Kevin Yarnell 
United States
Team SoloMid
Ends game with a bang
February 26, 2018
Hauntzer went 4/1/9 as TSM took down OpTic on Sunday.
Hauntzer played a fantastic game on Gnar on Sunday, starting off by finding a solid CS lead in lane that he held onto all game long. TSM's win in this game was built on team plays, and no one was more involved than Hauntzer, who managed to contribute to 13 of his team's 14 kills, the highest kill participation in the game. His highlight definitely came at the end of the game, as he and Bjergsen fought off four members of OpTic by themselves, getting three kills while surviving and Teleporting into the enemy base to end the game.
Lone kill in loss
February 19, 2018
Hauntzer posted a 1/2/0 KDA on Gnar in Team SoloMid's loss to Clutch Gaming on Sunday.
Hauntzer's Gnar had its work cut out for itself as Solo was able to counter pick on Camille. An early skirmish ended with Hauntzer picking up first blood on Solo but it wasn't enough to hold him down during the laning phase. Hauntzer was soon struggling to do anything in the split push matchup and wasn't much help in teamfights. Team SoloMid slowly bleed objectives until Clutch Gaming managed to siege through its base to victory.
Errors inconsequential
February 12, 2018
Hauntzer went 5/2/6 as TSM took down CLG on Sunday.
Hauntzer's Gangplank started his game off the way the rest of the players did, by joining in on the mid lane teamfight at 18 minutes, managing to help TSM take the fight 3-for-2. Shortly after, however, he was the victim of not one, but two solo kills by huhi's Fiora in the split-push. While these errors were definitely sloppy by Hauntzer, they didn't end up costing TSM much at all, and after a pick onto Stixxay gave TSM Baron, they had no trouble ending.
Farms up a storm
January 28, 2018
Hauntzer ended 0/2/7 as TSM took down OpTic Gaming on Saturday.
On Gangplank, Hauntzer rather predictably got very little done early on the map, with the exception of a couple assists with his ultimate. However, he did manage to continuously grow a CS lead over zig's Gnar, passing the Flame Horizon by the end of the game. In the later teamfights, he wasn't the driving force behind TSM's kills, but his damage was passable.
Falters early and often
January 21, 2018
Hauntzer went just 2/4/6 in Team SoloMid's loss to FlyQuest on Sunday.
While TSM may be the defending NA LCS champions, they certainly didn't play like it in this game. FlyQuest spent a ton of time focusing down the vaunted top laner in this series. He may have picked up a respectable amount of assists, but he simply paled in comparison to Flame from FlyQuest. Whatever is missing from TSM, they need to shore things up soon before they fall any further.
Nothing doing
January 21, 2018
Hauntzer went 0/3/0 in TSM's Saturday loss to Team Liquid.
All of TSM failed to get anything done in this game, and Hauntzer was no exception. He did technically achieve a bit of a CS lead over Impact, but hardly the kind one would hope for, given that he was playing Gnar into Gangplank. Meanwhile, he was ganked by the enemy Malzahar for first blood, and failed to accomplish anything at all from there on in as TSM lost in 28 minutes.
Falls short yet again
October 14, 2017
Hauntzer barely managed a 0/4/2 KDA in TSM's loss to Misfits in the tiebreaker of Group D on Saturday.
Hauntzer once again was the goat in this game against Misfits, as he had zero impact on what ended as a pretty rough loss for the North Americans. He chose Jayce and was immediately picked apart by Alphari in lane. He gave up first blood yet again and then died a second time very soon after. He ended up with two more deaths and didn't tally an assist until TSM finally got on board in the waning moments of the match with two inconsequential kills. This day will surely be one that lives on in infamy in TSM history and will force them to watch the rest of Worlds from the sideline.
Feeds in lopsided loss
October 14, 2017
Hauntzer put up a 2/5/0 KDA in TSM's loss to Flash Wolves on Saturday at the 2017 World Championship.
This was surely a game that Hauntzer will want to take back. At no point did he seem comfortable in his role or in his lane, as FW made a point to control this lane from the start. Hauntzer was first taken down for first blood three minutes in, again a few minutes later in a failed gank attempt by Svenskeren and then once again at the hands of a turret. It was just an all-around poor showing from the top laner who seems to have fallen from grace over the last few games in this group.
Put North America on his back
October 12, 2017
Hauntzer went 1/0/4 in TSM's Friday win over Flash Wolves to kick off Group D play.
Hauntzer was given the counter pick of Gnar into MMD's Cho'Gath for this game, and used the champion to its full potential. It took him a bit initially to start accruing a CS lead, but once he did it only grew throughout the game. More importantly, Hauntzer consistently came through in the clutch for TSM, winning a 1-vs-2 fight at 21 minutes and landing a five-man GNAR!!! later on. Hauntzer was the only deathless member of TSM, and his impressive play made the difference in a game won by inches.
Puts Immortals in the dirt
September 3, 2017
Hauntzer went 20/10/20 in TSM's 3-1 Sunday win over Immortals.
Coming into the matchup with heaps of confidence, Hauntzer proved he has what it takes to hang even with legends like Flame in a best-of-five. His Game 1 on Gnar was immaculate, as he managed to be a nuisance both in the split-push and in the frontline of teamfights, all while not dying a single time and accruing a large CS advantage. His Game 2 on Renekton looked solid as well, despite a lot of jungle focus and a few missteps, as he came out with the most kill participation on his team, albeit with the most deaths as well. In Game 3, Hauntzer's Cho'Gath was a huge reason why TSM was able to beat out Immortals in the late game, as he simply had more bulk and damage than the enemy tanks. Finally, he returned to Gnar in Game 4 and had another fantastic game, using his chasing abilities to help route IMT from the TSM base multiple times for a comeback victory.
Strong series overall
August 29, 2017
Hauntzer posted a 14/8/35 KDA in Team SoloMid's 3-1 series victory over Team Dignitas on Sunday.
Hauntzer kept his champion pool diverse in the series, playing one game each on Shen, Jarvan IV, Maokai, and Cho'Gath. He was a key player for the team's victory throughout each game and through all phases. He posted high KDA's in each game, even in TSM's sole loss. Hauntzer's Shen and J4 are among the best in North America at the moment, as this series demonstrated. Overall, Hauntzer did a lot of things right, which is fantastic after he had some iffy showings during the regular season following his fantastic Spring Split.
Tanks TSM to victory
August 7, 2017
Hauntzer posted a 4/5/18 KDA in TSM's sweep over CLG on Sunday.
Hauntzer picked two tanks in this series and gave CLG fits from start to finish. He started off on Gnar and, in addition to just being a bulky tank, he managed to constantly roam well to get his teammates ahead. Once teamfights broke out, he was simply too much for CLG to handle at anytime. They always spent far too much time trying to take him down, which gave TSM a huge advantage in fights as it allowed the rest of TSM to shred through CLG. His Maokai in Game 2 was even more of a bother as TSM seemingly waltzed to a 2-0 victory. They'll now wait for the first week of playoffs to finish up to find their opponent.
Strong showing nets series sweep over Phoenix 1
August 7, 2017
Hauntzer earned a series KDA of 10/6/15 in his team's 2-0 sweep over Phoenix 1.
Playing extremely well in lane, Hauntzer made Gnar work in Game 1 against Phoenix 1, picking up an early lead and running with it. Despite being focused and giving up a kill, he bounced back and build up a sizable lead for himself. Using this lead in teamfights, he quickly joined his team to win convincing skirmishes, claiming a sub 30-minute Game 1 victory. Game 2 didn't go quite as smoothly as Hauntzer found himself on Cho'Gath, falling behind early due to P1's aggression. Thankfully, this wasn't the end of the world as he was still on one of the strongest picks of the patch. Holding out until the mid game, he bounced back with his team and won a series of fights to propel TSM into the lead. After dealing huge damage with his ultimate in fights, he moved with them to secure the victory in 34 minutes, closing out the series 2-0.
Solid Camille performance to close out series
July 24, 2017
Hauntzer scored a 13/8/23 KDA in Team SoloMid's 2-1 series victory against Echo Fox on Sunday.
In Game 1 Hauntzer's Jarvan IV started to dominate the 1-vs-1 side lane matchup. Hauntzer got plenty done while applying pressure in the side lanes during the mid game before joining up to win teamfights. He finished with a 4/1/8 KDA in Game 2, but couldn't repeat his solid performance on Jarvan IV in Game 2. The early laning phase stayed close, but couldn't handle Camille's strong late game power. Game 2 was decided by Camille's split push effort with only Hauntzer left to oppose. In Game 3, Hauntzer picked the Camille away and finished the laning phase with a lead in CS and experience. There was little that could stop him late as he grouped to help bulldoze EF in teamfights. Hauntzer finished with a solid 6/2/11 KDA and a 77 percent kill participation.
Muddled top lane performance
July 23, 2017
Hauntzer put up a 3/5/8 KDA in TSM's poor sweep at the hands of Dignitas on Saturday.
Hauntzer played two pretty different games in this series, and neither were particularly good. He was on the more utility-based Jarvan IV in Game 1, and died more than anything. He never really got a hold of his lane at any point, and just looked pretty hapless. His play here was summed up by an ill-advised Teleport in the final fight that simply led to him getting picked off unceremoniously. He then switched over to the tanky Jax in Game 2, threatening to make a difference. He had better TP usage here, and was truly tanky, but that didn't too much matter in the face of all five Dignitas members.
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