Solo (Colin Earnest)

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Background Information
Name: Colin Earnest
Country of Birth: United States USA
Residency: News Label - North America.png North America
Team: Clutch Gaming
Role: Top
Favorite champions:    
Alternate IDs: C9 SoIo
Peak League: ChallengerTier.png Challenger I (NA)
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Team History
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Oct 2014 - Jan 2015
ZENlogo std.png Zenith eSports
Jan 2015 - Oct 2015
C9logo std.png Cloud9 Tempest
Oct 2015 - Dec 2015
C9logo std.png Cloud9 Challenger
Dec 2015 - Mar 2016
Emberlogo std.png Ember
Jan 2016 - Feb 2016
EFXlogo std.png Echo Fox
May 2016 - Dec 2016
Liquid Alogo std.png Team Liquid Academy
May 2016 - Dec 2016
Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
Dec 2016 - Oct 2017
GCUlogo std.png Gold Coin United
Dec 2017 - Present
ClutchGlogo std.png Clutch Gaming

Colin "Solo" Earnest is the top laner for Clutch Gaming. He was previously known as TheSoloKing.


2015 Season

Solo joined Cloud9's new Challenger roster Cloud9 G2A along with Hard, 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, Solo and his teammates were all suspended from all Riot-sponsored League of Legends competition until the 2015 Summer Split.[1] This ban was lifted at the end of March, allowing Solo and his Cloud9 Tempest teammates to play competitively starting on May 11th.[2]

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.

The team finished with a 5-5 record and in fourth place. In the playoffs, they also finished fourth, after losses to Renegades and Team Imagine. They missed out on the Summer Promotion Tournament but retained an automatic seed into the NACS Spring 2016 Season.

After the conclusion of their 2015 season run, Cloud9 announced open tryouts for a new Challenger team, which would be built around Meteos.[3]

2016 Season

Solo left Cloud9 and joined new Challenger team Ember for the 2016 season, when Ember acquired Cloud9's NACS seed. Ember finished second in the regular season, with a 3-1-1 record. Additionally, Solo substituted for Echo Fox in the LCS for multiple games when starting top laner kfo was unable to play due to visa problems. Due to jungler Contractz's ineligibility to play in the promotion tournament, Ember signed Santorin as a substitute starting with the NACS playoffs. They lost in the first round to Team Dragon Knights. After their failure to qualify for the LCS, Ember released all of their players except for Contractz, and Solo left the team.[4]

Solo joined Team Liquid Academy in May.[5]





External Links


  1. Competitive Ruling: Cloud9 Tempest
  2. 2015 Mid-Year Long-Term Suspension Reviews
  3. Cloud9 to Hold Open Tryouts for Challenger Roster
  4. Ember Roster and Staff Changes  —  March 2016
  5. Team Liquid Academy brings on Goldenglue, Solo, Stunt, and Moon