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Background Information
NameRafael Knittel
Country of BirthBrazil Brazil
BirthdayDecember 25, 1994 (age 25)
TeamTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTL Academy
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
Favorite Champs

Soloqueue IDsNikar, NBL Rakin, JAYOB Rakin, Rakin VPP, BG Rakin VPP,
Liquid Rakin (NA)
Social Media & Links
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Team History
Sep 2013 - Jan 2015
University of California Los Angeleslogo std.pngUCLA
May 2014 - Dec 2014
Call Gaminglogo std.pngCall Gaming
Dec 2014 - Mar 2015
Team Aminelogo std.pngTeam Amine
Mar 2015 - Apr 2015
Cerberus eSports (North American Team)logo std.pngCerberus eSports
Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
Noble eSportslogo std.pngNoble eSports
May 2015 - Jun 2015
CLG Blacklogo std.pngCLG Black
Jun 2015 - Jul 2015
Brave e-Sportslogo std.pngBrave e-Sports
Jul 2015 - Sep 2015
JAYOB e-Sportslogo std.pngJAYOB e-Sports
Dec 2015 - Jul 2016
Big Godslogo std.pngBig Gods
Jul 2016 - Oct 2017
Painlogo std.pngpaiN Gaming
Oct 2017 - Jan 2018
CNB govTLogo std.pngCNB e-Sports Club
Jan 2018 - Feb 2018
CNB govTLogo std.pngCNB e-Sports Club
Feb 2018 - Nov 2018
CNB govTLogo std.pngCNB e-Sports Club
Dec 2018 - Present
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
Dec 2018 - Present
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL Academy

Rafael "Rakin" Knittel is a substitute mid laner for Team Liquid Academy. He is also a streamer for Team Liquid.


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[edit]

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 22, Call Gaming parted with their Expansion roster and Rakin left the team.[7]

2015 Season[edit]

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 26, 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.


CBLOL 2018 Split 1 PlayoffsCNB govTLogo std.pngProGaming Esportslogo std.png
Click here for a full list of pentakills by all players.

Tournament Results[edit]

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

Minimum place

Rakin Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultRoster
2018-08-253 CBLOL 2018 Split 2 Playoffs
0 : 3Flamengo eSportslogo std.pngFLA
CNB govTLogo std.pngCNB Robo,  Yampi,  Turtle,  Rakin,  Brucer,  Baiano,  Jimmy
2018-08-053 CBLOL 2018 Split 2
4 - 3Blanklogo std.pngRR
CNB govTLogo std.pngCNB Robo,  Turtle,  Yampi,  Hy0g4,  Brucer,  Rakin,  pbO,  Bydeki,  Baiano,  Jimmy
2018-03-184 CBLOL 2018 Split 1 Playoffs
0 : 3Keyd Starslogo std.pngkStars
CNB govTLogo std.pngCNB Robo,  Yampi,  Turtle,  Rakin,  pbO,  Baiano,  Jimmy
2018-03-114 CBLOL 2018 Split 1
4 - 3Blanklogo std.pngRR
CNB govTLogo std.pngCNB Robo,  Yampi,  Turtle,  Rakin,  pbo,  Baiano,  Loreviz,  Jimmy
2017-12-105 - 10 Superliga ABCDE 2017
1-1-6Blanklogo std.pngRR
CNB govTLogo std.pngCNB Scar,  Yampi,  Erasus,  Rakin,  pbO,  Visdom,  Gafone
2017-03-123 CBLOL 2017 Split 1
4-2-1Blanklogo std.pngRR
Painlogo std.pngPNG Mylon,  SirT,  Tay,  Kami,  Rakin,  Matsukaze,  Loop,  MiT
2016-12-041 XLG SuperCup 2016
2 : 0CNB govTLogo std.pngCNB
Painlogo std.pngPNG Mylon,  SirT,  TaeYeon,  Kami,  Rakin,  Matsukaze,  Loop
2016-07-098 CBLOL 2016 Split 2 Playoffs
0 : 2RED Canidslogo std.pngRED
Big Godslogo std.pngB Gods Ranger,  Tierwulf,  Rakin,  Luskka,  RedBert,  Dionrray
2016-06-198 CBLOL 2016 Split 2
1-3-3Blanklogo std.pngRR
Big Godslogo std.pngB Gods Ranger,  Tierwulf,  Rakin,  Luskka,  RedBert
2016-04-295 - 8 BRMA 2016 Rio
0 : 2INTZlogo std.pngITZ
Big Godslogo std.pngB Gods Ranger,  Tierwulf,  Rakin,  Luskka,  RedBert
Rakin 1v1 Tournament Results
DatePlEventPrizeTeamLast Result
2018-12-0817 - 32All-Star 2018 Las VegasBrazillogo std.pngCBLOL0 : 1 ⁠LCK Allstarslogo std.pngPeanut
2016-11-135 - 8Red Bull Player One 2016Painlogo std.pngPNG1 : 2 xPulser


  • 2014
  • 2016


External Links[edit]

Name Pronunciation

Voiced ByRaafaa


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