Hakuho Domestic Career
Nickolas “Hakuho” Surgen began his LoL career in 2014 by playing for Zenith eSports. His team took part in the 2014 NA CS Summer #2 but made a quick exit after losing 0-3 to Team 8 in the Quarterfinals. Afterward, Hakuho joined Aware Gaming. But a new team didn’t turn around his bad luck, and Aware Gaming faltered in the 2015 NA CS Qualifiers by losing 0-2 to Maelstorm Gaming.
At the end of 2015, Hakuho went to Team Frostbite. His team had a strong showing at the HTC Ascension tournament, placing second, right behind Team Liquid Academy. Their success was short-lived, though, because the 2016 NA CS Qualifiers had them clash with Team Liquid Academy again. After losing the series 0-3, Frostbite disbanded.
Then, Hakuho joined Dream Team. The organization took part in the 2016 NA CS Spring Split. However, Hakuho ended up only playing two games before Renegades invited him to join their roster. He had a rough start on the struggling NA LCS lineup, but ultimately, Renegades were able to regain some momentum. And while they fell down to the Promotion Tournament, they came back with a confident victory over Team Dragon Knights.
Unfortunately, a competitive ruling from Riot Games forced Renegades to sell their LCS slot. And so, Hakuho went on to Team EnVyUs. Despite showing some promise in the 2016 Summer Split, EnVy barely finished the regular season in sixth place. As for their playoffs run, it ended with a quick 1-3 loss to Cloud9.
EnVy’s 2017 Spring Split was also rough around the edges. They finished the regular season in ninth place, which forced them to take part in the Promotion Tournament. Their 1-3 loss to Gold Coin United put them on the brink of elimination, but EnVy bounced back with victories against eUnited and Gold Coin United.
In spite of such an underwhelming result, Hakuho was one of the more stable parts of the team. His mechanics and lane aggression turned him into a very dominant support, and EnVy received praise for having a very capable bot lane.
The entire team performed much better in summer. With an 8-10 record, EnVy finished the regular season in sixth place and qualified for the playoffs. But the holes in their macro game were far too glaring, and they lost their Quarterfinals series against CLG with a 2-3 score.
After EnVy weren’t granted the NA LCS franchising slot, Hakuho joined Clutch Gaming.
Hakuho International Tournaments
Over the course of his career, Hakuho didn’t attend any international events.