2021 LCS Summer Split All-Pro Team Revealed
The 2021 LCS Summer Split All-Pro teams have just been announced and, needless to say, we have a lot to talk about! As expected, all three teams are comprised of some of the best and most capable players that North America has to offer, but it’s a much more varied mix than what we’ve come to expect.
The first — and undoubtedly the most powerful — lineup is especially interesting: it consists of five players from five different teams. Whether this means that the LCS is more competitive than ever is up for debate, but it’s a positive sign.
Moreover, we’re elated to see so many new faces! There has finally been an influx of young, native talent, and seeing these greenhorns thrive and dominate — amidst some very capable opposition — is what we’ve been waiting for for years!
Top Lane: Ibrahim “Fudge” Allami (Cloud9)
Jungle: Mingyi “Spica” Lu (TSM FTX)
Mid Lane: Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro (Evil Geniuses)
AD Carry: Victor “FBI” Huang (100 Thieves)
Support: Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in (Team Liquid)
What a wholly eclectic mix — and we mean this in the best possible sense! Seeing Fudge, Spica, and FBI on this 2021 LCS Summer Split All-Pro teams list signifies that a certain “changing of the guard” is finally happening. Frankly, it’s been long overdue.
Moreover, Jiizuke went from competing in the “little leagues” of the LEC to trading blows with Royal Never Give Up at Worlds to being considered the number one mid laner in North America, a true testament to his inherent talent. Of course, he did have dips in between, but their existence has only strengthened the narrative and made his triumph all the more spectacular.
FBI also deserves a ton of praise for climbing up the ranks so quickly. He’s undoubtedly one of the best and most capable marksman in North America and is the perfect companion to Choi “huhi” Jae-hyun. Tthey’re a bottom lane duo that is feared and respected in equal measure.
And, well, CoreJJ needs no introduction. The things he’s capable of pulling off — and the ease with which he does so — is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
Top Lane: Jeong “Impact” Eon-yeong (Evil Geniuses)
Jungle: Can “Closer” Çelik (100 Thieves)
Mid Lane: Felix “Abbedagge” Braun (100 Thieves)
AD Carry: Kyle “Danny” Sakamaki (Evil Geniuses)
Support: Choi “huhi” Jae-hyun (100 Thieves)
The second 2021 LCS Summer Split All-Pro team is less diverse, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. We have two players from Evil Geniuses and three from 100 Thieves — hardly a shocker. Much like Jiizuke, Abbedagge has also made a name for himself, and it’s fair to say that he has done so in record time, too.
Additionally, seeing Danny — a player who seemingly came out of nowhere — do so well after just a couple of months is undoubtedly the biggest surprise of the split. If he keeps playing this darn well, he’ll undoubtedly stand a chance of etching his name in history!
Finally, Impact deserves mention, too. He’s as big of a veteran as they come, and the fact that he’s still playing at the highest of levels — and is hard-carrying more often than not — speaks volumes about his work ethic and overall talent: an absolute phenom, no doubt.
Top Lane: Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon (TSM FTX)
Jungle: Robert “Blaber” Huang (Cloud9)
Mid Lane: Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage (TSM FTX)
AD Carry: Edward “Tactical” Ra (Team Liquid)
Support: Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme (Cloud9)
You know a region is stacked with talent when the third All-Pro team has more than enough experience, talent, and mechanical prowess to make a run for the title! These players are household names, and seeing them on this list should come as no surprise. Huni and PowerOfEvil, in particular, have done astoundingly well under the TSM FTX banner, and we can’t wait to see whether they’ll “go the distance” and capitalize now that they have record amounts of hype and momentum behind their backs.
They’re far from perfect, of course, but they’ve grown at an incredible pace throughout the last eight months and are no doubt one of the front-runners to win the whole split.
This weekend will be packed with action, so definitely make sure to tune in!