Victory Five dominates 2022 LPL Spring awards, All-Pro Team
Mar 28, 2022
The 2022 LPL Spring Split is entering its final stages, and with that, the All-Pro teams, regular split MVP, and rookie of the split awards have been announced.
This LPL regular split has been one of the closest in the history of Chinese League of Legends, with several teams looking strong enough to go all the way for the trophy. This has made for some close fights in the standings and a lot of matches that have been unpredictable.
Moving into the playoffs, it’s still hard to point out a clear favorite to win the trophy and represent the LPL at the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational. These recent awards will help out a bit though, as they have been dominated by Victory Five which was also the team to perform the best over the regular split games.
The team ended as the first seed with a strong 14-2 record, which was also awarded three spots on the first All-Pro team and the regular split MVP award which went to mid laner Song “Rookie” Eui-jin. The veteran mid laner has managed to make a big rebound this split after joining V5 for the season. After a rough 2021 season, Rookie is now back in his old form and has been dominating the mid lane.
He has once again showcased his deep champion pool and ability to take on the carry role of his team. With games on everything from Galio to Tryndamere this split, Rookie is looking like the mid laner to beat in the playoffs but it will be an extremely tough task for anyone going up against him.
With V5 entering the playoffs as the first seed, the team won’t be back on Summoner’s Rift before the fourth round of the bracket. It will face the winner of Top Esports and LNG Esports, which will be an intense battle. V5 should be the favorite no matter who it faces, with all these awards in the bag.
Victory Five take three spots on first All-Pro LPL team
Besides the LPL MVP award going to Rookie, V5 is also heavily represented on the first All-Pro team awards for this regular split. It’s no surprise that Rookie is taking the spot in the mid lane, but V5 also secured an All-Pro spot in the top and bot lanes. This speaks to the team’s stability throughout the year so far.
In the top lane, Lee “Rich” Jae-won has been rewarded for his stable play on the strongest meta champions. He has consistently shown his skill with the likes of Gnar, Graves, Gwen, Jayce, and other strong champions throughout the regular split. Even though Rich hasn’t been the main carry of V5, he has been a rock in the top lane.
In the bot lane, the first All-Pro spot goes to Ying “Photic” Qi-Shen who has also stepped up to the plate this split and taken on some of the best bot laners in the world. The remaining spots on the first All-Pro team went to RNG support Shi “Ming” Sen-Ming and JDG jungler Seo “Kanavi” Jin-hyeok. The second and third All-Pro teams consist of a mix of players from various playoff teams. Weibo Gaming, LGN, Bilibili Gaming, and EDward Gaming are all represented.
The ongoing LPL playoffs will run until Sunday, April 10, when the grand final will be played. Though these LPL teams will likely be quite pleased about receiving awards, their goal is still to win the playoffs.
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