Kevin ‘Hauntzer’ Yarnell is an American top laner competing for Team SoloMid LOL roster. He started gaming in 2013, acquiring the skills and different playstyles with various squads such as The Gentlemen’s Guild, Team LoLPro, Curse Academy and Gravity Gaming. His gaming experience has given him the talent and skill to prove his abilities in both mid lane and top lane, making him a high level versatile player in esports.
Aside from gaming, Kevin likes to work out at the gym and practice combat sports like boxing, MMA and Muay Thai Martial Arts. If Yarnell was a super hero, he would be called The Great Kevin, possessing the powers of immortality, laser vision, the ability to control time, super speed and strength.
Where it all began:
Kevin was in high school when he was first introduced to League of Legends by one of his friends. He suggested that they try out the beta version; it was the first MOBA genre that came out at the time. Yarnell got hooked to the LOL game and has never stopped gaming, improving as a player and showing off his talent in League of Legends competitions.
When Hauntzer started his career in gaming, he looked up to the top esports player, Faker and would follow an esports team, Counter Logic Gaming in the LOL scene.
Team Solomid is a North American esports organisation that was founded by Reginald and his brother Dan Dinh in September 2009. The company supports units that compete in LOL, Hearthstone, VainGlory, Super Smash Bros.
Team Solomid started out with a League of legends roster that has become a top competitive team today. Hauntzer joined TSM LOL roster in November 2015 in time for the IEM San Jose event where they finished third place, losing to Origen. The LOL lineup also includes players Svenskeren, Bjergsen, Doublelift, Wild Turtle and Biofrost.
Hauntzer and TSM have taken part in some of the prestigious esports tournaments such as the IEM X World Championship as well as the Intel Extreme Masters XI Oakland reaching the semi-finals.
They have also participated in the 2016 North American LCS Spring playoffs, ranking them second. Their next two esports tournaments at NA LCS Summer Split and Playoffs, Solomid won the title, beating Cloud 9 to claim a sensational $50K.
The largest prize Haunzter and his team received was when they competed at the LOL 2016 World Championship. TSM did not go through to compete in the quarterfinals, finishing in eleventh place to win their highest reward of $150K.
Hauntzer and his teams won their second best prize at the most recent esports tournament in 2017 NA LCS Spring Playoffs. TSM won the title beating top team Cloud 9 3:2 to win a spectacular reward of $100K.