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The Rain Man
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Background Information
Name: Christian Kahmann
Team: Team Solo Queue
Alternate IDs: The Rain Man (NA)
RAlNMANLOL (EU-W)
The Sun Man (NA)
The Honor Man (NA)
Nicknames: TRM
Country: United States USA
Birthday: September 3, 1990 (1990-09-03) (age 24)
Peak League: ChallengerTier.png Challenger (NA)
Role: Top
Site: http://www.therainman.tv
Livestream: Twitch.tv
Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Twitter:
Video archives: trmlol
trmplays
Favorite champions:
 
 
 
Team History
??? - Apr 2011
Number One
Apr 2011 - Mar 2012
Team SoloMid
Apr 2013 - Present
Team Solo Queue
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Christian "The Rain Man" Kahmann is top laner and captain of his own team, Team Solo Queue. He was previously the top laner for Team SoloMid. He left the team after their elimination in the group stage of IEM Hannover. Before forming his own team, he was occasionally subbing for teams such as 4not or mTw.NA.

League of Legends Career

Pre-TSM Era

While being the team captain of Team Number One, The Rain Man gained attention in the scene by achieving Rank 1 in the NA solo queue ladder, playing mainly top lane
Teemo
. However, he left Team Number One in order to become the new Top laner for Team SoloMid.[1]

TSM Era

After joining Team SoloMid in April 2011 alongside support Player Xpecial[2], The Rain Man finished his first major LAN tournament reaching 3rd place at Riot Season 1 Championship, losing twice to aAa in the semi-finals and in the loser's bracket finals.

In the following months, Team SoloMid participated in a number of offline and online tournaments, the most prominent being IEM Cologne, where they finished second, only losing to Counter Logic Gaming in the Grand Finals.

After being eliminated in the group stages at IEM - New York where the team lost all three games in its group, The Rain Man joined Team SoloMid's gaming house in the New York area in August 2011.[3]

In November 2011, TSM won their first major LAN event at MLG 2011 - Providence, where The Rain Man showed impressing plays on
Yorick
, deciding many teamfights in favor of Team SoloMid after teleporting in from top lane.

Team SoloMid started into 2012 by scrimming extensively, while also creating accounts on EU-West in order to scrim against European teams. Having won the last major LAN event, the team was one of the favorites going into IEM Kiev. TSM got into the Grand Finals undefeated, even beating Team Dignitas 2-0 in the semi finals. However, they lost to the Russian team Moscow 5, who took the first place of the tournament.

In March 2012, Team SoloMid participated in the Season VI IEM World Championship in Hanover, Germany. Team SoloMid was eliminated in the group stage, losing their first game to Curse Gaming. TSM won matches against Sypher and EHOME, they lost another 2 matches against Moscow 5 and SK Gaming and therefore could not qualify for quarterfinals.

After coming home from the IEM World Championship, The Rain Man decided to step down from being Team SoloMid's top laner on March 13th, citing differing attitudes towards the game.[4] The Rain Man's spot as TSM's top laner was filled by former top laner for Epik Gamer, Dyrus.[5]

Post-TSM Era

Although not part of the team anymore, The Rain Man stayed in the Team SoloMid gaming house up until the team won IPL4 - Las Vegas, when he decided to leave the gaming house in order to pursue his own life along with his girlfriend and their dog, Lulu. Since leaving Team SoloMid, The Rain Man has subbed for multiple teams, most prominently for 4Not when they competed at MLG Raleigh 2012.

He was in the process of starting his own team after Chaox's departure from Team SoloMid. Fans and many others are trying to push for him to hire Chaox as of March 26th. In April, He finally formed Team Solo Queue with chu8, XJ9, Haruka and TheSwingingSalton for qualifying Season 4 NA LCS. [6] Team Solo Queue quickly rose in the ranks near challenger even fighting GGU (Now known as Team Coast). However due to XJ9 being permabanned and being unable to add another person in TSQ due to the invite limit the team came to a halt being unable to qualify for the Challenger Series in time. XJ9 was permbanned shortly after they missed the deadline.

Playstyle

The Rain Man is known for his rather passive playstyle at the top lane. He concentrates on not losing lane and farming, in order to be a great presence in the later stages of the game. However, this playstyle has sometimes been criticized as some people say it rarely wins lanes or snowballs an advantage. Since leaving TSM and subbing for other teams The Rain Man has adopted a more aggressive playstyle for certain champions. Coincidentally, former teammate and ex-TSM member Chaox has also been criticized for being too passive in lane compared to the more aggressive Wildturtle.

Trivia

  • Achieved rank 1 in season 1 with
    Teemo
    .
  • Known for his
    Kassadin
    ,
    Teemo
    ,
    Yorick
    ,
    Tristana
    , and
    Tryndamere
    in solo queue.
  • Has often played
    Gangplank
    ,
    Cho'Gath
    ,
    Jarvan IV
    ,
    Trundle
    and
    Udyr
    in tournament play.
  • Has a puppy named after League of Legends champion
    Lulu
    .
  • Is known for his dubstep music on stream and his loud laughing
  • Often streams while standing.
  • His girlfriend Sally drew a tattoo of his favorite champion
    Teemo
    on his back as an April Fools Joke.
  • Is currently dating and living together with iSally.
  • Brother Blake made a song for TRM and mentions him in the song "Hey Teemo".
  • Idolizes Gordon Ramsay because "His rage is epic."

Achievements

2012
Date Event Result
2012-07-22 Leaguecraft ggClassic Presented by Arqade Bronze.png mTw North America
0 : 2
CLG Black
2012-01-22 IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev Silver.png Team SoloMid
1 : 2
Moscow Five
2011
Date Event Result
2011-12-19 National ESL Premier League Season 2 Bronze.png Team SoloMid
0 : 2
Team Curse
2011-11-20 2011 MLG Providence Gold.png Team SoloMid
4 : 2
Epik Gamer
2011-10-09 IGN Proleague Season 3 - Atlantic City Copper.png Team SoloMid
0 : 2
Counter Logic Gaming
2011-09-11 Newegg Summer Wanfest 2011 Silver.png Team SoloMid
0 : 2
Team Curse
2011-08-21 IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne Silver.png Team SoloMid
1 : 2
Counter Logic Gaming
2011-06-20 Riot Season 1 Championship Bronze.png Team SoloMid
2 : 0
Epik Gamer

Interviews

Gallery

References

  1. Crs.Nyjacky, The Tiny Master of Evil "sk-gaming.com"
  2. NESL Roster History "nationalesl.com"
  3. REGINALD UPDATE BROS "youtube.com"
  4. why rain man left "youtube.com"
  5. Team SoloMid announces roster change "solomid.net"
  6. The roster list of The Rain Man's Team "nationalesl.com"