Caveman
Duan Deliang 
Vici Gaming
Leads VG in deaths
April 6, 2018
Caveman finished Friday's 2-0 loss to BLG with a 1/9/2 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Caveman ended Game 1 with a 0/5/1 KDA as Tahm Kench. He was involved in the lone kill of the game, tying for the team-high assist total, while leading Vici with five deaths. In Game 2, Caveman used Thresh and finished with a 1/4/1 KDA. He was involved in two of five kills, tying for the second-highest kill and assist totals as BLG closed out the sweep. Caveman was involved in 50 percent of Vici's kills in the series, but led his team with nine deaths across two games.
Unable to keep his marksman alive
April 15, 2017
Caveman ended Friday's loss to EDG with a 0/5/9 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Caveman finished Game 1 with a 0/2/3 KDA as Nami. He picked up two assists during a 3-vs-3 fight in the bottom lane and an assist picking off Meiko in the mid game. In Game 2, Caveman earned a 0/3/6 KDA as Lulu. He picked up two assists during a 4-vs-2 fight in the top lane and an assist in the first teamfight. He helped pick off Meiko in the mid game, with his final two assists coming in the second teamfight of the game.
Looks excellent in playoff win over Game Talents
August 10, 2016
Caveman gave Vici exactly what they needed to win, finishing the series 4/6/33.
ANALYSIS
Game Talents took Game 1 based on their regular-season record, but the rest of this series was all Vici Gaming. In Game 2, Caveman took Alistar alongside Endless' Kog'Maw, hoping to protect the immobile marksman. The strategy generally worked, but Vici really ran away with this game thanks to stellar play from DanDy's Gragas, Loong's Poppy, and Easyhoon's Vladimir. Caveman and Endless were mostly just supporting players as all of the rest of their team ran away with the match. In Game 3, Caveman switched to Braum to support XuanXuanPi's Twitch, and managed to keep the late-game carry safe with only a slight CS discrepancy in the early game. Even as the rest of Vici struggled, Caveman and XuanXuanPi built for his late-game power spike, and XuanXuanPi was eventually able to take over and carry Vici to victory. In Game 3, Caveman took Braum again alongside Endless' Ashe, giving them a very aggressive lane to oppose PentaQ's Jhin and City's Thresh. Caveman played directly into that aggression, diving in early to set up a kill for Endless in lane, allowing them to stifle PentaQ's development. Vici ran away with this game easily, racking up 34 kills in just 27 minutes, and sealed their spot for the next round of the playoffs.
Headbutts his way to victory over OMG
August 5, 2016
Caveman looked great on Alistar, finishing 2/10/38 against OMG.
ANALYSIS
Caveman served as the catalyst for Vici Gaming's comeback, setting the pace in teamfights and opening doors for the rest of his team to make great plays. In Game 1, Caveman took Braum alongside Endless' Kog'Maw, but struggled to keep his low-mobility marksman alive against OMG. In Game 2, Caveman switched his support pick to Alistar, and showed a much better performance on the more aggressive support. Caveman was all over this game, leading the charge for a dive-focused composition from Vici as they got on top of the less mobile carries from OMG and CC'd them to death. This game hinged on a botched Baron attempt from OMG, where they tried to take the epic monster after acing Vici. However, OMG was at fairly low health and did a poor job managing the Baron's damage, allowing Caveman to sneak in, steal a kill on Icon, and force OMG away from a heavily damaged Baron. Vici was able to take the wounded monster down, giving them the buff and the momentum they needed to win the game. In Game 3, Caveman went back to Alistar and again led the charge, coming back from an early lane deficit to be a CC machine. He did a great job focusing in on Icon's Syndra and S1mlz's Kog'Maw, keeping them bouncing around rather than dealing damage. Vici did require a heroic penta kill from Easyhoon while defending the Nexus in order to finally take this game, but Caveman's play in teamfights helped them stay in it up to that point.
Puts up MVP caliber performance against I May
August 1, 2016
Caveman finished the series win over I May with a 2/3/26 KDA with a dominating pair of frontline supports.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1, Caveman took Alistar to support Endless' Kog'Maw and could not have done much to look better. Even with the fragile ADC, Caveman made his presence known all over the map, leading the charge for Vici with a number of perfect Headbutt/Pulverize combos. In the deciding fight of the game, Caveman was able to flank around behind I May and dive them under their turret, knocking up two opponents and setting up DanDy's follow-up CC on Rek'Sai. In Game 2, I May wisely snatched Alistar away, pushing Caveman onto Braum. Unfortunately for I May, the result wasn't particularly different, as Caevman used his shield to neutralize damage from jinjiao's Jhin as well as using his ultimate to create huge zones of CC in the middle of teamfights.
Plays well on Braum in series loss
July 29, 2016
Caveman used Braum to play well during VG's sweep to LGD, ending with a 2/4/16 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Caveman used Braum in Game 1, but was unable to set up enough kills to help Vici win the game. He was able to help Endless farm early, allowing his marksman to scale into the mid game. His first assist came during the first teamfight of the game, using Concussive Blows and Glacial Fissure to set up a kill. He was able to pick up six assists using his passive and ultimate and picked up a kill in the late game as VG fell to LGD. In Game 2, Caveman played well on Braum again to help Vici get out to a lead. He excellently invaded into the LGD jungle early to harass Marin and Intruder off of camps, forcing Marin to use his Flash before helping to fast push the side-lane turrets. He killed We1less during a gank in the mid lane for first blood and grabbed an assist onto Marin using Concussive Blows to lock down the top laner. He was excellent in creating picks with his passive and Glacial Fissure, and finished the game with a 1/2/10 KDA. Unfortunately, LGD ran through Vici late, but it was a good showing from Caveman.
Caveman: Aggression drives Vici Gaming to 2-1 victory Over Saint on Thursday
June 25, 2016
Caveman's 3/8/27 Bard earns a pair of respect bans in Vici's series win over Saint.
ANALYSIS
Caveman's aggressive support play got him into trouble a few times, but ultimately helped Vici Gaming win their series over Saint. In Game 1, Caveman took Bard and played a dominating 2/1/15 game. His Tempered Fates were key to starting several late game engagements, locking down the opposition and setting them up for a quick kill. He had a few troll moments where those Tempered Fates actually delayed or saved an opponent from a kill as well, but they were generally in lower pressure situations. In Game 2, Saint decided to ban Bard, leading to Caveman and Vici taking Karma with the first available pick. This pick, along with XuanXuanPi's disappointing Ezreal play, resulted in Vici Gaming's bottom lane falling to a quick deficit and eventually getting picked off one by one in the top lane as Saint rolled to victory. Bard was banned again in Game 3, but with Saint Gaming taking Karma in the first picks, Caveman moved onto Braum and finished 1/1/10. Caveman had the most success when he could roam between lanes and help DanDy gank, and it seems like either the Karma pick or XuanXuanPi's play in Game 2 prevented him from doing that.
Caveman: Impressive performance nets series victory over OMG
June 13, 2016
caveman earned a series KDA of 4/3/24 in VG's sweep of OMG.
ANALYSIS
Although caveman is a support player, arguably one of the least impactful roles in the game, he was able to lead his team to a series sweep over OMG. He started the series off in an extremely impressive fashion, gifting first blood to Endless after just two minutes. He went on to use this advantage to dominate a skirmish and pick up several more kills for his team. Moving to control vision, he was able to gain full control of objectives, resulting in several early dragons for his team. Using them, he peeled expertly to ensure Endless didn't die a single time as VG took a swift Game 1 victory. In Game 2, he started off rather strong again, picking up two kills for his lane partner after just eight minutes. Roaming early, he helped pick up more kills and secured deep vision that resulted in several picks for VG. They used the advantage to quickly claim victory after dominating objectives, resulting in them securing the series sweep.
Caveman: Starts the fights that Vici ride to victory
June 5, 2016
Caveman earned a 3/3/22 KDA in Vici's series victory over IMAY.
ANALYSIS
Caveman is far from the bumbling support that spent all of Spring being better known for his senseless deaths than his strong initiation. Yet that initiation is exactly what carried Vici through this series, whether it be Glacial Chasm or Tempered Fate that started off the fight. His Bard play was the shining light of Game 2, a game that his team had won by rights, thanks mostly to Caveman's ability to lock IMAY down long enough for XuanXuanPi to take them out. While that proved to not be enough, once he got his hands back on his Braum, he closed the series out in decisive fashion after managing to start fights even more effectively than Road's Alistar. In the story of Vici's rise to graces, Caveman is a major player, and his rise to being a decent support is a major storyline.
caveMan: Keeps teammates alive during series win
June 2, 2016
Caveman finished VG's 2-0 series win over LGD on Thursday with a 3/5/18 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Caveman had one of the more quiet games that one can have as a support. While he did help his team in teamfights, as evidenced by his nine assists in Game 1, he did a poor job with Endless at holding their own in the bot lane. They were outplayed massively by imp and Yu even though they got the win. Caveman started out Game 2 with a bang to really set the tone for his team, as he picked up the first blood on MaRin in the bottom lane only six minutes into the game. After that, though, he played a more quite game overall. He did have one moment where he came in really clutch to save Easyhoon from getting picked off during a quick skirmish in the mid lane. Keeping his teammates alive was a huge focus for him in this game, and performed his role admirably all throughout.
caveMan: Nonentity in defeat against RNG
May 29, 2016
caveMan earned a 2/10/12 KDA in RNG's dismantling of VG in a quick two game series.
ANALYSIS
There's never been any secret where the largest weakness of VG lies: their bottom lane was a consistent underperformer throughout all of Spring, thanks in no small part to caveMan, who seems to be allergic to consistency. When he plays well, his impact can be game-shattering, but he's much more often nothing but a fifth body that just dies while warding. This series saw him sitting opposite Mata, and the difference was night and day. While Mata nearly won the second game singlehandedly, turning VG's near reversal on it's head by catching Easyhoon time and again, caveMan proved unable to even save his own carries, much less threaten RNG's. If VG want to be taken seriously as a top team, caveMan will necessarily need to improve, as having a mere seat-warmer will never earn a team a top finish.
caveMan: Can't make an impact in loss to WE
April 16, 2016
caveMan finished Friday's 1-3 series loss against WE with a 1/11/15 KDA.
ANALYSIS
caveMan's performance against WE on Friday was wholly uninspiring. The VG bot lane contributed relatively little to the team's Game One victory overall, falling behind in CS and only roaming for kills once the game had already been snowballed in VG's favor. His team fight performances were fairly lackluster in his first three games on Braum; he often only managed to land his Glacial Fissure onto one or two non-priority targets. He saw some minor improvements in Game Four upon switching over to Bard, but still didn't manage to accomplish much. His contributions to VG's first bloods in Games Three and Four were among his only positive plays all series. While it's to be expected that a support's KDA will be poor in such a heavy loss, caveMan truly made little-to-no impact against WE, and was unable to prevent VG from losing the series 1-3, exiting the playoffs in fifth/sixth place.
Caveman: Uses Unbreakable's to push team to victory
April 13, 2016
Caveman finished VG's 3-1 win over LGD in round one of the playoffs with a KDA of 2/8/27.
ANALYSIS
Caveman chose to not try and push too much in this series in order to prevent getting caught out of position. Instead, he simply chimed in during team fights to help his team really dominate in that phase all throughout. He used Braum's Unbreakable to tank tons of damage and let his teammates stay alive to tip the fights in their favor. VG's superior teamwork throughout this series was the difference maker, as they were able to secure the win in fairly easy fashion. They will have to hope that they can keep up this level of play in the quarterfinals against WE. VG did defeat WE by a score of 2-0 in Week 5, though, so they will surely use that series to give themselves some confidence heading into the pivotal matchup.
Caveman: Plays a brilliant Game Two, but characteristic mistakes hold him back in Games One and Three
January 28, 2016
Caveman consistently found himself out of position, leading to the lion's share of his deaths, ending with 3/9/19 KDA.
ANALYSIS
There's almost no question that Caveman single-handedly started the snowball that lost VG Game One when he was caught terribly out of position, then chose to attempt to counter-initiate instead of having his team cut their losses. iG slaughtered them nearly to the man, and VG never again gained offensive momentum. While he played a fine Game Two, it was just that: fine. By Game Three he was once against getting himself caught out and dying without impacting fights at all.
Caveman: Outmatched in loss against EDG
January 27, 2016
Caveman fails to compare favorably to his opposite number, Meiko, taking home a disappointing 0/5/4 KDA in loss to EDG.
ANALYSIS
Caveman looked far from convincing in this series, failing to really make any play that would cause him to stand out. While VG ultimately lost due to poor coordination, Caveman did little to help his team along towards victory, and often looked lost or made nonsensical plays. In order to separate himself from the lower tier LPL supports, we're going to need to see a lot of improvement from Caveman, but his current performance leaves much to be desired.
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