|Player has retired.|
|Name:||Hai Du Lam|
|Country of Birth:||United States|
|Birthday:||September 20, 1992|
|Previous Roles:||Support, Jungler, Manager|
|Soloqueue IDs:||C9 HyperX Diego, C9 Hai, Cloud9 Hai (EUW), KvotheKelsier (KR), C9 KingKiller (KR), BaamSouma|
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| Team History|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Trivia
- 3 Tournament Results
- 4 Interviews
- 5 Vlogs and Blogs
- 6 Articles and Videos
- 7 Additional Content
- 8 Gallery
- 9 External Links
- 10 Redirects
- 11 References
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 Cloud9, 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, Cloud9 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.
Next Stop: LCS
On May 11th, 2013, Quantic qualified for the Summer Season of the NA LCS after cruising past Complexity 3-0 in the promotion tournament finals to earn their LCS spot. However, it would end up being the last game they played for Quantic, as Cloud9 resurfaced and re-acquired the team ahead of its LCS debut against Team Dignitas. Hai played Zed in the first game and opened with a 1v1 kill on Scarra's Orianna - after Scarra had just competed at All-Star 2013 as North America's mid-laner - en route to a 3/3/3 performance in a debut win. Cloud9 went on to become the first non-founding LCS team to become champions in their rookie split - a feat that is still yet to be replicated - they went on to make the quarterfinals of the 2013 World Championship.
Due to their IEM San Jose victory, Cloud9 qualified for IEM Katowice in March. They lost their only two games, first to GE Tigers and then to yoe Flash Wolves, and finished in 7th/8th place. Domestically, they underperformed at the start of the season, and were in 8th place at the end of the second week of the spring LCS split. However, they improved over the course of the season, ending with a second-place finish behind Team SoloMid and a playoff bye; after beating Team Liquid 3-2, Cloud9 lost to TSM 1-3 in the finals and finished the split overall in second place.
A few days later, he announced his retirement from professional League of Legends. He cited his wrist injuries and the fact that his support carry playstyle was not viable anymore as reasons for his retirement. He would continue to be a part of the Cloud9 organization in an administrative position as Chief Gaming Officer. However, when Cloud9's Summer Split record was 3-7 after the first five weeks, and they were tied for 7th place with Team 8 and Enemy, Hai returned to competitive play, but switching from mid lane to jungle and replacing Meteos. Cloud9's record for the remainder of the split was 3-5, which was enough to place them in 7th after a tie-breaker victory over Team 8; they avoided relegations and retained their Championship Points, though they did not qualify for playoffs. In the Regional Finals Gauntlet, Cloud9 reverse-swept both Gravity Gaming and Team Impulse before beating Team Liquid 3-1 in the finals. Their fourteen games played over the course of three days gave them North America's third seed to the 2015 Season World Championship, Cloud9's third-consecutive Worlds.
Considered an underdog at Worlds, Cloud9 were placed into Group B along with Fnatic, ahq, and Invictus Gaming and expected to place last. Instead, they surprised with an undefeated 3-0 first week, with Hai suddenly performing well on Lee Sin. In the second week, Cloud9 needed only one win to advance to the quarterfinals but were unable to find it, losing four games in a row including a tiebreaker loss to ahq. They placed third in their group, ahead of only Invictus Gaming.
For the 2016 season, Cloud9 added two new players - Rush and Bunny FuFuu - and moved Hai to support, with the intention of splitting time with Bunny. However, after two losses with Bunny and two wins with Hai in the spring split, they committed to starting Hai fulltime and rose to a 67% winrate, with a third-place seed in the playoffs. However, despite a seeding advantage, the team lost to TSM in the first round and were eliminated. Hai joined Cloud9 Challenger in April of 2017. The team was very dominant in the 2017 NA CS Summer Season and finished 1st in the regular split. They won the playoffs with a 3-2 win over Team Liquid Academy. In the Summer Promotion Tournament, C9C defeated NRG Esports 3-0 and qualified for the NA LCS.
In January of 2017, Cloud9 Challenger was purchased and re-branded into FlyQuest. Although the team was expected to flop, they were dominant in the early stages of the Spring Split. Although they fell off later on, they still finished 5th with a 9-9 record. In the playoffs they defeated Counter Logic Gaming with a 3-2 reverse sweep. In the semifinals they lost 0-3 to Team SoloMid and later on lost the third place match 2-3 too Phoenix1, placing 4th overall. The Summer Season was much harder for FlyQuest as the competition within the region increased. They finished 7th in the regular season and barely retained their Championship Points. This would let them participate in the 2017 Season North America Regional Finals and although they defeated Team Dignitas 3-0 in the first round, they lost 1-3 to CLG in the second round which ended their season. Hai left FlyQuest in November and in December he would join the newly formed Golden Guardians.
- Hai was a sub for Salce on Epik Gamer and nearly went to Dreamhack.
- Favors tanky/utility junglers, including Maokai, Shen and Skarner.
- Hai has played in many positions for professional teams, and previously was a jungle main before switching to the midlane. His emergency call-up out of retirement to stand in for Meteos marked his return to the jungle.
- Prefers AD mids like Kha'Zix and Zed
- Is also known for playing Teemo during the customary final rematch against TSM on the opening day of the 2014 Spring Split.
- While hospitalized with the collapsed lung that forced him to miss All-Star Paris 2014, he streamed from his hospital bed and was joined by Doublelift. Part of his lung was removed and he was unable to speak, but he was still able to communicate via chat.
- His brother Bao has worked for Riot as a recruiter and was the player manager for Ember.
|2017-02-19||North America||NA LCS Spring 2017 - Week 5||Orianna||Mid||W||9/5/6||Link||Link|
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- February 22nd, Hai: “Doublelift called our team trash and every time he does that he loses to that team, so hopefully other teams call us trash too and they lose.” with Izento on The Shotcaller
- March 10th, Hai believes Golden Guardians is closer to a 'middle of the pack' team, 'can take wins off anyone' with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- February 1st, Hai and Aphromoo discuss the CLG and FlyQuest match and the strengths of their respective teams with Yahoo Esports
- April 8th, FlyQuest Hai on playing in Vancouver: ‘It’s been a long time since I played on a big stage’ with Yahoo Esports
- April 14th, Hai on Riot’s script: “Hopefully they write us in for the next one too, so we can have the FlyQuest vs. Cloud9 final.” with Slingshot Esports
- April 25th, Hai Champions Flyquest's Future with Cass Marshall and Xander Torres on Red Bull Esports
- May 23rd, You Laugh, You Lose with FlyQuest's Hai with theScore Esports
- July 4th, FLY Hai on the mindset moving forward: "We’re competitive players, and we need to win" with Inven Global
- June 21st, Hai discusses Echo Fox’s stream team and why worlds matters so much to FlyQuest with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- September 9th, After defeating DIG, FlyQuest Hai: "There are three important things to fight against CLG" with Inven Global
- Nov. 15th, Reflections' with Hai (LoL) by Thorin on YouTube
- December 12th, Hai on GG: 'Instead of picking the best all-stars, I'd rather build something that's sustainable' with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- August 8th, Hai responds to C9C's critics, discusses the current promotion system and its economics with Yahoo Esports
- December 14th, Warrior Among Wolves: Hai on Leadership with Red Bull Esports
- January 7th, Cloud9 HyperX Hai 20 Questions with HyperX
- January 30th, Hai on facing last week's poor performance and community feedback (video) with onGamers
- February 23rd, Hai on why CLG is still the best in NA and Cloud9 competing in Poland (video) with onGamers
- March 9th, Hai: "Många av lagets problem härstammade från mig" (English) with fragbite
- March 15th, "He got some cool stuff to tell us about his team house" (video) with Viagame
- April 1st, Hai: "Our scrims have been going a lot better and our team environment is much better" (video) with onGamers
- April 24th, Hai: The Retirement Interview (video) with GameSpot
- April 27th, C9 Hai, AMA with Reddit
- July 15th, Hai Talks Returning to C9 and Learning Jungle: "I'm glad I can help out the team" with GameSpot
- July 20th, LemonNation: "Hai is the Most Important Role-Filler For Our Team" with GameSpot
- July 28th, Hai on jungle Shyvana, his future with Cloud9 and Incarnati0n's growth with theScore
- July 29th, Hai Talks Battle With Phreak Over Triforce vs "Haidra" and Opinions on New HUD with GameSpot
- September 1st, Hai told Incarnation: "I Will Do My Best to Bring You to Worlds If You Can Carry Me There" with Gamespot
- October 1st, Hai: If I do well, I get to tell them to f*** off with Fragbite
- October 1st, C9 vs AHQ - Hai Interview with Twitch
- October 3rd, Hai: I Believe We're Better Than IG and AHQ, I'm Not Sure If We're Better Than Fnatic with Gamespot
- December 14th, Interview with Hai of Cloud 9: “I don’t really care about what lane I play against, we will win or die trying.” with News of Legends
- January 17th, Hai discusses Cloud9's matches and his Teemo pick on day one (video) with onGamers
- February 8th, Hai talks about performance against XDG (video) with onGamers
- March 7th, Hai talks about performance at Super Week LCS (video) with onGamers
- March 15th, Hai discusses Cloud9's wins on day one of IEM Katowice (video) with onGamers
- May 20th, Spring Split and Beyond with Cloud9
- May 25th, Hai talks about his struggles to return to form with Cloud 9 (video) with onGamers
- June 8th, Hai discusses C9's performance in the third week of the Summer Split (video) with onGamers
- July 6th, Hai delves into the rigors of a Pro-Player in the LCS (video) onGamers
- July 20th, Hai talks about their explosive game against Team Curse (video) onGamers
- August 1st, Cloud9 Hai: "Going to Worlds would mean the world to us." (video) with Azubu
- August 14th, Hai Speaks: “I Don’t Watch OGN” with The eSports Guy
- September 25th, LoL 2014 World Championship - C9 Hai Interivew (video) with OGN Global
- October 14th, Hai om prestationen på Worlds och framtiden med laget (video) with fragbite
- October 16th, C9 Hai, AMA with Reddit
- October 19th, Hai teases roster rumors and possible C9 appearance at off season tournament (video) with onGamers
- December 6th, Hai Interview - "Can't go into it being intimidated" (video) with ESL
- December 10th, IEM San Jose: Hai on Cloud9’s Secret to Success with SK Gaming
- December 19th, HAI, XPECIAL RECOUNT THEIR PORO KING POROFORMANCE with LoLEsports
- March 17th, LCS Week 5 (MLG Dallas) - Cloud 9's Hai_L9 "Lux is really fun and fits our style." (video) with Leaguepedia
- April 12th, Hai talks Quantics chances, playing vs Deezer, and SnEaKyCaStRoO (video) with GameSpot
- May 10th, Hai talks Quantic's Day 1 Play at the LCS Promotional Tourney (video) with GameSpot
- May 11th, League of Legends NA Summer Promotion - Hai & Meteos (video) with MachinimaVS
- June 14th, League of Legends LCS [SS WK 1] Hai - C9 vs. Coast (video) 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, Hai shares his thoughts about Cloud 9's long match with Vulcun (video) with GameSpot
- June 29th, Hai talks about Cloud 9's strategies against CLG at MLG (video) with GameSpot
- July 11th, League of Legends LCS [SS WK 5] HAI - Cloud 9 vs. CLG (video) with MachinimaVS
- July 17th, Cloud 9: The Hai Life [extended] (video) with LoLEsports
- July 18th, Hai talks Cloud9 vs Asia and Fashion with Leena (video) with GameSpot
- July 26th, Hai and Balls talk about the Longest Win Streak at NA LCS (video) with GameSpot
- August 15th, Hai talks Cloud 9's Performance on Day one of Super Week (video) with GameSpot
- August 31st, Hai discusses Cloud9's match with Dignitas and Trolls Travis (video) with GameSpot
- September 23rd, Hai discusses Cloud 9's games and results at Worlds (video) with GameSpot
- September 25th, Cloud 9's Hai AMA with Reddit
- September 27th, CSN Worlds Hai Interview (video) with Cyber Sports Network
- November 15th, Interview with Cloud 9′s Hai with Cloth5
- November 23rd, Hai discusses C9's practice going into IEM Cologne and their vacation with onGamers
- November 23rd, IEM Cologne: Interview with Cloud 9 Hai with SK Gaming
- December 21st, Battle of the Atlantic: Hai of Cloud 9 (video) with Leaguepedia
- December 22nd, Travis catches up with Hai to discuss Cloud9's match against Fnatic (video) with onGamers
- September 5th, Interview with Orbit Players Hai and Nubbypoohbear (audio) with Orbit Gaming
- September 30th, oRb Hai, We interview the jungler for Orbit ! with Eclypsia
- November 10th, RedditNation (ex-oRbit) Yazuki, WildTurtle & Hai L9 at Lone Star Clash II (video) with CyberSportsNetwrok
Vlogs and Blogs
- October 7th, C9 Hai Vlog sponsored by GFUEL - Plans after Worlds and Vacation
- October 25th, Hai & Lemon Vietnam Trip Vlog #1 | Sponsored by iBuyPower
- October 26th, Hai & Lemon's Vietnam Trip Vlog #2 | Sponsored by GFUEL
- November 9th, Hai & Lemon's Vietnam Trip Vlog #3 + Bonus Cave Level! | Sponsored by GFUEL
- November 10th, Hai & Lemon's Vietnam Trip Vlog #4 Da Nang & Beaches | Sponsored by iBuyPower
Articles and Videos
- March 11, The Story of Hai (29m5s) by Daniel Rosen & Dennis Gonzales on theScore
- February 1st, We Fly Hai, No Lie: Behind FlyQuest's success by Emily Rand on The Score
- December 21st, How Hai and Golden Guardians can repeat Flyquest's surprise spring by TrevorJ on Esports Heaven
- January 21st, Hai on his third role in a year, a six-man lineup, and his future (second) retirement by Samuel Lingle on The Daily Dot
- January 15th, Hai Lam: The Admiral of North America from Gold Per 10
- April 22nd, Remember my Name - Hai from GoldPer10
- April 23rd, The Maestro in the Clouds: an in-depth look at Hai's career from theScore
- April 27th, GameSpot Presents: Captain (7m9s) from GameSpot
- April 28th, Hai's journey from amateur to legend from LoL Esports
- April 30th, Ending on a Hai Note: The need for an OP Support…Network from MindGames
- June 22nd, C9 Hai was the Most Under-Appreciated Player in NA from LOLview
- August 28th, CLOUD9 TAKING THE HAI ROAD TO WORLDS by LolEsports
- September 4th, HAI RISE: HOW HAI’S RETURN CHANGED CLOUD9 from Unikrn
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