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Nien
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Background Information
Name: Zach Malhas
Team: Team Fusion Gaming
Alternate IDs: Nientonsoh, Quantic Nien, Quantic Nientonsoh, oRb Nien, MRN Nientonsoh, CLG Nien, Xflying penguinX, zorotonsoh, x L U F F Y x
Country: United States USA
Birthday: July 1, 1994 (1994-07-01) (age 20)
Peak League: ChallengerTier.png Challenger (NA)
Role: AD
Livestream: twitch.tv/nientonsoh
Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Twitter:
Reddit: Nien's Reddit Account
Favorite champions:
 
 
 
 
Team History
??? - May 2012
nFear Gaming
May 2012 - Nov 2012
Orbit Gaming
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Quantic Gaming
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Cloud 9
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
Azure Cats
Jan 2013 - May 2013
Team MRN
May 2013 - June 2014
Counter Logic Gaming
May 2014 - ???
Frank Fang Gaming
Oct 2014 - Present
Team Fusion Gaming
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Zach "Nien" Malhas is the ADC for Team Fusion Gaming.

Biography

Nien started out playing Heroes of Newerth, often with Scarra and he was ranked in the top ten. He also played World of Warcraft, where he was a rank 1 Warlock in PvP. After seeing Scarra's success in LoL and getting bored of HoN, he moved on to League of Legends. Being picked up by Team MRN as a substitute, Nien played a lot of Solo Queue, getting to the number 1 spot in Challenger. Team MRN then made Nientonsoh a starter, putting him at AD Carry, replacing Heartbeat, who in turn became the starting support player, forcing AtomicN to become a substitute. On May 26th 2013, Nientonsoh was named Top laner for Counter Logic Gaming, replacing HotshotGG.[1]

On April 23rd, 2014, Nientonsoh stepped down as top laner for Counter Logic Gaming and is now a sub.[2]

Trivia

  • After nubbypoohbear's departure, Nien transitioned from AD to Mid for Orbit Gaming.
  • Nien was in the Season 3 Challenger Tier and reached a peak rank of number one with 1,001 league points and was the first player to achieve over 1,000 league points
  • Scored an unofficial Pentakill with
    Tristana
    against CLG during Riot Season 3 NA Spring Season
  • Nien was the first person eliminated from the Best Riven NA Tournament
  • Nien has played Mid lane, AD carry and Top lane competitively.
  • Known for his Elise especially during MLG Anaheim where he took 3 Inhibitors and got a triple kill against TSM, winning the game.
  • Was part of the Season 3 World Championship Analyst desk.[3]

Achievements

2013
Date Event Result
2013-01-06 Solomid NA Invitational 12 Bronze.png Team NomNom
0 : 2
Team Curse
2012
Date Event Result
2012-12-16 SoloMid Series - Finals Silver.png Team NomNom
1 : 3
Team Curse
2012-11-18 SoloMid Series - Week 4 Bronze.png Quantic Gaming
0 : 2
Team FeaR
2012-11-11 Lone Star Clash 2 Bronze.png Reddit Nation
0 : 2
Team Curse
2012-10-28 SoloMid Series - Week 2 Silver.png Orbit Gaming
0 : 2
Team SoloMid
2012-10-21 SoloMid Series - Week 1 Silver.png Orbit Gaming
1 : 2
Team SoloMid
2012-09-30 SoloMid NA Invitational 11 Gold.png Orbit Gaming
2 : 0
Monomaniac Ferus
2012-08-26 2012 MLG Summer Championship Copper.png Orbit Gaming
1 : 2
Team Dynamic
2012-08-19 SoloMid NA Invitational 7 Bronze.png Orbit Gaming
0 : 2
Team SoloMid
2012-07-08 SoloMid NA Invitational 4 Gold.png Orbit Gaming
2 : 1
mTw North America
2012-07-01 Leaguepedia NA Invitational Gold.png Orbit Gaming
2 : 0
Team Dynamic
2012-06-24 SoloMid NA Invitational 2 Bronze.png Orbit Gaming
1 : 2
Team Curse

Interviews

2012

2013

2014

Gallery

References

  1. HotshotGG steps down as Top Laner for CLG clgaming.net
  2. Nien steps down as top laner for CLG clgaming.net
  3. Casters and analysts announced for Worlds na.lolesports.com