League of Legends LCS preview Summer 2019

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8. OpTic

New players: none

OpTic not making any changes is quite shocking. Other than their mid laner Lee “Crown” Min-ho, no one on this roster should be safe.

In the top lane, Niship “Dhokla” Doshi was the only player in the LCS that made Darshan look like he might have a shot at starting in the league, one of the worst top laners in terms of deaths per game, gold per minute, kill participation (the only starter with a sub 50% KP), damage per minute, and gold difference at 15 minutes.

In the jungle, in my opinion, Dardoch should be getting more playing time. Meteos was one of the worst junglers in terms of kill participation and gold difference at 15 and wasn’t able to affect the map. As for the bot lane, Arrow and BIG both performed decently, but not living up to expectations (especially for Arrow), but both could certainly be improved upon.

Player to watch: Noh “Arrow” Dong-hyeon

Speaking of, this team desperately needs to find another carry to take some of the load off Crown in the mid lane. Given how unlikely it is to be Dhokla, we need to see more out of Arrow, who is still a highly-thought-of ADC just a few years removed from winning LCS MVP.

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My prediction is that this will be the worst team in the league. I don’t think Crown has the firepower to carry an inconsistent jungle, an awful top lane, and a middling bot lane out of the basement.