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Academy Standouts: 2020 Spring Week 8

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.

K1ng, Bot, Cloud9

K1ng is making a charge for Academy MVP, putting up nearly a thousand damage per minute in week 8 while topping +1k GXD10. Playing poke champions like Ezreal and Varus helps boost the damage number, but the great lane outcomes and KDA show that K1ng didn’t just pad his stats; he earned it.

K1ng Stats, 2020 Spring Week 8
Numbers in parentheses are rank within own position.

  KDA KP GXD10 DPM CS%P15
W8 10.0 63.8% +1,087 978 35.3%
Total 6.6 70.2% +593 683 35.9%

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Academy Standouts: 2020 Spring Week 1

The NA Academy league is a place for players to show their potential and earn an opportunity to make it into–or back into–the LCS. Check back each week throughout 2020 as I highlight the Academy players who put up the best performances.

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.

Damonte, Mid, Dignitas

Right from the start, Damonte is shouting out loud and clear that he deserves to be in LCS, not Academy. He was assertive, using his laning advantages (+500 GD10 and +307 XPD10!) to control the river, getting himself fed through skirmishes, and working hard (sometimes a little too hard?) to make plays for his team.

Damonte Stats, 2020 Spring Week 1

KDA KP GXD10 DPM/DMG% CSPM
7.0 71.4% +807 720/32.4% 8.1

Together, Damonte and Akaadian look like the strongest mid/jungle duel in Academy by a wide margin, and Damonte seems ready to stomp all over this league, especially if he can overcome the little bit of cockiness that showed up when he started to build his leads.

JayJ, Support, FlyQuest

There’s  no doubt that JayJ wants to see himself back in the LCS, after being replaced in FlyQuest’s main roster by IgNar. Continue reading Academy Standouts: 2020 Spring Week 1