| Hans sama
| Background Information
|| Steven Liv
| Country of Birth:
|| September 2, 1999
|| AD Carry
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| Alternate IDs:
|| Hans von Melzer, MSF Hans sama1, CJ Entus Krämer, Aimi Kaneko, Subarù Natsuki, Hans sama v5, Hans S0L0, AFs Sangyoon, M MasterHans, M Hans sama, Holydai, E Corp Draven, E Corp Nii Hans, Kimchi open
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Steven "Hans sama" Liv is the AD carry for Misfits.
Steven "Hans sama" Liv hails from France. He was born in Paris on September 2, 1999. He started playing League of Legends at the early age of 11 on his older brother advice, and reached Challenger I three seasons later. In Season 2, while climbing the ladder with his brother, Andy, he started to meet some professional players as ocelote, Nyph, Krepo, CitizenWayne, ElOjeteNinja, YoungBuck, HawkDon, Haydal, Djoko, Yuuki60 and Rekkles in ranked games. Known as a high MMR player in France under the ID of "Hans von Melzer", his first time as a semi-professional player was when he joined The Gentle Team, a French amateur team which was appointed by E-corp Gaming from Switzerland.
Hans sama started his career as a professional player by joining Millenium with Pretty in pre-season 6 for the 2016 EUCS Spring Split to respectively replace twin brothers Myw and Bloos, completing the roster composed of Kaze, Djoko and Masterwork. Then he won several national tournaments in France including the Challenge France 2016 Spring with his teammates, confirming their status of best French team. Despite the dominance of Millenium during the regular season of the Challenger Series, they didn't succeed to reach the relegation tournament after losing (0-3) in playoffs semi-finals against Copenhagen Wolves.
After being replaced by Tabzz on Millenium's botlane, Hans sama joined the newborn European team Misfits in June 2016 to compete in the Summer Split of the EU Challenger Series. They dominated everyone during the regular season with only one match lost against Team Forge and they managed to qualify for the League Championship Series 2017 after beating 3-1 FC Schalke 04 during the last best-of-five of the 2016 Up & Down Summer Split Tournament. Misfits re-signed Hans sama as the team's starting AD carry for two complete seasons.
In January, after the departure of Wisdom and Selfie, Hans sama makes his debut in the LCS Spring Split 2017, along with his teammates Alphari, KaKAO, PowerOfEvil and IgNar.
- Plays League of Legends since Season 1 (March 2011).
- His first main champion is Tryndamere, played with Heal and Teleport.
- Moved from 900 elo (Bronze tier) to 1520 elo (Gold tier), ending Silver in the end of Season 1.
- Was a great jungler (main Nocturne and Lee Sin) and toplaner (main Jax and Mordekaiser) before moving to botlane as AD carry (main Vayne).
- Used to duo queue with his brother, who was a one trick Taric.
- Hates supporting because he finds it boring and not fun. Favorite support champions are Alistar and Karma.
- Started to one trick Draven after watching Rekkles playing him.
- Considered as one of the best Draven players on EUW server, with Freeze and Pornstar Zilean, a high MMR player.
- Reached Challenger for the first time at 14 years old (Season 4).
- Faced Soaz's Zed as Draven in a 1v1 middlelane duel near Disneyland Paris (Auchan Val d'Europe) in 2014. The duel was really close but Soaz won it.
- Enjoyed to play Rengar in Season 5 ranked games because of his capability to oneshot enemy AD carry.
- Favorite ADC players are Deft, Bang, PraY, Zven and Rekkles.
- Played a lot of duo queue ranked games with support players as Edward, Masterwork, Moopz, SirNukesAlot, je suis kaas, Hiiva, Mikyx, YellOwStaR, Krepo, Jesiz and IgNar but still prefers solo queue.
- Had a total of five Challenger accounts simultaneously in April 2016 (M Hans sama, Holydai, M MasterHans, Hans von Melzer and Hans S0L0).
- Reached Challenger rank 1 for the first time in May 2016 (Season 6).
- Entered in the Challenger top 40 in Korea while bootcamping with his team Misfits (pre-season 7).
- Is 1m77 tall.
- Only speaks French and English.
- Has Cambodian and Chinese roots.
- Favorite foods are cheese & beef Yakitori skewer, Spaghetti bolognese, McDonald's food, Bò bún and Bò lúc lắc rice.
- Dislikes seafood, spicy food, chilli pepper and kimchi.
- Enjoyed to play Star Wars: Jedi Outcast II, Warcraft III, Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror, Titan Quest, 4Story, Starcraft II, CS:GO, osu!, Left for Dead 2 and Black Desert Online.
- Enjoys manga and anime.
- Favorite anime are Your Name, Steins;Gate, Sword Art Online, Full Metal Alchemist, Attack on Titan, Kingdom and Akame ga Kill!.
- Uses a Wacom Cintiq 22HD to draw digital art manga.
- Shows off his drawing skills while streaming.
- Aimed to become a professional tennis player before discovering League of Legends. His idol was Rafael Nadal.
- Stopped both tennis and school at early age of 16 to dedicate his time to League of Legends.
- Wants to be a manga artist after retiring from League of Legends.
- Hans sama is the final name he picked after playing few years as "Hans von Melzer", which came from his brother who likes Austrian tennis player Jürgen Melzer. He just kept "Hans" and added "sama" because of his passion for Japanese animation.
- Has chosen Bang Bang Management in 2016 as personal management agency which works with talents such as YellOwStaR.
- Won the Coca-Cola Gaming Awards 2016 during the Paris Games Week in the category "Esport Revelation of the Year".
- Has made an emblematic appearance in a video advertising from 2016 to promote a famous Japanese watch brand named G-SHOCK.
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MIL Hans sama 2015 Winter
MIL Hans sama 2016 Spring
MSF Hans sama 2016 Summer
- ↑ Millenium, interview Hans sama millenium.org
- ↑ Five accounts in Challenger by Hans sama twitter.com
- ↑ Hans sama, first time Challenger rank 1 twitter.com
- ↑ Steven 'Hans sama' Liv - VLOG #1 - Last question youtube.com
- ↑ Hans joins Bang Bang Management millenium.org
- ↑ Révélation E-sport #CCGA2016 youtube.com
- ↑ G-SHOCK x Hans Sama : NEVER GIVE UP youtube.com