LCS 2021: Ranking Every Single Starting Support in the LCS

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4. Leandro “Newbie” Marcos (Golden Guardians)

Newbie’s high ranking came as a bit of a shock to me, considering that he is a relatively unknown support out of Latin America. But the numbers show that Newbie did exactly what you would expect and hope to see of an import from a wildcard region. He dominated play.

He posted a 3.92 adjusted KDA, which is the highest of all supports entering this season. His 249 gold per minute would be second-best for the league, and his 8.7 EDD would rank in the top three among supports.

While Newbie had a slightly smaller overall champion pool (13 unique champions played is right in line with the average for the support role), he also had a very large comfort pool. He played seven champions in at least 10% of his games played and also graded as elite on Tahm Kench last year.

The only real question mark I have for Newbie going into 2021 is his laning. His MAGXD @ 15 was 40.2, which is just slightly above the average for his role. While that might not seem to be too big a deal, remember that he’s put up all these stats against far weaker competition than most of the other supports on this list.

Compounding the issue, this year Newbie will be paired with Stixxay, who was himself one of the worst laning AD Carries last year. There is a very real concern that Golden Guardians might be putting together one of the weakest bot lanes in the LCS, which could definitely come back to bite them.