Akaadian

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Akaadian
DIG Akaadian 2020 Split 2.png
Background Information
NameMatthew Higginbotham
Country of Birth
United States
BirthdayDecember 26, 1996 (age 23)
Residency
NA
North America
Competitive
TeamDignitaslogo std.pngDignitas Academy
Contract Expires2021-11-16
Role
Jungler
Favorite Champs


Soloqueue IDsGG AkaadianNA (LAN)
Social Media & Links
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Matthew "Akaadian" (▶️ listen) Higginbotham is a League of Legends esports player, currently jungler for Dignitas Academy.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
Notes
NA
EverFraglogo std.pngeverFrag
≈Feb 2014≈2014-02-??≈May 2014≈2014-05-18≈3mo 17d
ejel
NA
Zenith Esportslogo std.pngZenith Esports
≈May 2014≈2014-05-??Oct 20142014-10-01≈5mo
ejel
NA
Monster Kittenslogo std.pngMonster Kittens
Jan 20152015-01-10Jan 20152015-01-144d
ejel
NA
Skylinelogo std.pngDadslammers
Mar 20152015-03-04Apr 20152015-04-101mo 6d
ejel
NA
Legendarylogo std.pngLegendary
Apr 20152015-04-10≈May 2015≈2015-05-18≈1mo 8d
ejel
NA
Maelstrom Gaminglogo std.pngMaelstrom Gaming
≈May 2015≈2015-05-??≈Jun 2015≈2015-06-05≈9d
ejel
NA
Winterfoxlogo std.pngWinterfox
Jul 20152015-07-14≈Jul 2015≈2015-07-22≈8d
ejel
NA
Top Dog Gaminglogo std.pngTop Dog Gaming
Oct 20152015-10-13[1]≈Feb 2016≈2016-02-05≈3mo 23d
ejel
NA
Dream Teamlogo std.pngDream Team
Jan 20162016-01-22Feb 20162016-02-0514d
ejel
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL Academy
Feb 20162016-02-05Apr 20162016-04-22[2]2mo 17d
ejel
NA
Dream Teamlogo std.pngDream Team
Apr 20162016-04-22Aug 20162016-08-13[3]3mo 21d
ejel
NA
Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox
Jan 20172017-01-05Dec 20172017-12-18[4]11mo 13d
ejel
NA
OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
Dec 20172017-12-18[6]Nov 20182018-11-18[5]11mo
ejel
NA
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM Academy
Dec 20182018-12-14[8]Jan 20192019-01-12[7]29d
ejel
NA
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
Jan 20192019-01-12[10]Dec 20192019-12-17[9]11mo 5d
ejel
NA
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM Academy
Aug 20192019-08-08Dec 20192019-12-17[11]4mo 9d
ejel
NA
Logo std.pngHipgrabbers
Dec 20192019-12-14Dec 20192019-12-217dPickup Team
ejel
NA
Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas Academy
Dec 20192019-12-17[12]Present10mo 6d
ej
NA
Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas
Mar 20202020-03-05[14]Jul 20202020-07-02[13]3mo 28d
ejel
TeamStartEnd
Notes
NA
EverFraglogo std.pngeverFrag
≈Feb 2014≈2014-02-??≈May 2014≈2014-05-18≈3mo 17d
ejel
NA
Zenith Esportslogo std.pngZenith Esports
≈May 2014≈2014-05-??Oct 20142014-10-01≈5mo
ejel
NA
Monster Kittenslogo std.pngMonster Kittens
Jan 20152015-01-10Jan 20152015-01-144d
ejel
NA
Skylinelogo std.pngDadslammers
Mar 20152015-03-04Apr 20152015-04-101mo 6d
ejel
NA
Legendarylogo std.pngLegendary
Apr 20152015-04-10≈May 2015≈2015-05-18≈1mo 8d
ejel
NA
Maelstrom Gaminglogo std.pngMaelstrom Gaming
≈May 2015≈2015-05-??≈Jun 2015≈2015-06-05≈9d
ejel
NA
Winterfoxlogo std.pngWinterfox
Jul 20152015-07-14≈Jul 2015≈2015-07-22≈8d
ejel
NA
Top Dog Gaminglogo std.pngTop Dog Gaming
Oct 20152015-10-13[1]Nov 20152015-11-0422d
ejel
NA
Top Dog Gaminglogo std.pngTop Dog Gaming
Nov 20152015-11-04Nov 20152015-11-1511d
ejel
NA
Top Dog Gaminglogo std.pngTop Dog Gaming
Nov 20152015-11-15Nov 20152015-11-2712d
ejel
NA
Top Dog Gaminglogo std.pngTop Dog Gaming
Nov 20152015-11-27≈Feb 2016≈2016-02-05≈2mo 8d
ejel
NA
Dream Teamlogo std.pngDream Team
Jan 20162016-01-22Feb 20162016-02-0514d
ejel
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL Academy
Feb 20162016-02-05Apr 20162016-04-22[2]2mo 17d
ejel
NA
Dream Teamlogo std.pngDream Team
Apr 20162016-04-22Aug 20162016-08-13[3]3mo 21d
ejel
NA
Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox
Jan 20172017-01-05Dec 20172017-12-08[15]11mo 3d
ejel
NA
Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox
Dec 20172017-12-08[15]Dec 20172017-12-18[4]10d
ejel
NA
OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
Dec 20172017-12-18[6]Nov 20182018-11-18[5]11mo
ejel
NA
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM Academy
Dec 20182018-12-14[8]Jan 20192019-01-12[7]29d
ejel
NA
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
Jan 20192019-01-12[10]Dec 20192019-12-17[9]11mo 5d
ejel
NA
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM Academy
Aug 20192019-08-08Dec 20192019-12-17[11]4mo 9d
ejel
NA
Logo std.pngHipgrabbers
Dec 20192019-12-14Dec 20192019-12-217dPickup Team
ejel
NA
Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas Academy
Dec 20192019-12-17[12]Present10mo 6d
ej
NA
Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas
Mar 20202020-03-05[14]Jul 20202020-07-02[13]3mo 28d
ejel

News

  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
NA
EverFraglogo std.pngEFFebruary (approx.),
Akaadian,
H4xDefender,
Sushi,
GGJJ, and
Hakuho join.
NA
Zenith Esportslogo std.pngZENMay (approx.), Zenith Esports is formed.
Akaadian,
MiMo,
Easy,
GGJJ, and
Hakuho join.
NA
EverFraglogo std.pngEFMay 18 (approx.),
Akaadian,
H4xDefender,
Sushi,
GGJJ, and
Hakuho leave.
NA
Zenith Esportslogo std.pngZENOctober 1,
TheSoloKing joins.

Akaadian leaves.
NA
Monster Kittenslogo std.pngMKZJanuary 10,
Akaadian,
JJ,
Mini Me, and
ExecutionerKen join.

ChumpJohn,
xSojin,
Arcsecond,
Hanjaro,
CurryshotGG, and
Small Blue Man leave.
NA
Monster Kittenslogo std.pngMKZJanuary 14,
Saskio joins.

Akaadian leaves.
NA
Skylinelogo std.pngDADMarch 4,
Akaadian,
ShorterACE,
DezX,
xPecake, and
Lohpally join.

Impactful rejoins as substitute.
NA
Skylinelogo std.pngDADApril 10, Skylinelogo std.pngDadslammers is disbanded.
Akaadian,
MiMo,
DezX,
xPecake,
Lohpally,
Bischu, and
Impactful leave.
NA
Legendarylogo std.pngLDYApril 10, Legendarylogo std.pngLegendary is formed.
Akaadian,
DezX,
Bischu,
Impactful, and
Lohpally join.
NA
Legendarylogo std.pngLDYMay 18 (approx.),
Akaadian,
DezX,
Bischu,
Impactful, and
Lohpally leave.
NA
Maelstrom Gaminglogo std.pngMAGMay (approx.),
Akaadian,
Piggy, and TwistyJuker join as substitutes.
NA
Maelstrom Gaminglogo std.pngMAGJune 5 (approx.),
Cat,
MiMo,
mancloud,
xPecake,
BloodWater,
Akaadian,
Piggy, and TwistyJuker leave.
NA
Winterfoxlogo std.pngWFXJuly 14,
Akaadian joins.

Avalon moves to substitute.
NA
Winterfoxlogo std.pngWFXJuly 22 (approx.), Winterfoxlogo std.pngWinterfox is disbanded.
Akaadian,
ShorterACE,
Arcsecond,
P1noy,
Lohpally,
Avalon,
Maybe,
Ken, and guitarasaurus (Owner) leave.
NA
Top Dog Gaminglogo std.pngTDGOctober 13,
Akaadian,
NintendudeX,
kt Smurf,
Impactful,
LohPally, and Kubz (Head Coach) join.
[1]
NA
Top Dog Gaminglogo std.pngTDGNovember 4,
BrandonFTW and
LOD join.
Akaadian (Top to Jungle) changes position.
NintendudeX and
Impactful leave.
NA
Top Dog Gaminglogo std.pngTDGNovember 15,
Trowen joins.

Frostalicious joins as substitute.
Akaadian (Jungle to Top) changes position.
BrandonFTW moves to substitute.
NA
Top Dog Gaminglogo std.pngTDGNovember 27,
Slooshi joins.
Akaadian (Top to Jungle) changes position.
BrandonFTW moves to starting roster.
Trowen,
kt Smurf,
LOD,
Frostalicious, and Kubz (Head Coach) leave.
NA
Dream Teamlogo std.pngDTJanuary 22,
Papa Chau joins.

Part,
Akaadian,
Teacher, and
Heartlock join as substitutes.
NA
Top Dog Gaminglogo std.pngTDGFebruary 5 (approx.),
Akaadian leaves.
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL.AFebruary 5,
Akaadian joins.

Zary leaves.
NA
Dream Teamlogo std.pngDTFebruary 5,
Biofrost joins.

Smooshy joins as substitute.
Brokenshard (Head Coach to Head Coach/Jungle) changes position.
Akaadian,
DoubleG, and
Papa Chau leave.
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL.AApril 22,
Akaadian leaves.[2]
NA
Dream Teamlogo std.pngDTApril 22,
Akaadian rejoins.
Brokenshard (Head Coach/Jungle to Head Coach) changes position.
Shernfire moves to substitute.
Part leaves.
NA
Dream Teamlogo std.pngDTAugust 13,
Akaadian leaves.[3]
NA
Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOXJanuary 5,
Akaadian and
Gate join.

Hard leaves.
NA
Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOXDecember 8,
Akaadian moves to substitute.
Damonte leaves for academy roster.[15]
NA
Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOXDecember 18,
Akaadian leaves.[4]
NA
OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOPTDecember 18,
zig,
Akaadian,
PowerOfEvil,
Arrow, and
LemonNation join.
[6]
NA
OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOPTNovember 18,
Arrow's contract expires but departure is not confirmed.
Akaadian and
PowerOfEvil's contracts expire.[5]
NA
OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOPTNovember 26,
Akaadian's departure is confirmed.[16]
NA
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM.ADecember 14,
Akaadian,
Tactical, and
Treatz join.

Brandini rejoins.

PieCakeLord leaves.
MrRallez and
Shady's departures are confirmed.[8]
NA
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM.AJanuary 5,
Brandini,
Akaadian,
Tactical, and
Treatz's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 17 November 2020.[17]
NA
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM.AJanuary 12,
Fanatiik's joining is confirmed.

Akaadian leaves for main roster.[7]
NA
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSMJanuary 12,
Akaadian joins from academy roster.

Grig becomes inactive. Fanatiik is confirmed to be joining TSM Academy.[10]
NA
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM.AAugust 8,
Akaadian rejoins from main roster.
NA
Logo std.pngHIPGDecember 14,
TF Blade,
Akaadian,
Damonte,
EvanRL,
Clyde, and Mango (Coach) join as a pick-up team for Tyler1 Championship Series 2019. The team will be considered disbanded at the tournament's conclusion on December 21.
NA
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSMDecember 17,
Akaadian leaves.[9]
NA
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM.ADecember 17,
Akaadian leaves.[11]
NA
Dignitaslogo std.pngDIG.ADecember 17,
Akaadian joins.
[12]
Akaadian's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.[18]
NA
Logo std.pngHIPGDecember 21, Team is disbanded following the conclusion of Tyler1 Championship Series 2019.
TF Blade,
Akaadian,
Damonte,
EvanRL,
Clyde, and Mango (Coach) leave.
NA
Dignitaslogo std.pngDIGMarch 5,
Akaadian joins from academy roster.
[14]
NA
Dignitaslogo std.pngDIGJuly 2,
Akaadian and
Froggen leave for academy roster.[13]

Biography[edit]

2015 Season[edit]

Akaadian joined Maelstrom in May 2015 and played with them in the NACS Summer Qualifier for the second round, replacing Cat. The team lost to CLG Black and were eliminated from the tournament; soon after, they disbanded. Akaadian returned to play in the summer season with Winterfox, replacing top laner Avalon partway through their season. The team won their first game with Akaadian starting, breaking a 6-game losing streak, but they lost the remainder of their games and finished in last place with a 1-9 record.

2016 Season[edit]

Akaadian was brought onto Team Liquid Academy after the second week of the NACS spring season, replacing Zary who had himself replaced IWDominate after his retirement from League and temporary substitution for Liquid Academy when former starting jungler Dardoch was moved to the main Team Liquid team. Liquid Academy finished in fourth place after winning an automatic tiebreaker with Dream Team and moved onto the playoffs, where they were eliminated in the first round by Apex Gaming. After the split ended, Team Liquid Academy rebuilt their roster, and Akaadian left, joining Dream Team. The team however wasn't successful in their attempt to make it into the LCS, after they finished 3rd-4th in the playoffs with an 0-3 loss to Cloud9 Challenger. Akaadian left the team in August and was teamless for the remainder of the season.

2017 Season[edit]

In January of 2017, Akaadian joined Echo Fox as their new jungler. Although his rookie split was largely impressive and he was individually one of the strongest jungler, Echo Fox still struggled to perform well as a team. They finished both the Spring Season and Summer Season in 8th place, first with a 6-12 record and then with a 5-13 record.

2018 Season[edit]

After a lackluster season, Akaadian left the team in December, and joined the newly formed OpTic Gaming. OpTic was predicted to be a bottom tier team, and their spring split performance did little to belie that, as the team never seriously contended for a playoff spot or finished a week above a tie for seventh. The team ended up finishing 5-13, in 9th place.

Akaadian remained with OpTic for the summer season. It began disappointingly for OpTic, with the team only managed a 2-6 record over the first four weeks, which left them tied for last place. However, they completely reversed that total by going on a four-game winning streak to reach an even win/loss record and maintained that pace over the final three weeks of the season, ending up with a 9-9 record. Unfortunately, four other teams posted 10-8 records, so OpTic was left in seventh place, missing out on playoffs once again.

2019 Season[edit]

In the off-season, Akaadian was announced as the jungler for TSM Academy. However, after presumptive starter Grig suffered a wrist injury, Akaadian was moved to the main roster to start the spring season and would end up starting all eighteen games. TSM started out 2-4, but rose quickly through the standings after that, ending the split with a six-game winning streak. This earned them third place, a single game behind Team Liquid and Cloud9, and earned Akaadian his first career playoff appearance.

TSM began the playoffs by dispatching sixth-place Echo Fox 3-1, sending them to the semifinals against longtime rivals Cloud9. Considered underdogs, TSM lost the first two games but managed to surge back with a reverse sweep, sending them to their first finals since 2017. Facing off against Team Liquid, who were looking to secure their fourth LCS title in a row, TSM took a 2-0 lead and seemed poised to continue their momentum from semifinals. However, disaster struck, and the team was themselves reverse swept, ending their season.

During the midseason break, TSM announced that Grig and Akaadian would compete for the starting jungler spot in the summer season. The two split time evenly over the first four weeks, and although the team won more games with Grig, TSM announced that Akaadian would be their starting jungler beginning in Week 5. The team played well, but not up to their spring level, and entered the final week of the split 9-7, in fourth place. Unexpectedly, TSM announced that 17 year old jungler Spica, who had spent the split playing for TSM Academy, would replace Akaadian for the final week of the regular season. Although Akaadian remained with the team, he didn't play a single game in either the summer playoffs or the regional finals, and his only other competitive action in 2019 was a single series for TSM Academy against Golden Guardians Academy in the academy playoffs, which the team lost 3-1.

2020 Season[edit]

In December 2019, Akaadian left TSM and joined the newly formed Dignitas Academy, where he would ironically again be the backup to Grig, who had joined the main roster. With a roster composed entirely of players with LCS experience, DIG.A was one of the best academy teams in the spring split and went 9-3 over the first six weeks. However, with the LCS team struggling at 5-7, Akaadian and Grig once again swapped places. Dignitas went 3-3 over the final three weeks of play, but lost to Golden Guardians in the final round of the tiebreaker for sixth place, ending their season.

During the mid-season break, Dignitas acquired Dardoch with the stated intention of having him and Akaadian compete for playing time on the main roster. Akaadian played on the LCS roster for the first three weeks of the summer season, but after Dignitas failed to win a single game with him starting, he was sent back to the academy team and remained there for the rest of the summer split. DIG.A went 5-5 with Akaadian, but ended up 8-10, one game outside of playoffs.

Trivia[edit]

  • Played water polo in high school.
  • Name comes from a misspelling of a quote from the movie 300, where a character yells "Arcadians, Now!"
  • Close friends with fellow jungler Moon.

Tournament Results[edit]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Akaadian Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultRoster
2020-08-098 LCS 2020 Summer
5 - 13Blanklogo std.pngRR
Dignitaslogo std.pngDIG V1per,  Lourlo,  Akaadian,  Dardoch,  Froggen,  Fenix,  Johnsun,  aphromoo,  Thinkcard,  Invert
2020-08-077 NA Academy 2020 Summer
8 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
Dignitaslogo std.pngDIG.A Lourlo,  V1per,  Dardoch,  Akaadian,  Fenix,  Froggen,  Asta,  JayJ,  Jim,  Doruk
2020-03-297 LCS 2020 Spring
8 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
Dignitaslogo std.pngDIG Huni,  Grig,  Akaadian,  Froggen,  Johnsun,  aphromoo,  Thinkcard,  Invert
2020-03-272 NA Academy 2020 Spring
12 - 6Blanklogo std.pngRR
Dignitaslogo std.pngDIG.A Lourlo,  Akaadian,  Grig,  Damonte,  Fenix,  Olleh,  Jim,  Simon
2019-12-145 - 8 Tyler1 Championship Series 2019
1 : 2Maryville Universitylogo std.pngMU
Logo std.pngHIPG TF Blade,  Akaadian,  Damonte,  EvanRL,  Clyde,  Mango
2019-08-083 - 4 NA Academy 2019 Summer Playoffs
1 : 3Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGG.A
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM.A Grig,  Spica,  Akaadian,  Ablazeolive,  Tactical,  Treatz,  Goldman,  Frosty
2019-08-044 LCS 2019 Summer
10 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM Broken Blade,  Akaadian,  Grig,  Spica,  Bjergsen,  Zven,  Smoothie,  Zikz,  Goldman,  Peter Zhang
2019-06-292 Rift Rivals 2019 NA-EU
1 : 3LoL European Championshiplogo std.pngLEC
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM Broken Blade,  Akaadian,  Grig,  Bjergsen,  Zven,  Smoothie,  Zikz
2019-04-132 LCS 2019 Spring Playoffs
2 : 3Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM Broken Blade,  Akaadian,  Bjergsen,  Zven,  Smoothie,  Zikz,  Goldman
2019-03-243 LCS 2019 Spring
13 - 5Blanklogo std.pngRR
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM Broken Blade,  Akaadian,  Bjergsen,  Zven,  Smoothie,  Zikz,  Lustboy,  Goldman

Media[edit]

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Post-Match Interviews

DateTournamentMatchLink
2020-01-27NA Academy 2020 Spring
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG.A
vs
Dignitaslogo std.pngDIG.A
Link
2019-07-13LCS 2019 Summer
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
vs
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG
Link
2019-04-06LCS 2019 Spring Playoffs
Cloud9logo std.pngC9
vs
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
Link
2019-03-31LCS 2019 Spring Playoffs
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
vs
Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX
Link
2019-03-02LCS 2019 Spring
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
vs
Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX
Link
2018-07-22NA LCS 2018 Summer
OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOPT
vs
Cloud9logo std.pngC9
Link
2018-01-29NA LCS 2018 Spring
OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOPT
vs
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY
Link

Images[edit]

Name Pronunciation

Akaadian
AccuracyRiot
Voiced ByRaafaa

Redirects

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 NintendudeX and Kubz return to competitive League with new team dotesports.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Akaadian's Tweet twitter.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Akaadian's Tweet twitter.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 OpTic Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2018-11-18; after change - NA - 2018-11-19
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 OpTic Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Team SoloMid's Tweet twitter.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 TSM's Official 2019 NA LCS Rosters and Staff tsm.gg
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Dignitas' Tweet twitter.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Team SoloMid's Tweet twitter.com
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Dignitas' Tweet twitter.com
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Dignitas' Tweet twitter.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Dignitas' Tweet twitter.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Dignitas' Tweet twitter.com
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Echo Fox Announces Full 2018 League of Legends Roster echofox.gg
  16. Akaadian's Tweet twitter.com
  17. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2019-01-05
  18. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2019-12-17