Hakuho

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Hakuho
IMT Hakuho 2020 Split 1.png
Background Information
NameNickolas Surgent
Country of Birth
United States
BirthdayFebruary 26, 1995 (age 25)
Residency
NA
North America
Competitive
Role
Support
Favorite Champs
Social Media & Links
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Nickolas "Hakuho" (▶️ listen) Surgent is a League of Legends esports player, previously support for Immortals.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
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-??Sep 20142014-09-10≈4mo 9d
ejel
NA
Escalate Legion Gaminglogo std.pngEscalate Legion
≈Mar 2015≈2015-03-09≈Apr 2015≈2015-04-08≈30d
ejel
NA
VwS Gaminglogo std.pngVwS Gaming
≈May 2015≈2015-05-??May 20152015-05-26≈25d
ejel
NA
Aware Gaminglogo std.pngAware Gaming
May 20152015-05-26[1]≈Jul 2015≈2015-07-??≈1mo 6d
ejel
NA
Team Frostbitelogo std.pngTeam Frostbite
≈Sep 2015≈2015-09-??Jan 20162016-01-20≈4mo 19d
ejel
NA
Dream Teamlogo std.pngDream Team
Feb 20162016-02-03Feb 20162016-02-04[2]1d
ejel
NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades
Feb 20162016-02-04[4]May 20162016-05-18[3]3mo 14d
ejel
NA
Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs
May 20162016-05-18[6]Nov 20172017-11-20[5]1yr 6mo
ejel
NA
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaming
Dec 20172017-12-02[8]Nov 20182018-11-24[7]11mo 22d
ejel
NA
Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox
Nov 20182018-11-24[10]Aug 20192019-08-16[9]8mo 22d
ejel
NA
Immortalslogo std.pngImmortals
Dec 20192019-12-04[14]Nov 20202020-11-16[13]11mo 12d
ejel
NA
Immortalslogo std.pngIMT Academy
Jun 20202020-06-11[16]Jun 20202020-06-27[15]16d
ejel
TeamStartEnd
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-??Sep 20142014-09-10≈4mo 9d
ejel
NA
Escalate Legion Gaminglogo std.pngEscalate Legion
≈Mar 2015≈2015-03-09≈Apr 2015≈2015-04-08≈30d
ejel
NA
VwS Gaminglogo std.pngVwS Gaming
≈May 2015≈2015-05-??May 20152015-05-26≈25d
ejel
NA
Aware Gaminglogo std.pngAware Gaming
May 20152015-05-26[1]≈Jul 2015≈2015-07-??≈1mo 6d
ejel
NA
Team Frostbitelogo std.pngTeam Frostbite
≈Sep 2015≈2015-09-??Jan 20162016-01-20≈4mo 19d
ejel
NA
Dream Teamlogo std.pngDream Team
Feb 20162016-02-03Feb 20162016-02-04[2]1d
ejel
NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades
Feb 20162016-02-04[4]May 20162016-05-18[3]3mo 14d
ejel
NA
Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs
May 20162016-05-18[6]Nov 20172017-11-20[5]1yr 6mo
ejel
NA
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaming
Dec 20172017-12-02[8]Nov 20182018-11-24[7]11mo 22d
ejel
NA
Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox
Nov 20182018-11-24[10]Aug 20192019-08-16[9]8mo 22d
ejel
NA
Immortalslogo std.pngImmortals
Dec 20192019-12-04[14]Nov 20202020-11-16[13]11mo 12d
ejel
NA
Immortalslogo std.pngIMT Academy
Jun 20202020-06-11[16]Jun 20202020-06-27[15]16d
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.pngZENSeptember 10,
alextheman and
k1 join.

GGJJ and
Hakuho leave.
NA
Escalate Legion Gaminglogo std.pngELGMarch 9 (approx.),
Dardoch,
Beautiful Korean,
Pug,
Boltx, and
Hakuho join.

Alex Ich joins as substitute.
NA
Escalate Legion Gaminglogo std.pngELGApril 8 (approx.),
Dardoch,
Beautiful Korean,
54bomb99,
Boltx, and
Hakuho leave.
NA
VwS Gaminglogo std.pngVWSMay (approx.),
AnDa,
Beautiful,
dCard,
Ciscla, and
Hakuho join.
NA
VwS Gaminglogo std.pngVWSMay 26,
AnDa,
Beautiful,
dCard,
Ciscla, and
Hakuho leave.
NA
Aware Gaminglogo std.pngAGMay 26,
AnDa,
Beautiful,
dCard,
Ciscla, and
Hakuho join.
[1]
NA
Aware Gaminglogo std.pngAGJuly (approx.), Aware Gaminglogo std.pngAware Gaming is disbanded.
AnDa,
Beautiful,
dCard,
Ciscla, and
Hakuho leave.
NA
Team Frostbitelogo std.pngTFBSeptember (approx.),
Hakuho joins.
NA
Team Frostbitelogo std.pngTFBJanuary 20, Team Frostbite is disbanded.
Rohammers,
Zary,
Wolfe,
Massacre, and
Hakuho leave.
NA
Dream Teamlogo std.pngDTFebruary 3,
Massacre and
Hakuho join.

DoubleG and
Papa Chau move to substitutes.
NA
Dream Teamlogo std.pngDTFebruary 4,
Hakuho leaves.[2]
NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRENFebruary 4,
Hakuho joins.
[4]
NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRENMay 18, Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades transfers its roster and LCS spot to Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs.
Seraph,
Ninja,
Hakuho,
Maplestreet, Hermes (Coach), MonteCristo (Co-Owner), and
Leonyx (Head Manager) leave.[3]
NA
Team EnVyUslogo std.pngNVMay 18, Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs acquires the roster and LCS spot of Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades.
Seraph,
Ninja,
Hakuho, and Hermes (Head Coach) join.
[6]
NA
Team EnVyUslogo std.pngNVNovember 20, Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs is disbanded.
Seraph,
LirA,
Nisqy,
Apollo,
Hakuho, and
Nientonsoh leave.[5]
NA
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCGDecember 2,
Solo,
LirA,
Febiven,
Apollo,
Hakuho, and DLim (Head Coach) join.
[8]
NA
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCGNovember 24,
Solo,
Apollo, and
Hakuho leave.[7]
NA
Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOXNovember 24,
Solo,
Apollo, and
Hakuho join.

Smoothie leaves.[10][11][12]
Solo,
Apollo, and
Hakuho's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 18 November 2019.[17]
NA
Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOXAugust 16,
Lourlo,
Solo,
MikeYeung,
Fenix,
Apollo,
Hakuho, SSONG (Head Coach), Tyler (Assistant Coach), and Jim (Head Analyst) leave.[9]
NA
Immortalslogo std.pngIMTDecember 4,
Hakuho joins.
[14]
NA
Immortalslogo std.pngIMTDecember 11,
Altec and
Hakuho's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.[18]
NA
Immortalslogo std.pngIMT.AJune 11,
Xmithie and
Hakuho join from main roster.
[16]
NA
Immortalslogo std.pngIMT.AJune 27,
sOAZ and
Eika join from main roster.

Allorim,
Xmithie,
Insanity,
Apollo, and
Hakuho leave for main roster.[15]
NA
Immortalslogo std.pngIMTNovember 16,
Hakuho leaves.[13]

Biography[edit]

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.

2016 Season[edit]

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.[19] 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".[20] On May 18, Team EnVyUs was announced as the new brand.[21]

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.

2017 Season[edit]

Hakuho stayed with Team EnVyUs for the 2017 season. Visa issues prevented intended starting jungler LirA from appearing until week 2 of the spring season, forcing the team to switch mid lanerNinja to jungle and play substitute Alex Ich in mid lane. LirA's arrival did not improve things, as EnVyUs finished 3-15 and never ended a week anywhere other than tied for last place, meaning they would have to play in the promotion tournament.

EnVyUs began the promotion tournament inauspiciously, dropping a 3-1 set to the veteran Gold Coin United lineup, sending them into the losers bracket. There, they defeated EUnited 3-1, setting up a rematch with GCU where they outlasted them 3-2 on the strength of LirA's play, keeping their LCS spot.

EnVyUs looked better in the summer split with Pirean and Nisqy playing mid, starting the split 3-1. They declined to 8-10 by the end of the season but still made the playoffs as the sixth seed. In the playoffs, EnVy took a 2-1 lead against CLG and came close to upsetting the third seed, but was unable to prevail. This ended their season, as EnVyUs didn't have enough championship points to play in the Regional Finals.

2018 Season[edit]

EnVy was not accepted into the newly franchised LCS for 2018, and Hakuho left the team. He joined the newly formed Clutch Gaming, along with his 2017 EnVy teammates Apollo and Lira. Once the Spring Split began, Clutch quickly acquired a reputation for beating every team below them and losing to every team above them, only managing three wins against teams that would later make the playoffs, two of which were early-season wins against a slumping TSM. This consistency led to them clinching a playoff spot by Week 7 with a 9-5 record. However, Clutch stagnated over the final two weeks, falling into a four-way tie for third that necessitated a tiebreaker series. Clutch's struggles continued in that series, as they lost both tiebreakers to fall into sixth place.

In the playoff quarterfinals, Clutch faced third seed TSM, who were the overwhelming favorites due to their veteran lineup and having gone 5-1 over the final three weeks of the season. TSM dominated Clutch in the first game, but Clutch came back to stomp them in the next three games, becoming the first team in the history of the NALCS to defeat TSM in quarterfinals, and keeping them out of the finals for the first time. Clutch then moved on to face the 1st seeded 100 Thieves in the semifinals and took the series to the full five games, but dropped a nail-biting, 74-minute game five. This sent Clutch to the third-place match against 2nd seed Echo Fox. Despite expectations of a close series, Echo Fox stomped Clutch in three quick games.

Clutch started the summer split similarly to the spring, going 1-1 each week over the first four weeks. Unlike the spring, they were unable to keep this pace up over the entire season and only managed two wins over the final five weeks, eventually falling all the way into ninth place, ahead of only Golden Guardians. Although they did not make the playoffs, their spring finish meant that Clutch still had a slot in the Regional Finals, but they were swept by Echo Fox in the first round, ending their season.

2019 Season[edit]

Hakuho left Clutch and joined Echo Fox for the 2019 season, along with Apollo and their Clutch teammate Solo. Echo Fox started out the season consistently, losing every game played on Saturday and winning every game played on Sunday for the first four weeks, a streak tied to jungler Rush that was said to date back to his first tenure in the NA LCS from 2015-2016. However, this streak was broken in Week 5 with Echo Fox's first 0-2 week, causing Rush, whose play had been questionable even in wins, to be replaced by academy jungler Panda. Rather than reversing the team's fortunes, this move caused Echo Fox to lose their next four games. Rush then returned, and Echo Fox shot back up again, upsetting the first and second place Team Liquid and Cloud9 and defeating CLG on the last day of the season to secure the sixth and final playoff spot. This matched them up against third place TSM in the playoff quarterfinals. Echo Fox managed to take the first game, but lost the next three against the higher-seeded team, ending their split.

Echo Fox started the summer split with academy bot laner Lost playing in place of Apollo, breaking Apollo and Hakuho's streak of playing every game together that stretched back to 2017. The team struggled to begin the split, leading to Apollo returning, but this too failed to turn the team around. Echo Fox then tried Lourlo in the top lane, as well as Panda and former Rookie of the Split MikeYeung in the jungle, but no roster seemed to produce consistent results, and they ended the split in last place with a 4-14 record and did not have enough championship points to play in the regional qualifier.

2020 Season[edit]

Apollo and Hakuho both joined the newly reformed Immortals organization for 2020, but Apollo was assigned to Immortals Academy while Hakuho joined the LCS roster. Immortals started the spring split looking shaky, but managed to pick up multiple wins anyway, ending Weeks 3 and 4 tied for second place behind the dominant Cloud9. They declined after that, somewhat expectedly, but remained competitive for one of the final playoff spots, even as Altec was subbed out, reuniting Apollo and Hakuho. Going into Week 9, Immortals needed only a single win to clinch playoffs but faltered just before the finish line as Dignitas and Golden Guardians surged, forcing them into a three-way tiebreaker for the final playoff spot. Placed into the first round against Dignitas, Immortals were unable to reverse their slide and lost, ending their season.


In a move that was heavily criticized by the community, Apollo, Hakuho, and jungler Xmithie were all sent to academy to begin the summer split. After the academy team went 2-2 and the LCS team lost their first four games, the academy roster of Allorim, Xmithie, Insanity, Apollo, and Hakuho all moved to the main roster and played every remaining game. However, this new roster only managed to win four of their remaining fourteen games and ended up in last place with a 4-14 record.

Trivia[edit]

  • Known for his longtime duo with bot laner Apollo, with them playing every game together from the NA LCS 2017 Spring to the LCS 2019 Summer across three different teams.
    • At the time it ended, they were the longest-standing active duo.
    • Throughout their time playing together, they were considered a consistent bot lane but rarely had particularly outstanding moments.
    • After this streak was broken, they also played together on Immortals.
  • Known for his
    Morgana
    and
    Zyra
    , with other pros claiming he never misses a Morgana binding in solo queue.

Achievements[edit]

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

Minimum place

Hakuho Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultRoster
2020-08-0910 LCS 2020 Summer
4 - 14Blanklogo std.pngRR
Immortalslogo std.pngIMT sOAZ,  Allorim,  Potluck,  Xmithie,  Eika,  Insanity,  Altec,  Apollo,  Gate,  Hakuho,  Zaboutine,  GotoOne,  Malaclypse
2020-08-077 NA Academy 2020 Summer
8 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
Immortalslogo std.pngIMT.A Allorim,  sOAZ,  Xmithie,  Potluck,  Insanity,  Eika,  Apollo,  Altec,  Hakuho,  Gate,  Malaclypse,  GotoOne
2020-03-298 LCS 2020 Spring
8 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
Immortalslogo std.pngIMT sOAZ,  Xmithie,  Eika,  Altec,  Apollo,  Hakuho,  Zaboutine,  GotoOne
2019-08-0410 LCS 2019 Summer
4 - 14Blanklogo std.pngRR
Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX Solo,  Lourlo,  Rush,  Panda,  MikeYeung,  Yusui,  Fenix,  Lost,  Apollo,  Hakuho,  SSONG,  Tyler
2019-03-315 - 6 LCS 2019 Spring Playoffs
1 : 3Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX Solo,  Rush,  Fenix,  Apollo,  Hakuho,  SSONG,  Tyler
2019-03-246 LCS 2019 Spring
8 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX Solo,  Rush,  Panda,  Fenix,  Apollo,  Hakuho,  SSONG,  Tyler
2018-09-144 NA Regional Finals 2018
0 : 3Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG Solo,  LirA,  Febiven,  Apollo,  Hakuho,  mcscrag,  Baby Zeus
2018-08-209 NA LCS 2018 Summer
6 - 12Blanklogo std.pngRR
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG Solo,  LirA,  Moon,  Febiven,  Apollo,  Piglet,  Hakuho,  Vulcan,  DLim,  Curry,  mcscrag,  Baby Zeus
2018-08-104 NA Academy 2018 Summer
10 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG.A Maxtrobo,  Solo,  Moon,  LIRA,  Sun,  Piglet,  Apollo,  Vulcan,  Hakuho,  mcscrag
2018-04-084 NA LCS 2018 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG Solo,  LirA,  Febiven,  Apollo,  Hakuho,  DLim

Media[edit]

  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

Post-Match Interviews

DateTournamentMatchLink
2018-03-25NA LCS 2018 Spring Playoffs
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
vs
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG
Link
2018-03-25NA LCS 2018 Spring Playoffs
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
vs
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG
Link
2018-03-10NA LCS 2018 Spring
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG
vs
Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX
Link
2018-02-12NA LCS 2018 Spring
OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOPT
vs
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG
Link

Images[edit]

Name Pronunciation

Hakuho
AccuracyRiot
Voiced ByRaafaa

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