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

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Froggen of Golden Guardians. League of Legends.
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3. Henrik “Froggen” Hansen (Golden Guardians)

Along the same lines as Crown, Froggen has been one of the best mid laners but isn’t getting quite the credit he deserves because of his not-so-flashy 3.1 KDA. This is – again – likely due to his high average deaths per game, but Froggen doesn’t necessarily get the excuse of Crown. Golden Guardians were actually a solid team, even making playoffs before falling to FlyQuest yesterday.

And certainly, Froggen this split represented the “feast or feed” playstyle more than anyone. He led the LCS mid laners in damage contribution percent and damage per minute but was also tied for the worst deaths per game and percent of team’s deaths.

He had one of the deepest champion pools in the LCS, yet there wasn’t a single champion he played five times in the split. Of his top four champions, he had a positive win rate on just one – Karthus – who he played four times.

Like Crown, Froggen was forced to take on a big carry role. Unlike him and most of the other top mids in the LCS, Froggen managed to do this with one of the lowest gold per minute and gold shares in the position. Unlike Crown, Bjergsen, or PowerofEvil, Froggen wasn’t getting allocated a ton of resources and gold, but still managed to post incredible damage and kill participation numbers.

That sort of contribution on minimal resources can’t be ignored, which is why I’d say Froggen would be deserving of a third-team look at least.