Hans Sama

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Hans Sama
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Background Information
Name: Steven Liv
Country of Birth: France France
Birthday: September 2, 1999 (1999-09-02) (age 19)
Residency:
EU
 Europe
Competitive
Team: Misfits Gaming
Role: Bot Laner
Favorite champions: DravenSquare.png XayahSquare.png KalistaSquare.png LucianSquare.png 
Soloqueue IDs: Hans von Melzer, Steven Liv (KR), HANS SAMAAAAAAAA (KR), 한스 사마 (KR), NOTFIRSTPICKPLZ (KR), TrackingTheWeebs (KR), MSF Hans sama1, MSF Draven, CJ Entus Krämer, Aimi Kaneko, Subarù Natsuki, Hans sama v5, Hans S0L0, AFs Sangyoon, M MasterHans, M Hans sama, Holydai, E Corp Draven, E Corp Nii Hans, Kimchi open, EDC Kappa, 09 02 1999 (EUW)
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Team History
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Nov 2014 - Feb 2015
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Feb 2015 - Oct 2015
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Nov 2015 - Jun 2016
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Jun 2016 - Present
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Steven "Hans Sama" Liv is the bot laner for Misfits Gaming.

Biography

Steven "Hans Sama" Liv was born in Paris, France on September 2, 1999. He started playing League of Legends when he was eleven years old, and he reached Challenger ranking three seasons later[1]. In Season 2, while climbing the ladder with his brother, Andy, he started to meet professional players as ocelote, Nyph, Krepo, ElOjeteNinja, YoungBuck, HawkDon, Haydal, Djoko, Yuuki60, and Rekkles in ranked games. He became known as a high-Elo player in the French scene under the ID "Hans von Melzer", and eventually joined The Gentle Team, a French amateur team. The same roster joined E-corp Gaming shortly after.

2016 Season

Hans Sama's professional career started when he joined Millenium along with Pretty in November 2015 for the 2016 EU Challenger Series Spring Split. They replaced twin brothers Myw and Bloos, and joined Kaze, Djoko and Masterwork to complete the roster[2]. They won multiple French tournaments including Challenge France 2016 Spring. During the EUCS Open Qualifier semifinals and final, Hans sama went deathless with MissFortuneSquare.png Miss Fortune and KalistaSquare.png Kalista picks against K1ck Black and Huma and achieved a 54 KDA (24/0/30) over four games. Millenium lost only one series during the EUCS Regular Season, to Inspire eSports, but that record didn't translate to the playoffs, and they lost 0-3 to Copenhagen Wolves in semifinals, missing out on the Promotion Tournament[3].

After being replaced by Tabzz on Millenium's botlane, Hans Sama joined the new European team Misfits in June 2016 to compete in the EUCS Summer Season, replacing Yuuki60[4]. Using strong CaitlynSquare.png Caitlyn, LucianSquare.png Lucian and EzrealSquare.png Ezreal picks on Hans sama, they dominate everyone during the regular season by only losing one single game against Team Forge (1-1). In Playoffs, they beat 3-0 Epsilon eSports in semifinals and 3-0 Millenium in final. They manage to qualify for the League Championship Series 2017 by beating 3-1 FC Schalke 04 during the last best-of-five of the 2016 Up & Down Summer Split Tournament after a though match versus Origen lost 2-3. Meanwhile, Misfits re-signed Hans sama as the team's starting AD carry for two complete seasons[5].

2017 Season

In January, after the departure of Wisdom and Selfie, Hans Sama makes his debut in the LCS Spring Split 2017, along with his teammates Alphari, KaKAO, PowerOfEvil and IgNar. They started this split with good results in six weeks with seven victories and one defeat against G2 Esports. Usually picking JhinSquare.png Jhin, a champion on which he obtains his best results, Hans sama becomes the first player and the only one in Europe to play DravenSquare.png Draven throughout this split, winning against Splyce in Week 4 and against Team Vitality in Week 5. Then from Week 7 to Week 10, Misfits lost its regularity by being dominated by H2k-Gaming (Week 7), G2 Esports (Week 8), Team ROCCAT (Week 9) and Fnatic (Week 10). They only took the win over Giants Gaming in Week 10. To justify these defeats, many observed that Team Misfits wasn't as pro-active as it was in the beginning of the split.

Despite this decrease of performance, Hans Sama qualifies with his team for the Playoffs by ending second of Group A with a 8-5 record, behind G2 Esports and over Fnatic. In quarter-finals, Misfits faces Splyce and successfully takes the best-of-five after making a unexpected reverse sweep thanks to Hans Sama on his KalistaSquare.png Kalista and PowerOfEvil on his LeBlancSquare.png LeBlanc[6]. In semi-finals, Misfits plays versus the Unicorns Of Love and loses 1-3[7]. During their last match of Spring Split for the third place, Hans sama and his teammates are dominated (0-3) by Fnatic, led by an excellent Rekkles. Eventually, Misfits ends up taking the fourth place of the League Championship Series 2017 along with 30 Championship Points and 20,000 Euros[8].

Trivia

Playstyle

  • Plays League of Legends since Season 1 (March 2011).
  • His first main champion was TryndamereSquare.png Tryndamere, played with Heal and Teleport.
  • Moved from 900 elo (Bronze tier) to 1520 elo (Gold tier), ending Silver in the end of Season 1.
  • Was a great jungler (main NocturneSquare.png Nocturne and Lee SinSquare.png Lee Sin) and toplaner (main JaxSquare.png Jax and MordekaiserSquare.png Mordekaiser) before moving to botlane as AD carry (main VayneSquare.png Vayne and GravesSquare.png Graves).
  • Used to duo queue with his brother, who was a one trick TaricSquare.png Taric.
  • Hates supporting because he easily gets bored. Favorite support champions are AlistarSquare.png Alistar and KarmaSquare.png Karma.
  • Started to one trick DravenSquare.png Draven after watching Rekkles playing it.
  • Considered as one of the best DravenSquare.png Draven players on EUW server, with Freeze and Pornstar Zilean.
  • Reached Challenger for the first time at 14 years old (Season 4)[9].
  • Faced Soaz's ZedSquare.png Zed as DravenSquare.png Draven in a 1v1 middlelane duel near Disneyland Paris (Auchan Val d'Europe) in May 2014. The duel was really close but Soaz won it[10].
  • Enjoyed to play RengarSquare.png Rengar in Season 5 ranked games because of his capability to oneshot enemy AD carry.
  • Favorite ADC players are Bang, Deft, PraY, Rekkles and Zven.
  • Played duo queue ranked games with support players as Edward, Masterwork, Moopz, je suis kaas, Hiiva, Mikyx, YellOwStaR, Krepo, kaSing, Jesiz and IgNar but still prefers solo queue.
  • Had a total of five Challenger accounts simultaneously in April 2016 (M Hans sama, Holydai, M MasterHans, Hans von Melzer and Hans S0L0)[11].
  • Reached Challenger rank 1 for the first time in May 2016 (Season 6)[12].
  • Entered in the Challenger top 40 in Korea while bootcamping with his team Misfits (pre-season 7).

Personal Trivia

  • Is 1m78 tall[13].
  • Only speaks French and English.
  • Has Cambodian and Chinese roots.
  • Favorite dishes are cheese & beef Yakitori skewer, Spaghetti bolognese, McDonald's food, Bò bún, Bò lúc lắc rice and Sake Maki.
  • Dislikes seafood, spicy food, chilli pepper and kimchi.
  • Enjoyed to play Star Wars: Jedi Outcast II, Warcraft III, Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror, Titan Quest, 4Story, Starcraft II, CS:GO, osu!, Warframe, Left for Dead 2, Black Desert Online and Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom.
  • Is very interested by Japanese and Korean cultures.
  • Enjoys reading manga & watching anime and Sci-Fi/Fantasy movies.
  • Favorite anime are Steins;Gate, Your Name, Sword Art Online, Full Metal Alchemist, Attack on Titan, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Akame ga Kill!.
  • Uses a Wacom Cintiq 22HD to draw digital art manga.
  • Shows off his drawing skills while streaming.
  • Is not very talkative while streaming.
  • Aimed to become a professional tennis player before discovering League of Legends. His idols were Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
  • Stopped both tennis and school at early age of 16 to dedicate his time to League of Legends.
  • Wants to be a manga artist after retiring from League of Legends.

Equipment

  • His first gaming mouse was a Razer Imperator 2012.
  • Currently playing with a Logitech G402 mouse and a Logitech G910 keyboard.
  • Mouse DPI : 1500
  • Mouse sensibility : 60
  • Uses a Razer Kraken headset.

Other

  • Hans sama is the final name he picked after playing few years as "Hans von Melzer", which came from his brother who likes Austrian tennis player Jürgen Melzer. He just kept "Hans" and added "sama" because of his passion for Japanese animation.
  • Has chosen Bang Bang Management in 2016 as personal management agency which works with talents such as YellOwStaR and Nisqy[14].
  • Won the Coca-Cola Gaming Awards 2016 during the Paris Games Week in the category "Esport Revelation of the Year"[15].
  • Has made an emblematic appearance in a video advertising from 2016 to promote a famous Japanese watch brand named G-SHOCK[16].

Pentakills

Date Region Tournament Team Vs Champion Pos W/L KDA SB VOD
2017-08-19
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Tournament Results

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Tournament Results
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2018-09-14A44WCS logo small.png EU Regional Finals 20182 : 3Splycelogo std.png SPYMisfits Gaminglogo std.png MSF
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 Alphari,
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 Maxlore,
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 Sencux,
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 Hans Sama,
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 Mikyx,
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 Moose
2018-09-08A44EU LCS logo small.png EU LCS 2018 Summer Playoffs1 : 3Team Vitalitylogo std.png VITMisfits Gaminglogo std.png MSF
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 Alphari,
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 Maxlore,
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 Sencux,
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 Hans Sama,
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 Mikyx,
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 Moose
2018-08-19A55EU LCS logo small.png EU LCS 2018 Summer11 - 7Blanklogo std.png RRMisfits Gaminglogo std.png MSF
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 Alphari,
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 Maxlore,
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 Sencux,
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 Hans Sama,
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 Mikyx,
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 Jesiz,
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 Moose
2018-03-17A77EU LCS logo small.png EU LCS 2018 Spring8 - 10Blanklogo std.png RRMisfits Gaminglogo std.png MSF
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 Alphari,
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 Maxlore,
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 Sencux,
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 Hans Sama,
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 Mikyx,
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 Daku
2017-11-04A55 - 8WCS logo small.png 2017 World Championship2 : 3SKT1Logo std.png SKTMisfits Gaminglogo std.png MSF
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 Alphari,
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 Maxlore,
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 PowerOfEvil,
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 Hans Sama,
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 IgNar,
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 Daku
2017-09-03A22EU LCS logo small.png EU LCS 2017 Summer Playoffs0 : 3G2 Esportslogo std.png G2Misfits Gaminglogo std.png MSF
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 Alphari,
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 Maxlore,
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 PowerOfEvil,
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 Hans Sama,
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 IgNar,
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 Daku
2017-08-13A33EU LCS logo small.png EU LCS 2017 Summer6 - 7Blanklogo std.png RRMisfits Gaminglogo std.png MSF
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 Alphari,
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 Maxlore,
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 PowerOfEvil,
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 Hans Sama,
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 IgNar,
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 Daku
2017-04-23A44EU LCS logo small.png EU LCS 2017 Spring Playoffs0 : 3Fnaticlogo std.png FNCMisfits Gaminglogo std.png MSF
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 Alphari,
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 KaKAO,
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 PowerOfEvil,
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 Hans Sama,
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 IgNar,
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 Daku
2017-04-02A22EU LCS logo small.png EU LCS 2017 Spring8 - 5Blanklogo std.png RRMisfits Gaminglogo std.png MSF
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 Alphari,
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 KaKAO,
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 PowerOfEvil,
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 Hans Sama,
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 IgNar,
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 Daku
2016-08-07I1QEU LCS logo small.png EU LCS 2017 Spring Promotion3 : 1FC Schalke 04 Esportslogo std.png S04Misfits Gaminglogo std.png MSF
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 Alphari,
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 Lamabear,
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 Wisdom,
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 Selfie,
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 Hans sama,
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 IgNar,
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 Daku

Interviews

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Additional Content

  • 2017
  • 2016

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