Olivia R. March 29, 2019
Europe is claiming to have the deepest player pool in the world after the inaugural split of the LEC has drawn to a close.
As the LEC’s top six teams prepare for the playoffs, teams, casters, and journalists have weighed in on who they believe were the best players to set foot in the right this split.
Five players took first place positions. Rasmus “Caps” Winther of G2 Esports had the highest score at 125 points. The Danish legend lifted his team to first place this split with help from jungler Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski, who was also in first in voting with 80 points, and Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle, the all-pro team’s support with 112 points.
“Jankos has been a constantly aggressive force for G2, leading to many impressive plays and snowballs. And Mikyx is the obvious choice for support,” caster Christy “Enders” Frierson said.
Top laner Lucas “Cabochard” Simon-Meslet from Team Vitality secured a first place spot with 104 points.
“[Cabochard] was a dominant force throughout the split and the single most important piece to Vitality’s regular season success,” Enders said.
Starting in the top lane, Cabochard was consistently effective throughout the split and may have been the single most important piece to Vitality's push to the playoffs.
The fifth spot on the first place all-pro team went to Splyce’s Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup, a bot laner with 80 points. Enders noted that he really “stepped up” for his team and was the most consistent AD carry of the season to date.
Second place all-pro team honors went to Martin “Wunder” Hansen of G2 Esports, SK Gaming’s Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek, Erlend “Nukeduck” Vatevik Holm of Origen, Schalke’s ADC Elias “Upset” Lipp, and Fnatic support Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev.
“The real surprise is Selfmade. We rarely see a rookie jungler be so crucial to a team’s success, but he was the exception, consistently impacting the early game for SK across the split,” caster Daniel Drakos said.
Every team in the top six, and thus every LEC playoff team, is represented on one of the LEC all-pro teams at least once. The complete list of votes can be viewed here.