Evil Geniuses jojopyun finishes first Champions Queue split in rank 1

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The first split in the North American Champions Queue is over and it was Evil Geniuses mid laner Joseph “jojopyun” Pyun who finished at the top. 

The young mid laner will be rewarded with $12,000 as the first-place prize. He finished the split with 85 League Points more than Golden Guardian support Kim “Olleh” Joo-sung, who ended the spring split in second place. 

To claim first place on the Champions Queue ladder, jojopyun had to play a total of 202 games, winning an impressive 62.4% of those games. This is the highest win rate out of the top 10, where it was once again Olleh who came closest with a 62.3% win rate. 

The number of games from jojopyun was only the third-highest, beating by FlyQuest top laner Colin “Kumo” Zhao at 222 games and Alexey “rjs” Zatorski at a whopping 260 games. 

League of Legends pros impress in Champions Queue

Other honorable mentions on the Champions Queue top 10 ladder are the two Evil Geniuses Academy players Muhammed “Kaori” Şentürk and Jett “Srtty” Joye, who finished the split at third and fourth place respectively. The two Academy players managed to represent the EG organization from the best side possible, claiming a total of three spots in the top five. 

Closing out the top five is Cloud9 Academy bot laner Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen, who seems to be back on the solo queue and Champions Queue grind to prove himself once again. The Danish veteran is still fighting to claim a starting spot on C9 after representing the organization for more than two years and is starting to show renewed potential with solid games on the new ladder. 

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Day 2 at 2018 NA LCS Regional Qualifiers in Los Angeles, California, USA on 15 September 2018.

With jojopyun being the first top finisher in Champions Queue, it will be exciting to follow him in the next split as well as in the LCS. jojopyun and the rest of EG are currently tied for fifth place in the LCS right beside Dignitas and Golden Guardians. 

EG made it all the way to the LCS Lock In final at the start of the season, where the young jojopyun became one of the biggest surprises of the tournament. Since then, EG has lost its momentum a bit but isn’t without chances to make a deep run in the ongoing LCS split. 

jojopyun will be back on Summoner’s Rift in the LCS when EG takes on Team Liquid on Saturday, March 12.


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