NA Playoffs: TSM vs TL Statistical Talking Points

The notes below highlight some statistical storylines going into Sunday’s Semifinal matchup between Team SoloMid and Team Liquid.

Contents:
IWDominate Giving Up His Jungle
IWDominate Champion Pool / Nidalee
War of the Undying: Santorin and Piglet
Azir and Viktor as Contested Picks?
TSM’s Early-Game Passivity
Mid-Lane Faceoff
Reining In the Mid-Lane Opposition
Tendency to Team Fight

IWDominate Giving Up His Jungle

Of all NA Junglers, IWDominate takes the smallest share of his team’s jungle farm post-15 minutes, averaging only 37.6% of Liquid’s post-15 jungle CS.

  • That jungle CS lands mostly with Piglet (30.2% of post-15 jungle CS, highest among NA ADCs).
  • Quas takes the smallest share of his team’s post-15 jungle CS of any NA Top (4.5%).

IWDominate Champion Pool / Nidalee

IWDominate has only played two games on a non-tank Jungler, both as Nidalee, both wins. Here are his combined stats in those two Nidalee games:

  • 11.5 KDA
  • 65.8% average KP
  • 13.3% average Death share
  • 4.3 CS per minute (his next highest champion is Sejuani with 3.5 CSPM)
  • 373 average DPM, 120 higher than any other champion he’s played

War of the Undying: Santorin and Piglet

Santorin and Piglet have the fewest deaths of all NA players who played the full split.

  • Santorin: 23 deaths, 1.28 per game, avg 14.1% of team deaths
  • Piglet: 25 deaths, 1.32 per game, avg 10.1% of team deaths

Azir and Viktor as Contested Picks?

Azir has been FeniX’s most impressive champion this split, but Bjergsen has also performed well on the Shuriman.

  • FeniX’s Azir: 5-0 record, 7.3 KDA, 72% avg KP, +13 CSD@10
  • Bjergsen’s Azir: 4-0 record, 4.4 KDA, 74% avg KP, +8.0 CSD@10

Viktor has not been an especially effective champion for either Bjergsen or Fenix in terms of results, each with a 1-2 record, but their individual performances have been decent.

  • Fenix’s Viktor: 4.8 KDA, 90% avg KP, +6 CSD@10
  • Bjergsen’s Viktor: 3.7 KDA, 66% avg KP, +11 CSD@10

TSM’s Early-Game Passivity

This split (regular season + QFs), TSM has averaged only 1.5 kills at the 15 minute mark, far less than Team Liquid’s 2.4.

  • Santorin has been the second-least active early-game Jungler in NA, averaging 1.27 kills+assists at 15 minutes, compared to IWDominate’s 1.95. (League leader: Rush, 3.00.)
  • Lustboy has been the second-least active early-game Support in NA, averaging 1.00 kills+assists at 15 minutes, compared to Xpecial’s 1.58. (League leader among starters: Adrian, 2.71.)

Mid-Lane Faceoff

Bjergsen vs. FeniX should be a compelling matchup. They were the two best regular-season laning Mids.

  • Top 2 CSD@10s: Bjergsen +8.2, FeniX +7.7
  • Solo kills on opposing Mid: FeniX 4 (best of NA Mids), Bjergsen 2
  • Solo kills surrended to opposing Mid: Bjergsen 0, FeniX 1

Reining in the Mid-Lane Opposition

This split (regular season + QFs), Bjergsen and FeniX have been two of the best Mid laners at keeping their opponents under control, holding opposing Mids to very little pre-15 action.

  • Bjergsen’s Mid opponents: average 0.55 kills+assists at 15 minutes.
  • FeniX’s Mid opponents: average 0.84 kills+assists at 15 minutes.
  • League average for Mids: 1.56 kills+assists at 15 minutes.

Tendency to Team Fight

Team Liquid seems to earn most of its kills in team fights (kills with 3 or 4 assists), while TSM is relatively likely to pick up kills with 2 assists or fewer.

  • Team Liquid: 63.0% of kills had 3 or 4 assists, 2.75 assists per kill
  • Team SoloMid: 55.7% of kills had 3 or 4 assists, 2.60 assists per kill
  • League average: 57.8% of kills with 3 or 4 assists, 2.60 assists per kill

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