|Country of Birth:||United States|
|Birthday:||March 16, 1997|
|Team:||Counter Logic Gaming|
|Previous Roles:||Sub, Support|
|Soloqueue IDs:||Stixxayx, C9 Stixxay, i StiXXaY U, St1xxay, CLG Sticker (KR)|
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| Team History|
Stixxay joined Cloud9's new Challenger roster Cloud9 G2A as their starting support player along with teammates Solo, Yusui, Hard, and LOD in January 2015. However, soon after he left the team to join CLG.Black, switching back to AD carry. In the 2015 NACS Spring Qualifier, the team defeated Rock Bottom Gorillas and then Team Liquid Academy to qualify for the Spring Season. However, they placed 6th and last in the season, after losing a tiebreaker game to TSM Darkness.
He was listed as a member of the main CLG team for the Summer Split; however, after CLG Black's victory against Maelstrom in the NACS Summer Qualifier he was banned for two weeks (weeks 2 and 3 of the split) because of toxicity. Using substitute player Frost, CLG Black lost to Cloud9 Tempest and then to Magnetic, missing out on the summer season.
Stixxay was CLG's AD carry for IEM San Jose, since Doublelift had left the team a few weeks prior. CLG won against Unicorns of Love and Jin Air Green Wings, but losing in the final against Origen, finishing in 2nd place.
In October 2015, Doublelift left CLG, and Stixxay substituted for him at IEM San Jose in November. The team defeated Unicorns of Love and Jin Air before losing to Origen in the finals. On January 6th, 2016, Stixxay was officially announced as CLG's AD carry for the 2016 season.
Their performance at IEM San Jose earned CLG a seed into IEM Katowice, which they attended after the seventh week of the LCS. However, despite being in a strong position domestically, in second place behind only the almost-undefeated Immortals (to whom CLG had handed their only loss of the season the week before), CLG were eliminated immediately from Katowice, losing first to SK Telecom T1 and then to Fnatic.
CLG entered the LCS playoffs in second place, still behind Immortals, and still the only team to have beaten Immortals in the regular season. They won their semifinal series against Team Liquid in five games, winning the last game with a double teleport play to catch out Piglet and close out a win. Stixxay's Tristana was banned in three of the five games due to his having practiced a Guinsoo's Rageblade build on the champion leading up to the series. He played it in game 4 and lost with it, and it remained uncontested in game 5. Despite seeding expectations, CLG's finals match was against TSM, who had 3-0'd Immortals the week before, and not against Immortals themselves. This series also went to five games, and CLG once again won, qualifying for the Mid-Season Invitational. In the fifth game, Stixxay picked Tristana for the first time since the Team Liquid game 4, and this time it was successful - early coordination from the team got him ahead, and he reset multiple times in the game-winning fight. As a result of his play, he was granted the MVP title for the series, a result that heavily divided the community, with some people thinking he deserved it for his part in CLG's team play and some calling him the weak link of the team and suggesting the title was only given to him to further the Stixxay vs Doublelift storyline.
Returning to North America for the Summer Split, CLG were expected to be at the top of the league after their MSI performance. However, not only did they fail to achieve that, but they weren't even in the top half of the standings until week 6. From there, they climbed to a fourth place regular season finish. In the playoffs, CLG first faced off against Team Liquid, whom they beat 3-1, before falling to TSM 3-0 in the semifinals. Crucially, one of Huhi's signature mid lane champions Aurelion Sol was found to have a bug partway through their first game, and the game was remade with Aurelion Sol disabled for the rest of the playoffs (though it was generally accepted that TSM would have won regardless). CLG lost the third-place to Immortals but automatically qualified for the World Championship based on Championship Points due to TSM's finals win over Cloud9.
CLG were seeded into Group A at Worlds, alongside the ROX Tigers, G2 Esports, and wildcard Albus NoX Luna. Going into the group, CLG and G2 were seen as contenders for the second seed, while Tigers and Albus NoX were expected to finish first and last, respectively. Instead, CLG dropped both of their games to the wildcard team, and ANX skyrocketed to a second-place group stage finish while G2 collapsed into last place; CLG ended their Worlds run in third with a 3-3 record.
Transitioning into the spring split of the 2017 LCS season, CLG was the only North American team to not make any changes to its roster. They were inconsistent to begin the split, fluctuating between 5th and 7th place over the first half of the season before stabilizing with a 2-0 week 5. CLG remained in the playoffs after that, and a 3-1 record down the stretch put them in fourth behind TSM, Cloud9 and a much improved Phoenix1. In the playoffs, CLG faced off against 5th seed FlyQuest. Although they started off strong with 2 wins, they were ultimately reverse swept and lost 2-3 which knocked them out of playoffs.
In the mideason, CLG swapped junglers with Immortals, sending Xmithie, one of their longest tenured players, to the team for Dardoch. This change seemed to work out for both sides, as CLG began the season in a three way race for first with Immortals and TSM. As the season went on however, CLG's performance started to drop and eventually Dardoch left the team and was replaced by LCS rookie OmarGod. This stabilized CLG's play to some extent and they finished the regular season in 3rd place with a 12-6 record. In the playoffs CLG managed to defeat Team EnVyUs 3-2 in a hard fought series. They however lost 0-3 to Immortals in the Semifinals. In the third place match CLG swept Team Dignitas 3-0 to end their playoff run on a high note.
Their third place finish gave CLG the second seed in the Regional Finals. There, they defeated FlyQuest 3-1, setting up a match with Cloud9 to make Worlds. After they dropped the first two games, CLG managed to win the third and make it a series, but dropped the fourth and lost the series which in turn ended their 2017 season.
- Name comes from a band called StixNStonez.
- First main champion was Katarina.
- Achieved a 2200 rating as a Restoration Shaman in World of Warcraft
- Favorite champion is Vayne
|2015-01-27||North America||NACS Spring 2015 - Qualifier||Graves||ADC||W||11/0/4||Link||Link|
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- October 20th, I've wanted to write one of these posts since... facebook
- January 15th, STIXXAY: On My Own with Counter Logic Gaming
- January 16th, Stixxay - is Biofrost CLG's new shotcaller? // Which dark horse team he picks for LCS with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- February 1st, Stixxay says NA LCS players are taking Gathering Storm in runes on stage because games go long with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- February 7th, Stixxay: “The narrative that I’m nothing without Aphromoo is wrong” with Izento on The Shotcaller
- February 14th, 20 Questions with CLG Stixxay with Counter Logic Gaming
- March 6th, CLG Stixxay: "The biggest hurdle for a shotcaller is to tell people no." with Blitz Esports
- March 12th, Stixxay on CLG's recent success: 'We got a lot more confrontational about people's mistakes' with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- January 24th, Stixxay: ‘I just want to solidify myself as the best in my role in North America’ with Yahoo!
- January 29th, Stixxay dissects CLG’s 1-3 start in the NA LCS with Yahoo!
- February 14th, Stixxay: ‘I think ADC is pretty lame right now, it’s literally just Varus and Jhin every game.’ with Yahoo!
- March 2nd, Stixxay on CLG's adaptability, being underrated/overrated, and Aphromoo as the team's father figure With Blitz Esports
- March 21st, Stixxay: “I think we do kind of play to our opponent’s level, so when we play worse teams, we’ll sometimes just lose to them, and we can’t really figure out why.” with Slingshot Esports
- June 7th, Stixxay on why CLG is right for Dardoch, sports academy bootcamp, thoughts on player's association with Yahoo Esports
- June 20th, Stixxay: IMT get a lot of free wins off of enemies playing bad, that's not going to happen vs us with Travis Gafford
- June 26th, Aphromoo and Stixxay discuss CLG’s loss to Immortals: “I think we just played kind of weird.” with Emily Rand for Slingshot Esports
- July 3rd, CLG Aphromoo & Stixxay: "NA teams do worse on international events because they overthink" with Inven Global
- September 4th, Stixxay on scrims before playoffs: “If you get stomped then, you just think, ‘Wait, maybe everything I’m doing is wrong’ and you question your picks, your life, your everything.” with Emily Rand for Slingshot Esports
- September 13th, Stixxay chats CLG's failure to make Worlds, off-season, and why pros keep spilling their drinks with Travis Gafford
- January 23rd, Stixxay: "I think they really devalue me and Huhi" with Team Liquid
- January 26th, Stixxay on CLG: "I Think We're Going to Place at Least Top 4" with G|League
- February 6th, Stixxay on Team Impulse: '[Other teams... underrate them a lot'] with theScore
- February 15th, Stixxay on CLG: 'We know exactly how to play the game, it's just a matter of executing it' with theScore
- March 22nd, CLG Stixxay: We don't have anyone to be afraid of if we're playing well with Yahoo
- March 23rd, Stixxay on his rookie season: 'Throughout the split, you can see how I've improved a lot' with theScore
- April 8th, [LoL] Head-to-Head: Piglet vs. Stixxay with theScore
- April 18th, Stixxay on CLG’s bot lane: “I think we’re definitely up there, and people underrate us for some reason.” with Slingshot
- May 6th, Stixxay: ‘I don’t really care if they ban [Caitlyn]…I’ll just play whatever else and still pop off’ with Marcel Feldkamp on theScore
- May 8th, LoL Mid-Season Invitational: Post game with CLG's Xmithie and Stixxay with ESPN
- May 14th, Stixxay on CLG's match vs FW and his thoughts ahead of the MSI finals with Travis Gafford on Yahoo Esports
- June 7th, Stixxay on CLG's post-MSI problems: 'We're trying to figure out what's good in the meta" with Yahoo!
- July 6th, Stixxay on Huhi’s struggles: 'It's very related to how we don't work with him as a team’ with Yahoo!
- July 13th, Stixxay on Warwick: 'I’ve been trying... to accidentally lock it in but I haven’t done that yet' with theScore
- July 28th, Stixxay on lane changes: ‘I don’t really agree with what Riot’s doing, it reduces strategy a lot’ with Yahoo!
- July 28th, Stixxay on why he’d rather face TL than C9 in playoffs: 'I feel like TL have much more issues' with theScore
- August 12th, Stixxay: 'I think Team Liquid’s probably the best team for us to play' with Yahoo!
- August 16th, Stixxay on TL: ‘They were the better team, so we found new ways to cheese them so we could fluke our way to Toronto’ with Yahoo!
- August 31st, Stixxay: 'When you play against IMT…they’re always trying to bait you back into a fight' with theScore
- September 1st, Stixxay: 'The new headsets and new technology changed it so we don’t hear the crowd that much compared to Vegas' with Yahoo!
- September 30th, Stixxay: 'NA is a stronger region than people know...EU is a weaker region than people think' with theScore
- September 30th, Stixxay: 'European teams weren't as strong as people thought they were' with ESPN
- September 30th, Stixxay ranks EU vs IWCI: “Wildcards might be a little bit better, I don’t want to discredit them” with Yahoo!
- October 7th, Stixxay: 'Sorry we couldn’t make it out, guys...definitely wasn’t expecting to lose to ROX' with theScore
- November 24th, Aphromoo and Stixxay on adapting to new carries, preparing for 2016, and reacting to Origen's map play with theScore
Articles & Videos
- March 10th, CLG Stixxay with Record Breaking Performance - 1,774 Damage per Minute! by Guilherme Meyer on Inven Global
- March 11th, CLG's Stixxay sets an NA LCS record with 1,774 damage per minute by Xing Li on DOT Esports
- August 8th, CLG Roads: Stixxay - A Surreal Start
- May 2nd, Raw and Uncut: CLG Stixxay's 2016 Spring Split Profile (9m9s) from theScore on YouTube
- May 31st, DUOS: Aphromoo and Stixxay by LoL Eports
- November 24th, Seeing what Stixx by Emily Rand on Follow eSports
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- Competitive Ruling: Stixxay lolesports.com
- CLG CS:GO and LoL at IEM San Jose This Weekend clgaming.net
- Our 2016 League of Legends Roster clgaming.net
- Froggen's opinion on Stixxay's finals performance reddit.com
- How did Stixxay get MVP? reddit.com
- [Spoiler] Xpecial's opinions on Stixxay's final performance reddit.com
- Exit the Dragon: On Competitive Integrity and Aurelion Sol thescoreesports.com