Andy “Smoothie” Ta offers Cloud9 the perfect blend of support attributes -- control of the map, and protection of carries. After spending most of the 2016 Summer Split sharing time in the support role, Smoothie took over the job full time near the end of the split and never looked back. Despite limited playtime, Smoothie had the third best support KDA in the league for the Summer Split.
In less than a year, Smoothie went from bouncing around the NA Challenger scene all the way to the 2016 World Championship. While the rookie was overshadowed by some of the world’s finest, he’s one of the best young supports in the scene. He’ll have his sophomore season to level up his skills and take another shot at greatness on the world stage.