In regular team sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and their likes, teams or clubs as the case may be, buy players or loan them for a particular period of time. Gradually, eSport has not only got itself in the mainstream, but teams are also following the same pattern with its players. Someone who has played for a good number of teams and has come to establish himself is Hauntzer.
He is a professional League of Legends player who plays top laner in the League of Legends Championship Series North America, for the Golden Guardians. A very big name as far as League of Legends is concerned, he has played for other teams in the past including The Gentlemen’s Guild with which he first began professionally and Team SoloMid.
Bio (Age and Ethnicity) – Who Is Hauntzer?
Even though in the gaming community the gamer is popular as Hauntzer, his real name is Kevin Yarnell. He is a professional League of Legends star player who was born on May 20, 1995, in the United States. Hauntzer is an American of Chinese/American ethnic background.
That said, he has managed to keep everything about his parents and siblings, if he has any, away from the media. More so, his educational status is not known as information about that is also kept away from the public domain by the top laner.
He was brought up in Seattle, Washington where he started playing video games from an early age. For League of Legends which he will later be famous for, he started his career playing it when he was still in junior high school.
Professionally, Hauntzer began his career with The Gentlemen’s Guild in 2013 but after only two months, he moved to Team LoLPro where he spent less than a year. His next team was Curse Academy with which he stayed for a few months and then he was signed to Gravity Gaming from January to November 2015. It was from here that he moved to Team SoloMid.
In 2018, Hauntzer made a rather shocking move from TSM to the team for which he now plays, Golden Guardians. The transfer was not only shocking to fans and followers of the sports; it was to Kevin as well who revealed that he was neither given any warning on the pending transfer nor was there a provision that would allow him to share starting spots which he lost.
In his three years with the organization, he proved to be even better than the good player everyone anticipated him to be. Even when the team had a very rough season in 2018, he was still prominent. Nonetheless, he was later dropped from the starting lineup for Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik. With the team, he clinched three NA LCS playoff titles.
With GGS, he again got the starting top laner spot, also playing alongside big names like Kim “Olleh” Joo-sung, Henrik “Froggen” Hansen, and Juan “Contractz” Garcia.
Speaking about his move, the prolific top laner said although he did not think it was the wisest of moves on the part of his former team, it was still a good opportunity for him because it afforded him the chance to be in a better situation.
From 19 tournament, Kevin who is as of 2019 ranked 733 in the world and 150 in the United States made a total prize earning of over $135 thousand from the 19 tournaments he has played. He has recorded a lot in his career, winning the Riot NA LCS three times and emerging in second and third places once each. He also won the Rift Rivals 2017.
When it comes to his relationship side of life, Hauntzer tries to also keep it balanced just as he is playing his games. For someone who has a girlfriend, one of the main problems he had when he was with TSM was that he was always too busy even to call his girlfriend and do some other little things.
He has been in a relationship with a woman identified as Hana. The two have been an item discussed on social media in the past years. In 2018, he shared a picture of them together on his Instagram; they were having a good time while skating. Hana also shares her picture with Kevin on her social media pages. While not much is known about Hana, it is known that she has a Twitch account which has got over 4,000 followers.
Kevin Yarnell is a pretty tall man who has a height of 5 feet 10 inches. This is complemented by his good and athletic body build.