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|Name||Raymond Tsang (曾家星)|
|Country of Birth||United Kingdom|
|Birthday||December 8, 1993 (age 25)|
|Soloqueue IDs||Kasinglol (EUW)|
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Raymond "kaSing" Tsang was born in London, UK in 1993. He has also lived in Hong Kong and currently lives in Berlin, Germany. Tsang grew up playing multiple titles, including Maplestory, Gunbound, and Dota 1 and 2. He switched to League of Legends when he had a computer that was unable to run any other game but eventually came to enjoy it. Outside of gaming, Tsang received a BTEC IT Level 3 Extended Diploma in college and plans to study computer science if he continues with his education.
Yerrow's first major attempt to break into the League of Legends pro scene was with the team Dexter Is Actually Evil in early Season 3; however, he was unable to play in the Summer Promotion Tournament qualifier, and his team lost to Team Mistral. After leaving that team, KaSing went on to play for British Tea Time, a team that was acquired by Dignitas to form Team Dignitas UK. Yerrow stayed with Team Dignitas UK until January 2014, when the team disbanded.
Yerrow finally made it into the LCS with SUPA HOT CREW, which he joined in the fifth week of the summer split, replacing former starting support player wewillfailer; at this time he also changed his name to kaSing.
On October 2, 2014, KaSing and teammate Impaler both left SUPA HOT CREW. About a month later, on November 9, it was announced that kaSing would be the new support player for Gamers2, after the departure of Rydle. kaSing participated in the Expansion Tournament with Gamers2, who managed to beat Reason Gaming in the seeding game and Team Strix in Round 1. Gamers2 were knocked out in Round 2 after being beaten by n!faculty.
The Spring Split itself was relatively successful for kaSing and H2k. After a shaky start, results began to pick up for the team, largely thanks to kaSing's introduction to the roster. kaSing's impressive individual performances throughout the split, particularly on Thresh, helped the team to a 3rd place finish in the regular season. In the Spring Playoffs, kaSing and the team beat Copenhagen Wolves in the quarterfinals, but were beaten in the semifinals in a close-fought series by eventual champions Fnatic. H2k-Gaming went on to pull off a shock victory over SK Gaming in the 3rd place match, securing themselves 50 Championship Points.
kaSing and the team began to impress from the very start of the Summer Split. H2k jostled for 2nd position with Origen throughout the regular season, with Fnatic way out in 1st place throughout. More impressive performances from kaSing on Thresh ultimately helped the team to yet another 3rd place regular season finish. The Summer Playoffs also went well for kaSing and the team, beating Giants Gaming in the quarterfinals of the tournament. The were beaten in the semifinals by Origen, but went on to beat Unicorns Of Love in the 3rd place match, securing the team 70 Championship Points, which meant that the team had qualified for the 2015 World Championship as Europe's #2 seed.
At the 2015 World Championship, H2k were seeded into Group C along with SK Telecom T1, EDward Gaming, and wildcard team Bangkok Titans. In one of the only widely-predicted results of the tournament that came to pass, H2k won their games against BKT but lost the rest. kaSing and the team finished the group in 3rd place, meaning they would not advance to the knockout stage of the tournament.
In November, kaSing left H2k to join Team SoloMid on a trial basis for IEM San Jose. While it was never announced whose decision it was to part ways, after a semifinal finish and loss to Origen, he did not remain with the team and instead returned to Europe, where he joined Team Vitality, a French organization that expended into League of Legends by purchasing Gambit Gaming's LCS slot. With himself, Cabochard, Shook, Nukeduck, and Hjärnan comprising the roster, the team was considered one of the top lineups in the LCS, and they finished the split in third place, behind the surprise first-place G2 Esports and second-place H2k. In the playoffs, however, they were upset by the sixth-place Fnatic and eliminated in the quarterfinals. Shortly later, kaSing left the team.
After leaving Team Vitality, kaSing announced he would be building a new team to compete in the upcoming EUCS Summer Split with players he scouted from various amateur teams. He would keep the roster a secret until April 2017.
In April, kaSing announced the full roster, with MagiFelix from EURONICS Gaming, Sedrion from Beşiktaş.OH, and two Korean imports MooJin from Dark Wolves and Thal from ZTR Gaming. Apart from kaSing, the other members of the team are relatively unknown, with a handful, including the team’s top laner Kwon “Thal” Hyuk Park, best known for their time in ranked solo queue. Thal achieved first place in the EUW solo back in April.
Red Bulls achieved first place in the 2017 EU Challenger Open Qualifiers and advance to 2017 EUCS Summer Qualifiers. The team was placed in Group A and managed to achieve 2nd place with a 4-1 score and proceed to the finals. In the finals they faced Group B's top seed Team-LDLC and won 3-0 to qualify for EUCS 2017 Summer Split.
The team competed with other well known teams in the EUCS Summer Split such as Giants Gaming, FC Schalke 04, Paris Saint-Germain, and Origen. The team ended the split at 3rd place with a 2-2-1 score with 8 points. They would make it to playoffs and face off against 2nd place team FC Schalke 04. Red Bulls lost the playoff series with a quick 0-3 and failed to qualify for the EU LCS 2018 Spring Promotion. Shortly after the loss, kaSing announced that the team would disband and all players are allowed to look for other opportunities.
kaSing joined Splyce in December 10, 2017. The new rebuilt roster consists of Odoamne, Xerxe, Nisqy, Kobbe, and kaSing. The team tied 2nd place in the 2018 EU LCS Spring Split with G2 Esports, both having a 11-7 score. Splyce lost the tiebreaker and was placed 3rd seed going into playoffs. The team played Team ROCCAT in the first round and quickly won 3-0, advancing to the second round where they would face G2 Esports once again. Splyce lost the series 1-3. The team later faced Team Vitality in the 3rd place match and won, earning them 3rd place in the Spring Split.
Splyce placed 6th in the 2018 EU LCS Summer Split with a 9-9 record, barely qualifying for playoffs. They would face FC Schalke 04 in the first round in playoffs and lost the series 2-3, forcing them to compete in the Regional Finals in order to go to Worlds. Splyce played Misfits Gaming in their first round and won the close match 3-2. They would then lose the following round to G2 Esports 2-3, failing to make it to Worlds. Shortly after, kaSing announced he would be leaving the team to join British Organisation Excel Esports.
- Despite playing support for his team, he hates playing support in solo queue.
- Changed his name from YerrowStarr (his ID in Dota) to Yerrow because people thought he was one of YellOwStaR's smurfs. "Ka-Sing" is his middle name and Chinese name.
- Speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.
- Enjoys watching anime, streams, and TV series.
- Cats are his favorite animal.
- Favorite champion is LeBlanc.
- Frequently hovers Zilean during champion select before locking in his pick, regardless of whether or not Zilean is in the meta at the time.
- Used to play Zilean all the time before he joined the pro scene.
- Really likes Zilean's voice and his quote "I knew you would do that..." everytime you hover over him.
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|KaSing 1v1 Tournament Results|
|2015-12-13||5 - 8||All-Star 2015 Los Angeles||Ice||0 : 1 Doublelift|
- February 6, Kasing & Darius laugh their way through a LEC interview with Darius Matuschak on The Shotcaller
- March 2, Kasing on EXCEL's infrastructure, work-life balance, and the remainder of the split with Darius Matuschak on The Shotcaller
- January 2, KaSing: "I always thought that if you go to NA you are going to become bad, no matter what" by Adam Newell on Dot Esports
- January 25, The kaSing Effect with Will Partin on Splyce
- February 19, Kasing: "I used to look up to Yellowstar. He was so far ahead of every other Support back then.” with Darius Matuschak on The Shotcaller
- April 13, KaSing on Janna: "Just because the win rate is high in solo queue doesn't necessarily mean the champion is really broken." with Renato "Shakarez" Perdigão on Blitz Esports
- July 10, Kasing: "I appreciate every single comment from you fans, negative and positive" with Parkes Ousley on The Shotcaller
- July 13, Kasing: "My parents were really against me wanting to become a pro. They viewed it as a waste." with Darius Matuschak on The Shotcaller
- August 16, KaSing: "SoloQ got way more negative over the Seasons. It's a game. Don't be that negative, jesus!" with Darius Matuschak on The Shotcaller
- January 15, Kasing: I got 13 offers, including EU and NA with DailyDot
- January 16, KaSing on playing in NA: 'I didn't improve as a player' with theScore
- January 18, Warum "Banane" für kaSing und Hjarnan so wichtig ist - Vitality kaSing & Hjarnan with Summoner's Inn
- February 13, kaSing: "Niederlagen stören uns nicht" with SPORT1
- February 20, kaSing on Vitality's win versus UOL, in-game communication and his Worlds aspirations with theScore
- March 11, kaSing: "Wollen in den Play-Offs direkt gegen die Besten spielen" with SPORT1
- March 22, kaSing on playoffs: 'Personally, I would rather play the best of five first against the best team with theScore
- June 24, kaSing: Right now it feels like we’re only playing reactively, ‘which is the playstyle I hate’ with theScore
- July 1, Vitality's kaSing talks Shook shaking things up in the EU LCS with ESPN
- September 29, KaSings and Steeelbacks opinions on the Worlds with Red Bull
- October 4, kaSing rates the West’s chances at Worlds with Red Bull
- February 18, Inside H2K: KaSing with H2k-Gaming
- March 7, Confessions of a Gamer S01E03 - GeForce GTX Bootcamp powered by MSI (video) with Caseking
- March 10, EU LCS 2015: kaSing "I didn't play Morgana in any scrims the past week" (video) with SK Gaming
- March 30, CoaG – 1on1 with H2K-Gaming’s “kaSing” (video) today with CaseKing Gaming
- August 22, KaSing om Mordekeiser: "He can literally 1v5 at level 1" (video) with Fragbite
- September 28, Ask The Pros: H2K's kaSing with LoL Esports
- October 1, Kasing on the game against SKT and H2K's chances to advance with The Daily Dot
- October 9, KaSing Interview with Twitch
- December 9, kaSing: Why I joined Vitality League of Legends with Red Bull
- December 12, KaSing om TSM: "I probably could have signed with them before IEM as starting Support" with Fragbite
- July 4, EU LCS 2014 Summer W7: Interview with SHC kaSing (video) with SK Gaming
- August 10, Interview with KaSing of SHC: “I think the only EU team capable of winning worlds as of right now would probably be Alliance” with News of Legends
- May 17, The Top 10 Supports of Spring 2016 by Kelsey Moser on theScore
- June 24, Funny friends: H2K's Hjärnan and kaSing from LoL Esports
- December 26, League of Legends 2016 wishlist with KaSing and Dignitas with PC Gamer
- December 9, Team Vitality LCS 2016 - Player Spotlight #1 - KaSing by Team Vitality
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