Academy Standouts highlights the players who performed best in the most recent week of NA Academy play. I’ll discuss a few of the most noteworthy players, then list some of the other strong performers below.
Fudge, Top, Cloud9
Fudge keeps on keeping on, playing Ornn against CLG Academy and Camille against DIG Academy this week and excelling both in the rank role and the carry / split push position. His ownership of side lanes and big-time flank engages on Camille were especially impressive.
Fudge Stats, 2020 Summer Week 4
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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, then list some of the other strong performers below.
Yusui, Mid, Team Liquid
As I said about Triple last week, there’s an opening for “best Mid in Academy” right now, and Yusui is another leading candidate. He asserted himself this week quite effectively with a pair of strong showings featuring very different play styles. His reduced shot calling burden, now that Grig has joined the team, appears to be freeing him up to perform that much better on a personal level, which is a good situation for his play style to really shine.
Yusui Stats, 2020 Summer Week 2
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I’ve been watching Academy closely all split, and highlighting the standout performers each week. Now that the regular season has wrapped, it’s time to assess the entire nine weeks of work and honour the best player at each position.
NOTE: I’m unable to report full-split stats for these players due to ongoing issues with Riot’s match history service, but you can see the stats for weeks 1 through 8 here.
Scroll to the end for the TL;DR of 1st-team and 2nd-team selections.
TOP: Lourlo, Dignitas
5 Academy Standouts Appearances
As I wrote in the week 9 Academy Standouts: Damonte is still the biggest star of DIG Academy, but if you want to see the foundations Damonte is standing on, keep your eyes on the top lane.
Lourlo has been a consistent performer, often working in the shadows of his carries but doing everything his team needed him to do. Continue reading Academy All Stars: 2020 Spring