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Academy Standouts: 2020 Spring Week 9

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.

Lourlo, Top, Dignitas

Lourlo continues to play a role and a champion pool that puts Damonte’s and Fenix’s needs above his own, and in so doing, he continues to be the foundation for much of the team’s success. He may not be racking up as many kills, or making as many flashy plays, but his reliability and timing have been a great fit with Damonte’s dynamism.

Lourlo’s engage work was on display this week, especially on Sett against IMT Academy. As Ornn against TSM Academy, he made a valuable early Teleport play to consolidate Fenix’s advantage and allow Fenix to snowball into a big carry performance, and he turned small wins into big wins and salvaged lost team fights later on with his CC.

Damonte is still the biggest star of DIG Academy, but if want to see the foundations Damonte is standing on, keep your eyes on Lourlo in DIG Academy’s playoff run.

Due to ongoing issues with Riot’s Match History service, statistics from Week 9 are not yet available. Continue reading Academy Standouts: 2020 Spring Week 9

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