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Hans sama
RGE Hans sama Worlds 2021.png
Background Information
NameSteven Liv
Country of Birth
France
BirthdaySeptember 2, 1999 (age 22)
Residency
EU
Europe
Competitive
TeamTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
Contract Expires2024-11-19
Role
Bot Laner
Favorite Champs



Soloqueue IDsEUW: IΗans sama
HANSSAMAAA
I cant leash
HANSSAMAA
02170216
Hαns mama
KR: TrackingTheWeebs, MSF GoHan
CN: HanssamaLEC
NA: EDFDSUH
Social Media & Links
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Steven "Hans sama" (▶️ listen) Liv is a League of Legends esports player, currently bot laner for Team Liquid.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
EU
Logo std.pngThe Gentle Team
≈Nov 2014≈2014-11-??Jan 20152015-01-15[1]≈2mo 14d
ejel
EU
E-corp Gaminglogo std.pngE-corp Gentle
Jan 20152015-01-15[2]≈Nov 2015≈2015-11-??≈9mo 17d
ejel
EU
Milllogo std.pngMillenium
Nov 20152015-11-17[4]Jun 20162016-06-02[3]6mo 15d
ejel
EU
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMisfits Gaming
Jun 20162016-06-02[6]Nov 20192019-11-18[5]3yr 5mo
ejel
EU
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMisfits Premier
Jul 20192019-07-23[8]Nov 20192019-11-18[7]3mo 26d
ejel
EU
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRogue
Nov 20192019-11-18[10]Nov 20212021-11-23[9]2yr 5d
ejel
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
Nov 20212021-11-23[11]Present2mo 2d
ej
TeamStartEnd
EU
Logo std.pngThe Gentle Team
≈Nov 2014≈2014-11-??Jan 20152015-01-15[1]≈2mo 14d
ejel
EU
E-corp Gaminglogo std.pngE-corp Gentle
Jan 20152015-01-15[2]≈Nov 2015≈2015-11-??≈9mo 17d
ejel
EU
Milllogo std.pngMillenium
Nov 20152015-11-17[4]Jun 20162016-06-02[3]6mo 15d
ejel
EU
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMisfits Gaming
Jun 20162016-06-02[6]Nov 20192019-11-18[5]3yr 5mo
ejel
EU
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMisfits Premier
Jul 20192019-07-23[8]Nov 20192019-11-18[7]3mo 26d
ejel
EU
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRogue
Nov 20192019-11-18[10]Nov 20212021-11-23[9]2yr 5d
ejel
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
Nov 20212021-11-23[11]Present2mo 2d
ej

News

  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
EU
Logo std.pngGENTNovember (approx.), Team is formed.
Brosak,
Taour,
The Sage,
Hans sama, and
Broua join.
EU
Logo std.pngGENTJanuary 15,
Brosak,
Taour,
The Sage,
Hans sama, and
Broua leave.[1]
EU
E-corp Gaminglogo std.pngECGJanuary 15,
Brosak,
Taour,
The Sage,
Hans sama, and
Broua join.
[2]
EU
E-corp Gaminglogo std.pngECGNovember (approx.),
Malayä,
Hans sama,
Broua, and Bloodshed (Manager) leave.
EU
Milllogo std.pngMILNovember 17,
Pretty and
Hans sama's joining is confirmed.

Bloos and
Myw leave.[4]
EU
Milllogo std.pngMILJune 2,
Tabzz joins.

Hans sama leaves.[3]
EU
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSFJune 2,
Hans sama joins.

Yuuki60 moves to substitute.[6]
EU
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSFMay 28,
Hans sama's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2020.
Obsess and
Special's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 18 November 2019.[12]
EU
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSFPJuly 23,
Crazycaps' joining from main roster is confirmed.

Hans Sama joins from main roster.

Zvene's joining is confirmed.

Vichen moves to starting roster.[8]
EU
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSFNovember 18,
Hans Sama leaves.[5]
EU
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSFPNovember 18,
Hans Sama leaves.[7]
EU
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGENovember 18,
Hans Sama joins.

Vander's contract is extended through 2021.[10]
Hans sama and
VandeR's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2021.[13]
EU
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGENovember 23,
Inspired,
Larssen, and
Hans sama will remain with the team for 2021.[14]
EU
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGEJanuary 12,
Hans sama's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 21 November 2022.[15]
EU
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGENovember 23,
Hans sama leaves.[9]
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTLNovember 23,
Hans sama joins.
[11]
Hans sama's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2024.[16]

Biography[]

Steven "Hans Sama" Liv was born in Paris, France on September 2, 1999. He started playing League of Legends when he was eleven years old, and he reached Challenger ranking three seasons later[17]. In Season 2, while climbing the ladder with his brother, Andy, he started to meet professional players such as ocelote, Nyph, Krepo, ElOjeteNinja, YoungBuck, HawkDon, Haydal, Djoko, Yuuki60, and Rekkles in ranked games. He became known as a high-Elo player in the French scene under the ID "Hans von Melzer", and eventually joined The Gentle Team, a French amateur team. The same roster joined E-corp Gaming shortly after.

2016 Season[]

Hans Sama's professional career started when he joined Millenium along with Pretty in November 2015 for the 2016 EU Challenger Series Spring Split. They replaced twin brothers Myw and Bloos, and joined Kaze, Djoko and Masterwork to complete the roster[18]. They won multiple French tournaments including Challenge France 2016 Spring. During the EUCS Open Qualifier semifinals and final, Hans sama went deathless with MissFortuneSquare.pngMiss Fortune and KalistaSquare.pngKalista picks against K1ck Black and Huma and achieved a 54 KDA (24/0/30) over four games. Millenium lost only one series during the EUCS Regular Season, to Inspire eSports, but that record didn't translate to the playoffs, and they lost 0-3 to Copenhagen Wolves in semifinals, missing out on the Promotion Tournament[19].

After being replaced by Tabzz on Millenium's botlane, Hans Sama joined the new European team Misfits in June 2016 to compete in the EUCS Summer Season, replacing Yuuki60[20]. Using strong CaitlynSquare.pngCaitlyn, LucianSquare.pngLucian and EzrealSquare.pngEzreal picks on Hans sama, they dominate everyone during the regular season by only losing one single game against Team Forge (1-1). In Playoffs, they beat 3-0 Epsilon eSports in semifinals and 3-0 Millenium in final. They manage to qualify for the League Championship Series 2017 by beating 3-1 FC Schalke 04 during the last best-of-five of the 2016 Up & Down Summer Split Tournament after a though match versus Origen lost 2-3. Meanwhile, Misfits re-signed Hans sama as the team's starting AD carry for two complete seasons[21].

2017 Season[]

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. They started this split with good results in six weeks with seven victories and one defeat against G2 Esports. Usually picking JhinSquare.pngJhin, a champion on which he obtains his best results, Hans sama becomes the first player and the only one in Europe to play DravenSquare.pngDraven throughout this split, winning against Splyce in Week 4 and against Team Vitality in Week 5. Then from Week 7 to Week 10, Misfits lost its regularity by being dominated by H2k-Gaming (Week 7), G2 Esports (Week 8), Team ROCCAT (Week 9) and Fnatic (Week 10). They only took the win over Giants Gaming in Week 10. To justify these defeats, many observed that Team Misfits wasn't as pro-active as it was in the beginning of the split.

Despite this decrease of performance, Hans Sama qualifies with his team for the Playoffs by ending second of Group A with a 8-5 record, behind G2 Esports and over Fnatic. In quarter-finals, Misfits faces Splyce and successfully takes the best-of-five after making an unexpected reverse sweep thanks to Hans Sama on his KalistaSquare.pngKalista and PowerOfEvil on his LeBlancSquare.pngLeBlanc[22]. In semi-finals, Misfits plays versus the Unicorns Of Love and loses 1-3[23]. During their last match of Spring Split for the third place, Hans sama and his teammates are dominated (0-3) by Fnatic, led by an excellent Rekkles. Eventually, Misfits ends up taking the fourth place of the League Championship Series 2017 along with 30 Championship Points and 20,000 Euros[24].

Trivia[]

Pentakills

DateRegionTournamentTeamVsChampionPosW/LKDASBVOD
2017-08-19
EU
Europe
EU LCS 2017 Summer PlayoffsMisfits Gaminglogo std.pngUnicorns Of Lovelogo std.png
Tristana
BotW12/0/1LinkLink
Click here for a full list of pentakills by all players.

Playstyle[]

  • Has played League of Legends since Season 1 (March 2011).
  • His first main champion was TryndamereSquare.pngTryndamere, 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 NocturneSquare.pngNocturne and Lee SinSquare.pngLee Sin) and toplaner (main JaxSquare.pngJax and MordekaiserSquare.pngMordekaiser) before moving to botlane as AD carry (main VayneSquare.pngVayne and GravesSquare.pngGraves).
  • Used to duo queue with his brother, who was a one trick TaricSquare.pngTaric.
  • Hates supporting because he easily gets bored. Favorite support champions are AlistarSquare.pngAlistar and KarmaSquare.pngKarma.
  • Started to one-trick DravenSquare.pngDraven after watching Rekkles playing it.
  • Considered as one of the best DravenSquare.pngDraven players on EUW server, with Freeze and Pornstar Zilean.
  • Reached Challenger for the first time at 14 years old (Season 4)[25].
  • Faced Soaz's ZedSquare.pngZed as DravenSquare.pngDraven in a 1v1 middlelane duel near Disneyland Paris (Auchan Val d'Europe) in May 2014. The duel was really close but Soaz won it[26].
  • Enjoyed playing RengarSquare.pngRengar in Season 5 ranked games because of his capability to one-shot enemy AD carries.
  • Favorite ADC players are Bang, Deft, PraY, Rekkles and Zven.
  • Played duo queue ranked games with support players such as Edward, Masterwork, Moopz, je suis kaas, Hiiva, Mikyx, YellOwStaR, Krepo, kaSing, 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)[27].
  • Reached Challenger rank 1 for the first time in May 2016 (Season 6)[28].
  • Entered in the Challenger top 40 in Korea while boot-camping with his team Misfits (pre-season 7).

Personal Trivia[]

  • Is 1m78 tall[29].
  • Only speaks French and English.
  • Has Cambodian and Chinese roots.
  • Favorite dishes are cheese & beef Yakitori skewer, Spaghetti bolognese, McDonald's food, Bún bò, Bò lúc lắc rice and Sake Maki.
  • Dislikes seafood, spicy food, chili pepper and kimchi.
  • Enjoyed playing Star Wars: Jedi Outcast II, Warcraft III, Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror, Titan Quest, 4Story, Starcraft II, CS:GO, osu!, Warframe, Left for Dead 2, Black Desert Online and Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom.
  • Is very interested in Japanese and Korean cultures.
  • Enjoys reading manga, watching anime, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy movies.
  • Favorite anime are Steins;Gate, Your Name, Sword Art Online, Full Metal Alchemist, Attack on Titan, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Akame ga Kill!.
  • Uses a Wacom Cintiq 22HD to draw digital art manga.
  • Shows off his drawing skills while streaming.
  • Is not very talkative while streaming.
  • Aimed to become a professional tennis player before discovering League of Legends. His idols were Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
  • 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.

Equipment[]

  • His first gaming mouse was a Razer Imperator 2012.
  • Currently playing with a Logitech G402 mouse and a Logitech G910 keyboard.
  • Mouse DPI : 1500
  • Mouse sensibility : 60
  • Uses a Razer Kraken headset.

Other[]

  • 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 and Nisqy[30].
  • Won the Coca-Cola Gaming Awards 2016 during the Paris Games Week in the category "Esport Revelation of the Year"[31].
  • Has made an emblematic appearance in a video advertising from 2016 to promote a famous Japanese watch brand named G-SHOCK[32].

Individual Awards[]

  • 3x EU 2nd All Pro Team (Summer 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021)
  • 3x EU 3rd All Pro Team (Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018)

Tournament Results[]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Hans sama Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2021-10-159 - 11 Worlds 2021
2 - 4Blanklogo std.pngRR
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE Odoamne,  Inspired,  Larssen,  Hans sama,  Trymbi,  fredy122,  Blumigan
2021-08-283 LEC 2021 Summer Playoffs
0 : 3Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE Odoamne,  Inspired,  Larssen,  Hans sama,  Trymbi,  fredy122,  Blumigan
2021-08-011 LEC 2021 Summer
13 - 5Blanklogo std.pngRR
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE Odoamne,  Inspired,  Larssen,  Hans sama,  Trymbi,  fredy122,  Blumigan
2021-04-112 LEC 2021 Spring Playoffs
2 : 3MAD Lionslogo std.pngMAD
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE Odoamne,  Inspired,  Larssen,  Hans sama,  Trymbi,  fredy122,  Blumigan
2021-03-142 LEC 2021 Spring
14 - 4Blanklogo std.pngRR
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE Odoamne,  Inspired,  Larssen,  Hans sama,  Trymbi,  fredy122,  Blumigan
2020-10-0913 - 16 Worlds 2020
1 - 5Blanklogo std.pngRR
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE Finn,  Inspired,  Larssen,  Hans sama,  Vander,  fredy122,  Blumigan
2020-09-053 LEC 2020 Summer Playoffs
2 : 3G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE Finn,  Inspired,  Larssen,  Hans sama,  Vander,  fredy122,  Blumigan
2020-08-091 LEC 2020 Summer
13 - 5Blanklogo std.pngRR
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE Finn,  Inspired,  Larssen,  Hans sama,  Vander,  fredy122,  Blumigan
2020-04-105 LEC 2020 Spring Playoffs
1 : 3Origenlogo std.pngOG
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE Finn,  Inspired,  Larssen,  Hans sama,  Vander,  fredy122
2020-03-286 LEC 2020 Spring
9 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE Finn,  Inspired,  Larssen,  Hans sama,  Vander,  fredy122,  Blumigan

Media[]

  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021

Post-Match Interviews

DateTournamentMatchLink
2021-06-18LEC 2021 Summer
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE
vs
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSF
Link
2021-04-04LEC 2021 Spring Playoffs
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE
vs
FC Schalke 04 Esportslogo std.pngS04
Link
2021-03-06LEC 2021 Spring
MAD Lionslogo std.pngMAD
vs
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE
Link
2021-01-23LEC 2021 Spring
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
vs
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE
Link
2020-06-26LEC 2020 Summer
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
vs
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE
Link
2020-01-24LEC 2020 Spring
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSF
vs
Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE
Link
2019-08-16LEC 2019 Summer
Team Vitalitylogo std.pngVIT
vs
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSF
Link
2018-08-25EU LCS 2018 Summer Playoffs
G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2
vs
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSF
Link
2018-07-27EU LCS 2018 Summer
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSF
vs
Unicorns Of Lovelogo std.pngUOL
Link
2018-07-13EU LCS 2018 Summer
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSF
vs
G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2
Link
2018-06-30EU LCS 2018 Summer
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSF
vs
H2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2K
Link
2018-06-15EU LCS 2018 Summer
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
vs
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSF
Link
2018-01-20EU LCS 2018 Spring
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSF
vs
FC Schalke 04 Esportslogo std.pngS04
Link

Images[]

External Links[]

Name Pronunciation

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Redirects

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Gentle Team's Facebook Post facebook.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Gentle Team's Facebook Post facebook.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 M accueille Tabzz dans son équipe LoL (French) millenium.org
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Nouvelle line-up Millenium LoL (French) millenium.org
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Rogue's Tweet twitter.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 M accueille Tabzz dans son équipe LoL (French) millenium.org
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Rogue's Tweet twitter.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Misfits Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Rogue's Tweet twitter.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Rogue's Tweet twitter.com
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Team Liquid's Tweet twitter.com
  12. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2018-05-11; after change - EU - 2018-05-28
  13. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-11-15; after change - EU - 2019-11-18
  14. Rogue's Tweet twitter.com
  15. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2021-01-11; after change - EU - 2021-01-12
  16. GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2021-11-22; after change - NA - 2021-11-23
  17. eSport : sur League of Legends, Steven «Hans sama» Liv poursuit son ascension lequipe.fr
  18. Nouvelle line-up Millenium LoL millenium.org
  19. The 2016 Copenhagen Wolves: LCS-bound? dotesports.com
  20. Millenium officialise son nouvel ADC team-aaa.com
  21. Misfits renew contracts with Alphari and Hans sama espn.com
  22. Misfits complete reverse-sweep of Splyce espn.com
  23. Unicorns of Love drop Misfits to head to the EU LCS final espn.com
  24. Fnatic cruises to third in EU LCS spring playoffs espn.com
  25. Millenium, interview Hans sama millenium.org
  26. Paris viens me défier ! twitter.com
  27. Five accounts in Challenger by Hans sama twitter.com
  28. Hans sama, first time Challenger rank 1 twitter.com
  29. Steven 'Hans sama' Liv - VLOG #1 - Last question youtube.com
  30. Hans joins Bang Bang Management millenium.org
  31. Révélation E-sport #CCGA2016 youtube.com
  32. G-SHOCK x Hans Sama : NEVER GIVE UP youtube.com
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