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 The Game Haus’s 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 there was 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’ TOP LANE VOTES
Top lane came out fairly separated, with roughly six points between each rank. Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong, Eric “Licorice” Ritchie and Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell were the clear top three, with each player getting at least one first place vote. Colin “Solo” Earnest and Niship “Dhokla” Doshi were the clear seventh and eighth place, almost exclusively receiving seventh and eighth place votes.
Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik, Kim “Ruin” Hyeong-min and Omran “V1per” Shoura came through as fourth through sixth, but their votes were more varied. Ruin was ranked as high as second and as low as seventh. Broken Blade reached as high as third, as low as sixth. V1per varied between fourth and eighth. Otherwise, these TGH writer rankings came out clean.
I thought Ruin’s play was indicative of CLG’s success as a whole. If he was feeling good, they were playing good. He was one of the few Top Laners that was asked to do almost everything for his team and barely skipped a beat while doing it. Reminded me a lot of Impact this split, because both of them could either solo carry the game or get their teammates in a position to do so. All in all, he was one of the biggest threats in NA this split and I’m excited to see what he can do next season!–Brayden Nazarian
FINAL LCS TOP LANE VOTES
Compared to the final All-Pro team, TGH’s first and second place candidates matched up well. Impact had nearly twice the points over Licorice. Licorice had twice the points of the next highest-voted players. From there, a couple of things stand out, though. The larger pool of All-Pro votes rated Ruin much higher than TGH. He ultimately took third team, while we had him fifth.
Hauntzer, TGH’s third place vote, finished fourth in the greater vote. On top of that, Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon tied with Hauntzer. I did not even include Huni in our TGH vote, thinking he was far from the top three, which skewed our writers’ options. Finally, Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho actually finished with more points than Dhokla in the official All-Pro vote, despite playing Academy most of the Summer Split.
For the rest of TGH’s All-Pro ballot: Jungle – Mid – Bottom – Support – Rookie, Coach and MVP of the Split