|Birthday:||March 11, 1990|
|Peak League:||Challenger I (EUW)|
|Alternate IDs:|| SK Nyph|
Alliance Nyph (KR)
Alliance Patrick (NA)
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Patrick "Nyph" Funke is the Head Coach for Elements.
Nyph is a League of Legends player coming from Kirchheim unter Teck (not too far from Stuttgart), Germany. The first game he ever played was The Legend of Zelda (the first installment of the Zelda franchise). He would go on to play games such as FIFA World Cup 1998, Anno 1604, The Elder Scrolls (Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim later on), Warcraft III (mostly the custom maps), World of Warcraft and Dawn of War.
League of Legends Career
He would play Dark Age of Camelot and Counter-Strike: Source semi-competitively. One of the friends he made in Dark Age of Camelot, along with friends, incited him to try League of Legends. At first, he was reluctant - even skipping the opportunity to play during the beta. He would eventually start playing the game when Nidalee was released (end of 2009 / early January 2010). He would reach level 30 along with hitting the Top 500 milestone before Ranked games were installed.
At the start of Season 1, Nyph would ascend through the Ranked solo-queue ladder by playing mostly supports - which led him to specialize in the role. Nyph took his first step into the competitive LoL-scene by joining the German squad from Gamed!de, which today he considers "one of the best European teams" at that time. They placed 6th at the Riot Season 1 Championship. One of the highlights of his career was beating then-SK Gaming during the qualifiers leading to that event.Nyph left the team eventually and formed SK Gaming's new bot lane together with his close friend Candy Panda in June 2011. Within SK Gaming, he would experience the other highlight of his career: beating Counter Logic Gaming Europe during the Season 2 European Regionals and guaranteeing the team's place as a Top 2 European seed in the Season 2 World Championship.
He used to work as an electronics engineer while playing League of Legends professionally. He took the decision to go full-time in League of Legends in 2012.
- During his World of Warcraft days, he would start the names of his characters with "Ny". One of his characters was named Nyphen. That nickname would eventually be shortened to Nyph. His Counter-Strike handle was "Nyt".
- Used to play a lot of
Taric (the latter as part of a Taric/Pantheon botlane) before the start of Season 1.
- Nyph's first main champion was
- His fondness for champions that are focused on healing, buffing and protecting fellow team-mates stems from his background as an avid Dark Age of Camelot and DotA player.
- Achieved rank 1 on the EUW Solo Q ladder in June 2013.
- Used to play basketball competitively at a high level until the age of 19.
- Likes to eat lasagna and spätzle. Likes drinking radler after an exhausting day.
- Likes fantasy adventure books (such as Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings).
- Likes to watch comedy shows (such as How I Met Your Mother). Used to watch the basketball drama show One Tree Hill.
- Watches Naruto and used to watch the Death Note anime.
- Broke the record for most assists in an LCS match at 45 (troll game vs. MIL at the end of EU Summer 2014).
- One of nine players who have qualified for 3 World Championships, along with XPeke, SOAZ, Cyanide, TheOddOne, Xpecial, Candy Panda, Reginald and Watch
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|2014-08-17||2014 EU LCS Summer Playoffs|| Alliance|
3 : 1
|2014-04-17||2014 EU LCS Spring Playoffs|| Alliance|
0 : 2
|2013-11-30||DreamHack Winter 2013|| SK Gaming|
2 : 1
Kiedyś Miałem Team
|2013-11-17||EUW Challenger Series Week 15 Cup|| SK Gaming|
3 : 2
|2013-04-28||LCS Europe Season 3 Spring Playoffs|| SK Gaming|
0 : 2
|2012-11-11||Tales of the Lane|| SK Gaming|
0 : 2
|2012-08-19||Season Two Regional Finals|| SK Gaming|
0 : 2
|2012-07-29||European Challenger Circuit: Poland|| SK Gaming|
2 : 1
Team Curse Europe
|2012-01-22||IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev|| SK Gaming|
1 : 2
- February 19th - Frenemies: Sjokz Interviews CandyPanda and Nyph (video) with LoL eSports
- March 14th - Nyph talks about SK's performance at Dreamhack and life after Ocelote (video) with onGamers
- March 28th - Nyph visits IEM Katowice (video) with onGamers
- March 29th - Nyph Interview (video) with onGamers
- April 3rd - Nyph on SK's fight to stay in the LCS (video) with onGamers
- September 25th - Alliance Nyph on their game vs Cloud 9 and moving forward with onGamers
- June 11th - Ask Me Anything #1 - Patrick 'SK.Nyph' Funke - SK Gaming (video) with SK Gaming
- June 13th - Thursday Talk – SK Nyph with oceloteworld
- August 23rd - Nyph talks from Gamescom (video) with Team Acer
- September 19th - Patrick ‘Nyph’ Funke talks about SK Gaming’s future.
- October 8th - Nyph 'Grilled' "I learned a lot from mithy" (Episode #76)(video) withTeam Acer
- December 14th - Nyph on SK's fight to stay in the LCS (video) with OnGamers
- December 30th - Nyph talking his past in SK and the departure (video) with SK Gaming
- March 7th - nyph and Candy Pandy talk 3-0 up with SK Gaming
- March 22nd - Getting to know SK|Nyph with SK Gaming
- July 10th - in2LOL Interviews SK Nyph with in2LOL
- October 6th - S2 finals Kev1n and Nyph talk play-offs and the future of SK (video) with SK Gaming
- October - Interview with 'SK Nyph' with Absolute Legends
- October 15th - SK Gaming's League of Legends team at Intel Extreme Masters NYC (video) with CyberSportsNetwork