League of Legends: five players who missed the LCS all-pro teams

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Crown of OpTic. League of Legends.
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2. Lee “Crown” Min-ho (OpTic)

Another player overlooked on a bad team, Crown hasn’t been quite as dominant in the mid lane as Ssumday was in the top. However, the former World Champion came to North America to bolster a weak mid lane pool that was really only Jensen and Bjergsen prior to this year.

In his first LCS split, Crown got the most solo kills (10) of any player – not just mid laner – in the LCS. Yes, his KDA numbers (2.7 KDA on the split) were less-than-stellar. But, like Ssumday, I’d wager a lot of these poor numbers were due to him feeling like he needed to do too much.

As proof, I’ll present Crown’s incredible 31.3% damage contributions – behind only PowerofEvil and Froggen in the mid lane – and 72.2% kill participation – again, behind Froggen, PowerofEvil, and Nisqy. What’s even more astounding, however, is that Crown had that high damage contribution despite being sixth in the LCS in pure damage per minute done. It’s not that he was just doing work, but the guy had no help.

Hopefully, with a more consistent approach to the jungle (I’m still shaking my head as to why Dardoch didn’t get more looks, other than that dreaded personality problem rising up again) and an upgrade to top laner Dhokla, Crown will have an opportunity to shine in summer. I’d have him as a second or third-team mid laner.