Stixxay Domestic Career
Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes started his LoL career by playing on Denial eSports in the 2014 NA CS. His team reached the playoffs, but a quick 1-2 loss to Team LoLPro meant they were out of the competition.
He briefly joined the Cloud9 Tempest lineup to play support in the Challenger Series. However, he changed his mind and went to CLG Black where he could play his main role.Together with his new teammates, he qualified for the 2015 NA CS Spring Split. Unfortunately, they ended up losing most of their games and getting knocked out of the league.
Once again, CLG Black went through the NA CS Qualifiers, but Stixxay’s run ended when he received a 2-week ban in the middle of the competition. Without him, CLG Black couldn’t make it back into the NA CS in summer.
After Doublelift’s departure in the off-season, Stixxay was moved to play AD carry for the main CLG lineup. Since Pobelter also left the team around the same time, everyone expected CLG to fall apart in the 2016 NA LCS Spring Split.But surprisingly enough, they proved these expectations wrong by crushing the regular season with a 13-5 record.
In the playoffs, they defeated Team Liquid with a 3-2 score and went on to play a back-and-forth series against TSM. In the end, CLG came out on top and claimed their second NA LCS victory. Stixxay performed well for a rookie, and even though his mechanics weren’t on Doublelift’s level, he consistently showed up in lane and out of it.
Following their 2016 MSI run, CLG entered the 2016 Summer Split with high hopes. But suddenly, the entire team faltered and barely came fourth in the regular season. CLG’s Quarterfinals victory against Team Liquid showed a lot of promise, but the following losses to TSM and Immortals knocked CLG out of the playoffs. Fortunately, their success in spring accumulated enough Circuit Points for them to qualify for the 2016 World Championship.
Stixxay’s play stagnated in 2017. A part of it was due to the poor laning of his support, Aphromoo. But Stixxay himself became increasingly hit-or-miss and struggled to show up through the majority of his games. CLG’s 2017 Spring Split ended with a disappointing loss to FlyQuest in the Quarterfinals.
They managed to bounce back in summer by recruiting Dardoch to the jungle. But internal conflicts forced CLG to replace their new jungler with a player from their Academy team, OmarGod. And despite the fact that they’ve defeated Team EnVyUs in the first round of the playoffs, their subsequent match against Immortals ended in defeat. In the third place series, CLG picked up the slack and dismantled Team Dignitas, but it wasn’t enough to earn another Worlds ticket.
Of course, CLG could bounce back in the Regional Finals. Sure enough, their first match against FlyQuest ended with a confident 3-1 victory. But in the following series, Cloud9 turned the tables and took down CLG with a 3-1 score.
Stixxay International Tournaments
Stixxay’s first international tournament was when CLG attended IEM Season 10 San Jose. They breezed through the first rounds, crushing Unicorns of Love and Jin Air Green Wings in the process. But in the finals, they lost 0-3 to Origen. However, they still earned an invitation to the IEM Season 10 World Championship. Unfortunately, they had a rough start and fell to SKT T1 in the group stage. The following 1-2 loss to Fnatic sealed their fate, and CLG were out of the competition.
They came back stronger for the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational. CLG put on a clinic in the group stage, winning most of their games and qualifying for the knockout stage. There, they defeated Flash Wolves 3-1 and went on to face SKT T1 in the finals. And even though they couldn’t overcome this last hurdle, this was still one of the best international showings for the NA LCS.
At the 2016 World Championship, CLG proved their worth by winning against ROX Tigers and G2 Esports in the group stage. Unfortunately, their losses to Albus Nox Luna meant that a wildcard team outclassed CLG in a fight for the final playoffs spot.