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Background Information
Name: Rafael Knittel
Country of Birth: Brazil Brazil
Birthday: December 25, 1994 (1994-12-25) (age 22)
Residency: News Label - Brazil.png Brazil
Team: CNB e-Sports Club
Role: Mid
Previous Role: AD
Favorite champions:    
Soloqueue IDs: Nikar, NBL Rakin, JAYOB Rakin, Rakin VPP, BG Rakin VPP
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Team History
May 2014 - Dec 2014
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Dec 2014 - Mar 2015
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Mar 2015 - Apr 2015
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Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
NOBlogo std.png Noble eSports
May 2015 - Jun 2015
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Jun 2015 - July 2015
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July 2015 - Sep 2015
JAYOBlogo std.png JAYOB e-Sports
Dec 2015 - Jul 2016
B Godslogo std.png Big Gods
Jul 2016 - Oct 2017
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Oct 2017 - Present
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Rafael "Rakin" Knittel is the mid laner for CNB e-Sports Club.


Rafael "Rakin" Knittel was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. He lived in Switzerland for two years, and in Los Angeles, California in the United States. His first video game was Counter-Strike 1.5, which he started playing when he was seven years old. He also played Heroes of Newerth and was the captain of one of the top Brazilian teams prior to switching to League of Legends.

2014 Season

Rakin joined Call Gaming in May 2014, his first competitive League of Legends team. With them, he qualified for the Spring Expansion Tournament via the ranked 5's ladder but then was eliminated in the first round by Team Coast. On December 22nd, Call Gaming parted with their Expansion roster and Rakin left the team.[1]

2015 Season

After leaving Call Gaming, Rakin formed Team Amine, which eventually competed in League One; partway through that tournament, the team renamed to Cerberus eSports. After a seventh-place League One finish, Cerberus entered the AlphaDraft Challenger League, and the roster was acquired by Noble eSports. On April 26th, Rakin retired from competitive play in North America. In May, Rakin became a substitute for Counter Logic Gaming Black.


  • The name "Rakin" comes from his first and last name - "Ra" from "Rafael" and "Kni" from "Knittel;" the 'n' and 'i' were swapped to make it pronounceable.
  • Has played competitively as mid laner and AD carry.
  • His most known catchphrase is "vem pro pai" (come to daddy), usually referenced in his username as VPP.


  • 2016
Date Event Result
2016-12-04 XLG SuperCup 2016 Gold.png paiN Gaming Painlogo std.png 2 : 0 CNB govTLogo std.png CNB e-Sports Club
2016-03-26 BRCC 2016 Summer Playoffs Gold.png Big Gods B Godslogo std.png 3 : 1 OVLlogo std.png Overload



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