Darshan Upadhyaha 
United States
Counter Logic Gaming
Fails to find success on Kennen
August 6, 2018
Darshan finished his team's loss against Cloud9 with a 1/3/0 KDA on Kennen.
Though he was given a carry champion, Darshan could not carry his team during their game against Cloud9. After being focused early on, he struggled to recover. Building to splitpush, he was entirely too focused on one strategy. This allowed the enemy team to isolate him and play around him with ease. As a result, he could not ever make an impact for his team. Try as he might, teamfights never went his way, with him falling behind being able to deal a meaningful amount of damage. Try as he might, he could not recover from his early game mishaps. After being focused down for far too long, he was too far behind to mount a comeback, allowing C9 to close out the game with ease.
Unable to use lead in defeat
July 31, 2018
Darshan earned a 2/2/3 KDA on Dr.Mundo during his team's defeat against 100 Thieves on Sunday.
Although his team had a successful early game, Darshan did not have a good showing against 100T. Despite finding an early kill, he fell behind his lane opponent. Although his team was massively ahead, he could not find an opening at all. As things continued to progress, he found himself being ignored in fights. Because he lacked the damage or stats necessary to disrupt the enemy team, he did little more than annoy the enemy team during fights. As his team began falling behind once again, Darshan tried to initiate and find his way onto the enemy carries. Unable to do so, he sat by as his team was defeated in 37 minutes.
Poor showing in defeat
July 23, 2018
Darshan earned a 0/2/1 KDA on Gragas during his team's loss against Golden Guardians.
Darshan had a rough performance against Golden Guardians, resulting in his team's defeat. He was unable to get anything done in the game. After falling behind in lane, he struggled to keep up with the enemy splitpush. As a result, he could not join his team in time for skirmishes. Without a beefy tank, the rest of his team found themselves unable to take down Golden Guardians in teamfights. When he was finally able to join the rest of his team, Darshan lacked the tools necessary to get to the enemy carries who were decimating his team. With only two completed items, he did not have the stats necessary to remain alive and simply delayed his team's defeat. As a result of his inability to get anything done, Golden Guardians was able to swiftly take control of the game and close things out, picking up a 32-minute victory.
Decimates enemy in victory
July 14, 2018
Darshan earned an 11/2/5 KDA on Darius during his team's victory over Echo Fox.
Throughout his team's victory over Echo Fox, Darshan had an extremely convincing performance on Darius. Picking up two early kills, he was able to easily dominate his lane and quickly transition his lead to the rest of the map. Although he had a large number of kills, the enemy team did not focus him, allowing Darshan to pick up multiple kills at every opportunity. Using his ultimate at the perfect time, he didn't get greedy for kills and dealt the maximum amount of damage possible, allowing CLG to run away with the game. Though he gave up a couple kills in the victory, his strong performance was instrumental to CLG's 36-minute victory.
Nearly unkillable in victory
July 1, 2018
Darshan posted a 2/1/10 KDA on Dr. Mundo in Counter Logic Gaming's win against OpTic Gaming on Saturday.
The top lane was pretty easy for Darshan as he got plenty of gank help from his teammates. Almost every gank earned him a kill or assist and resulted in Darshan finishing the game with a three-level lead over his lane opponent Allorim. The huge lead wasn't wasted by Darshan as used it to split push with near impunity in the second half, easily surviving any 2-vs-1 thrown at him. When Darshan did show up for teamfights, he racked up the assists.
Finds success on a carry
June 24, 2018
Darshan ended 5/4/5 as CLG took down Clutch on Sunday.
Having played three games of Ornn so far this split, it was nice to see Darshan do well on a carry-style champion in Aatrox. Darshan was all over the game's early action maintaining perfect kill participation throughout the first 20 minutes alongside huhi. His highlight play was a brilliant two-man Flash-Dark Flight combo that won CLG a teamfight and earned them a second Infernal Drake. Despite having the most deaths on the team, Darshan played a fine game on Sunday.
Call to the Forge God not enough in loss
June 24, 2018
Darshan posted a 0/3/2 KDA on Ornn in Counter Logic Gaming's loss to Team Liquid.
Darshan got some help early in hopes of gaining an advantage in the losing matchup in the top lane. While he picked up an assist on first blood, it did little to help him out in the long run. Instead of giving Impact a longer laning phase to build up a lead, Darshan tried to group up and force fights elsewhere on the map. The plan didn't work out for CLG as it lost nearly every fight. CLG began trying to find picks late using Darshan's Call of the Forge God but it yielded nothing and TL was able to saunter into the base to finish off the game.
Struggled in teamfights late
February 25, 2018
Darshan posted a 0/2/3 KDA on Gnar in Counter Logic Gaming's loss to Clutch Gaming on Saturday.
The laning phase wasn't kind to Darshan as he fell victim to an early gank. Luckily CLG's bottom lane duo was able to rotate and cover for Darshan's lack of lane pressure. Counter Logic Gaming stalled out the game and gambled it all on in a battle over Elder Dragon. The risk didn't pay off and Darshan was left waiting to respawn while the CLG Nexus was destroyed.
Lead doesn't translate
February 19, 2018
Darshan ended CLG's Sunday loss to 100 Thieves with a 2/2/6 KDA.
As Gnar against the Sion of Ssumday, Darshan was able to find the CS lead that was to be expected of him early on. Unfortunately, he received little opportunity to split-push as the game went on, as the match was decided largely by teamfights. In most of these, he performed decently, but there were a couple of missteps that proved somewhat costly. Ultimately, he couldn't make his lead count for as much as Ssumday's superior engagements and tankiness.
Solid efforts fall flat
February 12, 2018
Darshan ended CLG's Sunday loss to TSM with a KDA of 0/3/2.
Given that Darshan picked Vladimir in this game into Hauntzer's Gangplank, and that there was no jungle pressure all game, he should've been able to accrue a CS advantage, but didn't. He did have a fantastic Hemoplague that might've secured the first teamfight of the game for CLG, but Mithy's Cosmic Radiance nullified it almost completely. After that, TSM seemed to be in control for the remainder of the game, and there wasn't anything Darshan could do about it.
Shut down in the split-push
February 5, 2018
Darshan ended CLG's Sunday win over FlyQuest with a KDA of 4/3/9.
Darshan didn't get off to a bad start for a Gangplank, as he managed to grab a couple of kills during a turret dive after taking an early death and CS deficit. This allowed him to have plenty of confidence going into the mid game, as he had the capability to put out tons of damage. Unfortunately, he played a bit too confidently, extending too far in the side lanes and getting picked off multiple times, and just barely missing out on kills back onto the enemy ADC in the process. Thankfully, these were minor setbacks for a CLG that dominated the match overall.
Counter pick pays off in victory
February 4, 2018
Darshan's Gnar scored a 4/2/5 KDA as Counter Logic Gaming took down Echo Fox on Saturday.
Darshan got to counter Huni's Gangplank with a Gnar pick that let him win the laning phase. A lead in CS along with a solo kill gave Darshan a little too much confidence as he wasted his jump engaging and left an opening to be ganked and killed. The death didn't hurt him much as he returned to being the aggressor in the split pushing battle after respawning. Darshan focused on the side lane push, letting his teammates lose a few skirmishes while he pushed down turrets. When Darshan did join up for fights, he landed clutch Gnar ultimates and CLG would win the trades. After CLG crashed EF's Elder Dragon attempt and scored an ace, it quickly pushed down bottom lane to victory.
Snowballs lead after first blood in victory
January 29, 2018
Darshan posted a 7/0/7 KDA on Gangplank as Counter Logic Gaming picked up a win against the Golden Guardians on Sunday.
The top lane saw a lot of action early as GG tried to keep Darshan's Gangplank from getting a lead. The plan backfired as Darshan ended up getting first blood and slowly snowballed his gold lead into the late game. CLG stumbled as a team through the mid-game but turned it around in the teamfights late. Darshan raked in the kills in assists on his way to 100 percent kill participation and second most damage dealt to champions in the game.
Can't push his advantage
January 28, 2018
Darshan ended 1/2/1 in CLG's Saturday loss to CG.
Darshan was gifted a fantastic early advantage on Vladimir, as a three-man dive put his opponent miles behind on Gangplank. However, Darshan found himself unable to grow the large CS lead he was given as a result, and Febiven quickly took over the game before Darshan could scale.
Solid start fizzles out late in loss
January 21, 2018
Darshan scored a 2/3/4 KDA on Ornn in a loss to Cloud9 on Saturday.
Darshan had plenty of gank help early as Reignover was spending a lot of time counter jungling on the top side. However there was little Darshan could do to slow down Licorice's Gangplank from farming up a nice lead. Eventually CLG's luck ran out and C9 stopped getting picked off and starting to win the 5-vs-5 teamfights. There was little Darshan could do late as his efforts to disengage fell short and often cost him his life. After losing in back-to-back teamfights, there was little that could stop C9 from taking the win.
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