Dignitas bot laner Toàn “Neo” Trần is entering the 2021 LCS Spring playoffs with the most total kills among all players in the league.
The 2021 LCS Spring Season regular split is over and one specific player can enter the playoffs with a big boost of confidence. It’s Dignitas’ bot laner Neo, who has showcased great skill during his first full complete split as a starting player in the LCS. Neo has formerly been playing a lot in the Academy league but has now been unleashed on the LCS stage with great success.
Dignitas is the only team in the league without an official import. Exceeding all expectations, Neo and Dignitas have qualified for the Mid-Season Showdown as the fifth seed after winning several clutch games throughout the season. One of the key factors has been Neo, who has been a killing machine throughout the past six weeks. Dignitas ended the regular split with a big comeback against FlyQuest, where Neo was once again stable in the late game.
Six weeks of great performances have resulted in Neo getting a total of 94 kills in the 18 games he has played. That is over five kills per game, which is an average to be proud of as a young player in the LCS. 94 kills is enough to top the leaderboard of most total kills in the split, with 100 Thieves bot laner Ian “FBI” Huang coming in at second with 92 kills total.
The kill leaderboard is heavily occupied with bot laners this split, as marksmen are currently in a really strong spot in competitive play. In fact, seven players in the top 10 are bot laners. It’s no surprise that the bot laners are scoring a lot of kills, but this split has been something else. In week 5 of the regular split, a total of three pentakills happened in the span of three days. One of the pentakills belonged to Neo, who had a great game on Kai’Sa with a total of 14 kills. In the following game, Neo broke that record and scored 17 kills on Kalista against Evil Geniuses.
— LCS (@LCSOfficial) March 6, 2021
Neo and the rest of Dignitas will be back on Summoner’s Rift when they play their first game of the playoffs against either TSM or Team Liquid on March 28.
Neo is a professional League of Legends bot laner and was formerly known under the name Asta. Neo has been playing in the North American scene since 2018 and has been part of several LCS organizations. His first big organization was OpTic Gaming, where he played for the Academy during the 2018 season, with a couple of games for the LCS squad as well. Since then, Neo has played for Immortals Academy and Dignitas Academy, before being promoted to the Dignitas LCS roster in December 2020.
For the 2021 LCS season, Dignitas is fielding a lineup of five domestic players as the only organization in the league. The team is a mix of experienced and young players.
The Dignitas 2021 LCS roster is: