victory in Game 2, tying the series. In what can only be seen as a questionable decision, Piglet found himself on Taliyah in Game 3 of the series. Thankfully for his team, this time he was able to make things work. Landing skillshots frequently in lane, he gained control and helped his team win several early skirmishes. With a lead, he continued to participate in fights that saw Liquid victorious. After securing objectives as a result, he was able to claim a final game victory that gave Liquid the 2-1 victory in the series.
Dominated in mid lane
March 20, 2017
Piglet posted a 5/9/11 KDA in Liquid's 0-2 loss to Phoenix1 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Piglet came out the gate extremely flat in the first game of this series, dying a game-high six times and never really managing much of an impact whatsoever. With four of those deaths coming against Ryu, Piglet simply never gained traction in the lane. For Game 2, Piglet took the Ahri for himself and was slightly better, but not overly so. He never managed to kill Ryu one time, while only tallying three kills himself. Not to mention the fact that Ryu went off for seven kills to once again dominate the lane.
Impresses in mid lane debut against Immortals
March 5, 2017
Piglet earned a strong series KDA of 20/4/19 in Team Liquid's victory over Immortals on Friday.
ANALYSIS
After switching roles mid-season, Piglet had a strong performance during his debut in the mid lane. Starting things off on Ryze, he was able to hold his own against Pobelter, keeping up in CS and ensuring he didn't fall behind. Unfortunately, his team struggled despite Piglet's ability to pick up an early kill for himself. Falling behind quickly, the rest of Liquid struggled while Piglet tried to find a way into the game. Unable to do so, Liquid was defeated in Game 1. Game 2 saw a much better performance for the entire team as well as Piglet. Starting things off on Ahri, he struggled slightly in lane, falling in an early 1-vs-1. Thankfully for him, he was able to bounce back quickly, picking up several kills of his own and absolutely dominating teamfights. Weaving his way in and out, he remained deathless in the rest of the game, securing a 5/1/10 KDA in his team's victory in Game 2. With the series brought to a final game, Piglet showed up once again. This time on Cassiopeia, he shredded through the entire enemy team from the get go. After a back and forth early game, he gained full control during the mid game where he killed everyone in his path. Dominating each and every teamfight, he earned more kills in the game than the entire enemy team combined. With a 12/1/8 KDA, he was able to assist his team in closing out the game, securing their series victory.
Moves to the mid lane in roster shakeup
February 28, 2017
Piglet will change roles to mid lane in Team Liquid roster shuffle, ESPN's Jacob Wolf reports.
ANALYSIS
The much criticized former World Champion's move to the mid lane has to be seen as Team Liquid officially hitting the panic button, making the drastic change after one of the worst starts to a split in franchise history. While Piglet is reportedly good at the role in solo queue, it remains to be seen whether he'll necessarily be an upgrade over Goldenglue, who moves to the bench. Piglet will no doubt face a trial by fire as he competes against the likes of TSM's Bjergsen and Cloud9's Jensen, but one has to wonder as to the state of the Liquid camp. With drastic changes and other bottom-tier NA LCS teams improving, it might take a miracle for Liquid to avoid relegation.
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