LirA
Nam Tae-yoo 
South Korea
Clutch Gaming
Damage carries out of the jungle
June 17, 2018
LirA earned a 3/0/10 KDA on Graves in Clutch Gaming's victory against Cloud9 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
The early game went well for LirA after he picked up an assist from a level one first blood. The early lead allowed him to dominate the jungle matchup and control the neutral objectives. Clutch Gaming got a little greedy, overstaying a late game push, but it didn't harm it much as it came back from respawn timers to with the final teamfight 4-for-0 before knocking down the Nexus. LirA was a beast in those final fights as he led CG in kill participation and damaged deal to champions.
Questionable deaths mar solid performance
March 19, 2018
LirA's scoreline read 3/4/10 as Clutch Gaming took down Golden Guardians on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Playing Zac, LirA was Clutch Gaming's only reliable hard engage, and he filled that role just fine. His game started out strong with first blood in the mid lane, and as the game got scrappier and bloodier, his engagements kept Clutch proactive in fights. He did have a couple of deaths that seemed preventable, as a result of diving a bit too deep, but ultimately he did his job in this game, at least well enough for Febiven to carry.
Solid engages throughout victory
March 11, 2018
LirA scored a 1/0/6 KDA on Zac in Clutch Gaming's victory against Echo Fox on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
The jungle matchup was rough early for LirA as some unproductive ganks cause him to fall behind. LirA wasn't the only losing lane for Clutch Gaming but they managed to stop the bleeding in the middle game. Clutch Gaming's plan to draft for the late game began to pay off as it started to turn around the teamfights. LirA provided great engages with Elastic Slingshot and Let's Bounce as Clutch Gaming strung together t skirmish victories en route to securing the victory.
Lee Sin pick falls short in loss
February 26, 2018
LirA posted a 0/2/2 KDA on Lee Sin in Clutch Gaming's loss to Cloud9 on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
LirA wasn't able to make any good early game plays that Lee Sin needs to succeed as a pick. One of his first ganks got turned around, giving a double kill over to Licorice's Kled which became the bane of Clutch's mid game. While he managed to pick up some assists later it was too little too late as C9 quickly pushed to victory after a 23-minute Baron kill.
Great vision control
February 25, 2018
LirA posted a 0/0/6 KDA on Sejuani as Clutch Gaming picked up a win against Counter Logic Gaming on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
The early game went smoothly for LirA's Sejuani as he had plenty of successful ganks and invades. All of the invades helped track Reignover through the jungle, giving the lanes plenty of time to react to any gank attempt and get away safely. LirA continued his clean play in the second half teamfights as he raked in assists without giving over any kills to CLG. Clutch struggled to close out the contest but managed to strike the killing blow after winning a teamfight over Elder Dragon.
Controlled neutral objectives in victory
February 19, 2018
LirA posted a 0/0/8 KDA on Skarner in Clutch Gaming's victory against Team SoloMid on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
The early game went well for LirA as he was able to invade and control the neutral objectives. When he did join in fights, he made some nice flash and grabs on the damage dealing targets. CG was well in the driver's seat in the late game as it dominated the teamfights trades, always securing kills without giving up any deaths. A second Baron power play was all it needed before pushing to win.
Cleaned up play in second half
February 18, 2018
LirA posted a 0/1/6 KDA on Skarner in Clutch Gaming's victory against FlyQuest on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
LirA got punished for making an overaggressive early invade. While he managed to steal a Blue buff he gave it right back over when he died. LirA cleaned up his play afterward, making much better decisions on when to invade and when to pick fights. Clutch Gaming started to absolutely crushed FlyQuest in teamfights for the remainder of the game, running up a 12,400 gold lead as it knocked down the Nexus.
Can't get anything going
February 5, 2018
LirA ended Clutch Gaming's Sunday loss to Cloud9 0/3/4.
ANALYSIS
LirA's Gragas got off to a bad start this game, as his early invade attempt was thwarted, resulting in him giving away first blood. From there, his pressure on the map was fairly minimal throughout the remainder of the early game. His later stages weren't much better, as his ultimates were lackluster and he wasn't ever much of a factor in teamfights as a result.
Much better in the mid game
January 28, 2018
LirA tallied a 3/2/12 KDA by the end of CG's win over CLG on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
After a lackluster early game on Zac, LirA came alive when it came to teamfights. His engagements were spot on and set up his fed mid laner to find kill after kill. This is exactly the kind of performance you'd expect with a Zac pick, and LirA's Elastic Slingshots and ultimates helped propel CG to a solid win.
Struggled to match rotations in loss
January 22, 2018
LirA posted a 1/1/3 KDA on Sejuani as Clutch Gaming lost to Echo Fox on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
LirA did his best to make the early game as even as possible but his ganks were not enough to make up for the gold deficit that Clutch Gaming was facing. With both of the solo lanes struggling, LirA was running around the rift trying to respond to EF's rotations but was always just a little too slow. Clutch Gaming managed to buy a little time as it put an end to EF's Baron power play with a winning teamfight but couldn't repeat the feat later. After losing a 3-for-0, Clutch Gaming could only watch from the fountain as Echo Fox destroyed its base.
Comes out the gate swinging
January 21, 2018
LirA went 1/2/4 as Clutch Gaming opened their season with a win over Golden Guardians.
ANALYSIS
LirA, on Evelynn, together with Febiven's Malzahar, formed the catalyst that propelled Clutch Gaming to an easy win on Saturday. His early, repeated focus onto Hai's Azir netted multiple early kills, and assists across the board as other members joined in on the fun. With an early lead, CG had no trouble closing out the game, albeit a tad slowly.
Set to join Clutch Gaming
November 21, 2017
LirA is being pursued by Clutch Gaming and is likely to sign with the team for the 2018 season, reports Jacob Wolf of ESPN.
ANALYSIS
LirA is set to join Clutch Gaming with former teammates Apollo and Hakuho. With an impressive showing during his time with EnVy, despite the team's less than remarkable performances, it is no surprise that LirA has found a new home so quickly. The news comes as no surprise with LirA looking to continue his impressive performance alongside his former teammates in an attempt to show his skill during the 2018 season.
Free agent for 2018
November 21, 2017
LirA announced on Tuesday he is a free agent for Season 8.
ANALYSIS
LirA spent Season 7 on Team EnVyUs, often being the driving force for the team's success. His early game presence propelled his team ahead in many series, and he was usually present in the mid-to-late game as well. LirA will join a handful of available free agents after being released under special circumstances, given the flux of teams changing in the NA LCS. He provided no indication to where he will end up, but it is likely that he will remain in North America or return to Korea.
Early strength insufficient
August 22, 2017
LirA posted an overall 8/14/33 scoreline at the end of NV's 2-3 loss to CLG on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
LirA has proven time and again that he's capable of winning the early game for his team, and this was no challenge in this series against the rookie OmarGod. With the latter sticking to scaling tanks, LirA had his way with the map early on, and generally did a good job taking advantage, particularly on Elise. However, NV demonstrated they still had trouble closing games, and with CLG's superior scaling in most games, they were able to fight their way out of the series with a win. Depressingly, had LirA been able to prevent OmarGod's Baron steal in Game 1, NV likely could've taken this series before CLG ever got a chance to come back.
Can't do enough to save NV
August 7, 2017
LirA put up a 3/4/9 scoreline by the end of NV's 0-2 loss to Cloud9 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
LirA's Jarvan IV in Game 1 was the sole shining light for NV, as he participated in all four of his team's kills. As that sentence indicates, however, NV had a rough go of it, and lost Game 1 in just 24 minutes. In Game 2, LirA's Rek'Sai was a thorn in the side of Cloud9's backline, winning NV multiple fights with his pressure, one of which netted Baron. Unfortunately, this was enough to get a win for NV.
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