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Background Information
Name: Rafael Knittel
Country of Birth: Brazil Brazil
Birthday: December 25, 1994 (1994-12-25) (age 23)
Residency: News Label - Brazil.png Brazil
Team: paiN Gaming
Role: Mid
Previous Role: AD
Favorite champions:    
Alternate IDs: Nikar, NBL Rakin, JAYOB Rakin
Peak League: ChallengerTier.png Challenger I (NA)
Peak League: ChallengerTier.png Challenger I (BR)
Social Media and Links
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Team History
May 2014 - Dec 2014
Calllogo std.png Call Gaming
Dec 2014 - Mar 2015
Aminelogo std.png Team Amine
Mar 2015 - Apr 2015
CRBlogo std.png Cerberus eSports
Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
NOBlogo std.png Noble eSports
May 2015 - Jun 2015
Clglogo std.png CLG Black
Jun 2015 - July 2015
Bravelogo std.png Brave e-Sports
July 2015 - Sep 2015
JAYOBlogo std.png JAYOB e-Sports
Dec 2015 - July 2016
B Godslogo std.png Big Gods
July 2016 - Present
Painlogo std.png paiN Gaming

Rafael "Rakin" Knittel is the mid laner for paiN Gaming.


Rafael "Rakin" Knittel was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. He lived in Switzerland for two years, and in Los Angeles, California in the United States. His first video game was Counter-Strike 1.5, which he started playing when he was seven years old. He also played Heroes of Newerth and was the captain of one of the top Brazilian teams prior to switching to League of Legends.

2014 Season

Rakin joined Call Gaming in May 2014, his first competitive League of Legends team. With them, he qualified for the Spring Expansion Tournament via the ranked 5's ladder but then was eliminated in the first round by Team Coast. On December 22nd, Call Gaming parted with their Expansion roster and Rakin left the team.[1]

2015 Season

After leaving Call Gaming, Rakin formed Team Amine, which eventually competed in League One; partway through that tournament, the team renamed to Cerberus eSports. After a seventh-place League One finish, Cerberus entered the AlphaDraft Challenger League, and the roster was acquired by Noble eSports. On April 26th, Rakin retired from competitive play in North America. In May, Rakin became a substitute for Counter Logic Gaming Black.


  • The name "Rakin" comes from his first and last name - "Ra" from "Rafael" and "Kni" from "Knittel;" the 'n' and 'i' were swapped to make it pronounceable.
  • Has played competitively as mid laner and AD carry.


  • 2016
Date Event Result
2016-03-26 BRCC 2016 Summer Playoffs Gold.png Big Gods B Godslogo std.png 3 : 1 OVLlogo std.png Overload



External Links


  1. Call Gaming parts with its current LoL Roster callgaming.com