Anthony "Hard" Barkhovtsev is a Canadian League of Legends player who is currently the jungler for Echo Fox. He was formerly known as "9JX".
Hard joined Cloud9's new Challenger roster Cloud9 G2A along with Solo, Yusui, LOD, and Stixxay in January 2015. Under the name C9 Charlies Angels, they placed fifth in the ranked 5's ladder leading up to the NACS Spring 2015 qualifier. Following Stixxay's move to CLG.Black, Fade joined the team, replacing Stixxay as starting support. The team defeated Roar and then Team Confound to qualify for the season. However, prior to the start of the season, it was revealed that the team had used a ringer in their matches against Team Confound. As a result, Cloud9 Tempest were disqualified from participating in the NACS, and Team Confound took their place. Additionally, Hard and his teammates were all suspended from all Riot-sponsored League of Legends competition until the 2015 Summer Split. This ban was lifted at the end of March, allowing Hard and his Cloud9 Tempest teammates to play competitively starting on May 11th.
Now unbanned, Cloud9 Tempest participated in the NACS Summer Qualifier, with nearly the same roster as they had competed with in the spring qualifier, except that LOD moved to AD carry, and Sheep joined. After their first two rounds, Yusui was temporarily banned for four weeks for purchasing botted accounts, and Jintae was used as a substitute for the finals against CLG Black, which the team won, successfully qualifying for the Summer Season.
In the offseason, the roster of C9 Tempest went seperate ways. While his former teammates either retired or joined NACS team Ember, Hard joined Echo Fox, who acquired Gravity's NA LCS spot.
After a 1-1 in Week 1, Echo Fox was caught fielding Hard, kfo and Froggen with tourist visas, forcing them to use substitutes. While Hard returned in Week 4, Echo Fox couldn't secure a single win with different substitute squads, leaving them with a 1-7 record after Week 4. With both kfo and Froggen returning, Echo Fox was finally able to win, ending Week 5 with a 2-0.
Started playing LoL since a little after the beta but never got into it until late season 2 where he peaked ~1890 elo on EUNE.