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
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Dardoch dealt the most damage to champions for Team Liquid in their win against Dignitas earlier today, playing Nidalee and doing 31.2% damage share. That’s the second-highest Jungler damage share seen in the LCS so far in 2016, behind Rush’s 31.7% in Cloud9’s loss to Team Impulse.
Dardoch was just the 5th LCS Jungler to have his team’s highest damage share this year, and just the third to do it in a victory.
Svenskeren and Trick also had their teams’ highest damage, both playing Graves. Rush on Nidalee and Kirei on Graves had their teams’ highest damage, but in losses.
Jungle Carry Kings
Rush had his team’s highest damage share five times in 2015. That included three Evelynn games and two Nidalee games, and four of the five games were wins.
Jankos had the largest LCS Jungler carry performance of 2015 or 2016, with 38.2% damage share on Nidalee while playing Origen in Summer 2015.