The Rain Man

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The Rain Man
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Background Information
NameChristian Kahmann
Country of BirthUnited States United States
BirthdaySeptember 3, 1990 (age 29)
Residency
NA
 North America
Competitive
RoleTop Laner
Favorite ChampsTeemoSquare.pngDariusSquare.pngTryndamereSquare.pngKassadinSquare.png
Soloqueue IDsThe Rain Man (NA)
RAlNMANLOL (EUW)
The Sun Man (NA)
The Honor Man (NA)
Social Media & Links
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Team History
??? ???? - Apr 2011
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Logo std.pngNumber One
Apr 2011 - Mar 2012
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Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMid
Apr 2013 - ??? ????
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Christian "The Rain Man" Kahmann is a Twitch.tv streamer and YouTube content creator. He was the top laner for Team SoloMid between April 2011 and March 2012, being succeeded by Dyrus. He left the team after their elimination in the group stage of IEM Hannover. Before his attempt at forming his own team, he was occasionally subbing for teams such as 4not or mTw.NA.

League of Legends Career

Pre-TSM Era

While being the team captain of Team Number One, The Rain Man gained attention in the scene by achieving Rank 1 in the NA solo queue ladder, playing mainly top lane TeemoSquare.png Teemo. However, he left Team Number One in order to become the new Top laner for Team SoloMid.[1]

TSM Era

After joining Team SoloMid in April 2011 alongside support Player Xpecial[2], The Rain Man finished his first major LAN tournament reaching 3rd place at Riot Season 1 Championship, losing twice to aAa in the semi-finals and in the loser's bracket finals.

In the following months, Team SoloMid participated in a number of offline and online tournaments, the most prominent being IEM Cologne, where they finished second, only losing to Counter Logic Gaming in the Grand Finals.

After being eliminated in the group stages at IEM - New York where the team lost all three games in its group, The Rain Man joined Team SoloMid's gaming house in the New York area in August 2011.[3]

In November 2011, TSM won their first major LAN event at MLG 2011 - Providence, where The Rain Man showed impressing plays on YorickSquare.png Yorick, deciding many teamfights in favor of Team SoloMid after teleporting in from top lane.

Team SoloMid started into 2012 by scrimming extensively, while also creating accounts on EU-West in order to scrim against European teams. Having won the last major LAN event, the team was one of the favorites going into IEM Kiev. TSM got into the Grand Finals undefeated, even beating Team Dignitas 2-0 in the semi finals. However, they lost to the Russian team Moscow 5, who took the first place of the tournament.

In March 2012, Team SoloMid participated in the Season VI IEM World Championship in Hanover, Germany. Team SoloMid was eliminated in the group stage, losing their first game to Curse Gaming. TSM won matches against Sypher and EHOME, they lost another 2 matches against Moscow 5 and SK Gaming and therefore could not qualify for quarterfinals.

After coming home from the IEM World Championship, The Rain Man decided to step down from being Team SoloMid's top laner on March 13, citing differing attitudes towards the game.[4] The Rain Man's spot as TSM's top laner was filled by former top laner for Epik Gamer, Dyrus.[5]

Post-TSM Era

Although not part of the team anymore, The Rain Man stayed in the Team SoloMid gaming house up until the team won IPL4 - Las Vegas, when he decided to leave the gaming house in order to pursue his own life along with his girlfriend and their dog, Lulu. Since leaving Team SoloMid, The Rain Man has subbed for multiple teams, most prominently for 4Not when they competed at MLG Raleigh 2012.

He was in the process of starting his own team after Chaox's departure from Team SoloMid. Fans and many others are trying to push for him to hire Chaox as of March 26. In April, He finally formed Team Solo Queue with chu8, XJ9, Haruka and TheSwingingSalton for qualifying Season 4 NA LCS.[6] Team Solo Queue quickly rose in the ranks near challenger even fighting GGU (Now known as Team Coast). However due to XJ9 being permabanned and being unable to add another person in TSQ due to the invite limit the team came to a halt being unable to qualify for the Challenger Series in time. XJ9 was permabanned shortly after they missed the deadline.

After the abandoning the TSQ project, The Rain Man spent most of his time streaming to a small but loyal fanbase on Twitch. Since 2017, he has focused more attention on producing content on his YouTube channel which also includes content from various other games such as Rust and private modded World of Warcraft servers.

Playstyle

The Rain Man is known for his rather passive playstyle at the top lane. He concentrates on not losing lane and farming, in order to be a great presence in the later stages of the game. However, this playstyle has sometimes been criticized as some people say it rarely wins lanes or snowballs an advantage. Since leaving TSM and subbing for other teams The Rain Man has adopted a more aggressive playstyle for certain champions. Coincidentally, former teammate and ex-TSM member Chaox has also been criticized for being too passive in lane compared to the more aggressive Wildturtle.

Trivia

  • Achieved rank 1 in season 1 with TeemoSquare.png Teemo.
  • Was a crucial influence on TSM's "Baylife" lifestyle during the team's early days.
  • Is infamous for his distaste in Reddit after being banned following a Reddit post on multiple occasions[7][8]
  • Is known for his TeemoSquare.png Teemo, DariusSquare.png Darius, KassadinSquare.png Kassadin, YorickSquare.png Yorick, and TryndamereSquare.png Tryndamere in solo queue.
  • Often played GangplankSquare.png Gangplank, ChoGathSquare.png Cho'Gath, JarvanIVSquare.png Jarvan IV, TrundleSquare.png Trundle and UdyrSquare.png Udyr in tournament play.
  • Used to own a puppy named after League of Legends champion LuluSquare.png Lulu.
  • Enjoys electronic music and showcases remixes on his music YouTube channel.
  • Brother Blake made a song for TRM and mentions him in the song "Hey Teemo".
  • Idolizes Gordon Ramsay because "His rage is epic."

Tournament Results

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

Minimum place

The Rain Man Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2012-08-250090129 - 12
MLG 2012 Summer Championship
0 : 2Legionlogo std.pngLgN
4notlogo std.png4N NA
 The Rain Man,
 OneBadBrad,
 TakashiX,
 paroL,
 L0cust
2012-08-190050065 - 6
SoloMid NA Invitational 7
0 : 2TeamMRNlogo std.pngMRN
4notlogo std.png4N NA
 The Rain Man,
 OneBadBrad,
 TakashiX,
 paroL,
 L0CUST
2012-07-220030003
Leaguecraft ggClassic
0 : 2Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG.B
Mtwlogo std.pngmTw NA
 The Rain Man,
 Xmithie,
 mandatorycloud,
 Balls,
 Muffinqt
2012-03-100070087 - 8
IEM Season 6 World Championship
2 - 3Blanklogo std.pngRR
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
 TheRainMan,
 TheOddOne,
 Reginald,
 Chaox,
 Xpecial
2012-02-240030043 - 4
LoLPro.com Curse Invitational - Online
1 : 2Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
 TheRainMan,
 TheOddOne,
 Reginald,
 Chaox,
 Xpecial
2012-01-220020002
IEM Season 6 Kiev
1 : 2Moscow Fivelogo std.pngM5
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
 TheRainMan,
 TheOddOne,
 Reginald,
 Chaox,
 Xpecial
2011-12-180030003
NESL Premier League 2
0 : 2Team Curselogo std.pngCrs
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
 The Rain Man,
 TheOddOne,
 Reginald,
 Chaox,
 Xpecial
2011-11-200010001
MLG 2011 Championship Providence
4 : 2Epik Gamerlogo std.pngEpik
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
 TheRainMan,
 TheOddOne,
 Reginald,
 Chaox,
 Xpecial
2011-11-19aaaaaaQ
MLG 2011 Providence Qualifiers
1 : 0Logo std.pngTOO
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
 TheRainMan,
 TheOddOne,
 Reginald,
 Chaox,
 Xpecial
2011-10-160070087 - 8
IEM Season 6 New York
0 : 2Teamdynamiclogo std.pngDYN
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
 TheRainMan,
 TheOddOne,
 Reginald,
 Chaox,
 Xpecial

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