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MSI Mid Laner Usage

There has been a lot of diversity in the of role of mid lane at the 2018 Mid-Season Invitational, from supportive champions like Karma and Sion to melee assassins like Yasuo, and even some roaming mages like Taliyah and Aurelion Sol.

This chart of damage share vs. CS share post-15-minutes shows how each team balanced their mid laner’s role throughout the group stage.

Caps is a standout, with three games on Yasuo and only one on a support champion (Karma). That has led to the highest damage share among mid laners, while also netting him high farm share, especially as he split pushes.

Meanwhile, Bdd’s use of Galio and Karma (two games each) as well as one game on Sion helped produce the lowest share of his team’s farm by a wide margin. Between that champion pool and Khan’s higher proportion of carries (Camille x3, Illaoi, Gnar, Vladimir), Bdd was relied on less for his damage output than most other mid laners.

It’s worth noting, though, that Bdd’s damage contributions were quite similar to Xiaohu’s and Pobelter’s even despite allowing his ADC and top laner to pick up so much more of his team’s farm. That’s a positive trait, even if it won’t earn much of a spotlight.

Caps on Camille mid, using negative fan comments as motivation, and why he doesn’t look at his own statistics

Following Fnatic’s week 3 victory over Roccat, mid laner Rasmus “Caps” Winther was in high demand by the media, but spared a few minutes to speak with Oracle’s Elixir between other interviews. Under the watchful eyes of team manager Finlay “Quaye” Stewart, Caps gave me some context around his use of Camille in game 1, shared about his impressive early growth in his rookie season, and explained why he doesn’t pay attention to his own performance stats.

Throughout our conversation, I was impressed by how open and comfortable Caps seemed. Just three weeks into his LCS career, he already carries himself with ease and confidence, both on the Rift and in backstage interviews.

A transcript of our interview follows. Portions have been slightly edited or condensed for clarity.

TIM

First of all Caps, looking back to game one, the draft surprised a lot of people, especially the Camille specifically, how that came through. How surprised were you guys to get it after leaving it up? Continue reading Caps on Camille mid, using negative fan comments as motivation, and why he doesn’t look at his own statistics