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With Summer Split Semifinals just around the corner, it’s time to celebrate the best players in the European LCS!

Throughout the Split, we’ve seen highlight play after highlight play. From Vizicsacsi saving his team with Poppy’s hammer to Caps whirling through backlines on Wukong, there are too many stand out moments to count.

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 previous article here.

In First Place

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MARTIN ‘WUNDER’ HANSEN- TOP, G2 ESPORTS - 69 POINTS

MADS ‘BROXAH’ BROCK-PEDERSEN - JUNGLE, FNATIC - 97 POINTS

RASMUS ‘CAPS’ WINTHER- MID, FNATIC - 123 POINTS

ELIAS ‘UPSET’ LIPP - BOT, SCHALKE 04 - 67 POINTS

ZDRAVETS ‘HYLISSANG’ ILIEV GALABOV- SUPPORT, FNATIC - 116 POINTS

 

"The first All-Pro Team, aka Fnatic and Friends, is a cornucopia of individual talent. Wunder, Caps and Hylissang are all players who can single-handedly generate massive individual advantages, while Broxah and Upset make for an incredibly stable core. Having a dedicated Ezreal player in Upset also means Hylissang can continue his trend of saying “don’t die” to his lane partner before abandoning them to help Caps."

- Daniel Drakos

In Second Place

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LUCAS ‘CABOCHARD’ SIMON-MESLET - TOP, TEAM VITALITY - 61 POINTS

MATEUSZ ‘KIKIS’ SZKUDLAREK - JUNGLE, TEAM VITALITY - 72 POINTS

LUKA ‘PERKZ’ PERKOVIC - MID, G2 ESPORTS - 65 POINTS

GABRIËL ‘BWIPO’ RAU  - BOT, FNATIC -  63 POINTS

JACOB ‘JACTROLL’ SKURZYŃSKI - SUPPORT, TEAM VITALITY -  39 POINTS

 

"Cabochard has often been overlooked due to his lackluster performances and limited standout plays. This Split, his higher level of consistency and multiple outplays have brought more attention towards him and better highlighted the value he brings to Team Vitality. Kikis needs very few words to describe how impactful of a jungler he has been this Split. Only losing a single game with Vitality since his arrival, some debated his potential for MVP.

Perkz, for a long time, has been a dominant mid laner in Europe. Even with the arrival of new and talented mids, he's cemented himself as a top performer and, even with struggling performances towards the end of the Split, is still capable of meaningful and impactful performances. Bwipo is the big surprise of the bot lane. Having come in to substitute the Spring Split MVP Rekkles, many had doubts and question marks that he quickly silenced. His diverse bot lane style introduced aggressive playmakers and new ways to snowball.

Meanwhile, Jactroll in his first year of the LCS has been a huge playmaker and contributor to the success of Vitality's early game aggression. Moving into his second Semifinal, expectations will be high on him to solidify himself as a top support in Europe."

- Andrew 'Vedius' Day

In Third Place

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PAUL 'SOAZ’ BOYER - TOP, FNATIC - 54 POINTS

NUBAR ‘MAXLORE’ SARAFIAN - JUNGLE, MISFITS - 28 POINTS

ERLEND ‘NUKEDUCK’ VÅTEVIK HOLM- MID, SCHALKE 04 - 50 POINTS

STEVEN ‘HANS SAMA’ LIV - BOT, MISFITS GAMING -  56 POINTS

MIHAEL ‘MIKYX’ MEHLE - SUPPORT, MISFITS GAMING -  37 POINTS

 

"Our third place team is full of veteran names who many expected to be higher in the standings. Soaz’s consistent performances have been slightly overshadowed by others on his own team. Maxlore, Hans Sama and Mikyx all let themselves down with a poor second half of the Split after coming out of the gates swinging. And although the year of Nukeduck is well and truly a possibility, it has yet to become a full blown reality."

-Aaron 'Medic' Chamberlain

 

Once again a few players have dominated their roles, with Caps taking first spot by a margin of 58 points! However, a lot of the races were incredibly tight and all our players in EU LCS fought their hardest throughout the Split.


Alongside them were their coaches. A vital role for any team and a role that can completely turn around a team's fortunes. We should always highlight and respect the great coaches we have in EU, so let’s see who took our Coach of the Split!

In First Place

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Andre ‘Guilhoto’ Guilhoto - S04 - 79 POINTS

 

"Schalke 04 as a team just seems more cohesive. They move together, they make plays together, and overall there's a level of trust that simply didn't exist in past iterations of the organisation. All of this has happened under the banner of coach Andre Guilhoto, whose tenure has prioritized synergy and team-building. It is due to the commitment and success of this approach that I believe Andre deserves the Coach of the Split award."

-Devin 'PiraTechnics' Younge

In Second Place

Jakob ‘YamatoCannon’ Mebdi - VIT - 73 POINTS

In Third Place

Dylan Falco - FNC - 60 POINTS

Below you can find the voting ballots and results for the 2018 Summer Split Awards:


Having guided Schalke 04 to victory last week, Andre will be busy preparing for their match against Team Vitality this weekend! Make sure to catch all the playoff action, starting at 6pm CET on Friday 31st August, on watch.lolesports.com.

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