With only two weeks left until the end of the LEC Regular Season, it’s time to review the best performers of the Split to determine, based on stats, who have been the top players in every position during this Summer.
We will use statistical filters to select three players in every position and analyze them more deeply. After that, you will have the chance to pick your favorite in a poll.
have already sealed their tickets to Summer Playoffs, and we’ll see many of their players in the MVP discussion.
Let’s find out which players of the other eight teams have sneaked into the top.
Before we start, here’s a small key to the graphs that will be used in this article:
· All data is given in a % number and standardized per minute played, comparing each stat with the average value of all LEC players in the same position, where 50.00% is the average and any percentage over 55% has a high significance.
· The last two rows compare the CS and Gold difference at 15 over his opponent in lane. A 52% or over is a massive difference.
So without further ado, let’s get into it.
Before we get into the three selected players, we should highlight the underperformance of players who we might have expected to see in the top 3 like Wunder
, whose stats we reviewed
after G2’s four-game losing streak, or Armut
, who was outstanding in his LEC debut in Spring but whose performance has suffered in Summer possibly due to the short rest after MSI and number of games played.
has been one of the best top laners during the Split, but Lee Sin, a champion that he’s proven to be magnificent on, got nerfed and WhiteKnight’s numbers have slightly gone down since then.
is another name left out of the list despite his mechanical prowess. It looks like Schalke 04’s
announcement of the sale of their LEC license to Team BDS, along with the roster changes this Split have not helped the team a lot. They currently stand at the bottom of the table. Although his start on Nocturne and Viego was brilliant, Broken Blade’s numbers as well as Schalke’s have significantly gone down.
Now, let’s move into the top three:
HiRit has taken advantage of the top lane meta change with a wide variety of carries to choose from, and he’s shown his best this Split on Viego, Gwen, and Renekton.
Look at how all his numbers have gone up compared to the Spring Split, with way more in-lane dominance (last two rows, CS and Gold difference at minute 15), as well as his KDA and Gold/minute.
Every now and then we have to remind ourselves that he’s just a rookie because he doesn’t look like one at all. He’s fit perfectly in Fnatic
and he has been one of the best top laners of the split. Either in a carry or a more supportive role, his mechanical prowess and good teamfighting have been notorious, and what’s even more important, he’s shown that he’s not afraid of going for plays. Unsurprisingly, he leads the league in solo kills and, again, he’s just a rookie.
Adam is the only reason why Olaf was banned against Fnatic after 3 great performances on the Viking. Besides, he’s been great on Renekton, Gwen, Sett or his last Dr. Mundo against G2
He’s arguably the top candidate for rookie of the Split this Summer. In his first LFL (French League) and European Masters year, he won the title with Karmine Corp.
Will it be the same this time with Fnatic?
His stats are impressive for a rookie, especially his damage and KDA numbers way above the average for top laners.
The king of the weak side in the Spring Split finally met his jungler in some games during the Summer. After a slow start in the first two weeks of the Split, Odoamne is back on track showing why he was one of the top candidates for the MVP last Split.
His last games on Gwen, Nocturne, and Camille have been almost flawless and, although his numbers are still a bit below the ones from Spring, he’s still one of the best top laners in Europe:
Let’s put all the stats together in a chart:
And now, who’s the MVP in the top lane for you?
A few mentions before we head into the top 3.
, named Rookie of the Split in Spring, has struggled to find the same level of the last Split as the whole MAD Lions plan is oriented towards being in peak form the last part of the season with the LEC Playoffs and Worlds.
, now in Vitality
, has shown the aggressiveness and mechanical prowess that he is known for. Proactive in the jungle and constantly looking for skirmishes, his Xin Zhao has been nothing but clean. Vitality, though, has struggled to find consistency in their playstyle and, as we found in the early summer
, they are an all-or-nothing team, capable of beating any top team, but also of losing to any team. In any case, they are one of the top candidates to clinch the last LEC Playoff spot.
, even if G2 is struggling, always shows himself as an unselfish player willing to sacrifice his own gold and experience to put his laners ahead or give them a hand as he did in the game against Rogue
Let’s get now into the top 3:
He swapped roles in the off-season after Selfmade’s departure and the signing of Adam. It’s his last year of contract with Fnatic and many expected some kind of a transitional year for the British team. It has been pretty much the opposite.
Bwipo’s knowledge and understanding of the game are magnificent and his quick adaptation to the jungle has been excellent. On Rumble first and now on Viego, he’s been especially good in the early game.
After a Spring Split where Fnatic struggled to find their playstyle and ended up being swept by Schalke in the Playoffs
, Bwipo’s numbers look really impressive. Remember that the data for the Summer is compared with the average of all LEC junglers while the Spring will be compared with all LEC top laners:
Ever since the Polish player joined the LEC, he’s been one of the best junglers in the league. Definitely one of the cleanest in his pathings and control of the camps as we analyzed in the past Playoffs
. He’s shown a deep champion pool this Summer playing 8 different champions in the 13 games played including Fiddlesticks, Viego, Hecarim, and Kindred.
His numbers have improved from the Spring Split when he was already considered as one of the top MVP candidates:
His role has shifted from pure carry, playing champions like Graves, Udyr, or Olaf last split to an early game enabler for HiRit or Vetheo. We can clearly see how his damage numbers have gone down but still the rest of the stats and the overall are higher than the previous split:
Who knows what will happen with the Spaniard after this Split when he will end his contract with Misfits, but he’s been clearly one of the best performers of the team this Summer.
Let’s draw the comparison between the three selected junglers before you get to choose:
Who would you pick as the best jungler of the Split?
Without a doubt, Mid is one of the positions where it is more difficult to select only three players. It’s really close between four of them, but one had to be left out.
is unfortunately the one who currently stands fourth in our ranks among mid laners although he’s really close to the top 3. He actually leads all mid laners in Damage/min, Damage Share and Kill Participation although he is the mid laner with the second-highest number of deaths in the LEC, only behind Caps.
Let’s get into the top 3:
Vetheo showed some of his skills in the Spring especially with his two Zoes in the first week, but his numbers rounded the average for mid laners during the past Split. At the end of the Split, Misfits decided to play more around the mid lane and although they fell just short to make it to the Playoffs, they ended the Split with a 5-2 record, laying the foundation for the Summer.
Misfits have never been out of the top 3 after any week this Summer, and Vetheo’s improvement has been notorious. Take a look at his numbers after great performances on Akali, Viktor, Lee Sin, Sylas, Syndra, and his signature pick, Zoe:
His KDA and KP percentages have significantly increased, and he actually leads all LEC mid laners in KDA and sits third in KP.
The former LCS champion with Cloud 9, returned to Europe and after a sloppy Spring Split for him and Fnatic in general, his numbers have massively improved this Summer.
Having played 9 different champions in the 13 games so far, his Sylas, Ryze, Twisted Fate, and Zoe have been brilliant.
His KDA, damage, and in-lane statistics have gone from below average to way above it. He could well be the most improved player of the split:
Larssen is arguably one of the best mid laners in Europe. He shined during the Spring playing control mages like Orianna, Syndra, Twisted Fate, or one of his signature picks, Azir.
With the control mages out of meta in the first weeks of Summer, Larssen struggled a bit more following Rogue’s classic strategy of drafting winning lanes. He exclusively played Lucian and Jayce during the first 6 games, and his numbers rounded the average for a mid lane.
Patch 11.13 brought some upgrades for mages’ Mythic items, reducing the costs of “Liandry’s Anguish,” “Luden’s Tempest,” and “Everfrost.” That’s the reason why Larssen moved back into picks like Orianna and Viktor, putting up great performances.
His stats are still not as dominant as they were in Spring, but they are way above the average except for Kill Participation:
As we can see in the comparison, Larssen is probably one of the strongest mid laners, especially during the laning phase:
Now you can choose between these three or others, your best mid laner of the Split:
Not much of a debate in the bot lane: the three best marksmen in Spring are still the top performers in Summer, but probably, in a different order.
Fnatic’s bot lane duo between the German and Hylissang
started their journey during the Spring, and as the whole Fnatic team, they showed a great level of aggression but without the ability to transform that into big leads for the team. They all committed to plays on one side of the map while they were losing even more on the other side.
The story has been quite different this Summer. Upset and Hylissang are arguably the best bot lane in Europe and they might have the chance to show that to the other regions at Worlds. Let’s see if the journey will continue next year since Hylissang’s contract with Fnatic will expire in November.
Upset has mainly played Tristana, Kalista, and Kai’Sa during the Split (10 out of 13 games) and he tops the LEC in KDA and shares with Rekkles the fewest number of deaths per game.
Let’s check all his stats:
He has improved almost all the stats, especially KDA, Gold/min and CS/min, from an already good Spring Split.
Another AD carry top performer who we are used to seeing in every MVP discussion. Rogue’s bot lane duo looks a lot more on the same page this Summer and even if Rogue is not playing that much around bot, Hans sama’s numbers are just slightly below the ones from Spring:
We’ve seen him especially on Varus, Kalista, Ziggs or finally on his signature pick, Draven.
The current MVP has lately shown some more champions apart from his brilliant Tristana and Varus and tried with Kalista or Vayne, one of his favorites.
Although his in-lane stats have improved, he has not been able to carry as many games as in the previous split in a team where almost everyone is underperforming compared to Spring.
Still, he has managed to be at the bottom of the deaths table along with Upset. Let’s check his full stat profile:
Before you get to vote, here is the stat recap for the three marksmen:
Who would you pick as the best AD carry of the Split?
Support is another position where it’s quite difficult to filter just three players.
is one of the supports with the best mechanics that he shows on stage and in Solo Q, holding multiple Challenger accounts.
has been key for Misfits, providing engage for a team where everyone has the potential to carry. His Alistar has been one of the best of the Spring Split.
, together with Markoon
, have turned Excel upside down. He is bold and especially his first two games on Thresh and Galio set a promising debut for what could be a long career in the LEC.
Leaving a player like Hylissang
out of the top three hurts, his stats are basically even with the other top 3 players, especially thanks to his in-lane stats and great KDA numbers. His flanks and aggressiveness with Alistar or his crazy mechanics on Pyke are unique in the LEC.
But now let’s get into the top 3:
Even if G2 has struggled to get wins this Split, Mikyx is always a key factor in his team. His three performances on Braum, the last one against Rogue
, have been some of the best we’ve seen from any support this Split.
Nine different champions have been played by the Slovenian so far, including unique picks like Pantheon or Poppy.
Without any doubt, he’s one of the top supports in Europe and during this Summer he has improved almost every single stat from the Spring:
Arguably the best Leona in the league, the German has been a top asset for MAD Lions since he arrived in the team in 2020. The bot lane duo with Carzzy
struggled a bit during the Spring Regular Season but they showed their best in the Playoffs and later in the MSI against some of the best bot lanes in the world.
Another free agent after this season that MAD Lions will for sure want to re-sign.
His numbers are similar compared to the past split, with a noticeable improvement in the early game:
After his rookie split last Spring, Trymbi is now showing an improved version of himself. He’s clearly less afraid of going for plays, establishing one of the most aggressive and dominant bot lanes in the league along with Hans sama getting plenty of 2v2 kills.
His stats at minute 15 show this as well as his general improvement overall:
Now let’s compare all the supports in our final chart:
Who is for you the best support in the LEC this Summer?
We hope you enjoyed the article as much as we do and now it’s time for you to pick your MVP of the Summer Split.
We’ve selected three of the top performers, using only one player per team based on our statistical analysis.
The LEC continues this Friday and you can follow all the action with us here