Hard

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Hard
GGSA Hard 2019 Split 1.png
Background Information
NameAnthony Barkhovtsev
Country of BirthCanada Canada
BirthdayMarch 28
Residency
NA
 North America
Competitive
TeamGolden Guardianslogo std.pngGGS Academy
RoleJungler
Previous Role(s)Top Laner
Favorite ChampsLee SinSquare.pngViSquare.pngRengarSquare.png
Competitive IDsFamilyPuss
Soloqueue IDsFamilyPuss, 9JX, C9 Hard, MuteTheWorld
Social Media & Links
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Team History
Mar 2014 - May 2014
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False Facade Gaminglogo std.pngFalse Facade Gaming
May 2014 - May 2014
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False Facade Gaminglogo std.pngFalse Facade Gaming
Dec 2014 - Dec 2014
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COGnitive Gaminglogo std.pngCOGnitive Gaming
Jan 2015 - Oct 2015
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Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 Tempest
Jan 2015 - Jan 2016
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Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9
Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
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Logo std.pngThe Warlords
Jan 2016 - Jan 2017
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Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox
Sep 2017 - Sep 2017
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Meltdown Quebeclogo std.pngMeltdown QC
Jan 2018 - Sep 2018
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Team Liquid Academylogo std.pngTL Academy
Dec 2018 - Present
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Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGGS Academy

Anthony "Hard" Barkhovtsev is the jungler for Golden Guardians Academy. He was previously known as FamilyPuss.

Biography

2015 Season

Hard joined Cloud9's new Challenger roster Cloud9 G2A along with Solo, Yusui, LOD, and Stixxay in January 2015. Under the name C9 Charlies Angels, they placed fifth in the ranked 5's ladder leading up to the NACS Spring 2015 qualifier. Following Stixxay's move to CLG.Black, Fade joined the team, replacing Stixxay as starting support. The team defeated Roar and then Team Confound to qualify for the season. However, prior to the start of the season, it was revealed that the team had used a ringer in their matches against Team Confound. As a result, Cloud9 Tempest were disqualified from participating in the NACS, and Team Confound took their place. Additionally, Hard and his teammates were all suspended from all Riot-sponsored League of Legends competition until the 2015 Summer Split.[1] This ban was lifted at the end of March, allowing Hard and his Cloud9 Tempest teammates to play competitively starting on May 11.[2]

Now unbanned, Cloud9 Tempest participated in the NACS Summer Qualifier, with nearly the same roster as they had competed with in the spring qualifier, except that LOD moved to AD carry, and Sheep joined. After their first two rounds, Yusui was temporarily banned for four weeks for purchasing botted accounts, and Jintae was used as a substitute for the finals against CLG Black, which the team won, successfully qualifying for the Summer Season.

The team finished with a 5-5 record and in fourth place. In the playoffs, they also finished fourth, after losses to Renegades and Team Imagine. They missed out on the Summer Promotion Tournament but retained an automatic seed into the NACS Spring 2016 Season.

2016 Season

In the offseason, the roster of C9 Tempest went seperate ways. While his former teammates either retired or joined NACS team Ember, Hard joined Echo Fox, who acquired Gravity's NA LCS spot. Visa problems kept Hard along with teammates kfo and Froggen out of competition for several games early on in the season, and despite an upswing after the full roster returned, Echo Fox placed seventh at the end of the spring split - out of playoffs but also safe from relegation. Their overall season record was 6-12, with 6 of those losses coming from their games with a substitute roster as well as a forfeit prior to determining their substitute roster. With their full lineup, their record was 6-6.

In the Summer Season, Echo Fox had almost no roster problems at all - they substituted Grigne in for two games in week 3, and switched Froggen to top lane for one game while kfo played mid lane, but other than that they had a completely stable roster. With stability did not come an improvement over their spring performance; while they picked up several individual game wins (including handing Team SoloMid their only game 1 defeat of the entire split), the team lost every single series after the first week and finished in last place, three series behind the ninth-place NRG. In the 2017 Spring Promotion Tournament, Echo Fox turned their season around and took advantage of NRG's weakness, beating Team Liquid Academy in the elimination round, losing to the much-improved Phoenix1, and then sweeping NRG in the final series to return to the LCS for 2017.

Trivia

  • Started playing League of Legends since a little after the beta, but never got into it until late Season 2 where he peaked ~1890 elo on EUNE.

Tournament Results

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

Hard Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2019-03-150080008LCS Academy League 2019.png NA Academy 2019 Spring
7 - 11Blanklogo std.pngRR
Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGG.A
 zig,
 Hard,
 Palafox,
 Benji,
 Sheep,
 Mango
2018-08-230030043 - 4LCS Academy League 2019.png NA Academy 2018 Summer Playoffs
2 : 3Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG.A
Team Liquid Academylogo std.pngTL.A
 V1PER,
 Hard,
 Insanity,
 Shoryu,
 Joey,
 Timkiro
2018-08-100020002LCS Academy League 2019.png NA Academy 2018 Summer
12 - 6Blanklogo std.pngRR
Team Liquid Academylogo std.pngTL.A
 V1per,
 Hard,
 Insanity,
 Shoryu,
 Joey,
 Timkiro
2018-03-220030043 - 4LCS Academy League 2019.png NA Academy 2018 Spring Playoffs
1 : 3Echo Foxlogo std.pngEF.A
Team Liquid Academylogo std.pngTL.A
 V1PER,
 Hard,
 Mickey,
 Shoryu,
 Joey,
 Timkiro
2018-03-160010001LCS Academy League 2019.png NA Academy 2018 Spring
13 - 5Blanklogo std.pngRR
Team Liquid Academylogo std.pngTL.A
 V1PER,
 Hard,
 Mickey,
 Shoryu,
 Joey
2017-09-100040004DH-star.png Dreamhack Montreal 2017
L : WSuper Novalogo std.pngSN
Meltdown Quebeclogo std.pngMQC
 TQS Zuardian,
 Hard,
 Wazabiee,
 Shoryu,
 Trance
2016-08-07aaaaaaQNA LCS 2018 Logo.png NA LCS 2017 Spring Promotion
3 : 0NRG Esportslogo std.pngNRG
Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX
 kfo,
 Hard,
 Froggen,
 Keith,
 Big,
 heavenTime
2016-07-3101000010NA LCS 2018 Logo.png NA LCS 2016 Summer
1 - 17Blanklogo std.pngRR
Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX
 kfo,
 Hard,
 Grigne,
 Kez,
 Froggen,
 Keith,
 Big,
 Cop,
 Ginko,
 heavenTime
2016-03-200070007NA LCS 2018 Logo.png NA LCS 2016 Spring
6 - 12Blanklogo std.pngRR
Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX
 kfo,
 Solo,
 Hard,
 Grigne,
 Froggen,
 Goldenglue,
 Keith,
 LOD,
 Big,
 Stunt,
 Cop
2016-01-13bbbbbbNQCS NA logo.png NACS 2016 Spring Open Qualifiers
1 : 2Also Known Aslogo std.pngAKA
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 BillyBoss,
 Cris,
 Hard,
 Shrimp,
 Pekin Woof,
 Mash,
 Sheep

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