‘Twas the day of the playoffs, And all through the league,
Not a player was trolling, as we’d peaked their intrigue.
The votes were all counted and collated with care,
In the hopes that the all-pro team soon would be there.
The fans were now anxious awaiting their prize.
Because the teams of the split are quite a surprise!
Now that the regular season is all locked up with Fnatic sitting pretty in the top spot, it’s time to announce the EU LCS All-Pro Team Awards! Throughout the split we’ve all thought about who might be the best in each role—from Jiizuke, the Italian Stallion, to the ever present Rekkles, experts in the EU LCS have cast their votes for who they think is the best in Europe.
We asked the teams, casters, and journalists who they thought reached the very top of their game this split and here are the results.
To see how the voting process worked, check out our earlier article here.
IN FIRST PLACE:
MARTIN “WUNDER” HANSEN- TOP, G2 ESPORTS - 104 POINTS
ANDREI “XERXE” DRAGOMIR- JUNGLE, SPLYCE - 86 POINTS
RASMUS “CAPS” WINTHER- MID, FNATIC - 112 POINTS
MARTIN “REKKLES” LARSSON - ADC, FNATIC - 121 POINTS
ZDRAVETS “HYLISSANG” ILIEV GALABOV- SUPPORT, FNATIC - 76 POINTS
It comes with no surprise that Fnatic once again dominate the All-Pro team, taking 3 of the 5 spots once again. Both Rekkles and Caps have shown their immense star power throughout the split, taking it in turns to be the carry for their team. While there were many question marks around Hylissang as to whether he'd still be the coin-flip support that he was on his former team the Unicorns of Love, he has grown to earn the praise from many pros and fans that Rekkles gave him at the very start of the split.
The squad is rounded out by the consistent carry from the top lane in Wunder. While struggling to gain an opportunity in the spotlight in the past, by joining G2 all eyes have been on the carry whose potential seems to know no bounds as he has demonstrated multiple times throughout the split. Xerxe rounds out the all-pro team as he has once again shown exceptional growth in a single split. From an inactive tank to a proactive playmaker, Xerxe has developed into a jungler that does it all and has been a large part of Splyce's recent rise to the top.
IN SECOND PLACE:
PAUL“SOAZ” BOYER - TOP, FNATIC - 65 POINTS
MARCIN “JANKOS” JANKOWSKI - JUNGLE, G2 ESPORTS - 61 POINTS
LUKA “PERKZ” PERKOVIC - MID, G2 ESPORTS - 80 POINTS
KASPER “KOBBE” KOBBERUP - ADC, SPLYCE - 69 POINTS
RAYMOND “KASING” TSANG - SUPPORT, SPLYCE - 75 POINTS
The second All-Pro team is a mixture of FNC, G2 and SPY, a pretty hefty combination if you ask me.
Although Wunder held down a lot of G2 in the final weeks, the duo of Jankos and Perkz secured the reigning champions a lot of games in the earlier weeks of the split, with Perkz delivering many highlight plays.
Most of Splyce's story this spring centered around Kobbe for many, many weeks. The ADC put up insane numbers and almost single handedly carried games for his team when the rest of the team worked on their synergy. And as the team evolved, his bot buddy Kasing came into his own and propelled the squad to the top of the standings with deliberate engages.
sOAZ rounds off the second All-Pro team in the toplane, and can we just take a moment to appreciate that sOAZ has been playing professionally since Season 1 and still tops the ranks of European toplaners? Always a rock for FNC, sOAZ delivered another solid split.
IN THIRD PLACE:
ANDREI “ODOAMNE” PASCU - TOP, SPLYCE - 46 POINTS
MADS “BROXAH” BROCK-PEDERSEN - JUNGLE, FNATIC - 59 POINTS
DANIELE “JIIZUKE” DI MAURO- MID, VITALITY - 52 POINTS
STEVEN “HANS SAMA” LIV - ADC, MISFITS GAMING - 41 POINTS
MIHAEL “MIKYX” MEHLE - SUPPORT, MISFITS GAMING - 55 POINTS
A grab bag of top tier talent, the third place team features an incredibly strong bottom side. Vitality’s hard carry Jiizuke finds himself beside Hans Sama and Mikyx, arguably the most aggressive bottom lane in Europe. Broxah is a perfect fit for these players, no stranger to playing around his aggressive laners on FNC and more than comfortable fitting into a supportive role. Rounding out the comp is Odoamne, the best performing top laner in the second half of the split. While his recent pool may be full of aggressive carry picks, this team will probably put him back on the leash.
Once again Fnatic are the only team to have all five of their players in the All-Pro teams. After a slow start to the split, they demolished all who got in their way on the way to another first place finish. We’ll have to see if they can actually be beaten as we approach playoffs!
Keep an eye on eu.lolesports.com as we announce the remaining 2018 EU LCS Spring Split Awards on Friday March 30th and Sunday April 8th.