Hakuho
Nickolas Surgent 
United States
Echo Fox
Transferred to Echo Fox
November 29, 2018
Hakuho has been transferred to Echo Fox, the organization confirmed Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Clutch Gaming overhauled their roster during the offseason, bringing in Huni, Damonte and Vulcan, the latter of which is expected to take over as the starting support in place of Hakuho. What's Clutch Gaming's loss is Echo Fox's gain, as Hakuho along with two other members of CG will move over to the orange-brandished organization, combining with a roster that save for bottom laner, Lost, is entirely new to the team.
Decent initiations not enough to win
September 15, 2018
Hakuho earned a series KDA of 2/5/13 during Clutch Gaming's series loss against Echo Fox.
ANALYSIS
Although Hakuho was able to put up a decent showing against Echo Fox, his team's inability to capitalize meant that his effort was simply not enough to secure a victory. After starting things off with an unfortunate game on Tahm Kench that resulted in a 28-minute loss, Hakuho transitioned to a more involved role with his picks. Opting for Shen in Game 2, he was able to start making moves across the map early on but unfortunately could not find the impact necessary to bring his team into a commanding lead. As the game went on, he could not find his way onto key enemy targets, allowing Echo Fox to edge out a win. With the series down to a final game, Hakuho stepped up on Alistar, but once again could not make up for his team's shortcomings. Despite picking an engage champion, he found little opportunities to do so as his top laner and jungler gave up multiple kills. Playing reactively, he could not find objectives nor vision for his team, allowing Echo Fox to take back-to-back teamfight wins. As a result, Clutch Gaming was defeated, giving up the series 3-0.
Strong showing results in win
August 6, 2018
Hakuho earned a 0/0/7 KDA on Barum during his team's victory over OpTic Gaming.
ANALYSIS
Doing his best James Bond impression, Hakuho was able to take full control of his team's game against OpTic. He started off by buying his marksman an advantage in the early game, allowing him to outfarm the enemy lane and quickly take over. As the game progressed, he focused on vision control, able to buy his team a macro advantage. After finding a sizeable lead for himself, he was able to continue to take over by dominating skirmishes. Providing the engage and crowd control that his team needed, he allowed Clutch to take teamfight victories left and right. Focusing on playing calm and controlled, he let his team take fights on their own terms. As a result of his efforts, Clutch was able to claim a 44-minute victory.
Heads to Clutch's bench
July 27, 2018
Hakuho has been moved to the bench, Clutch Gaming announced Friday.
ANALYSIS
Hakuho is the latest casualty in the latest round of roster shuffles, as he, along with LirA and Apollo, have been benched by Clutch Gaming. In their places will be Moon, Piglet, and Vulcan, respectively. After posting 4-6 record throughout the first five weeks, the team is certainly hoping that this change will give them a chance to make some noise down the stretch.
Can't make enough plays
June 24, 2018
Hakuho ended Clutch Gaming's Sunday loss to CLG with a KDA of 1/2/5.
ANALYSIS
We haven't seen a whole lot of Thresh in this meta, but Hakuho went with the champion all the same. It did alright in lane until Clutch opted to swap out of it, likely to free up Hakuho to roam. Unfortunately, Hakuho only managed to make one big play all game, landing a hook onto huhi for a pick near the mid lane. This would have been great, if the followup had not been fumbled, giving Baron over to CLG.
Does his best to save his team
June 18, 2018
Hakuho went 1/3/9 as CG lost to Echo Fox on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Hakuho's Rakan was part of the reason Clutch maintained a slight kill lead early on, but he mostly came alive in teamfights. In the fights Clutch were able to win, it was often due at least in part to Hakuho landing knockups onto multiple members at once, even before using his ultimate. In the game's last fight, he was able to land a four-man charm in order to keep Echo Fox occupied, repelling them from the CG base.
Dark Bindings on point in win
June 17, 2018
Hakuho's Morgana finished with a 2/4/10 KDA in Clutch Gaming's victory over Cloud9 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
It didn't take long for Hakuho to start locking down targets with Morgana's Dark Bindings, picking first blood during a level 1 skirmish in the river. While Hakuho wasn't to get much done during the mid game, he began to come alive in the late game teamfights. Hakuho landed some clutch Dark Bindings while enabling LirA to pop off on Graves thanks to Black Shield. The final teamfight was easily won by CG as it traded 4-for-0 before marching into C9's base and securing its first victory of the split.
Right places, right times
March 19, 2018
Hakuho's KDA read 3/3/12 at the end of Clutch Gaming's Sunday win over Golden Guardians.
ANALYSIS
Hakuho's fourth-rotation Thresh proved to be a fantastic pick in this game, assisting Solo's Cho'Gath in protecting carries and shutting down enemy divers. He was also great with his roams and hooks, picking up first blood for Clutch Gaming in the mid lane for starters. He couldn't keep his AD carry alive all that well, but he did a great job helping out Febiven, who was by far the more important member in this game.
Solid Thresh play in win
March 11, 2018
Hakuho's Thresh finished with a 1/2/7 KDA in Clutch Gaming's win against Echo Fox on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
While Thresh's engage abilities were denied by Tahm Kench's Devour during the laning phase, Hakuho was able to make up for it in key fights late. Once Clutch Gaming reached the second half, teamfights started to spread out which allowed Hakuho to hook and flay his way to an 89 percent kill participation. The complete and utter dominance of the late game teamfights allowed Clutch Gaming quickly even up objectives. After securing its second Baron buff of the game, Clutch quickly pushed to victory, finally securing a win against a team above it in the standings.
Morgana Bindings off the mark in loss
February 26, 2018
Hakuho's Morgana finished with a 0/3/4 KDA in Clutch Gaming's loss to Cloud9 on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Hakuho decided to counter pick Smoothie's Braum with Morgana and it didn't work out too well for him. While Hakhio landed plenty of poke down with Tormented Soil, his Dark Bindings missed more times than it landed. The laning phase was pretty even until Cloud9 started rotating into the bottom lane and quickly picked up kills and objectives. Hakuho and crew could do little to alleviate the split push pressure, losing its Nexus in under 25 minutes.
Rakes in assists in the second half
February 25, 2018
Hakuho's Taric finished with a 0/1/9 KDA in Clutch Gaming's victory against Counter Logic Gaming on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Hakuho struggled to get lane control early as the Clutch duo got pushed under turret. He never found a good opening to engage and hugged turret until it finally fell, giving CLG first turret gold. With the side lanes opening up, Hakuho began to rotate and began raking in the assists. Clutch Gaming started to dominate skirmishes and ran away with a lead in objectives and gold. Hakuho got caught out late but it didn't hurt Clutch's lead much and all was forgiven as his Cosmic Radiance helped everyone survive the final teamfight.
Rocks out on Rakan in victory
February 19, 2018
Hakuho's Rakan finished with a 1/0/7 KDA in Clutch Gaming's victory against Team SoloMid on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Clutch Gaming's bottom lane decided to break out the Xayah/Rakan duo and put together a solid performance. The laning phase went smoothly before Hakuho started to roam and help other lanes secure kills and push objectives. Clutch Gaming slowly grew its advantage before pushing to win during its second Baron power play. Hakuho was a big help in the teamfights throughout as he finished with an 80 percent kill participation.
Solid Braum play in win
February 18, 2018
Hakuho finished with a 0/0/9 KDA on Braum in Clutch Gaming's victory against FlyQuest on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Hakuho provided plenty of protection in the laning phase as he was able to keep the Morgana and Ezreal in check. Neither duo could get a kill advantage but Hakuho and Apollo were able to contribute a lot more to teamfights than their lane opponents. Clutch Gaming smashed FlyQuest in teamfights as it built its huge lead in gold and objectives. After a second Baron kill, Clutch Gaming was able to easily siege into FlyQuest's base and finish off the Nexus.
Can't find much
February 5, 2018
Hakuho's KDA read 0/0/4 by the end of Clutch Gaming's Sunday loss to Cloud9.
ANALYSIS
Hakuho's Taric had a rough go of it on Sunday. He and Apollo did fine in lane, but arguably should have had a lead given the kind of roaming the enemy support was doing. Hakuho, meanwhile, got no such roaming done, and by the time teamfights rolled around, didn't have many options available to him. Cloud9's engages meant he was typically forced to use Cosmic Radiance defensively, which isn't ideal, and Cloud9's backline was incredibly difficult for him to reach. Still, under the circumstances, a 0/0/4 scoreline isn't bad.
Crucial crowd control
January 28, 2018
Hakuho's scoreline read 1/1/16 at the end of CG's win over CLG on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Playing Morgana, Hakuho was a big part of the reason why CG took such a crushing win Saturday. His late game was rather average, which was all it needed to be with how hard Febiven was carrying, but his early game was where he shined. A series of great Dark Bindings and Soul Shackles helped his team win early engagements, which is where Febiven picked up his early kills.
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