Gate
Austin Yu 
China
Echo Fox
Performance falls off after Game 1
July 17, 2017
Gate finished Echo Fox's 2-1 series loss to Team EnVyUs on Sunday with a 1/7/8 KDA.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Mash had a 1/2/5 KDA on Blitzcrank in Game 1, his best of the series. The bottom lane duo held its own during the laning phase and started to wreak havoc when it joined up with the rest of EF to take objective sin the second half. However, Gate couldn't continue his momentum on Rakan for the rest of the series. The laning phase of Game 2 didn't go well as he struggled to stay even in gold. When the map opened up, Echo Fox struggled to maintain vision control and got picked apart and fell into a gold deficit it wouldn't be able to crawl out of. In Game 3, Gate played better on Rakan, cutting down on his deaths but not really improving his amount of assists. Echo Fox struggled to find good engages and ceded over its base after EnVy secured Elder Dragon and Baron 38 minutes in.
Generally unimpactful
July 2, 2017
Gate went an overall 1/3/7 Saturday as Echo Fox triumphed 2-1 over Team Liquid.
ANALYSIS
There's very little to say about Gate's play in this series, largely because he barely played this series. To be fair, his low numbers are partially due to the passivity of Games 1 and 3 along with his team's brutal loss in Game 2, but Gate still had the least to do with his team's wins of pretty much anyone on the team. His Game 3 KDA of 1/1/4 on Tahm Kench may look more impactful, but he found all of those assists in the last minute of play.
Roughed up in series loss on Rakan
June 26, 2017
Gate finished Echo Fox's loss to Team SoloMid on Sunday with a 2/6/10 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Gate stuck with his Rakan pick throughout the series, but it didn't work out well for him. In Game 1 the laning phase went okay, but the mid game didn't as Gate got picked off. None of Echo Fox's engages went well except for one fight late. Other than that, Echo could do little to stop TSM from destroying its base. In Game 2 the laning phase was a disaster for Gate as he and Keith got destroyed in back to back 2-vs-2 fights. Echo Fox rotated around after but couldn't maintain control of TSM. After Echo Fox failed to contest Baron, TSM was easily able to finish off the series.
Solid performance on Sejuani in Game 2
June 5, 2017
Gate finished Echo Fox's series sweep of Team Liquid on Sunday with a 0/1/8 KDA.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Gate and Keith played safe early until they got assistance to push objectives. Team Liquid didn't put up much of a fight as Gate carried a 0/0/0 KDA until the 35-minute mark. He picked up three assists in Echo Fox's push to win Game 1. In Game 2, Gate busted out the off meta Sejuani support pick. He got ambushed early but overcame his early death by roaming from lane and picking up assists. He finished Game 2 with a solid 0/1/5 KDA.
Superb series over FlyQuest
June 4, 2017
Gate went 2/4/14 over FlyQuest in a 2-0 series on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Gate started out the series on Tahm Kench, and ult'd with Keith's Ashe to get a pick onto Hai's Karma at 11 minutes. His ultimate uses continued to be good throughout the game, granting picks and positioning for Echo Fox in the win. Gate made the switch to Karma for Game 2. While it's difficult to make any huge plays on the champion, Gate did a solid job of shielding his team and ended the game with participation in 14 out of his team's 18 kills to take the series.
Unable to hold his own in series defeat against FlyQuest
March 27, 2017
Gate earned a series KDA of 0/7/7 against FlyQuest as his team was defeated 0-2.
ANALYSIS
Starting off the series on Lulu, Gate looked as though he was on top form, and would be able to defeat FlyQuest. After falling behind slightly, he was able to help his team find several picks on the enemy team, pushing them ahead in the game. This yielded a large amount of objective control that allowed Echo Fox to take control of the game. Unfortunately, a teamfight erupted that Gate was unable to keep his team alive in, allowing FlyQuest to take control of things. Shortly after, Echo Fox was defeated, allowing FLY to take a Game 1 victory. Game 2 saw play that was clearly affected by the previous loss. On Karma, Gate was unable to get anything done from the early game and continued to struggle throughout. Without a single kill or assist in the game, he was unable to even keep up on vision control, allowing FlyQuest to push an early lead and claim an uncontested victory. With the loss, Echo Fox was defeated 0-2 in the series.
Completely useless against TSM
March 20, 2017
Gate went 0/9/1 as Echo Fox lost to TSM on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
As his abysmal KDA demonstrates, Gate was absolutely no help against TSM on Sunday. Starting out on Tahm Kench, Gate failed to make use of his ultimate, with his one attempt at making a play only costing his team. He was also completely unable to save his teammates with Devour, as they always ended up falling anyway. He grabbed only a single assist in Game 1. In Game 2 he switched to Zyra, and managed to do absolutely nothing for his team. He finished 0/4/0 as TSM completed the easy sweep.
Can't make enough plays vs CLG
March 19, 2017
Gate was inconsistent with a 2/7/17 in loss to CLG Friday.
ANALYSIS
Like his teammates, Gate played much better in Game 1 than Game 2. He started the series going 1/3/12 which amounted to a solid 81 percent kill participation. His roaming and timing with Zyra snares and knockups were a big reason why Echo Fox could've easily won the series' first game. In Game 2 Gate selected Lulu and was much less successful as a playmaker as his kill participation fell to 55 percent.
Ineffective in Game 2
March 12, 2017
Gate went 1/8/21 as Echo Fox were swept by Phoenix1 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Gate started off the game by getting caught out by Phoenix's bot lane while trying to set up a gank for Akaadian. While Akaadian managed to secure a kill, first blood was given over to Arrow. Gate didn't have much of a say in the rest of the laning phase, as bot lane was repeatedly targeted by Meteos, but he did a decent job of providing support in teamfights, though it was ultimately insufficient. In Game 2, Gate's Malzahar struggled to make anything happen. He couldn't find many plays with Nether Grasp early on, and was caught out in later teamfights without accomplishing anything. Phoenix1 had no trouble winning late-game teamfights and completing the sweep.
Low production in series loss to Cloud9
March 5, 2017
Gate finished with a 0/6/7 KDA in Echo Fox's series loss to Cloud9 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Gate did his best to assist Keith and Froggen kite out fights in Game 1 as their frontline often got blown up. However Gate didn't get much in terms of KDA as he finished with a 0/2/2 on Karma. Game 2 didn't go much better on Karma, he managed to get more assists, but got blown up very easily in late game fights and finished with more deaths. Echo Fox struggled to coordinate teamfights well throughout the series and it cost them a lot of objectives, which eventually led to the loss.
Can't do enough in series loss vs Immortals
February 23, 2017
Gate earned a 2/6/11 KDA in Echo Fox's 0-2 series loss to Immortals on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Gate struggled against Immortals on Sunday, but had a decent enough performance in Game 1 on Malzahar. After falling behind in lane, Gate was Echo Fox's sole means of finding a pick when his Nether Grasp was available, giving FOX a few kills but nowhere near enough to overcome Immortals' strong lead. Finishing with a 1/2/7 KDA, Gate couldn't do much to prevent Echo Fox from dropping Game 1 in 39 minutes. Gate's struggles continued into Game 2 where he got abused by Immortals pick composition. Repeatedly run down and stunned up by multiple members of IMT, Gate couldn't take advantage of his powerful Nether Grasp to find kills for Echo Fox without dying while the rest of FOX didn't deal enough damage to reliably close out teamfights. Posting a 1/4/4 KDA, Gate was a victim of an inferior draft and weak early game as IMT closed out a 27-minute Game 2.
Instrumental in Game 1 victory
February 14, 2017
Gate earned a KDA of 3/7/24 as Echo Fox took down CLG 2-0.
ANALYSIS
Echo Fox already had a slippery composition in Game 1 with Lee Sin and LeBlanc, and Gate's Tahm Kench pick brought it to new heights. Coincidentally, the former two were the ones to get fed that game for Echo Fox, which worked out brilliantly, as Gate was always there to Devour them out of danger. This allowed Echo Fox to play incredibly aggressively, netting them several kills and objectives off of dives. After two picks in the mid lane, Echo Fox ended Game 1 in just under 40 minutes. For Game 2, Gate went Malzahar, and took more of a backseat. His presence was still incredibly helpful, as his fed teammates had no hesitation following up on his Nether Grasps, but Gate was not the driving force behind Echo Fox's victory. Still, Echo Fox breezed their way to a 30-minute Game 2 win.
Strong play nets quick victory over TSM
February 13, 2017
Gate earned a combined KDA of 7/8/19 over two games of Malzahar to defeat TSM.
ANALYSIS
Throughout the entire series against TSM, Gate was able to impress and earn Echo Fox a convincing victory. He helped pick up an early lead in lane in Game 1 and quickly transitioned it across the map to secure his team's advantage. They had no trouble using this effectively, picking up an ace by 14 minutes and dominating the entire map. With Gate's key ultimates, the team locked down carries left and right, picking up a quick 30-minute victory to start the series off. Game 2 saw another impressive showing on Malzahar for Gate. Despite falling behind early, he didn't stop exerting pressure and looking for opportunities. This paid off at a Dragon fight 15 minutes into the game where Echo Fox found a pick thanks to him to start their comeback. Although it took some time, Gate continued to facilitate kills, allowing FOX to pick up back-to-back Barons to finalize their comeback and secure the 2-0 series victory over TSM.
Constantly caught out of position throughout series loss
February 6, 2017
Gate scored a 2/11/8 KDA in Echo Fox's 0-2 series loss to Cloud9 on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Gate struggled in Game 1 with positioning and was caught out multiple times. He also struggled with finding the right time to use Taric's Cosmic Radiance, which when used right turned around teamfights. When Gate got taken down it allowed Cloud9 to really opened up turrets and neutral objectives late and Echo Fox fell into a hole too deep to climb out of. Gate did slightly better on Zyra, but still had some questionable decisions that cost him his life in Game 2. He managed to keep his deaths low in Game 2, but still finished the series with most on Echo Fox.
Surprises FlyQuest with Camille pick in series victory
January 30, 2017
In Game 1 of Echo Fox's series victory over FlyQuest, Gate earned a 3/5/13 KDA on Camille.
ANALYSIS
Although he had a strong performance throughout his series against FlyQuest, Gate's main impressive showing came on his first game of the series. When Echo Fox found themselves drafting Camille, they picked it as a flex-pick; much to the surprise of FlyQuest. Allowing them to put it on support in order to gain a favorable top lane matchup, Gate was placed on the champion and immediately found success. Just 50 seconds into the game, he was able to pick up first blood onto Hai thanks to an impressive flash knock-up. Using both summoners, he was put at a disadvantage in lane but didn't struggle. Able to set up ganks early on, he had no problem picking up kills for himself and shutting down the opposing bottom lane. Making it so that they earned no kills in lane without help, he was able to pick up a large advantage for his team. Locking down enemies in teamfights, he was able to bring his team skirmish victories early on. Although Moon found himself in a strong position kill-wise, Gate was able to lock down the meaningful members of the enemy team. After finding their lead, he picked up a solo kill, diving past the enemy inhibitor to show just how strong he was on the champion. After winning a final teamfight, he was able to close out the first game with his team just shy of 30 minutes, starting the series off with a win that would ultimately allow them to secure the series victory.