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The Rain Man
|The Rain Man|
|COUNTRY OF BIRTH:||United States|
|BIRTHDAY:||September 3, 1990|
|TEAM:||Team Solo Queue|
|ROLE:|| Top Laner|
|SOLOQ IDs:|| The Rain Man (NA)|
The Woo Man (NA)
The Reformed Man (NA)
POSlTIVE VIBES (NA)
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Christian "The Rain Man" Kahmann is a Twitch.tv streamer and YouTube content creator. He was previously the top laner for Team SoloMid. He left the team after their elimination in the group stage of IEM Hannover. Before forming his own team, he was occasionally subbing for teams such as 4not or mTw.NA.
League of Legends Career
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
Teemo. However, he left Team Number One in order to become the new Top laner for Team SoloMid.
After joining Team SoloMid in April 2011 alongside support Player Xpecial, 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.
In November 2011, TSM won their first major LAN event at MLG 2011 - Providence, where The Rain Man showed impressing plays on
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 13th, citing differing attitudes towards the game. The Rain Man's spot as TSM's top laner was filled by former top laner for Epik Gamer, Dyrus.
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 26th. In April, He finally formed Team Solo Queue with chu8, XJ9, Haruka and TheSwingingSalton for qualifying Season 4 NA LCS.  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.
The Rain Man was permabanned on three accounts ('The Rain Man', 'The Honor Man', 'IIIIIIIIlIIIIIlI') on May 13th 2016 for violating Riot's Terms of Service following a post on Reddit. The Rain Man followed up with a statement on Twitter. While the automated e-mail regarding the ban did not state any specific reason, it is widely presumed to be due to intentional feeding and AFKing.
The Rain Man later contacted Riot to discuss the ban, where they agreed to reduce the ban to 2 weeks if he promised to change his behavior. All three accounts were unbanned on May 27th.
The Rain Man was banned a second time on at least two accounts ('The Rain Man', 'IIllIIlIIIIIlIII') on May 2nd 2017 for violating Riot's Terms of Service following a post on Reddit, with a video in which he hides his screen during a streaming session followed by a replay of the same game showing him intentionally feeding. The Rain Man has responded with a YouTube video arguing that intentionally feeding is necessary in order to maximize Elo gain in the shortest amount of time. The Rain Man has expressed a desire to focus less on streaming and more on producing YouTube content since his ban took place.
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.
- Achieved rank 1 in the NA solo queue during season 1 with
- Known for his
Tryndamere in solo queue.
- Has often played
Udyr in tournament play.
- Has a puppy named after the League of Legends champion
- Is known for his electronic music on stream and his loud laughing.
- Was previously known to stream while standing under the motto "I stand for those who cannot".
- His ex-girlfriend Sally drew a tattoo of his favorite champion
Teemo on his back as an April Fools Joke.
- Currently lives with his aunt in Washington, USA.
- Brother Blake made a song for TRM and mentions him in the song "Hey Teemo".
- Idolizes Gordon Ramsay because "His rage is epic."
|2012-07-22||Leaguecraft ggClassic Presented by Arqade|| |
0 : 2
|2012-01-22||IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev|| |
1 : 2
|2011-12-19||National ESL Premier League Season 2|| |
0 : 2
|2011-11-20||2011 MLG Providence|| |
4 : 2
|2011-10-09||IGN Proleague Season 3 - Atlantic City|| |
0 : 2
Counter Logic Gaming
|2011-09-11||Newegg Summer Wanfest 2011|| |
0 : 2
|2011-08-21||IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne|| |
1 : 2
Counter Logic Gaming
|2011-06-20||Riot Season 1 Championship|| |
2 : 0