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zig   Top    Phoenix1
Zig earned a series KDA of 18/9/21 in Phoenix 1's 3-2 series victory over FlyQuest on Saturday.

RotoWire Analysis

Throughout the full five-game series against FlyQuest, Zig played extremely well, eventually leading his team to a victory. He started off by carrying his team with Rumble, decimating all in his path during Game 1 and participating in nearly all of his team's kills. After the Game 1 victory, he began to struggle slightly, though not to any fault of his own. In the following two games, he found himself with decent performances but at the mercy of FlyQuest's macro domination. As a result, the series score quickly changed 2-1 in favor of FlyQuest. With things down to the line, Zig stepped it up in the final two games of the series to rally and bring his team a victory. Standing out in the final game of the series, he overcame a 2v1 dive to pick up two early kills that helped snowball the game. Due to his extremely strong play, Phoenix 1 was able to push their early lead and translate it to a 45-minute victory in Game 5. The result was a 3-2 series victory for the team.
Balls   Top    FlyQuest
Balls earned a series KDA of 5/15/25 in FLY's 2-3 series defeat on Saturday.

RotoWire Analysis

Throughout FLY's series, Balls had strong performances as well as weak performances, ultimately leading to his team's 2-3 loss. Along with the rest of his team, he was absolutely dominated in Game 1, allowing Phoenix 1 to take a quick Game 1 victory. He didn't let this get to him, bouncing back in the next two games to bring his team back into the series. With back-to-back convincing victories, it seemed as though he'd be able to close out the series for his team. This was not the case as Balls was unable to get much done in the following games. In Game 4, he was able to hold up decently in lane but his carries fell around him quickly, keeping him from any opportunity to come back into the game. After picking Nautilus four times, he switched things up in Game 5 and picked Gragas with hopes to help his team close things out. Unfortunately he was unable to do so. Nearly able to find a lead in lane, a botched dive ensured the enemy top was safe. Though he tried to bring his team into the game, he was unable to after a large gold deficit, allowing Phoenix1 to take the victory and close out the series.
Moon   Jungler    FlyQuest
Moon finished FLY's 2-3 series defeat against P1 with a combined KDA of 8/11/15.

RotoWire Analysis

Although Moon has been known to carry his team in many of their victories, this was not the reality as he took on Phoenix 1. His Game 1 performance was unfortunate to say the least as his entire team struggled to pick up anything in the game. Unable to earn a single kill or assist in the game, Moon was lackluster. Bouncing back in the next two games, Moon had a much stronger showing, earning a strong 0/0/7 KDA on Ivern in Game 2 to claim victory, and playing a quieter Game 3 despite still earning a victory. Unfortunately, Moon's success was limited to these two games. In Game 4, he picked Kha'Zix once again but fell behind quite early as his lanes were decimated. In doing so, Phoenix 1 built up a huge lead that didn't allow Moon to find his way back into the game. With everything on the line in Game 5, Moon picked up Kha'Zix again and had a decent showing. Unfortunately, decent wasn't enough as an early botched dive saw the enemy top laner find a huge lead. Once behind, Moon was unable to find objectives for his team aside from a late game Elder Dragon. As a result, Phoenix 1 took the game in 45-minutes, closing out the series 3-2 in their favor.
Hai   Support    FlyQuest
Hai earned a series KDA of 7/25/11 in FlyQuest's 2-3 series defeat against Phoenix 1 on Saturday.

RotoWire Analysis

Although Hai has hed several strong showings this season, namely on Orianna, he was unable to have one of those showings against Phoenix 1. He started out with a very poor showing as FlyQuest was absolutely slaughtered in Game 1 of the series. Trying his best to get things done, he found himself falling more often than not, giving up a convincing victory to the enemy team to start the series off. He shook off the loss quickly, bouncing back in the following two games to have a decent showing, though not picking up kills he was able to facilitate his team's ability to find a lead of their own in both games, allowing him to have a modest KDA while securing his team's back-to-back victories, bringing FLY to a 2-1 lead in the series. Unfortunately, this was the end of Hai's success. In the following two games, he found himself falling behind relatively early in lane and unable to recover. Falling back to trying to win the game based on shot calling alone, he tried desperately to find his team a way back into the games but was ultimately not able to do so. As a result, Phoenix 1 was able to take Game 4 and Game 5, closing out the series in their favor 3-2.
Altec   Top    FlyQuest
Altec earned a series KDA of 18/10/10 in FLY's 2-3 loss against P1 on Saturday.

RotoWire Analysis

Throughout the entire series against Phoenix 1, Altec was the standout player from FlyQuest. He started off the series by earning a meager 2/0/0 scoreline on Varus in Game 1. Although it seemed poor, his performance was impressive considering the 32-minute blowout of a game as his team was utterly decimated. He bounced back from the defeat with ease, picking up Kog'maw in Game 2 of the series and earning a Pentakill to secure his team's victory. The momentum allowed Altec to perform well in the following game, picking Ezreal and carrying his team to a Game 3 victory. Unfortunately, Altec's strong play could only get his team so far in the series. In Game 4, he picked Kog'maw once again but was shut down quickly, unable to find a single opening in the game and ultimately resulting in a quick defeat. Game 5 went better for Altec, but his team was unable to perform up to par. As fights broke out, they found themselves falling behind early, leaving Altec to farm and try and scale up. As final teamfights erupted, he was able to pick up some kills for his team but was unable to do enough to secure a victory for his team, allowing Phoenix 1 to close out Game 5. With the loss, FlyQuest fell 2-3 in the series, finishing the NA LCS Playoffs in Fourth Place.
LemonNation   Support    FlyQuest
LemonNation finished FLY's 2-3 series defeat on Saturday with a series KDA of 2/16/25.

RotoWire Analysis

LemonNation had a rough start to his team's series against Phoenix 1. Picking Zyra, he was able to help Altec get several kills but the rest of his team found themselves falling behind quickly. Once behind, LemonNation could not find a way back into the game, resulting in a defeat. The following two games went much better for Lemon who found his team early leads and rolled with them. Once ahead, he had no trouble moving with his team to force fights and ultimately push FlyQuest to victory, bringing the series score 2-1 with ease. The rest of the series didn't go so hot for LemonNation. Although his lane did not fall behind from the get-go, FlyQuest quickly fell behind and Lemon could not find a single way to bring his team back into things. Try as he might in both games, he could do little more than delay his team's deaths. Getting caught out several times as well, his impact was negligible, allowing Phoenix 1 to close out the series and claim Third Place in the NA LCS 2017 Spring Split.
Biofrost   Support    Team SoloMid
Biofrost was a staple for Team SoloMid's 3-2 victory over Cloud9 on Sunday, posting a 1/9/39 KDA.

RotoWire Analysis

Biofrost was a very important part to TSM's success in the series. If Biofrost hadn't have been as clutch as his was, the series likely would not have gone in TSM's favor. Biofrost played two games as Karma, two games as Lulu and a game as Nami. His Karma in Games 1 and 3 were super important to unlocking WildTurtle in lane. The constant harass and shields by Biofrost allowed WildTurtle to be aggressive and go for riskier plays with high rewards. He was a great teamfighter and did everything he could to sustain his team. His Game 2 Lulu was great, as he utilized Whimsy extremely well and and kept Wild Growth on targets foucsed by C9. His Game 4 Lulu looked a lot like his Game 2 Lulu, except WildTurtle missed key skillshots that would have saved Biofrost. He did okay, but Lulu isn't very strong from behind and Biofrost learned that firsthand. His Nami in Game 5 was very important to TSM winning. The biggest illustration of Biofrost's Nami was him hitting three members of C9 with Aqua Prison as they were diving TSM in the mid lane. Had Biofrost have not hit that specific Aqua Prison, TSM would have been further behind C9 and likely would have lost the game. Overall, Biofrost has shown that his nerves on the big stage that were extremely prevalent in Worlds last year and sometimes during the playoffs last split have faded. If he can continue his consistent play, then bottom lanes in NA better be afraid for when Doublelift potentially returns in the summer.
WildTurtle    Team SoloMid
WildTurtle showed his two sides in Team SoloMid's 3-2 series victory over Cloud9 on Sunday, posting a 14/9/16 KDA.

RotoWire Analysis

The LCS veteran was good at the start of the series, but he fell off hard in the final three games. He played a game of Caitlyn, two games of Lucian and two games of Varus. His Caitlyn and Lucian in Games 1 and 2 were great. He was extremely aggressive, and came out victorious in lane against Sneaky and became a consistent threat against C9. His final three games were the same in him getting punished for overaggression and poor ulting in teamfights. His poor play on Varus (missed Chain of Corruptions, Flashing into teamfights, getting abused in lane, etc.) kept C9 in Games 3 and 5. He did come up clutch in Game 5 with great positioning in the final teamfight around Elder Dragon that led to TSM's victory, however, it wouldn't have had to go that far if he hadn't have missed important skillshots. Overall, WildTurtle has two sides: a strong, aggressive laner, or the detriment who misses skillshots and gets punished.
Bjergsen   Mid    Team SoloMid
Bjergsen posted a 22/13/21 KDA in Team SoloMid's 3-2 series victory over Cloud9 on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

Bjergsen was pretty good, for the most part, in the series except in game 4. He played a game of Taliyah, two games of Syndra, a game of Ahri and a game of Orianna. His first game of the series was decent, but he was definitely one of the underperformers in the series. He didn't do as well as expected when he showed a lot of skill on the champion last split, but that's fine since his team won. His two games are Syndra were dominant -- his Syndra was a consistent threat to one-shot key targets on C9. He laned well, but his teamfighting and roaming was superior the Jensen. His Ahri was okay, but he was very prone to getting zoned hard by Jensen's Syndra quite often. His Orianna in Game 4 was one of his worst showings in the past year. He was hard-focused by C9, but Bjergsen not opting to take Cleanse was punished multiple times. Overall, Bjergsen is still the mid laner in NA, and he showed why despite some unusual performances by him.
Svenskeren   Jungler    Team SoloMid
Svenskeren was integral to his team's success, with him posting a 16/12/34 KDA in Team SoloMid's 3-2 series victory over Cloud9 on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

Svenskeren was a key proponent of TSM's victory over C9. He played two games of Ivern (Games 1 and 4), two games of Lee Sin (3 and 5) and one of Rengar (2). His first game as Ivern was a top lane camp that led to Hauntzer getting very ahead and carrying the game. The second game as Rengar was a whole-team stomp, but Svenskeren was a huge part of it with his Rengar play. The third game was another strong showing from Svenskeren's Lee Sin, but C9 played a little better than TSM overall. His Ivern in Game 4 was okay, but there wasn't much he could do about C9 snowballing ahead very early and WildTurtle doing poorly (and Bjergsen getting hard-focused). Game 5 was a fantastic game by Svenskeren -- his Lee Sin was integral to getting Hauntzer's Camille ahead and Svenskeren constantly forced C9 to blow summoner spells. Overall, Svenskeren had a great series. He returned to his form at the right time, and thanks to this his team looked extremely strong in the transition to the mid game.
Hauntzer   Top    Team SoloMid
Hauntzer played showed his carry potential in Team SoloMid's 3-2 series victory over Cloud9 on Sunday, posting a 21/12/22 KDA.

RotoWire Analysis

The NA LCS First-Team top laner showed why he earned that distinction in the series against C9. He played three games of Camille, a game of Gragas and a game of Nautilus. The first two games of the series were about the same; Hauntzer stomped his lane in dominating fashion with help from Svenskeren. The first game was a Camille carry, and the second game was full of Hauntzer showing he's the best against Impact (even netting himself a beautiful outplay that led to a solo-kill). Game 3 was a little tougher for Hauntzer, with Ray showing his mechanical prowess on Fizz with the help of Contractz. Game 4 saw Hauntzer's Nautilus barely make it out with his life multiple times, but he really couldn't do much about C9 surging and TSM looking lost as a team. His Camille in game 5 was very important to TSM's victory. His lane against Kled was Hauntzer's closest matchup in playoffs. Hauntzer and Ray traded punches throughout the game, but Hauntzer emerged victorious thanks to the aid of Svenskeren and Ray being left to dry quite often. Hauntzer did have some misplays in the series against Ray, some notable ones being not using him Hextech Ultimatum as a tool to dodge Churn the Water from Fizz multiple times, but he also did lockdown many key targets to put his team ahead. Overall, Hauntzer is the best team-top laners in the region (Ssumday could give Hauntzer some fits in a solo lane, but League is a team game) and he earned his NA LCS First-Team distinction with clutch showings like ones in the series against C9.
Smoothie   Support    Cloud9
Smoothie played well in Cloud9's 2-3 series loss to Team SoloMid on Sunday, posting a 4/10/33 KDA.

RotoWire Analysis

If not for Smoothie's well-timed Wild Growths on Lulu and his clutch Gragas pocket pick, C9 would have fallen much worse than it did to TSM. He played three games of Lulu (1, 3, 5), a game of Zyra (2) and a game of Gragas (4). His first Lulu and Zyra game were about the same in terms of C9 getting demolished and Smoothie just following the path of his team. He was definitely not one of the team's weaker points early on; he followed his team and tried to make the best of the given situations. His two games as Lulu were very important to C9 staying alive. Smoothie constantly used Wild Growth to save teammates and Whimsy to eliminate dives and engages from TSM members time and time again. His Gragas in Game 4 was also a large reason in C9's early snowball to dominate the game. Had he have not constantly set up and saved Sneaky from WildTurtle's aggression, then Game 4 might have been the end of the series. Overall, Smoothie showed that he is arguably the best support in NA at the moment. He had gone from battling for the starting support spot against BunnyFuFu, to a budding star in the bottom lane.
Sneaky   ADC    Cloud9
Sneaky posted a 15/14/18 KDA in Cloud9's 2-3 series loss to Team SoloMid on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

The LCS veteran was heavily focused by TSM, but Sneaky did well despite that. Sneaky played Lucian (Games 1 and 5), Ashe (2 and 4) and Ezreal (3). His first game of Lucian was okay, but he was beat by WildTurtle in lane and was then focused heavily by TSM. His first game of Ashe was about the same as the previous game, but Sneaky did show that his Hawkshot usage is among the best in the region. His Ezreal was very good -- he was able to best WildTurtle in lane and pull off some nice plays like stealing a Red Buff from Svenskeren. His Ashe in Game 4 was arguably his best showing of the series, with his fantastic Hawkshot usage and high accuracy on his Enchanted Crystal Arrows. Game 5 as Lucian was also quite strong thanks the Sneaky winning lane and constantly being a threat to pop off in teamfights. Sneaky's biggest detriment in Game 5 was that he had to get close to TSM in order to do damage after using The Culling, which put him in range of being targeted by Syndra's Unleashed Power. Overall, Sneaky is one of the most consistent ADC's in NA, and he is still one of the best. He showed it in this series, constantly being a big part of his team's victories and a small part of its losses.
Jensen   Mid    Cloud9
Jensen posted a 15/13/18 KDA in Cloud9's 2-3 series loss to Team SoloMid on Sunday

RotoWire Analysis

The mid lane veteran had a good series outside of the first game (Cassiopeia). He played two games of Syndra (3 and 4) and two games of Ekko (2 and 5). His first game as Cassiopeia was terrible, to say the least, and he was destroyed by Bjergsen and company. Game 2 was okay, but Jensen was a bright spot for his team in its atrocious loss. Games 3 and 4 on Syndra were about the same, but in a good way. He was able to break his mental block against Bjergsen and earn kills and even win lane. He was good in game 5 as Ekko -- he was actually quite a monster throughout the game, until he engaged on the final teamfight a little too hard and didn't Chronobreak or Zhonya's to save his life. Overall, Jensen is a very, very good mid laner, but beating Bjergsen in a final is something that Jensen has yet to do.
Contractz   Jungler    Cloud9
Contractz shook off his tilt and posted a 12/13/22 KDA in Cloud9's 2-3 series loss to Team SoloMid on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

The "Rookie of the Split" actually showed some rookie nerves on the grand finals stage. He did terrible in Games 1 (Lee Sin) and 2 (Graves), but he did much better in Games 3 (Kha'zix), 4 (Graves) and 5 (Kha'zix). His Lee Sin and Graves were abused by Svenskeren, and Contractz looked extremely nervous with some of the choices he was making. He somewhat rode the wave of his teammates, but he committed heavily and looked completely different than he did in the first two games. His Game 4 Graves was fantastic, as he cleaned up multiple kills with Collateral Damage. He was very aggressive and abused his leads to keep TSM out of the game. In Game 5, he was good for the most part, but he also did get caught out a few times. It wasn't his fault that his team lost, however, and he was a very strong team player throughout the game. Overall, Contractz is still a very good jungler and the fact that he was able to shake off his obvious tilt early in the series and come back very is a positive sign. He has a bright future in the LCS, and this is another sign of that.
Impact   Top    Cloud9
Impact was a tanky, tanky man in Cloud9's 2-3 series loss to Team SoloMid on Sunday, posting a 2/5/9 KDA.

RotoWire Analysis

The starting top laner for C9 actually didn't start most of the games for his team, but Impact was quite effective when he was in. He played Game 2 (Nautilus) and 4 (Shen). As Nautilus, Impact was okay in the lane -- frankly, he did what tanks are expected to do in lane. The biggest negative point for Impact in the game was getting grossly outplayed and solo-killed by Hauntzer's Gragas. TSM snowballed the game heavily, and Impact really couldn't do much more than body-block until he was slain. His Shen was fantastic -- Impact was very integral to his team's early leads and kills with on-point Flash-Taunts and Twilight ones to keep his teammates alive. Overall, Impact was important, but it seems like he's been relegated to tanks as of late. Why this is the case remains to be seen, but it's not a big deal since he's doing well on them.
Ray   Top    Cloud9
Ray played unexpectedly well in the series, posting a 7/17/19 KDA in Cloud9's 2-3 series loss to Team SoloMid on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

The backup top laner was actually one of the sparks that ignited C9's near-reverse sweep. He played Games 1 (Kennen), 3 (Fizz) and 5 (Kled), and did well in all of them except Game 1. The first game he was destined to lose. Hauntzer was playing the lockdown carry Camille, and with aid from Svenskeren's Ivern, Ray was constantly under pressure. Due to being put on the top lane island by his team, he had no chance to ever scale and be a threat in the game His Fizz game was fantastic -- he matched up against Hauntzer's Camille extremely well, even solo-killing him. He was a monster and a massive threat throughout the game and was a large reason that C9 won the game In Game 5, Ray played Kled as well in the early game and mid game that his team could have asked for. He did fall off some due to being relegated to splitpushing and seeing Hauntzer and Svenskeren take him down in a 2-vs-1 constantly. Overall, Ray played very well and looks like he has found his role in the C9 system.
Wolf   Support    SK Telecom T1
Wolf had a great series vs. KT, posting a 4/6/43 KDA in the grand finals win.

RotoWire Analysis

Wolf purely played champions meant to enable Bang throughout the series vs KT Saturday, however he still made his presence felt across the map. Over the three games of the series, he was able to achieve a ridiculous 7.33 KDA average for a support in a Split Finals. Much like Faker, the true prowess of his play cannot be understood through simple KDA stats, his use of shields and wild growths on Lulu allowed SKT to out last in team fights. In Game 3, playing Nami, his heals gave the team the true sustain they did not have in Games 1 and 2, and the result was the most lopsided game of the series.
Bang   ADC    SK Telecom T1
Bang played the true carry with a 16/2/21 KDA vs KT on Saturday.

RotoWire Analysis

In Game 1, Bang made the conservative champion selection of Varus as his champion. He looked solid and was able to participate in 9 of his teams 17 kills. In Games 2 and 3, SKT unleashed their ADC by letting him select the hyper-carry Twitch. In the two games, Bang had a 13/1/15 KDA, showing that if the team wants to funnel their win conditions through the ADC, he can deliver. His late game power was executed through solid fundamentals in early game, he was able to lane more effectively than Deft's Ashe, even when playing a champion that should be weaker in that phase on paper.
Faker   Mid    SK Telecom T1
Faker proves deserving of best in world reputation, going 15/9/25 vs. KT in the Finals on Saturday.

RotoWire Analysis

Faker proved that he can still devastate world class opponents by playing either carries or support champions in the mid lane. Game 1 he set the tone by playing Fizz and carrying the team with 10 kills. In Game 2, he went with Karma, and as would be expected, he did not put up impressive kill numbers. However, his impact is hard to track with stats. Multiple times, he used his tether and speed shield to peel for his team's carries. In Game 3, Faker went back to 2016 by selecting Lulu in the mid lane. With the surprise pick, he devastated KT by again using a champion with the ability to save teammates from the brink of death. If the series would've been closer, Faker probably would've played more carry champions. SKT was good enough to get by with Faker simply winning laning phase then empowering his teammates to deliver damage.