gh
Maroun Merhej 
Lebanon
Team Liquid
Weak showing from Liquid's support
September 20, 2018
gh had a rough time in a 0-2 loss to Team Secret in the Kuala Lumpur Major qualifiers. He finished with an 8/24/22 overall KDA.
ANALYSIS
gh struggled on Dark Willow in Game 1, getting heavily focused down by Secret. Wary of the damage and disables that gh could bring to the table, his hero was ruthlessly targeted in fights before he had much of a chance to do anything. He finished with a 2/11/9 KDA. In Game 2 gh played Nyx Assassin, but didn't have much more success than in Game 1. He was able to be effective against zai's Storm Spirit, but it was that effectiveness that made him such an important kill for the rest of Secret. gh finished with a 6/13/13 KDA.
Frame-perfect silences on his Earth Spirit
August 24, 2018
gh was a human highlight reel in Liquid's series against Secret. The support finished with a KDA of 7/13/45.
ANALYSIS
gh played Earth Spirit in Game 1 of the series. He was absolutely on point with his Geomagnetic Grip silences onto MidOne that resulted in many key kills. His 25 assists was head and shoulders above everyone else in the series opener. In Game 2, gh switched over to Dark Willow. His Terrorize on top of the Winter Curses were a thing of beauty as Secret had no chance of fighting back.
Underwhelming series from Liquid's star support
August 22, 2018
gh couldn't buy a break for Liquid against PSG.LGD. The Lebanese star finished with a KDA of 1/17/14.
ANALYSIS
gh played Earthshaker in the series opener against PSG.LGD. His Blink Dagger timing was a bit on the slow side, but it helped him pull off some good plays. Unfortunately, he was the only real stun on his team and he needed help. gh shifted to his signature Io in Game 2. He helped Matu have a good laning stage with his extra sustain. However, despite having one of his more feared heroes, gh couldn't really help Liquid turn the game around.
Shows off his Earth Spirit in Game 2
August 17, 2018
gh finished with a 9/10/41 overall KDA in a 2-0 win over Mineski in the group stages of The International 8.
ANALYSIS
gh played Vengeful Spirit in Game 1, doing a surprisingly good job of managing to use Nether Swap all game and keep himself alive through a lot of fights. He finished with a 1/5/23 KDA. In Game 2 gh played Earth Spirit. Despite the hero's notorious absence for much of the season, comfort heroes such as Earth Spirit have begun to resurface like usual at TI. gh showed just how strong these heroes can be in the hands of a specialist, securing fights for Liquid on the way to another win. He finished with an 8/5/18 KDA.
Quick start to the playoffs at the Supermajor
June 4, 2018
gh finished with a 3/9/38 overall KDA in a 2-0 win vs TNC at the China Supermajor.
ANALYSIS
gh had a rough Game 1 on Nyx Assassin. He died a lot trying to scout out TNC and provide valuable intelligence for Liquid. Despite his deaths, he was also able to give Liquid a lot of vision that lead to them being able to take and win decisive fights. gh finished with a 1/7/23 KDA. In Game 2 gh played a great Sand King. He provided the initiation that lead to Liquid's overwhelming fight wins and subsequent tower pushes. gh finished with a 2/2/15 KDA.
Gets bullied around in tough loss
May 24, 2018
gh was constantly beaten up as Team Liquid lost to paiN Gaming 1-0 in the group stage of ESL One Birmingham. gh finished with a 4/15/9 KDA.
ANALYSIS
gh epitomized the Liquid struggles in this one as he died early and often. Gh finished with a team-high 15 deaths and was a large reason why paiN was able to pull away so quickly and violently. This game did not look like the Liquid we are used to. If that Liquid doesn't come back quickly, we may not even be looking at them in the tournament anymore.
Outstanding initiation all series
April 4, 2018
gh finished with a 3/8/41 overall KDA in a 2-0 win over Virtus pro at DAC 2018.
ANALYSIS
gh played Tusk in Game 1. The unique control offered by Tusk made gh incredibly useful this game for Liquid. He was able to lock down any hero on VP, even through magical immunity. When Liquid were trying to break VP's third lane of barracks, gh gave them the control to overcome their disadvantage in teamfights. He finished with a 2/4/25 KDA. gh played Earthshaker in Game 2, once again being the first man in for his team in fights. He finished with a 1/4/16 KDA this time, securing Liquid's path forward in the winners bracket.
Unusually low impact series from Liquid's star support
March 24, 2018
gh finished with an 8/17/21 overall KDA in a 2-0 loss to Fnatic at Dreamhack Dreamleague Season 9.
ANALYSIS
gh had a rough time on Sand King in Game 1. It took him a long time to finally farm up a Blink Dagger, and that wasn't enough to swing things dramatically in Fnatic's favor. gh did a decent job initiating, but he couldn't be everywhere all the time. He finished with a 5/11/9 KDA. In Game 2 gh played Earth Spirit. His early-game was fantastic, but this lead was thrown away when a high ground attempt ended in Liquid getting five-man wiped and Fnatic gaining an avenue to come back into the game. As Liquid's lead continued to slip, gh's plays grew more and more desperate and he put himself in very dangerous situations. He finished with a 3/6/12 KDA.
Put down as Io in both games
March 23, 2018
gh finished with an overall KDA of 1/20/7 in a 0-2 loss to Team Secret at Dreamhack Dreamleague Season 9.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 gh's Io was defeated handily by Secret. The enemy was constantly prepared for him to be showing up to fights and moving his teammates around the map. gh was quickly bursted down at the start of fights, finishing with a 1/8/3 KDA. gh played Io again in Game 2 and was met with similar results. Secret were not going to fall for his tricks after defeating him in Game 1, and despite gh's best efforts Liquid were defeated again. He finished with a 0/12/4 KDA.
Avoids tilting after a terrible Game 2 at PGL Bucharest
March 9, 2018
gh played a solid series apart from an embarrassing Game 2 in a 2-1 win over Evil Geniuses. He finished with an overall KDA of 9/12/28.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 gh played Earth Spirit, delivering a fantastic performance that at this point has become standard for him. gh's early movement was good, stemming the bleeding in a rough Liquid lane phase along with Kuroky's Dark Willow. In the mid and late game, gh gave yet another display of how potent Earth Spirit's disables are in the right hands. He finished with a 4/4/13 KDA. In Game 2 gh played Keeper of the Light, getting totally demolished along with the rest of his team. He finished with a 0/6/0 KDA. gh played Elder Titan in Game 3, setting up his team to take a commanding win to close out the series. He contributed a massive amount of both control and damage to the game for Liquid and was a critical part of them being able to win fights. gh finished with a 5/2/15 KDA.
Lets win slip away
March 8, 2018
gh tried his best as Team Liquid was defeated by Evil Geniuses 1-0 in the group stage of The Bucharest Major. gh finished with a 5/8/27 KDA.
ANALYSIS
This loss will be a tough one fort Liquid, as it is one they should have won. gh did everything he could, as he played Elder Titan and did a great job of supporting his team in the endless fighting this game produced. Over the hour-plus-long game, gh racked up a team-high 27 assists, most of which came early on. Even with the lead on their side, EG was able to mount a comeback against Liquid. gh and Liquid are still a great team, and at the end of this event, we may just look back at this match as a little speed bump on the way to victory.
Grinds his way to a win
March 7, 2018
gh finished a close game against OG at PGL Bucharest with a 2/6/20 KDA.
ANALYSIS
gh played Sand King against OG. His job was not an enviable one, but gh farmed up a 14-minute Blink Dagger and starting jumping into fights head first. He started to die a lot as the game went later but was almost always able to at least stun people on OG if not get some good damage in with Epicenter.
Masterful Earth Spirit performance
March 7, 2018
GH had another masterful performance for Liquid in their domination of Vici Gaming in the Bucharest Major. The prolific support finished with a KDA of 1/0/21.
ANALYSIS
GH treated Dota 2 fans with another impressive display on his signature Earth Spirit. His rotations in the early stage gave Vici Gaming several problems. GH's display against Vici Gaming was so noteworthy that he didn't even die a single time. His 16-minute Blink Dagger was also one of the faster timings on the hero.
Effective even when countered
March 4, 2018
gh finished with a 6/6/19 KDA against LFY at PGL Bucharest.
ANALYSIS
gh played Earth Spirit in Liquid's first game. Despite LFY counter-picking his hero with extreme enthusiasm, gh still managed to be very effective for Liquid. There wasn't much he could do in the lane phase, but he more than made up for it with his late-game plays.
Shows off fantastic Earth Spirit play in critical Game 3
February 23, 2018
gh closed out the series with an explosive Game 3 in Liquid's 2-1 win vs Secret at ESL One Katowice.
ANALYSIS
gh played Io in Game 1. Despite leading his team in deaths, with 5, gh played a critical role in Liquid's decisive win. He made his teammates unbelievably difficult to bring down in fights with the healing and damage reduction he provided, and his positioning was good enough that he didn't die until the end of fights. He finished with a 3/5/21 KDA. In Game 2 gh played Naga Siren. His Song of the Siren gave Liquid some nice potential for teamfight combos, but Secret did a great job playing around him and either counter-initiating or just tanking through the damage that followed up Song. gh finished with a 2/5/10 KDA. gh played Earth Spirit in Game 3, dominating Secret from start to finish. He moved around the map extremely well, finding lots of kills all throughout the game. gh also played very well in teamfights, putting his disables to excellent use all game. He finished with a 0/2/22 KDA.
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