Clearlove
Ming Kai 
China
EDward Gaming
Unable to bring his team back in series defeat
August 21, 2017
Clearlove7 earned a 2/4/6 KDA on Jarvan in his team's Game 2 defeat against IG.
ANALYSIS
After being substituted in during his team's poor showing, Clearlove7 had a decent performance but struggled to have a meaningful impact. Finding himself on Jarvan, he picked up a couple of early kills for his team, but he couldn't make anything of it. As the enemy jungler outperformed him in every way, he had no way to bring his team into the game. As things fell further out of control, he could not help his carries back into the game. As a result, EDG was defeated in 29-minute, securing their 0-2 loss in the series.
Impresses on Evelynn to start off series sweep
August 13, 2017
Clearlove7 earned a 4/3/24 KDA throughout his team's 2-0 sweep over DAN.
ANALYSIS
Picking Evelynn in Game 1, Clearlove7 caught fans and the enemy team off guard with the surprise pick. Despite being seen as a relatively low power champion, he had no trouble dominating from the get-go, never stopping his aggressive play. After picking up early kills, he amassed enough items to become a giant damage threat, working in conjunction with his team to isolate key targets and kill them quickly, giving EDG full control of the game. The result was a convincing 35-minute victory to start off the series. Game 2 saw a completely different style from Clearlove7 who got his hands on Maokai and found an early game lead once again. With the lead, he became extremely tanky after finding the rest of his team leads of their own. Forcing fights, he allowed his team to close out the game swiftly, taking a 27-minute victory to close out the game, securing the series sweep 2-0.
Magnificent Maokai
August 7, 2017
Clearlove went 4/0/15 in EDG's sweep of I May on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Clearlove stuck with Maokai in both games of this series, and it wasn't hard to see why. The champion's point-and-click crowd control gave Clearlove an easy tool to get his teammates ahead early, and he scaled into a literally unkillable frontliner for his team. His strength was best expressed in the Game 2 five-man tower dive that got EDG the game's first three kills.
Strong showing on tanks
July 24, 2017
Clearlove posted a 2/3/7 KDA in EDward Gaming's 0-2 series loss to Suning Gaming on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Clearlove played a game of Sejuani and a game of Rek'Sai. Both of his games were pretty solid in terms of him filling his role as a tank (and more of a bruiser in Game 2). He did generally did well when it came to securing neutral objectives, but that didn't stop his team's horrible macro play. There wasn't anything special in Clearlove's performance here, but it is concerning how weak EDG's macro play looked -- that partially falls on Clearlove, since he is a top-tier veteran jungler for the team.
Strong Sejuani play results in series sweep
July 20, 2017
Clearlove7 finished EDG's 2-0 victory with a combined KDA of 6/2/23 over two Sejuani games.
ANALYSIS
Picking Sejuani in both his team's games against JDG, Clearlove had a dominant performance that net his team a convincing 2-0 series victory. In Game 1, he was able to repeatedly gank mid lane, setting his opponent extremely far behind while simultaneously bringing his team a huge lead. This paid off, as he was able to couple his area of effect spells with his mid laners in teamfights, taking convincing victories to close out Game 1 with ease. Game 2 went in a similar fashion, as Clearlove was again was able to find an early lead. Despite his team losing the upper hand for part of the early game, he was able to control teamfights with his massive crowd control. In doing so, he opened up the game for his carries to take over, netting a 30-minute victory and securing the 2-0 sweep in the series.
Brings out the Clearlove Special in loss
July 6, 2017
Clearlove earned a 3/3/9 KDA during Edward Gaming's narrow defeat at the hands of Samsung.
ANALYSIS
Let it never be said that Clearlove isn't a crowd pleaser. Despite facing a team that many would consider a top-three team in the world, Clearlove locked in his trademark Evelynn for the first match of Rift Rivals, and he put on quite a show with it, at least in the early game. His clever jungle pathing put him right where Samsung never expected him to be early on in the game: directly behind Ruler and CoreJJ, both of whom died in the first gank of the game and gave Clearlove a decisive advantage over Ambition. Unfortunately, that's about where Clearlove's success ended, as he promptly died trying to gank Crown in the mid lane thanks to Syndra's outstanding burst damage. The death completely stalled Clearlove's snowball, and while he did succeed in helping his team get some excellent picks in the mid game, he too would fall prey to CuVee's insane late game. Evelynn can do quite some damage to an immobile ADC like Ruler's Varus come the late game, but she can't do that when she's been slammed into a wall, which is exactly what happened in all of the most critical teamfights in the late game.
Up-and-down performance results in substitution for Game 5
April 28, 2017
Clearlove finished EDG's series victory over OMG with a series KDA of 10/9/19.
ANALYSIS
Throughout the series against OMG, Clearlove had a decent performance, but nothing extremely impressive. He started things off with a Rek'Sai game, having a decent impact in the early game that allowed his carries to scale and pick up a Game 1 victory. Picking Kha'Zix in Game 2, he opted for a more aggressive style that allowed him to find even more of an advantage for himself, though he was unable to pick anything up for the rest of his team. Getting outscaled, he was unable to bring his team back in the Game 2 defeat. He bounced back in Game 3, picking up Rek'Sai once again and repeating his Game 1 performance and decimating his opponents. Picking up another swift victory, he gave his team a 2-1 lead in the series. Game 4 did not go in his favor, however, picking up Elise and struggling to get things done at the same pace as the enemy jungler. The result was OMG eventually being able to outscale EDG, tying the series 2-2. Due to the loss, EDG subbed out Clearlove for Game 5.
Roughed up in Game 3
March 25, 2017
Clearlove earned a 1/4/1 KDA when he subbed in for EDG's Game 3 loss to I May on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Clearlove was subbed in for Game 3 against EDG, but wasn't able to make much of an impact. He held a CS lead in lane, but he failed to make successful ganks or secure any neutral objectives. EDG fell behind and got slaughtered in teamfights throughout Game 3 as it lost 17 kills to four.
Not starting for EDG during first game of LPL season
January 20, 2017
Clearlove did not start for EDG during their opening series Friday against Vici Gaming.
ANALYSIS
Not much is known about the decision other than casters mentioning that Clearlove had just returned from a break during the broadcast of the games. They went on to say that Clearlove was not in form to play competitively yet after recently returning to the team. EDG did not miss Clearlove on Friday as Fireloli filled in admirably to help EDG to a 2-0 win.
Dominates early but can't turn it into a victory
December 12, 2016
Clearlove earned a 2/4/2 KDA on Rengar in the LPL's defeat against the NALCS during the 2016 All-Star event.
ANALYSIS
After picking Rengar, Clearlove had a very impressive early game. He started off by picking up a swift first blood onto Impact and earning his team a very early gold lead. Soon after, he ganked the bottom lane to force the enemy summoner spells and set his team up for a dive. Although the dive went well initially, the extended aggression allowed all of the opposing team to rotate and turn the gank on its heels. After the misstep, he picked up another quick kill in the top lane to maintain his team's standing in the game. As the game progressed, NA was able to find favorable fights that Clearlove's Rengar had little impact in. Seemingly running around like a chicken with his head cut off the majority of the time, he was unable to create meaningful impacts as North America found a lead. After continually failing to create an impact, the enemy team earned too much of a lead, allowing them to pick up Baron and end the game in just 29 minutes.
Disappoints against ROX
October 16, 2016
Clearlove ended EDG's loss against the ROX Tigers with a KDA of 5/10/16.
ANALYSIS
Sometimes lauded as the best jungler in the world, Clearlove was utterly outclassed by Peanut in this series. His first major action as Olaf in Game 1 was to die underneath ROX's bottom lane turret, and while he did manage to pick up two assists in the process, these were the only kills he would participate in all game. He subsequently returned to the bottom lane to nearly die once again due to more excess aggression, and died a final time as the game was ending to complete the trifecta. The next early game would go marginally better for Clearlove on Hecarim, but despite his early kill, he couldn't make any sort of impact against ROX's enormous early gold lead, and he even had some embarrassing mechanical errors in fights to top it off. Game 3 is where Clearlove finally seemed to come alive, as his Olaf performance was much better this time around. Although he did give up first blood in his jungle early on, he managed to make that his only death this game, picking up a heap of early assists and rampaging through ROX's backline to take a victory. However, Clearlove and EDG couldn't make the magic last, and his Game 4 was rife with mechanical errors and misplays and ROX rolled on to the semifinals.
King of the jungle
October 8, 2016
Clearlove racked up a 3/1/15 KDA in EDG's dominant victory over INTZ on Friday.
ANALYSIS
The jungle belonged to Clearlove's Rek'Sai from the very start. Clearlove casually strolled into INTZ's jungle to steal buffs and methodically took down anyone who tried to oppose him. His ganks always had a purpose and that was to put EDG ahead, which it did. Clearlove actually earned the second lowest amount of gold on his team, but that did not matter because he racked up the assists and paved the way to success for his teammates.
Punishes H2K with good performance on Nidalee
October 3, 2016
Clearlove performed exceptionally in EDG's win over H2K, finishing with a KDA of 3/1/3.
ANALYSIS
Clearlove got his hands on a rare Nidalee pick, using it to great effect. Clearlove counter-jungled Jankos well, and was able to match Jankos' early game pressure by picking up a kill on FORG1VEN and taking first tower for himself. Able to consistently harass and threaten H2K's damage dealers in team fights, Clearlove combined well with mouse to earn a 3/1/3 KDA for himself, as EDG took a methodical, 37-minute win over a struggling H2K side.
Returns to form during gank-heavy performance against AHQ
October 1, 2016
Clearlove took over the map against AHQ, earning himself a 1/0/8 during an outstanding Hecarim performance that trampled the LMS team underfoot.
ANALYSIS
After a particularly uninspiring Day 1 to Worlds, Clearlove came back with a vengeance against AHQ, who figuratively trembled before his wrath. He started off with a huge show of dominance in the mid lane, taking Chawy's life with a perfectly choreographed level 3 gank that served to remind the world of the historic synergy that Clearlove and PawN share. From there he went where he pleased, as no member of AHQ ever had the strength to contest him. He picked on the overextended Ziv constantly, both fueling his own rampage while giving mouse the support he so lacked on Day 1. The lead he found from his numerous assists let him easily scale into the carry terror that Hecarim is known to transition into, easily able to ride down Chawy as EDG found themselves their first win of the event.
Wins battle of high profile junglers against Snake
August 7, 2016
Clearlove helped push EDG to an undefeated split, going 14/2/13 in the sweep.
ANALYSIS
With Clearlove and SofM facing off, it seemed from the very start like this series would hinge on the jungle matchup, and Clearlove's dominant play was indeed what led EDG to victory. In Game 1, Clearlove took Graves, leading to SofM taking Rek'Sai. Clearlove handily took the advantage in this jungle matchup, with some smart roaming from Scout and good Hawkshots from Deft's Ashe allowing him to take a big lead over SofM. Clearlove finished this game 3/0/7, while SofM ended up just 0/5/0. In Game 2, SofM took Lee Sin, leading to a Hecarim pick from Clearlove. Clearlove started off the game by trying to steal his opponent's blue buff, leading to a complicated engage where EDG came out on top, but SofM got a kill. He turned that kill into a big early lead, but Clearlove was able to match him nearly step for step. With both junglers acting as heavily fed wrecking balls, Clearlove was able to use Hecarim's superior scaling to take over the late game and close out the series.