LCS 2021: Ranking Every Single Starting Support in the LCS

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7. Choi “huhi” Jae-hyun (100 Thieves)

Huhi’s successful transition from mid laner to support was one of the biggest surprises of 2020 to LCS fans. Not only did it help elevate the entire Golden Guardians roster, it also helped to transform FBI into a top-three AD Carry in the league.

While it may be a surprise, then, to see huhi rated this low on the list, fans should really be questioning if the bot lane duo (now as members of 100 Thieves) are more products of huhi or FBI. Looking at the underlying numbers, huhi has a few very clear weaknesses compared to the rest of the supports.

Most importantly, his damage output is awful. With a -15.1 estimated damage differential, huhi was doing far less damage that was expected for his champion. He was also below average in terms of gold per minute (224) and aKDA (1.98).

To his credit, huhi was a great laner with a 280.5 MAGXD. That mark is actually second-best in the LCS, so huhi’s laning is not at issue. And, in fact, it’s higher than his lane partner FBI’s MAGXD @ 15 (243.9) so you can credibly argue that huhi’s lane performance helped drive the pair’s early game more than FBI’s.

The one other positive about huhi is that he managed to build one of the larger and more diverse champion pools in the support role. He played 16 unique champions, played six of them in at least 10% of his games, and graded as elite on one pick (surprisingly, Karma). This makes sense that a former mid laner had success transitioning some of his mid lane picks to a new role, but I’d still like to see some consistency from huhi in terms of his overall level of play before grading him higher.