Five Players Who Missed out on the LEC All-Pro Team

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Wednesday saw Riot announce the 1st, 2nd and 3rd LEC All-Pro teams after combining opinions from broadcast team members, coaches, players and journalists. Here’s a quick look at who missed out on a place in the prestigious list.

Riot’s LEC All-Pro teams offer an opportunity for viewers to celebrate the outstanding performances of the Spring Split regular season and generate hype in the build-up towards exciting playoff matches. The shortlist of community members contributing towards the All-Pro voting ranges from members of the Riot broadcast team, journalists, various coaches from around Europe, and a number of European players.

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The function of the LEC All-Pro team is to create a list of the top 3 players from each role in the opinion of members of the LEC community. While it may not always be perfect, the All-Pro teams tend to include the strongest players from the region during the course of the split. That being said, there are always excellent players marginally missing out on a spot in the top three of their respective roles. Here is a summary of some EU stars who may feel aggrieved having not been named in any LEC All-Pro team.

Top Lane – Ki “Expect” Dae-han

Excel Esports unsurprisingly struggled to qualify for playoffs in their debut LEC split, concluding the regular season with a 5-13 score line, suffering a seven-game losing streak between weeks 3 and 6 in the process. Nevertheless, a silver lining appeared for the British org in the form of top laner, Expect, and his consistently strong performances throughout the Spring Split.

Expect was the standout player for Excel in Spring, picking up two Player of the Game awards and putting on some memorable displays, including an unforgettable Baron steal to triumph over Misfits Gaming in Week 3. While mainly a tank player, the South Korean showcased his proficiency on carry picks, like Aatrox, Jarvan IV and most notably, Renekton, throughout the final weeks of the regular season as the top lane meta evolved.

Compared to both Cabochard and Wunder, obviously Expect is a cut below, however the former G2 and Origen player may feel hard done by to not receive a spot in the 3rd LEC All-Pro team after his impressive start to what looks to be a promising Excel career. When combined with Alphari, Bwipo, Vizicsacsi and Werlyb, it’s clear that the top lane talent in EU is remarkable, and all five will undoubtedly be pushing for a place in the LEC All-Pro teams next split.