Hai Lam 
United States
Free Agent
Retires from competitive League of Legends
April 28, 2018
Hai announced his retirement in a Reddit Ask Me Anything earlier this week.
One of the veterans of the LoL scene, Hai is finally hanging up the mouse after a few splits of lackluster results. While he made his mark on the scene playing with Cloud9 a few years back, he was most recently seen on FlyQuest and Golden Guardians. He was recently benched by the latter when the Guardians decided to go with Mickey in the mid lane for the Summer Split. With his retirement, Hai is now focusing on content creation and streaming. He did leave the door open for a possible coaching or analyst position, however, stating that he could go that route "if there are options that seem appealing to [him]."
Shows signs of desperation
March 12, 2018
Hai finished off Golden Guardians' Sunday loss to FlyQuest with a 0/4/3 KDA.
Hai played a bit of a strange game on Corki on Sunday, and not to the benefit of his team. Due to playing into Galio, he was able to accrue a CS advantage and was also one beneficiary of GGS' strong early game around the map. However, he was also one of the first members of GGS make an error in pushing their lead, getting caught out in the top lane. Seemingly desperate despite his champion's late-game power, Hai went on a solo mission to the FlyQuest base for an inhibitor that, while successful, gave over a kill to FlyQuest, followed by a Baron. It was this play that ultimately broke GGS' backs, leading to a loss.
Respectable damage in win
February 12, 2018
Hai finished Golden Guardians' win against 100 Thieves on Sunday with a 2/2/8 KDA.
While he didn't necessarily pop off with his Orianna, Hai played well enough to greatly assist in his team's first win. His Shockwaves were always on point and pushing his team forward in teamfights. This was a huge morale boost for this team that should serve them well as we approach the halfway point of the Spring Split.
Hero's Entrance backfires throughout loss
February 5, 2018
Hai earned a measly 0/3/1 KDA on Galio in Golden Guardians loss to Team Liquid on Sunday.
The laning phase was pretty rough for Hai as an early gank from Contractz resulted in giving a double kill over to Pobelter. Hai started to quickly fall behind and there was little hope of coming back. Any time Hai attempted to save a teammate using Hero's Entrance, the person he was trying to save would be dead by the time he landed and his death came quickly after. The GGS got steamrolled in the end as TL beat them in record time.
Solid Vladimir play in loss
January 29, 2018
Hai earned a 1/3/4 KDA on Vladimir as the Golden Guardians lost to Counter Logic Gaming on Sunday.
The mid lane matchup was pretty close as Hai's Vladimir got plenty of help but it wasn't enough keep Huhi down. While Hai managed to force Huhi out of lane, he couldn't lock him down for kills as Huhi's Ryze made multiple escapes using the Zhonyas Realm Warp combo. Hai continued to be a good harasser in throughout the rest of the game but got little to show for it in terms of kills and assists as GG got destroyed in teamfights late. His lone kill was too little too late as it came while CLG was knocking down the Nexus.
Struggled to make much of an impact late
January 28, 2018
Hai earned a 2/4/12 KDA on Oriana in the Golden Guardian's loss to FlyQuest on Saturday.
Hai played the early game well on Oriana as he managed to escape some ganks and picked up assists in skirmishes. While the GG's looked dominant in the first half as it ran out to a huge gold and turret lead, it started to falter in the late game fights. All of FlyQuest's long range engage was too much as GG's frontline turned into Swiss cheese and the damage dealers were taken down. GG's had one last shot at the third Baron spawn of the game but lost out on the buff and got slaughtered 3-to-1 in the teamfight. With most of the Golden Guardians waiting to respawn, FlyQuest easily finished off its comeback.
Worrying signs for GGS
January 21, 2018
Hai finished Golden Guardians' loss to Clutch Gaming with a 1/3/1 KDA on Saturday.
With doubts already circling about Hai's ability to compete as one of only two domestic mid laners in the NA LCS, this game did little to quell the fears of any GGS fans. On Azir, Hai started off the game with a greedy recall attempt, which was swiftly punished with a first blood. Shortly after, Hai's premature commitment to a gank attempt led to his second death of the game, followed by the death of his jungler. After that, CG had no trouble methodically ending the game in 39 minutes.
Leads mid laners in deaths
November 28, 2017
Hai ended the NA LCS Summer Split with a 134/145/204 combined KDA.
Hai was one of multiple FlyQuest members to lead their respective role in deaths, culminating in the team finishing out of a playoff spot in seventh place. Hai finished seventh in kills, sixth in assists and had the thirteenth highest KDA among North American mid laners. In the regional qualifier, Hai finished with a 12/16/45 combined KDA, helping FlyQuest sweep Team Dignitas before falling to CLG in four games. Hai was released by FlyQuest but quickly signed with Golden Guardians for the 2018 season. Hai has fallen off in terms of skill but remains one of the best shot callers in the scene.
Teaming with Golden Guardians
November 24, 2017
Hai will join the Golden Guardians, ESPN's Jacob Wolf reported on Friday.
Hai was released from FlyQuest earlier in the offseason, but was quickly picked up by the Golden Guardians for their inaugural season in the LCS. The former Cloud9 standout has found a new home with Golden Guardians, who will roster another former Cloud9 player in the form of star jungler Contractz for the 2018 season. Despite playing in 44 games during the Summer Split, Hai posted a dismal 2.3 KDA, thanks in part to a whopping position-leading 145 deaths. If Hai can correct the issues that plagued him with FlyQuest, he could represent an intriguing buy-low option as a veteran mid laner.
Near deathless in series victory over Dignitas
September 13, 2017
Hai earned a series KDA of 8/2/24 in his team's domination over Dignitas 3-0.
Playing Galio in the first two games against Dignitas, Hai had a stellar performance to propel his team to a swift 2-0 victory over Dignitas. Finding early leads in both games, he had an easy time joining his team for dominant skirmishes, utilizing his ultimate to both engage and disengage depending on the circumstances. This excellent play proved useful, buying space for the rest of his team as they took teamfights over and over, easily closing out both games. In Game 3, Hai switched things up, picking Syndra, yet dominating once again. After finding early kills, he was able to shut down the enemy carries, leading his team to a 26-minute victory. With the win, FlyQuest secured it's 3-0 sweep in the series.
Unable to make gauntlet magic
September 11, 2017
Hai finished FlyQuest's 1-3 loss to CLG with a 4/14/21 combined KDA.
Hai used Galio in Game 1 to finish with a 1/3/7 KDA. He was involved in eight of 13 kills, finishing with his team's third-highest assist total. In Game 2, Hai used Kennen to end with a 1/4/3 KDA. He was involved in only 50 percent of his team's kills as CLG evened the series. In Game 3, Hai used Orianna and ended with a 2/2/4 KDA. He was involved in six of nine kills, finishing tied with Balls for the team's second-highest kill total. For the final game of the series, Hai used Corki and ended with a 0/5/7 KDA. He was involved in seven of 11 kills, finishing with his team's second-highest assist total, but tied LemonNation for their highest death total.
Not even given a chance
July 31, 2017
Hai finished off FlyQuest's 0-2 Sunday loss to Cloud9 with an overall KDA of 4/10/4.
Hai's KDA for this series looks atrocious, but it would be unfair to attribute that all to his own play. On Orianna for Game 1, Hai fell a bit behind in farm against Jensen's Syndra, but he also picked up a pair of early kills to start 2/0/0. Unfortunately, as Jensen began to get fed, largely off of LemonNation's Thresh, Hai simply couldn't keep up. Sticking with Orianna for Game 2, this time it was Hai giving the kills over to Jensen's LeBlanc, but only due to the large amounts of pressure placed on him by multiple other members of Cloud9. Once Jensen was sufficiently far ahead, he solo killed Hai, and it was all downhill from there.
Corki carry falls short in Game 3 loss
July 24, 2017
Hai earned a 9/6/9 KDA in FlyQuest's series loss to Team EnVyUs on Sunday.
Hai started off the series with a Player of the Game performance on Corki, finishing with a 7/1/2 KDA. His only death of the series came early, but was much tougher to kill after finishing Hexdrinker. During the mid game teamfights, Hai started to dole out the damage in teamfights to lead FLY in damage dealt to champions. While he damage carried again in Game 2, his Orianna wasn't enough to stop EnVy late. FLY couldn't find good engages and put up very few fights as EnVy slowly pushed to a Game 2 victory. In Game 3 Hai returned to Corki, but hexdrinker wasn't enough to save him from dying throughout the mid game. Hai was again the top damage dealer for FLY, but couldn't get enough protection in late game fights to carry.
Corki falls short in series sweep
July 15, 2017
Hai earned a 3/9/7 KDA in FlyQuest's 2-0 series loss to Counter Logic Gaming on Friday.
Hai kept the gold pretty close in the laning phase of Game 1 and started to run away with a lead late. He got plenty of gank help and made good roams throughout the first half, but struggled to do much in late game teamfights. The teamfighting coordination was lacking late as FLY got picked apart in teamfights. Hai finished with a 3/4/6 KDA and most damage dealt to champions on FlyQuest, but it wasn't enough win Game 1. In Game 2 Hai stuck with Corki, but it didn't go as well. While he kept the laning phase close again, he wasn't nearly as big of a damage threat as he was in Game 1. Hai fell victim to early ganks and never really recovered. FLY got torn apart throughout the teamfight sin Game 2 as it bled objectives. After losing a 4-0 teamfight, the series was over for FlyQuest.
Can't get going
June 25, 2017
Hai went 3/8/7 against TSM in a 0-2 loss Saturday.
Hai started out this series on Corki into Bjergsen's Syndra. He made it out of the laning phase okay, but this is all that can really be said for him, as he failed to have much of an impact. He went 2/3/2 as FlyQuest lost Game 1. In Game 2, he made the switch to Malzahar, and this time was shut down right from the start. He was ganked for first blood, and had no hope of recovering in the face of Bjergsen's Zilean counter pick. He was outfarmed and went an atrocious 1/5/5.
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