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Academy Standouts: 2020 Spring Week 3

Academy Standouts highlights the players who performed best in the most recent week of NA Academy play.

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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.

Potluck, Jungle, Immortals

My expectations for Potluck coming into 2020 were not especially high. He’s had some time in Academy with the Golden Guardians organization but never stood out or, from my perspective, seemed to demonstrate that much potential.

With Immortals so far this year, he’s showing that potential, and his week 3 performances especially stood out.

Potluck Stats, 2020 Spring Week 3
Numbers in parentheses are rank within own position.

  KDA KP GXD10 DPM DMG%
W3 4.2 61.8% +1,270 343 22.0%
Total 6.0 (3rd) 72.0% (3rd) +1,044 (1st) 283 (3rd) 16.4% (1st)

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Academy Standouts: 2020 Spring Week 2

Academy Standouts highlights the players who performed best in the most recent week of NA Academy play.

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.

Breezyyy, Support, 100 Thieves

In games on Lulu and Rakan, Breezyyy put together two strong showings, especially shining on the Rakan as 100 Thieves Academy took down Team Liquid Academy. Strong laning alongside Prismal led to kills and forced opponent Summoner Spells, and Breezyyy’s disengages and peel in team fights were crucial to allowing Prismal to shine as a carry.

Breezyyy Stats, 2020 Spring Week 2

  KDA KP DTH WPM WCPM
W2 15.3 88.5% 13.0% 1.38 0.23
Total 10.0 77.9% 14.6% 1.33 0.20

Breezyyy’s coach, Kelsey Moser, described him to me as “a very positive player with good instincts for the game and an eagerness to learn from the team.” If he keeps learning and shows this level of laning skill and awareness of his role in a team composition, we’ll be seeing Breezyyy on this list more in future weeks.

Damonte, Mid, Dignitas

Another week, another standout showing from Damonte. This time, he did it on Rumble against Yusui’s Viktor and on LeBlanc against Triple’s Lissandra. In signature style, Damonte got out of his lane and affected the map, played aggressively, and drove his team forward. His roaming led to lost CS and a low XP difference number (-401 XPD10 in week 2), but the value he gains and creates elsewhere on the map is worthwhile.

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Homegrown junglers are taking over the NA LCS

Step aside, EU mids: there’s a new regional talent pool taking over.

Young North American junglers have been romping their way through the NA LCS so far this split. Contractz and Akaadian have had very impressive starts to their rookie campaigns, and sophomores Moon and Inori are really coming into their own. In fact, these four players hold the first four spots on the jungler KDA rankings, an impressive feat given they’ve been playing against veterans like Reignover, Lira, Chaser, and Svenskeren.

Here are the core stat lines of NA’s young jungle talent. (See the NA LCS player stats page for more.) Continue reading Homegrown junglers are taking over the NA LCS