|Name:||Hai Du Lam|
|Country of Birth:||United States|
|Birthday:||September 20, 1992|
|Peak League:||Challenger (NA)|
|Peak League:||Challenger (KR)|
|Alternate IDs:|| C9 HyperX Diego|
C9 KingKiller (KR)
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Hai "Hai" Du Lam is the Mid Laner for FlyQuest eSports.
Hai Lam comes from Grandville, Michigan and graduated from Grandville Highschool. During his high school life, Hai was an active participant in the Counter Strike community, and enjoyed many Warcraft III custom games along with climbing the ladder.
Hai moved to East Lansing, Michigan, after completing high school in pursuit of a degree in Media Arts and Technology at Michigan State University. He was a prominent member of the League of Legends club on campus.
With the end of the Spring 2012 semester, Hai hit 2500 elo and a top 5 position on the Solo Queue ladder. Using his new-found influence, he was able to gather a team of his own to create No Fear.
Afterward, Orbit placed 7th/8th at the 2012 MLG - Spring Championship. At the Spring Championship, Orbit defeated vVv Gaming 2-0 in the first round, but lost 1-2 to Counter Logic Gaming Prime in the second round which placed them in the loser's bracket. In the loser's bracket, Orbit defeated Redact 2-0, Team Legion 2-0, and Team SoloMid Evo 2-0. They eventually lost to Counter Logic Gaming EU 1-2 in the fifth round of the loser's bracket.
On June 30th, 2012, Orbit Gaming competed in the Leaguepedia North American Invitational. In the two day online tournament, they were able to finish in first place, most notably defeating Curse Gaming 2-1 in the quarterfinals and sweeping Team Dynamic 2-0 in the finals. On August 26th, Orbit took fourth place at the 2012 MLG Summer Championship, losing to Dynamic 1-2 in the third place match. This led to a tie with Monomaniac Ferus for eighth place in the North American Season Two Circuit Rankings. To decide the last spot for Season Two Regional Finals Seattle, a best of three tiebreaker match was held. Orbit lost 0-2 to mMe and was denied a spot at the North American Regionals.
This was short lived as Quantic Gaming disbanded due to lack of resources to support the team.
Hai later rejoins Quantic Gaming on Febuary 1st, 2013. He leads the team as they qualify for the Summer Season of the NA LCS.
Competing under the name "Team NomNom" and then Cloud 9, Nientonsoh, Hai, Yazuki, Wild Turtle and LemonNation would secure a spot in the Season 3 North American Offline Qualifier for the League of Legends Championship Series. However, Cloud 9 would be knocked out of the tournament in the group stage after losing to Team MRN and Azure Gaming.
Initially, Nientonsoh said that Cloud9 would disband in light of the loss. The team later decided to stay together, although Nientonsoh and Yazuki would leave the team and a massive roster swap would ensue. Hai shifted from jungle to mid, and new junglers and top laners were actively being tried out in online competitions. With their final roster of Balls, Meteos, Hai, LemonNation, and SnEaKyCaStRoO finally being set, the team set out to qualify for the NA LCS.
On April 22nd, 2015, Cloud 9 Manager and Founder Jack Etienne posted on the Cloud 9 website that Hai was retiring from competitive League of Legends and leaving the team. This followed a post on the League of Legends subreddit that showed Charlie, the coach of Cloud 9, chatting with a streamer on how Hai had left the house. Hai mainly blamed his wrist injury in his retirement, saying "My wrist injury is something that I simply cannot ignore. It limits my ability to play as much as I need to and my ability to improve. I cannot keep up with the amount of Solo Queue games my teammates play and it’s not fair to them. At best, my wrist injury would have only allowed me to play for another split and that wasn’t even certain."(Hai Lam)
Hai also stated that the team morale was at an all time low and that his teammates began to lose trust not only in his shotcalling, but his performance as a player. Hai announced that he is now a Chief Gaming Officer of Cloud 9. On July 4th 2015 (6th week of the NA LCS summer split 2015), Hai returned to LCS as a Jungler for C9, replacing Meteos, who stepped down. Cloud9 lost two bans in their first match of the week against Team Liquid, having announced this substitution late. Hai stated he returned to boost the team morale that had faltered with their worst split since they entered the LCS and help the team avoid relegations with his shotcalling as Meteos stated he was unable to do so and wasn't fit to be a shotcaller and knew the team would trust in Hai more.
On stream Sneaky stated it felt better to have Hai replace Meteos and return to shotcalling. Incarnation also stated with Hai he felt he could finally play as he was expected to because Hai would always back him up. Hai's return to shotcalling helped C9 avoid being relegated and for the first time all season they looked like Cloud 9 again. During this time Hai had success on several champions and items that had never seen success in the NA LCS. With the morale returning Cloud 9 ran through the Gauntlet reverse sweeping Gravity and Impulse making it C9's third reverse sweep of the year and finally crushing Liquid 3-1 and qualifying for Worlds in what was called the Cinderella run. Even certain Riot employees, casters, and other teams started to cheer for C9 as they did the near impossible including members of CLG who referred to them as gods.
- Hai was a sub for Salce on Epik Gamer and nearly went to Dreamhack.
- Widely considered as one of the best shotcallers in NA
- Favors tanky/utility junglers, including
- Hai has played in many positions for professional teams, and previously specialized in the Jungling role before switching to Mid lane.
- Prefers AD mids like
- Is 3/4 Chinese, 1/4 Vietnamese
- Suffers from Pneumothorax and unable to participate in All-Star 2014
- First and only player in NA to find success and win on
Rengar in the LCS.
- First player to build Devourer in the LCS.
- Only player in NA to have been picked as the MVP multiple times on 3 diffrent roles.
- Voted most influental and strongest player in 2016 Challenger series.
- Has retired twice due to wrist problems.
- Considered one of the best 3 shotcallers in the entire World.
- Known for outstanding shotcalls the won C9 the majority of their games.
- Climbed faster and higher than any other NA player during 2015 Korean bootcamp passing even pro OGN players and being 1# in Master before reaching Challenger.
- Has dyed part of his hair blue during LCS Spring split of 2015 and Blonde after 2015 Worlds.
- First NA player to reach Challenger in Korea during 2015.
- His Korean name C9 KingKiller is a refrence to The Kingkiller Chronicles.
- Considered to have been one of the best
Twisted Fate player in NA.
- Korean Pro Players said they were impressed with Hai's play style and ability to carry his teams in Challenger SoloQue in Korea.
- Before Jack bought the team Hai handled all the team business aquired sponsors for the team and read every contract.
- Was fined €500 for violating Section 9.1.3 of the World Championship Ruleset - Disruptive Behavior/Insults.
|2017 NA LCS Spring Split|
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|2013-09-23||Season 3 World Championship||5 - 8th||
||1 : 2|
|2013-09-02||Season 3 NA LCS Summer||1st||
||3 : 0|
|2013-03-17||2013 MLG Winter Championship Summer Promotion Qualifier||1st||
||2 : 0|
|2013-02-13||Rising Stars Invitational #5||1st||
||2 : 0|
|2013-02-06||Rising Stars Invitational #4||1st||
||2 : 0|
|2013-01-18||Rising Stars Invitational #1||1st||
||2 : 0|
|2013-01-06||Solomid NA Invitational 12||3rd||
||0 : 2|
|2012-12-16||SoloMid Series - Finals||2nd||
||1 : 3|
|2012-11-18||SoloMid Series - Week 4||3rd||
||0 : 2|
|2012-11-11||Lone Star Clash 2||3rd||
||0 : 2|
|2012-10-28||SoloMid Series - Week 2||2nd||
||0 : 2|
|2012-10-21||SoloMid Series - Week 1||2nd||
||1 : 2|
|2012-09-30||SoloMid NA Invitational 11||1st||
||2 : 0|
|2012-08-26||2012 MLG Summer Championship||4th||
||1 : 2|
|2012-08-19||SoloMid NA Invitational 7||3rd||
||0 : 2|
|2012-07-08||SoloMid NA Invitational 4||1st||
||2 : 1|
|2012-07-01||Leaguepedia NA Invitational||1st||
||2 : 0|
|2012-06-24||Solomid NA Invitational 2||3rd||
||1 : 2|
|2014-04-20||2014 NA LCS Spring||Playoffs MVP|| |
- February 1st - Hai and Aphromoo discuss the CLG and FlyQuest match and the strengths of their respective teams with YAHOO! Esports
- January 31st - VIDEO: Hai on facing last week's poor performance and community feedback with onGamers
- February 23rd - VIDEO: Hai on why CLG is still the best NA and Cloud9 competing in Poland with onGamers
- April 1st - VIDEO: Hai: "Our scrims have been going a lot better and our team environment is much better" with onGamers
- April 24th - VIDEO: Hai: The Retirement Interview with Gamespot
- July 14th - VIDEO: Hai Talks Returning to C9 and Learning Jungle: "I'm glad I can help out the team" with Gamespot
- August 31st - VIDEO: Hai told Incarnation: "I Will Do My Best to Bring You to Worlds If You Can Carry Me There" with Gamespot
- September 1st - VIDEO: Cloud9's Hai on team's miraculous World Championship berth with The Score Esports
- October 1st - VIDEO: Interview with Hai with Twitch
- October 3rd - VIDEO: Hai: I Believe We're Better Than IG and AHQ, I'm Not Sure If We're Better Than Fnatic with GameSpot
- January 17th - VIDEO: Hai discusses Cloud9's matches and his Teemo pick on day one with onGamers
- February 8th - VIDEO: Hai talks about performance against XDG with onGamers
- March 12th - VIDEO: Hai discusses C9's practice going into IEM Cologne and their vacation with onGamers
- March 27th - VIDEO: Hai talks about performance at Super Week LCS with onGamers
- March 28th - VIDEO: Hai discusses Cloud9's wins on day one of IEM Katowice with onGamers
- April 3rd - VIDEO: Travis catches up with Hai and discuss match against Fnatic with onGamers
- April 3rd - VIDEO: Hai discusses Cloud9's matches and his Teemo pick on day one with onGamers
- April 3rd - VIDEO: Hai talks about performance against XDG with onGamers
- May 27th - VIDEO: Hai talks about his struggles to return to form with Cloud 9 with onGamers
- June 8th - VIDEO: Hai discusses C9's performance in the third week of the Summer Split with onGamers
- July 6th - VIDEO: Hai delves into the rigors of a Pro-Player in the LCS with onGamers
- July 20th - VIDEO: Hai talks about their explosive game against Team Curse with onGamers
- September 25th - VIDEO: 2014 World Championships Group Stage with ongamenet
- October 20th - VIDEO: Hai teases roster rumors and possible C9 appearance at off season tournament with onGamers
- December 10th - VIDEO: IEM San Jose: Hai on Cloud9’s Secret to Success with SK Gaming
- March 17th - VIDEO: LCS Week 5 (MLG Dallas) - Cloud 9's Hai_L9 "Lux is really fun and fits our style." with Leaguepedia
- April 12th - VIDEO: Hai talks Quantics chances, playing vs Deezer, and SnEaKyCaStRoO with GameSpot
- May 10th - VIDEO: Hai talks Quantic's Day 1 Play at the LCS Promotional Tourney with GameSpot
- May 11th - VIDEO: League of Legends NA Summer Promotion - Hai & Meteos with MachinimaVS
- June 14th - VIDEO: League of Legends LCS [SS WK 1] Hai - C9 vs. Coast with MachinimaVS
- June 17th - Interview with Hai, Team Captain of Cloud 9: "It just so happens our optimal way of playing is similar to that of the Koreans." with Team Dignitas
- June 21st - VIDEO: Hai shares his thoughts about Cloud 9's long match with Vulcun (video) with GameSpot
- June 29th - VIDEO: Hai talks about Cloud 9's strategies against CLG at MLG with GameSpot
- July 11th - VIDEO: League of Legends LCS [SS WK 5] HAI - Cloud 9 vs. CLG with MachinimaVS
- July 17th - VIDEO: Cloud 9: The Hai Life [extended] with LoLEsports
- July 18th - VIDEO: Hai talks Cloud9 vs Asia and Fashion with Leena with GameSpot
- July 26th - VIDEO: Hai and Balls talk about the Longest Win Streak at NA LCS with GameSpot
- August 15th - VIDEO: Hai talks Cloud 9's Performance on Day one of Super Week with GameSpot
- August 31st - VIDEO: Hai discusses Cloud9's match with Dignitas and Trolls Travis with GameSpot
- September 23rd - VIDEO: Hai discusses Cloud 9's games and results at Worlds with GameSpot
- September 25th - Cloud 9's Hai AMA with Reddit
- November 15th - Interview with Cloud 9′s Hai with Cloth5
- November 23rd - VIDEO: Hai discusses C9's practice going into IEM Cologne and their vacation with onGamers
- November 23rd - VIDEO: IEM Cologne: Interview with Cloud 9 Hai with SK Gaming
- December 21st - VIDEO: Battle of the Atlantic: Hai of Cloud 9 with Leaguepedia
- December 22nd - VIDEO: Travis catches up with Hai to discuss Cloud9's match against Fnatic with onGamers
- September 5th - VIDEO: Interview with Orbit Players Hai and Nubbypoohbear (audio) with Orbit Gaming
- November 10th - VIDEO: RedditNation (ex-oRbit) Yazuki, WildTurtle & Hai L9 at Lone Star Clash II with CyberSportsNetwork
- February 9th - THE HAI ROAD by Kien Lam (lolesports.com)
- January 22nd - LIVING THE HAI LIFE by Frank Fields (lolesports.com)
- March 23rd - VIDEO:Best of Hai (highlights) by LoL fanaticus (youtube.com)
- April 29th - HAI'S JOURNEY FROM AMATEUR TO LEGEND by Frank Fields (lolesports.com)
- August 28th - CLOUD9 TAKING THE HAI ROAD TO WORLDS] by Leah Jackson (lolesports.com)
- October 7th - VLOG: C9 Hai Vlog sponsored by GFUEL - Plans after Worlds and Vacation
- October 25th - VLOG: Hai & Lemon Vietnam Trip Vlog #1 | Sponsored by iBuyPower
- October 26th - VLOG: Hai & Lemon's Vietnam Trip Vlog #2 | Sponsored by GFUEL
- November 9th - VLOG: Hai & Lemon's Vietnam Trip Vlog #3 + Bonus Cave Level! | Sponsored by GFUEL
- November 10th - VLOG: Hai & Lemon's Vietnam Trip Vlog #4 Da Nang & Beaches | Sponsored by iBuyPower