2020 LCK Summer Split All-Pro & MVP Announced
With the LEC and LCS All-Pro teams behind us, it’s time we take a look at the 2020 LCK Summer Split MVP and their three All-Pro teams! As expected the first All-Pro team is stacked with DAMWON Gaming members, and it’s easy to understand why. There are many exceptional players over in the LCK, so the ones who’ve gotten the nod for All-Pro should feel extra proud of the fact. To separate yourself from the pack in such a stacked region is a true testament to your work ethic and ability to perform when it truly matters.
So let’s take a closer look at which players stood out the most for their accomplishments and in-game prowess!
2020 LCK All-Pro 1st Team
Top: Jang “Nuguri” Ha-gwon (DAMWON Gaming)
Jungle: Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu (DAMWON Gaming)
Mid: Heo “SnowMaker” Su (DAMWON Gaming)
AD Carry: Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk (Gen.G)
Support: Cho “BeryL” Geon-hee (DAMWON Gaming)
DAMWON has been downright awe-inspiring throughout the second half of 2020. Their 16W-2L record (89% win rate) tells you all you need to know when it comes to their talent, cohesion, and mechanical prowess. They were pretty darn good in Spring as well, but they failed to deliver once things got down to the wire. So needless to say, everyone’s pretty surprised to see them play such immaculate League of Legends this time around.
In a way, they look like a hybrid between the perennial, quintessential LCK titan (macro-oriented), and an LPL behemoth (mechanically gifted and unrelenting in nature). Their marksman Jang “Ghost” Yong-jun unfortunately didn’t make the cut for the first All-Pro team, and that’s mostly because he isn’t quite as flashy or lane dominant as Gen.G’s Ruler. Still, he’s an invaluable part of the roster, and his utility-oriented style of play goes a long way in enabling his teammates.
The second and third LCK All-Pro teams are every bit as impressive and filled with LCK royalty. You can see both line-ups to below — a picture is worth a thousand words, after all.
As far as All-Pro voting is concerned, there aren’t any huge surprises this time around. The top four LCK teams have basically taken up all available spots.
Most Valuable Player
The MVP of the 2020 LCK Summer Split is none other than DAMWON Gaming’s mid laner SnowMaker with a staggering 163 points! His only true competition for the MVP award were actually his teammates — Canyon and Nuguri, with 143 and 88 points, respectively.
To say that SnowMaker was dominant beyond measure wouldn’t even begin to explain the level at which he performed throughout the second half of 2020. Heck, you didn’t even have to watch him play — his statistics tell the whole tale as well. First in KDA at 16, first in Kill Participation at 71.5%, lowest in Death Share at 9.8%, first in First Blood Rate (31%), Top 2 in all three laning stats, and first in Damage Per Minute at 561.
That’s about as dominant as it can get. Needless to say, watching SnowMaker play against the best teams in the world come October will be an absolute must.
A Dynasty No More
Gauging Korea’s current power level feels nigh impossible at this point in time. Sure, LCK teams look good (if not great) in a vacuum, but whenever they fought against the LPL or LEC over the last two years, they failed to accomplish much. They simply didn’t adapt fast enough to the meta as a region, and they’ve struggled internationally as a result. Granted, DAMWON Gaming looks like an exception, although it’s impossible to know how well they’ll fare at Worlds until we see them in action.
Many fans expected the LCK to bounce back after dropping the ball in 2018, but that never happened. Instead, they stubbornly tried to wait things out, hoping for the meta to revert back to its previous state and therefore favor their more subdued, macro-oriented style of play. Needless to say, that never happened either. As things stand, the LPL stands strong atop of the world of competitive League, and by the looks of it, there’s quite a large gap between them and the next challenger, that being the LEC.
Hopefully this venerable region will be able to once again reach its former glory come October. Tune in this Saturday to see DAMWON Gaming face off against DragonX in the 2020 LCK Summer Split finals. If things pan out as expected, we should be in for one heck of a Best of 5!