|Country of Birth:||United States|
|Birthday:||February 26, 1995|
|Team:|| Clutch Gaming |
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Nickolas "Hakuho" Surgent played for multiple challenger teams in 2014 and 2015, including Zenith eSports, Escalate Legion Gaming (for the AlphaDraft Challenger League and the League One tournament), and Aware Gaming.
In late 2015, Hakuho joined Team Frostbite, and they placed in second in the HTC Ascension tournament, behind Team Liquid Academy. They later reached the NACS Spring 2016 Qualifier via the open bracket. However, once again they lost to Liquid Academy, failing to make the spring season. After their loss, Team Frostbite disbanded.
After Team Frostbite's disbanding, Hakuho joined Dream Team as a stand-in support player for two games in the NA Challenger Series. The next day, he joined NA LCS team Renegades, replacing former support Remi. After Hakuho's addition to the team, Renegades continued their 5-game losing streak another 7 games, through the first day of week 7. However, with a roster change replacing RF Legendary and Flaresz (who had been sharing the top lane) with Seraph and Alex Ich with Ninja in a trade with Team Dragon Knights, Renegades turned their season around enough to finish 8th after winning a tiebreaker with Team Impulse. In the Summer Promotion Tournament, Renegades defeated TDK 3-0 and requalified for the Summer Season.
However, on May 8, Riot released a competitive ruling stating that Renegades would be forced to sell their LCS seed due to multiple rule violations, and Chris Badawi would be permanently banned from "association or affiliation with any team or organization participating in a Riot-sanctioned league". On May 18, Team EnVyUs was announced as the new brand.
Hakuho stayed with EnVyUs along with Seraph and Ninja. Fueled by strong practice going into the season, the team started out 4-0 in series records after two weeks, sharing first place with Team SoloMid. However, in the weeks that followed, they slipped down the standings all the way to sixth place, where they sat from week 6 through the end of week 9. With the bottom seed into the playoffs, EnVyUs faced Cloud9 in the quarterfinals where they pulled out a game 1 comeback win before losing the next three to be eliminated. They ended the season with 20 championship points. In the Regional Finals, EnVyUs defeated Team Liquid's new roster with Arcsecond jungling but then lost to Cloud9, who went on to win the gauntlet.
EnVyUs' 2017 Season started off very rough. In the Spring Season they performed badly and lost a lot of games. Their 9th place finish in the regular season meant that they had to fight for their LCS spot in the 2017 Summer Promotion Tournament. After a 3-2 victory over Gold Coin United, Team EnVyUs got to keep their spot. Their Summer Season was noticeably better and they finished in 6th place with 8 wins and 10 losses. However in the playoffs they were defeated 2-3 in a close Quarterfinals series by Counter Logic Gaming. This would end their 2017 season as the team didn't have enough Championship Points to attend the Regional Qualifiers. The team was not accepted into the newly franchised NA LCS in 2018. Following this Hakuho left the team in November and a month later joined the newly formed Clutch Gaming.
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- February 11, CG Hakuho: "I think if you have strong lanes, Skarner is S tier." with James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- March 9, Clutch Hakuho explains how pros counter Banner Baron minions before the hotfix with Blitz Esports
- March 20, Hakuho: “If you’re not going Ignite on Thresh, then you’re just going to farm, which is not what the champion is designed to do.” with Izento on The Shotcaller
- July 2, CG's Hakuho: 'It’s less about skill and more about the champions.' with Chase Wassenar for Unikrn
- August 10, Hakuho: “The meta returned to more standard play… I think teams like TSM and us will rise up again.” with Parkes Ousley on The Shotcaller
- February 3, Hakuho on LirA’s stage struggles: “It’s mostly just jet lag, since he’s been flying back and forth from America to Korea for the past, like, two weeks?” with Slingshot Esports
- March 4, Hakuho talks life on EnVyUs: "They care a lot about the players, and management is really good" With Blitz Esports
- June 7, Hakuho discusses Xayah and Rakan strength, Envy’s Korean boot camp and Echo Fox canceling scrims with Slingshot Esports
- July 19, Hakuho: “I think that all of the teams that went to Rift Rivals were cursed, except TSM…When I saw SKT lose both of their games after coming back I was like, ‘Ehh, they’re cursed.'” with Emily Rand for Slingshot Esports
- June 4, Hakuho on playing with LOD: 'I think our playstyles really work well together' with theScore Esports
- June 15, Hakuho on EnvyUs wins: 'We usually win through map movement' with Yahoo Esports
- June 19, Hakuho and scarra break down EnVyUs' flex-heavy draft style and their set against Immortals with theScore Esports
- July 19, Hakuho on nV’s goals: 'If we show we can be a top team and contend with TSM and C9...we’ll be happy' with theScore esports
- August 4, Hakuho: 'I think NA’s better than EU right now, but Korea is still the best region' with Yahoo Esports
- August 10, Past to Present: The Story of Hakuho with theScore Esports
- February 16, Playstyles:Apollo and Hakuho by Julian Carr on LoL Esports
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- Welcoming Hakuho as starting support renegades.gg
- Competitive Ruling: Renegades and TDK lolesports.com
- EnVyUs to join N.A. LCS, picks up Seraph, Ninja, Hakuho espn.go.com