The 2019 League Championship Series (LCS) Summer Split regular season is over, with the final weekend of games and tiebreakers finished up. While the top six teams prepared for playoffs, Riot casters, the LCS organizations and third party media got to vote for this split’s awards, including All-Pro teams, MVP and Coach of the Split. While the ballots were cast, Riot asked that we keep our votes secret, but now that some awards are published, here is a breakdown of TheGameHaus’ internal ballot.
To make things a bit simpler, I listed the players that I thought should be eligible for the awards. Seven of our writers got to rank each player within each role, with the lowest score winning. In the event of a tiebreaker (which we had one), the player with the highest low vote would win out. I then took our consolidated top three and submitted it as our official Riot ballot.
TGH’S BOTTOM LANE VOTES
Yiliang “Peter” “Doublelift” Peng and Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes received perfect scores from the TGH writers, with unanimous first and second team votes. After them, we ran into our only tie, with Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen and Noh “Arrow” Dong-hyeon having the same third team score. Since Arrow’s eighth place vote was lower than Zven’s sixth, TSM’s ADC took the tiebreaker.
Bae “Bang” Jun-sik then Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi came in close on the heels of Zven and Arrow, with both of them getting at least one third place vote. Sun “Cody” “Cody Sun” Li-Yu and Jason “WildTurtle” Tran rounded out the bottom of our vote in a separate tier. Sneaky was the lowest ranked Cloud9 member, while Bang (and Maurice “Amazing” Stückenschneider) was the highest for 100 Thieves.
FINAL LCS BOTTOM LANE VOTES
As far as the final All-Pro vote, Doublelift remained the clear first team choice. From there, the distribution strayed pretty far from TGH’s internal vote. Stixxay was solidly second choice, but nowhere near first. Cody Sun was actually third, followed closely by Sneaky and Bang. Zven and Arrow, which were tied for third within TGH, only received 11 and 7 top-three votes out of 48 ballots.
“For Cody I think he probably deserved higher but missed a couple weeks of the split. I think he made Clutch that much better by giving them a carry in the bot lane and thus allowing Lira to focus on Huni and Damonte more”–Robert Hanes
Cody Sun went on to perform extremely well in quarterfinals, while knocking Zven and TSM out of playoffs. The All-Pro votes predicted that result, in a way, seeing as the ballots were already cast before playoffs. TGH’s writers under-valued Cody Sun and Sneaky, and over-valued Zven and Arrow, compared to the rest of the LCS audience.
For the rest of TGH’s All-Pro ballot: Top – Jungle – Mid – Support – Rookie, Coach and MVP of the Split