Melany M. September 4, 2019
The LEC has announced that Rogue jungler Kacper "Inspired" Słoma has won Rookie of the Split for the 2019 LEC Summer season, while G2 Esports’ Fabian "GrabbZ" Lohmann has won the award for top coach.
The season is on its final leg. On Sunday, one team will raise the trophy and earn a ticket to the World Championship as Europe’s first seed. Now that the season is almost over, the LEC looked back on some of its highest achievers.
Inspired wins LEC Rookie of the Summer 2019
Inspired earned the award with 77 points, followed closely his teammate Emil "Larssen" Larsson who had 76. Inspired and Larssen are the heart of Rogue’s current roster and the main reason for the team’s current success.
Ahead of the summer split, Rogue reinforced its roster with a handful of rookies from its academy team. Inspired joined the LEC from the Ultraliga, Poland’s national league. The 17-year-old jungler made a name for himself in just one split in the LEC.
Inspired is a selfless jungler that can make an impact while still helping Rogue build up their solo laners when the situation calls for it. Inspired and the Rogue squad need more time before they reach their full potential, but this award speaks to how bright the future is for this team.
GrabbZ wins LEC Coach of the Summer 2019
It's no surprise that GrabbZ grabbed this award. G2’s head coach is having an amazing year so far, with his team capturing the LEC title in the spring, following that with a win in the Mid-Season Invitational, and moving into position to capture the summer title. G2 has also already locked up a spot in the 2019 League of Legends World Championship.
GrabbZ embraces the creative, sometimes chaotic style of his roster. He supports them well and is not afraid to let his players experiment on the rift. G2 is known for their unorthodox and off-meta picks, and that ability to swim against the current shows how comfortable and confident the team is.
“Zookeeper of the Split. Lots of credit to my man Duff (Christopher Duff), if at all a coaching staff should always be judged as a whole,” wrote GrabbZ on Twitter.
G2's next big test comes in the LEC Summer finals. They will face the winner of Fnatic vs. FC Schalke 04 on September 8.