Goldenglue
Greyson Gilmer 
United States
Cloud9
Comes in clutch for Cloud 9
September 2, 2018
Goldenglue earned a combined KDA of 4/2/7 during his two games against Team SoloMid.
ANALYSIS
After his team found itself down 2-1 against TSM, Goldenglue was called upon to assist in bringing the team a pair of much-needed victories. Picking Malzahar in both games, Goldenglue was able to dominate lane and transition his lead to the rest of the map with ease. After dominating lane in the first game, he was able to group with his team and provide necessary crowd control to dominate TSM in several skirmishes. As a result, C9 took a 33-minute victory. The next game went even better for Goldenglue who once again found success on Malzahar in lane. As the game picked up in pace, he had no trouble reacting to TSM's attempted aggression. As skirmishes continued to erupt, he found himself locking down key targets, giving C9 the opening the team needed to find success. As a result, C9 took a convincing 24-minute victory to close out the series 3-2.
Makes a statement
August 12, 2018
4/0/5 was Goldenglue's KDA at the end of Cloud9's win over Team Liquid on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Goldenglue had an absolutely dominant return to the LCS on Sunday, alongside teammate Svenskeren. On the pairing of Syndra and Lee Sin, the duo conspired to crush the mid lane matchup, and took over the rest of the map from there, brute forcing down turrets and taking a huge gold lead. Goldenglue was half of the one-two punch that allowed Cloud9 to take an easy win on Sunday.
Puts the team on his back
June 24, 2018
Goldeglue put up a 3/2/2 KDA in Cloud9's loss against the Golden Guardians on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Goldenglue's Swain was almost the reason that Cloud9 pulled out a victory in this game. During the mid game, he was just straight deleting people off the map, including Deftly in an effort to halt Golden's funnel strategy. This was well and good, but Cloud9 was unable to really build on that, mainly plainly a prevent defense rather than going on the offensive at any point. As such, Deftly had enough time to farm his way into the late game before shutting Cloud9 down in 48 minutes.
Solid performance in return to LCS
June 17, 2018
Goldenglue finished with a 2/2/4 KDA on Zoe in CLoud9's loss to Clutch Gaming on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Of the players the Cloud9 brought up from the Academy team, there was only one that had a solid performance and that was Goldenglue. He managed to pick up a solo kill during the laning phase on his way to building a pretty big CS lead. Goldenglue did his best in teamfights to carry as he lead C9 in damage dealt to champions. However, Goldenglue's effort wasn't enough to win key teamfights and after Cloud9 lost an inhibitor it never recovered.
To start for Cloud9 in Week 1
June 13, 2018
In a video on the team's official YouTube channel, it was confirmed that Goldenglue will be starting in the mid lane for Cloud9.
ANALYSIS
Goldenglue's stints in the NA LCS, including runs with Team Dignitas and Team Liquid, have been few and far between, as well as unsuccessful. However, Cloud9 owner Jack Etienne and coach Reapered assured fans that the move comes as the result of extraordinary efforts made by Goldenglue and his Academy teammates, and that they are fielding what they believe to be the strongest possible roster. Goldenglue will start alongside Licorice, Svenskeren, Keith, and Zeyzal this weekend.
Picked up performance in Game 2 not enough to extend series
July 29, 2017
Goldenglue earned a 2/4/5 KDA in Team Liquid's series loss to Immortals on Friday.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Goldenglue's blind pick of Lucian couldn't do much of anything in lane against Cassiopeia. He was bullied out of lane and quickly fell behind in CS, nearly reaching the flame horizon. While Goldenglue managed to keep his deaths low he wasn't able to contribute much to teamfights. In Game 2 Goldenglue drafted Taliyah and had a much better early game. Goldenglue kept the gold close thanks to picking up an early kill with a roam into the bottom lane. However the late game teamfights weren't very good for Goldenglue as he often got blown up before dealing out much damage.
Makes a fantastic case for himself
July 2, 2017
Goldenglue went a superb 5/1/7 in two games of Liquid's 1-2 loss to Echo Fox on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Subbed in for Game 2 after spending the last couple weeks on the bench, Goldenglue came in and immediately demanded more playing time. He picked up a triple kill on Galio just minutes into Game 2, and continued to snowball the game from there with his roams, ending 3/0/7 in Liquid's sole win of the series. In Game 3, his Viktor was arguably the best performer on Liquid, ending 2/1/0 with only three kills total for his team. Expect to see Goldenglue starting series from now on, rather than being subbed in.
Put me in coach
May 24, 2017
Goldenglue has been put back in the starting lineup for Team Liquid, the team announced on its Twitter on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
After being benched at the start of the Spring Split, Goldenglue has been given a new lease on life with his insertion back into the starting lineup of Team Liquid. Following his benching, he went to South Korea to boot camp for a couple months to gain some valuable experience. He seems to have a renewed focus going into the split, but only time will tell how successful his run will be.
Gets benched in Liquid roster shuffle
February 28, 2017
Goldenglue will move to the Team Liquid bench, as reported by ESPN's Jacob Wolf.
ANALYSIS
Amidst a terrible beginning to the season, Goldenglue has been on the receiving end of heavy scrutiny and criticism from across the League of Legends community. Goldenglue currently holds some of the worst stats in his position in the NA LCS, including a 2.1 KDA putting him third lowest among starting mid laners, and is seen as adequate at best. While AD carry Piglet might not be an ideal candidate to take over the mid lane, Liquid management believe he will contribute more to the team than Goldenglue, whose future looks grim.
Comes up with nothing in final two games
February 20, 2017
Goldenglue finished Team Liquid's poor loss to CLG on Sunday with a KDA of 9/8/10.
ANALYSIS
Choosing Ekko in the first game, there was nothing at all happening in the lane. No kills or assists went to either player until the 18-minute mark. He came up with a double kill in a big teamfight at 24 minutes that allowed Liquid to start maneuvering for the win. While they did end up losing the first Baron to an Xmithie steal, they still grew their lead when CLG had the buff. He also thoroughly outplayed the Kassadin of Huhi in the mid lane matchup to secure the win. Despite being on Cassiopeia in Game 2, Goldenglue didn't have much of a positive impact in the game. He did get a kill onto aphromoo in the bottom lane early on, but then he followed that up with a death to Huhi when he got a bit overzealous in the mid lane. His Game 3 on Orianna was equally bad. While he did harass Huhi a bit early to take a lead in CS, he started to get picked apart by the CLG mid laner. While he did get a bit of a leg up on Huhi in the late game, it wasn't enough to get the win.
Falls off after Game 1
February 18, 2017
Goldenglue ended Saturday's 1-2 loss to Dignitas with a 4/10/11 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Goldenglue started off strong in Game 1 on LeBlanc, roaming top to snag the last bit of damage onto Ssumday's Camille in a tower dive for his first kill. While he didn't exactly snowball off of this or force many impressive plays, he absolutely showed up in teamfights, dishing out tons of damage en route to a 3/2/8 KDA. Unfortunately, this was about the extent of Goldenglue's success in this series. He stuck with LeBlanc in Game 2, but was killed before the five-minute mark when Reignover's Ivern tried to gank for him and they were both killed by Keane's Jayce. Things never really improved from there, as he was caught out and killed minutes later by Chaser and simply tossed around for the remainder of the game, unable to put out any meaningful damage and going 0/5/2 as Dignitas took Game 2. His Game 3 on Ryze was just as bad, as although he managed to pick up an early kill by Flashing onto a sub-100-health Xpecial, he only found one more kill participation all game long, as he was always either late to fights or died before they started. Diginitas took Game 3 and the series.
Decent showing in series loss against Cloud9
February 12, 2017
Goldenglue earned a series KDA of 10/10/12 in Liquid's series defeat.
ANALYSIS
Goldenglue started of his team's series against Cloud9 with a strong performance on Ryze. Although he was unable to find a victory in lane, he had no trouble bringing it to the enemy team in skirmishes. With insane area of effect damage, he was able to bring his team a rather large lead in the game. This was short-lived as Cloud 9 was able to mount a comeback through a backdoor, but Goldenglue showed his impressive abilities. Game 2 saw him bounce back with another strong showing, opting for Corki this time. Although he fell behind in lane initially, he once again excelled in skirmishes. As the game erupted into back-to-back fights, he was able to deal impressive amounts of damage. As his team found a lead, he was able to run with it, taking out enemies left and right to bring his team a lead. After winning several fights, he was able to assist his team in closing out the game convincingly. Game 3 did not see the same level of success as Goldenglue was on Corki again. After finding a small early lead, he faltered in teamfights against Cloud9. Trying his best, he could not deal the necessary amount of damage to secure his team's victory. With C9 winning fights, they were able to shut him down, closing out the game and subsequently claiming the series victory.
Strong performance not enough to claim victory against Team SoloMid
January 29, 2017
Goldenglue finished Team Liquid's series defeat with a 15/7/14 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Throughout the entire series, Goldenglue's play was strong as he started off Game 1 with an impressive performance on Cassiopeia, although his team fell behind relatively early he had no trouble gaining ground in teamfights to bring his team back in the game. His efforts were valiant, but in the end Team SoloMid found the teamfight victories they needed to close out the game. Game 2 saw a much better performance from Team Liquid as well as Goldenglue. After finding an early lead, he had no trouble securing skirmish victories, using his ultimate to avoid all damage and dealing tons in his own right. With immense pressure, he was able to force objectives for his team, allowing TL to pick up a Baron that allowed them to win another teamfight. With the fight victory, Goldenglue moved with his team to quickly close out the game, tying the series 1-1. In the final game of the series, Goldenglue had another strong performance, but not quite enough to claim victory. The entire game was uneventful until a teamfight finally erupted at 33 minutes. Although Goldenglue was able to zone TSM with his ultimate, finally hitting two members, TSM still found a way to win the exchange. As several more skirmishes erupted, he was able to nearly find a win, but TSM ultimately found a more favorable fight, closing out the game. With the defeat, Team Liquid was defeated 1-2 in the series.
Impressive performance nets series sweep over CLG
January 22, 2017
Goldenglue earned a series KDA of 10/4/13 to defeat Counter Logic Gaming.
ANALYSIS
Throughout the entire series against CLG, Goldenglue seemed to be at the top of his game. He started off the series with an impressive performance on Cassiopeia to dominate his opponents. Roaming early, he helped shut down a gank and bring his team a teamfight victory. He didn't let up after doing so, continuing to group with his team and decimating all of CLG. As teamfights continued to break out, he had no trouble shutting down the enemy team with impressive ultimates and consistent damage. Moving into the later stages of the game, he decimated further fights, securing his teams victory in Game 1. Moving into Game 2, Goldenglue opted for Orianna. He didn't have a chance to dominate lane like last game as Huhi picked up a quick first blood onto an over extended Reignover. Being forced to play from behind, he was put in an extremely unfavorable position. After delaying for 29 minutes, he hit a monstrous Orinna ultimate that allowed TL to find a favorable teamfight just as they needed it. In doing so, he opened the game up for TL. After winning the fight, they were able to win back-to-back fights, turning the game around to claim victory in the series despite being down a huge amount of gold.
Outshined in loss to Samsung
December 16, 2016
Goldenglue finished Team Liquids loss to Samsung with a 6/5/4 KDA in two games as Cassiopeia.
ANALYSIS
Goldenglue finished Game 1 with a 3/3/4 KDA as Cassiopeia. He started well, picking up an assist on first blood and a second assist during a 3-vs-2 fight in the top lane. He picked off Ambition twice in the mid game for his first two kills and grabbed his final kill in the fourth teamfight of the game. Goldenglue fell off late as Samsung made a comeback, and Team Liquid may have been better off if their mid laner got two early kills instead of just assists. In Game 2, Goldenglue finished with a 3/2/0 KDA. He picked up his first kill during a 3-vs-3 fight in the mid lane and solo killed Ruler in the mid game. Samsung snowballed this game out of control early, with Goldenglue picking up his last kill in the first teamfight of the game.
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