Academy Standouts: 2020 Spring Week 5

Academy Standouts highlights the players who performed best in the most recent week of NA Academy play. I’ll discuss three of the most noteworthy players, either the best performers or new standouts who haven’t shown up on the list before, and then list 7 other strong performers below.

Previous Academy Standouts:

If you want to track your favourite team’s Academy performance throughout each split, you can also check out the Academy stats pages, starting with 2020 Spring regular season player stats and team stats.

huhi, Support, Golden Guardians

huhi picked up Support Sett against FLY Academy and Yuumi against 100 Academy, and on both champions he showed up huge. His coordination with Hard was good, on gank receptions and team fight engages.

huhi Stats, 2020 Spring Week 5
Numbers in parentheses are rank within own position.

  KDA KP DTH% GXD10 WPM
W5 11.0 86.8% 16.7% +891 1.35
Total 5.1 84.3% 18.3% +177 1.47

It’s been long enough that it’s easy to forget when huhi was a starting LCS mid laner, with an unconventional champion pool and a heavy-roaming style. Now he’s looking like one of the better supports in Academy, maintaining that unique champion pool and creativity.

K1ng, Bot, Cloud9

Look at these numbers.

Just look at these numbers.

Such big numbers.

K1ng Stats, 2020 Spring Week 5
Numbers in parentheses are rank within own position.

  KDA KP GXD10 DPM DMG%
W5 36.0 80.0% +1,371 679 32.8%
Total 5.0 71.0% +262 595 30.1%

Holy crap.

K1ng played Miss Fortune and Varus and shredded like nobody’s business. His level 1 work with Diamond against IMT Academy was very impressive and created a huge snowball, and the jungle help he received from Inori against CLG Academy helped him start a pre-4:00 snowball there, too.

What a week.

Gorica, Bot, Golden Guardians

In a pair of wins on Miss Fortune against FLY Academy and 100 Academy, Gorica used strong setup play from huhi and Hard to carry well. It was the best week he’s had so far, after playing more of a backup role to Ablazeolive and ZionSpartan most of the time.

Gorica Stats, 2020 Spring Week 5
Numbers in parentheses are rank within own position.

  KDA KP GXD10 DPM DMG%
W5 14.5 76.3% +240 513 26.8%
Total 4.8 74.8% -24 406 22.5%

If Gorica and huhi can continue to move forward as a duo, it will lead to some great things for GG Academy.

Additional Standouts

The following players, in alphabetical order, also caught my eye.

  • Brandini, Top, Evil Geniuses
  • Damonte, Mid, Dignitas
  • Deftly, Bot, Evil Geniuses
  • Diamond, Support, Cloud9
  • Lost, Bot, Team SoloMid
  • Lourlo, Top, Dignitas
  • JayJ, Support, FlyQuest
  • Triple, Mid, FlyQuest

Photos courtesy flickr.com/lolesports

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