|Name:||Rommel Soriano, Jr.|
|Country of Birth:||United States|
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Rommel "Hardek" Soriano, Jr. is the laner for NRG Esports.
Hardek began his official vainglory career in the Autumn season along with LostBoyToph where he played as mainly a jungler. In the first Autumn qualifiers, Nemesis Hydra made it to the semi-finals where they were knocked out by VON Menace in a surprising upset. The second qualier was slightly better, as Nemesis made it to the finals of the qualifier where they were again knocked out by VON. At the Autumn Live Championships, Hydra made it to the finals where they matched up against Liberation X this time. Hydra took an early 2-0 lead, but were reverse swept in the next through games, and lost the series 3-2.
In the Winter Season, Hydra finished 3rd place in the first Winter qualifier, winning against Hammers Kinetic in the 3rd place match. In qualifier 2, the team finished 5-8th after losing to Hammers Velocity in the round of 8, but still qualified for the Winter Championships. At the Winter Live Championships, Hydra made it to the semi-finals, but were eliminated 3-0 by Velocity, putting them at 3-4th finish.
In the Spring Season, Hardek moved to the jungle position with new addition of a new jungler to the team VONC. In the Spring VGL qualifiers, Nemesis finished 5-8th in both. In the first qualifier, they were knocked out by tournament winners Hammmers Kinetic and in the second qualifier by their sister team Nemesis Excrucio. This qualified Hydra for the Spring Live Championships for the third season in a row, this time as the 7th seed. Hydra went on to finish 3-4th overall, losing to Hammers Velocity in the semi-finals.
In the Summer Season, Hydra replaced VONC with former Hydra member, iLoveJoseph while Hardek remained in the lane. Hydra finished first in Evil Eight Split 1 after a long streak of first place finishes, but struggled slightly in split 2, finishing at just 5th place going into the Summer Live Championships.
- Hardek and LostBoyToph are some of the longest standing teammates in Vainglory, dating back to before official competitive seasons began.
- March 23rd, Nemesis Hydra - NVIDIA Spotlight (1m48ss) with Vainglory eSports on YouTube