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Academy All Stars: 2020 Spring

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 Lourlo. He’s 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

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 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%

Continue reading Academy Standouts: 2020 Spring Week 8