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Academy Standouts: 2020 Spring Week 4

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.

Ablazeolive, Mid, Golden Guardians

Ablazeolive is back for his third Standouts feature slot in four weeks, and this time his team had the results to show for it, taking down CLG Academy and then pulling an upset on DIG Academy. With powerful control play, Ablazeolive has been making a very strong case for himself as one the best Mids in Academy this year.

Ablazeolive Stats, 2020 Spring Week 4
Numbers in parentheses are rank within own position.

  KDA KP GXD10 DPM DMG%
W4 23.0 88.5% +168 542 34.8%
Total 3.6 85.4% +222 593 34.1%

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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.

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.

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 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