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Dardoch
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Background Information
NameJoshua Hartnett
Country of BirthUnited States
BirthdayOctober 4, 1998 (1998-10-04) (age 21)
Competitive
TeamOpTic Gaming Academy
OpTic Gaming
RoleJungler
Peak LeagueChallenger I
Awards/Recognitions
AwardsNA LCS 2017 logo small.png Outstanding Rookie x1
NA LCS 2017 logo small.png All Pro Team - Jungler x1
Social Media
Team History
TeamStart DateEnd DateRole
Noble Truthlogo std.png NTR11/201411/2014
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AffNitylogo std.png afN12/20141/2015
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AffNitylogo std.png afN1/20152/2015
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Escalate Legion Gaminglogo std.png ELG3/20154/2015
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Stormlogo std.png Storm4/20155/2015
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Magneticlogo std.png Mgtc5/20156/2015
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Team Imaginelogo std.png IMG6/20157/2015
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Team Liquidlogo std.png TLA1/20161/2016
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Team Liquidlogo std.png TL1/20161/2016
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Team Liquidlogo std.png TL1/20166/2016
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Team Liquidlogo std.png TLA1/20163/2016
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S
Team Liquidlogo std.png TL6/20166/2016
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Team Liquidlogo std.png TLA6/20168/2016
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Team Liquidlogo std.png TL6/201611/2016
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Immortalslogo std.png IMT12/20165/2017
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Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG5/20177/2017
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Team Liquidlogo std.png TL7/201711/2017
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Echo Foxlogo std.png FOX12/201712/2018
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OpTic Gaminglogo std.png OPT12/2018Present
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OpTic Gaming Academylogo std.png OPTA12/2018Present
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"Dardoch" (Real Name: Joshua Hartnett) is an American League of Legends player, currently a Jungler for OpTic Gaming Academy.

Biography

A very mechanically gifted but also controversial player, Dardoch's early career consisted of bouncing around on smaller and less known NA teams. Eventually he earned a spot on the Team Liquid organization which transitioned into NA LCS play time. Despite being praised for his mechanics and skills on certain champions, Dardoch also gained a reputation for being "toxic" and hard to work with. This lead to him moving from team to team for some time, unable to find consistency while trying to improve himself.

Dardoch joined Echo Fox when the NA LCS was franchised and finished 3rd in the Spring Playoffs of 2018 with the team, his best result in the league so far.

Career History

2015 Preseason

In December 2014, Dardoch joined affNity as a top laner but later switched to jungle and played in the 2015 NA Challenger Series Spring Qualifier with the team where they lost 1-2 to Team Confound.

2015 Season

In March 2015, Dardoch joined Escalate Legion Gaming and played top for them in League One Powered by D!ngIt, and the AlphaDraft Challenger League. When Escalate Legion Gaming was disqualified from the AlphaDraft Challenger League and Storm took their spot, Dardoch joined the team as their top laner. However, shortly thereafter Storm also had to drop from the tournament when Babyeator left and they couldn't find a suitable replacement in time in accordance with ADCL's roster-change restrictions. In May, Dardoch left Storm and joined Magnetic (formerly Elomingle) as their jungler for the 2014 NA Challenger Series Summer Qualifier. After a loss to tournament favorites Misfits, Magnetic beat CLG Black and qualified for the summer season, renaming to Team Imagine. Dardoch left the team in July, after playing with them for the first two weeks of the season.

In August, Dardoch joined Team Liquid Academy and played with them in the HTC Ascension tournament, which they won with a finals victory over Team Frostbite. After an undefeated Open Qualifier and main qualifier run, including two more series wins over Frostbite, Liquid Academy entered the NACS Spring Season.

2016 Season

In December 2015, Team Liquid announced that all of their Liquid Academy members would become "active substitutes" for the 2016 season. After the retirement of starting jungler IWDominate, this brought Dardoch into the LCS roster as the full-time starting jungler.

Liquid's spring split started out rocky, with an 0-2 first week and cumulative winrates of 50% or worse after each of the first eight weeks. At the same time, Dardoch himself began to be recognized as not only one of the best rookies in North America, but even the best North American resident jungle overall in the tournament - and the best Lee Sin player who wasn't an import. Eventually, the team's new roster started to solidify, and they climbed into a fourth-place regular-season finish, behind the newly-formed and almost-undefeated Immortals, CLG, and Cloud9. Dardoch was awarded the title of "rookie of the split" for the NA LCS. The team's quarterfinal series was an easy 3-0 over NRG, but in the semifinals, they lost a narrow five-game series to CLG (the eventual champions). In the third-place series against the tournament-favorite Immortals who had been knocked down in an upset by TSM, Liquid lost once again, this time 0-3, to finish the playoffs in fourth place overall and continuing their "fourth-place curse."

Despite his stellar spring split performance, on May 27th, Dardoch was suspended by Team Liquid for "behavioral problems and team dynamics issues. Due to internal conflict Dardoch transferred to Echo Fox on August 30th"[1]

Trivia

  • Used to main AD, and later Jungle.
  • Has played on a team in every role.

Achievements

2016
Date Event Result
2016-04-16 2016 NA LCS Spring Playoffs Copper.png TL 0 : 3 Immortalslogo std.png Immortals
2016-01-13 2016 NA Challenger Series Spring Qualifier Qualified.png Liquid A 3 : 0 Team Frostbitelogo std.png Team Frostbite
2015
Date Event Result
2015-12-06 HTC Ascension Gold.png Liquid A 3 : 1 Team Frostbitelogo std.png Team Frostbite
2015-07-22 2015 NA Challenger Series Summer Season Bronze.png team imagine 6 : 4 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)

Media

Interviews

  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017


Articles & Videos

  • 2016
  • 2017


Vlogs

Gallery

External Links

References

  1. Dardoch Suspension teamliquidpro.com