The NA LCS regular season is over, so you know what time it is: awards time. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be hearing who made the All-LCS teams, as well as who wins MVP, Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Split.
The ballots are already in for all of those (and The Rift Herald already submitted its picks), and Wednesday we found out the All-LCS Team from the 2017 NA LCS Summer Split.
Immortals’ triumphant 14-4 rebound season was rewarded with two selections, the most of any team. The five-man squad includes three imports (two from Korea, one from Europe) and two NA veterans.
In the top lane is Kim "Ssumday" Chan-ho, of Team Dignitas. Kim tied with Echo Fox mid laner Henrik “Froggen” Hansen for the league lead with four Player of the Game honors this split. The former LCK star with KT Rolster joined Dignitas in a massive December acquisition, and after a relatively mediocre spring for both him and the team, he exploded with an excellent summer to lead his team to a playoff berth.
In the jungle is Immortals’ Jake “Xmithie” Puchero, whose comeback season is one to be remembered. During the offseason, the long-time CLG jungler was traded to Immortals in exchange for former NA LCS Rookie of the Split Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett. At the time, the common consensus was CLG got the better end of the deal. But it was Immortals who had the better season, and CLG who ended up ditching Hartnett for a rookie. Puchero led his team to a 14-4 record and a semifinal playoff berth, leading all starting NA LCS junglers with a 56 percent first blood rate.
In the mid lane is Cloud9’s Nicolaj Jensen, finally supplanting three-time MVP Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg after an excellent season. The two Danish mid laners have been the cream of the crop in NA for years now, but Jensen’s league-leading 256 kills (47 more than the next-best player) and 8.7 KDA (1.9 higher than Bjerg) were too much for voters to pass up.
At AD Carry is another long-time NA veteran, Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng, back on Team SoloMid after a brief spring hiatus from the team. Peng is TSM’s only representative on the team despite their first-place regular season finish, and his strong laning (4.1 CSD @ 10) and position-leading 587 damage per minute earned him a spot on this time.
Filling out the squad is Immortals support Kim “Olleh” Joo-sung. After a difficult debut split in spring, Kim made headlines this split by becoming the first support main in recent memory to hit No. 1 on the NA solo queue ladder. He carried that play into LCS competition, too, using the playmaker-focused meta to excel on Bard, Thresh and others.
Here are the full results of the balloting, and the All-LCS teams. You can find who voted for whom here.
1st NA LCS All-Pro Team:
- Chan-ho “Ssumday” Kim - Top, DIG (66 Points)
- Jake “Xmithie” Puchero - Jungle, IMT (84 Points)
- Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen - Mid, C9 (94 Points)
- Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng - ADC, TSM (96 Points)
- Joosung “Olleh” Kim - Support, IMT (103 Points)
2nd NA LCS All-Pro Team:
- Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell - Top, TSM (60 Points)
- Juan “Contractz” Garcia - Jungle, C9 (49 Points)
- Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg - Mid, TSM (92 Points)
- Cody “Cody Sun” Sun - ADC, IMT (58 Points)
- Andy “Smoothie” Ta - Support, C9 (62 Points)
3rd NA LCS All-Pro Team:
- Ho-jong “Flame” Lee - Top, IMT (59 Points)
- Taeyou “LirA” Nam - Jungle, NV (41 Points)
- Jaehyun “Huhi” Choi - Mid, CLG (22 Points)
- Zachary "Sneaky" Scuderi - ADC, C9 (31 Points)
- Zaqueri “aphromoo” Black - Support, CLG (34 Points)