|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 30, 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 26, 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 11, 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.
Despite Hai's reputation as a leader and shotcaller, Golden Guardians were predicted to be one of the weakest teams in the Spring Split, in part due to being the only team to have a roster solely consisting of North American players. This prediction would prove prescient, as they were the last team to record a win and finished 4-14 despite showing some late season improvement. After the season ended, Hai elected to retire after Golden Guardians announced their intention to replace him with Mickey.
- 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. His brother Kien is a writer for LoL Esports, known for writing a recurring "10 Thoughts" article.
|2017-02-19||North America||NA LCS Spring 2017 - Week 5||Orianna||Mid||W||9/5/6||Link||Link|
- Click here for a full list of pentakills.
- February 22, 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 10, Hai believes Golden Guardians is closer to a 'middle of the pack' team, 'can take wins off anyone' with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- February 1, Hai and Aphromoo discuss the CLG and FlyQuest match and the strengths of their respective teams with Yahoo Esports
- April 8, FlyQuest Hai on playing in Vancouver: ‘It’s been a long time since I played on a big stage’ with Yahoo Esports
- April 14, 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 25, Hai Champions Flyquest's Future with Cass Marshall and Xander Torres on Red Bull Esports
- May 23, You Laugh, You Lose with FlyQuest's Hai with theScore Esports
- July 4, FLY Hai on the mindset moving forward: "We’re competitive players, and we need to win" with Inven Global
- June 21, Hai discusses Echo Fox’s stream team and why worlds matters so much to FlyQuest with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- September 9, 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 12, Hai on GG: 'Instead of picking the best all-stars, I'd rather build something that's sustainable' with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- August 8, Hai responds to C9C's critics, discusses the current promotion system and its economics with Yahoo Esports
- December 14, Warrior Among Wolves: Hai on Leadership with Red Bull Esports
- January 7, Cloud9 HyperX Hai 20 Questions with HyperX
- January 30, Hai on facing last week's poor performance and community feedback (video) with onGamers
- February 23, Hai on why CLG is still the best in NA and Cloud9 competing in Poland (video) with onGamers
- March 9, Hai: "Många av lagets problem härstammade från mig" (English) with fragbite
- March 15, "He got some cool stuff to tell us about his team house" (video) with Viagame
- April 1, Hai: "Our scrims have been going a lot better and our team environment is much better" (video) with onGamers
- April 24, Hai: The Retirement Interview (video) with GameSpot
- April 27, C9 Hai, AMA with Reddit
- July 15, Hai Talks Returning to C9 and Learning Jungle: "I'm glad I can help out the team" with GameSpot
- July 20, LemonNation: "Hai is the Most Important Role-Filler For Our Team" with GameSpot
- July 28, Hai on jungle Shyvana, his future with Cloud9 and Incarnati0n's growth with theScore
- July 29, Hai Talks Battle With Phreak Over Triforce vs "Haidra" and Opinions on New HUD with GameSpot
- September 1, Hai told Incarnation: "I Will Do My Best to Bring You to Worlds If You Can Carry Me There" with Gamespot
- October 1, Hai: If I do well, I get to tell them to f*** off with Fragbite
- October 1, C9 vs AHQ - Hai Interview with Twitch
- October 3, Hai: I Believe We're Better Than IG and AHQ, I'm Not Sure If We're Better Than Fnatic with Gamespot
- December 14, 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 17, Hai discusses Cloud9's matches and his Teemo pick on day one (video) with onGamers
- February 8, Hai talks about performance against XDG (video) with onGamers
- March 7, Hai talks about performance at Super Week LCS (video) with onGamers
- March 15, Hai discusses Cloud9's wins on day one of IEM Katowice (video) with onGamers
- May 20, Spring Split and Beyond with Cloud9
- May 25, Hai talks about his struggles to return to form with Cloud 9 (video) with onGamers
- June 8, Hai discusses C9's performance in the third week of the Summer Split (video) with onGamers
- July 6, Hai delves into the rigors of a Pro-Player in the LCS (video) onGamers
- July 20, Hai talks about their explosive game against Team Curse (video) onGamers
- August 1, Cloud9 Hai: "Going to Worlds would mean the world to us." (video) with Azubu
- August 14, Hai Speaks: “I Don’t Watch OGN” with The eSports Guy
- September 25, LoL 2014 World Championship - C9 Hai Interivew (video) with OGN Global
- October 14, Hai om prestationen på Worlds och framtiden med laget (video) with fragbite
- October 16, C9 Hai, AMA with Reddit
- October 19, Hai teases roster rumors and possible C9 appearance at off season tournament (video) with onGamers
- December 6, Hai Interview - "Can't go into it being intimidated" (video) with ESL
- December 10, IEM San Jose: Hai on Cloud9’s Secret to Success with SK Gaming
- December 19, HAI, XPECIAL RECOUNT THEIR PORO KING POROFORMANCE with LoLEsports
- March 17, LCS Week 5 (MLG Dallas) - Cloud 9's Hai_L9 "Lux is really fun and fits our style." (video) with Leaguepedia
- April 12, Hai talks Quantics chances, playing vs Deezer, and SnEaKyCaStRoO (video) with GameSpot
- May 10, Hai talks Quantic's Day 1 Play at the LCS Promotional Tourney (video) with GameSpot
- May 11, League of Legends NA Summer Promotion - Hai & Meteos (video) with MachinimaVS
- June 14, League of Legends LCS [SS WK 1] Hai - C9 vs. Coast (video) with MachinimaVS
- June 17, 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 21, Hai shares his thoughts about Cloud 9's long match with Vulcun (video) with GameSpot
- June 29, Hai talks about Cloud 9's strategies against CLG at MLG (video) with GameSpot
- July 11, League of Legends LCS [SS WK 5] HAI - Cloud 9 vs. CLG (video) with MachinimaVS
- July 17, Cloud 9: The Hai Life [extended] (video) with LoLEsports
- July 18, Hai talks Cloud9 vs Asia and Fashion with Leena (video) with GameSpot
- July 26, Hai and Balls talk about the Longest Win Streak at NA LCS (video) with GameSpot
- August 15, Hai talks Cloud 9's Performance on Day one of Super Week (video) with GameSpot
- August 31, Hai discusses Cloud9's match with Dignitas and Trolls Travis (video) with GameSpot
- September 23, Hai discusses Cloud 9's games and results at Worlds (video) with GameSpot
- September 25, Cloud 9's Hai AMA with Reddit
- September 27, CSN Worlds Hai Interview (video) with Cyber Sports Network
- November 15, Interview with Cloud 9′s Hai with Cloth5
- November 23, Hai discusses C9's practice going into IEM Cologne and their vacation with onGamers
- November 23, IEM Cologne: Interview with Cloud 9 Hai with SK Gaming
- December 21, Battle of the Atlantic: Hai of Cloud 9 (video) with Leaguepedia
- December 22, Travis catches up with Hai to discuss Cloud9's match against Fnatic (video) with onGamers
- September 5, Interview with Orbit Players Hai and Nubbypoohbear (audio) with Orbit Gaming
- September 30, oRb Hai, We interview the jungler for Orbit ! with Eclypsia
- November 10, RedditNation (ex-oRbit) Yazuki, WildTurtle & Hai L9 at Lone Star Clash II (video) with CyberSportsNetwrok
Vlogs and Blogs
- October 7, C9 Hai Vlog sponsored by GFUEL - Plans after Worlds and Vacation
- October 25, Hai & Lemon Vietnam Trip Vlog #1 | Sponsored by iBuyPower
- October 26, Hai & Lemon's Vietnam Trip Vlog #2 | Sponsored by GFUEL
- November 9, Hai & Lemon's Vietnam Trip Vlog #3 + Bonus Cave Level! | Sponsored by GFUEL
- November 10, 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 1, We Fly Hai, No Lie: Behind FlyQuest's success by Emily Rand on The Score
- December 21, How Hai and Golden Guardians can repeat Flyquest's surprise spring by TrevorJ on Esports Heaven
- January 21, 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 15, Hai Lam: The Admiral of North America from Gold Per 10
- April 22, Remember my Name - Hai from GoldPer10
- April 23, The Maestro in the Clouds: an in-depth look at Hai's career from theScore
- April 27, GameSpot Presents: Captain (7m9s) from GameSpot
- April 28, Hai's journey from amateur to legend from LoL Esports
- April 30, Ending on a Hai Note: The need for an OP Support…Network from MindGames
- June 22, C9 Hai was the Most Under-Appreciated Player in NA from LOLview
- August 28, CLOUD9 TAKING THE HAI ROAD TO WORLDS by LolEsports
- September 4, HAI RISE: HOW HAI’S RETURN CHANGED CLOUD9 from Unikrn
Hai's official photo for the 2014 Season World Championship
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