Brandon "Mash" Phan might be the most veteran non-star player in the 2016 NA LCS Spring Split. There's really no other way to describe a player who has flirted with -- or fallen out with -- greatness since 2011. There are pros playing now who didn't even know LoL was a game back then. Regardless, Mash isn't one to give up -- every time he gets knocked down, he keeps fighting back to his feet and diving back into the fray.
Mash joined the wildcard Team Impulse squad in the wake of Team Coast selling their LCS spot, and now he's the AD carry for Phoenix1. He is coming off a serious hot streak in the 2015 NA Challenger Series Summer Split where he scored a frightening 16.6 KDA. If history is any indicator, the LCS competition will need to keep an eye on Mash to be safe -- especially if he is on Tristana.