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

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AD Carry – Patrik “Patrik” Jírů

Perhaps the most controversial voting decision was the omission of Origen’s AD Carry, Patrik, from any of the LEC All-Pro teams, particularly after such a strong end to the regular season. The second placed team proved their worth over the course of the split, losing only 2 of their last 11 games and were duly awarded with a bye to the second round of playoff matches. While Alphari, Nukeduck and Mithy were all rewarded with spots on LEC All-Pro teams, Patrik was snubbed, much to the surprise of many viewers.

Origen’s AD Carry, Patrik (formerly known as Sheriff), received four Player of the Game awards for his carry performances on a plethora of bottom lane picks in the Spring Split. The Patrik-Mithy duo may not be known for their ability to win the 2v2 in the bottom lane, but Origen aren’t an early game focused outfit, and instead look to slowly build towards the mid-game by creating farm leads and objective plays. It is instead Patrik’s exceptional teamfight damage that allows Origen to win skirmishes and close out games, something that is signified by his huge damage share – at 31.8% of his team’s damage, Patrik has the highest share in the LEC.

It’s clear that Europe is blessed with a number of talented bottom lane players this season. Rekkles, Kobbe and Upset claimed the top three places in the Spring Split, but Patrik’s consistent performances have left fans questioning what he has to do to earn a place on the LEC All-Pro squads. No doubt his Spring Split performances have opened eyes for both fans and analysts alike, as a previously uninspiring ADC has established himself among the LEC’s best in the last few months.

Support – Tore “Norskeren” Hoel Eilertsen

Placing one of 2018’s most aggressive support players alongside THE late game AD Carry had fans scratching their heads in the off-season, however the pick-up of Norskeren to partner Kobbe in the bottom lane has proven to be an inspired choice. It’s a decision that led to an impressive 4th place finish for the Splyce line-up, putting on some fantastic performances throughout the regular season and they’ll be optimistic about their chances heading into playoffs.

Known for his early game aggression and roams last season, Norskeren has since been more reserved in his approach in order to match Splyce’s infamous late-game focused playstyle. Kobbe deservedly receives most of the praise for his reliability in late-game teamfights, but it wouldn’t be possible without Norskeren’s utility and protection for his AD Carry. Despite not picking up a single Player of the Game award in the regular season, Norskeren is certainly a key factor in Splyce’s dominance over lesser teams in the LEC. Now it is just a question of whether he and his team can transition their strong form into playoffs.

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