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Which Players will be at Scouting Grounds 2020?

For a league that is looking for young talent, Scouting Grounds is a great opportunity for the ten LCS teams to find their next stars. It has produced players like Blaber, Vulcan, Spica and more. This year may be a pivotal one as the LCS struggled again at Worlds 2020. It seems like teams will continue to grab up as much local talent as possible. Scouting Grounds 2020 will be held online so players and teams won’t get the same experience as in years past.

As a reminder, each role will have four players and each one will be drafted onto the four elemental drake teams. At the end of Scouting Grounds, there will be a draft with each LCS team picking once based on how they finished during the 2020 Summer Split. This list will have each player along with a link to their Gamepedia pages and relevant information below them. Here are the players that will be attending.

This list will be updated as more players are confirmed. Last updated 11/4/2020.

[Related: LCS 2020 Scouting Grounds Mock Draft: November 8]


Top

  • Gible
    • Residency: NA
    • Age: N/A
    • Recent Team: Zenith Esports
    • Top Champions: Gangplank, Camille and Aatrox
    • Notes: Has played for two top-ranked amateur organizations in Zenith Esports and Super Nova. Joins RoseThorn and Tomio from Zenith. Was ranked in the top 10 on the challenger ladder as recently as September 26, 2020.
  • Niles
    • Residency: NA
    • Age: 21
    • Recent Team: Maryville
    • Top Champions: Gangplank, Ornn and Irelia
    • Notes: Has played for Zenith and Maryville. Zenith has seen players like Tomo, Zeyzal, Contractz, Allorim and Hakuho come through it. He has been a competitive player since 2018. Has seen a lot of success at Maryville with former Scouting Grounds players like Wolfe.
  • Rodov
    • Residency: NA
    • Age: 21
    • Recent Team: ANEW Esports
    • Top Champions: Volibear, Sett and Rumble
    • Notes: Just recently turned 21. Has been playing competitively since 2017. Was on Clutch Gaming Academy and Dignitas Academy as recently as Summer Split 2019. Is one of two players from ANEW Esports.
  • Tony Top
    • Residency: NA
    • Age: N/A
    • Recent Team: Mirage Esports
    • Top Champions: Aatrox, Renekton and Vladimir
    • Notes: Has been active since 2018 and played on his first major amatuer team, Mirage Esports in 2019. Was invited due to points from Solo Queue. Played at Twitch Rivals on Nightblue3’s team.

Jungle

  • RoseThorn
    • Residency: NA
    • Age: N/A
    • Recent Team: Zenith Esports
    • Top Champions: Graves, Kindred and Lillia
    • Notes: Very new to the amature scene in NA. Was born in South Korea. Played with Team Fish Taco during most of 2020 but the team struggled throughout the year. Was invited based on points from Solo Queue.
  • Tomio
    • Residency: NA
    • Age: 18
    • Recent Team: Zenith Esports
    • Top Champions: Rengar, Graves and Olaf
    • Notes: Only recently joining Zenith Esports. He is as a substitute for RoseThorn. Made it through solo queue. Has at least three accounts in challenger. He has been at least Diamond since season 7.
  • Nxi
    • Residency: NA
    • Age: 21
    • Recent Team: 100 Thieves Next
    • Top Champions: Lee Sin, Nidalee and Elise
    • Notes: Subbed in for Kenvi once he was pulled up to the Academy roster. Played in three games going 3-0 with an 11 KDA.
  • Zoun
    • Residency: NA
    • Age: 22
    • Recent Team: Maryville
    • Top Champions: Kindred, Graves and Sejuani
    • Notes: Recently changed his name from Ic0nic. Has played for Supernova and Wildcard Gaming in the amateur scene. Is one of the top junglers in the college scene. He is the oldest player at Scouting Grounds.

Mid

  • APA
    • Residency: NA
    • Age: 18
    • Recent Team: Supernova
    • Top Champions: Aurelion Sol, Taliyah and Cho’Gath
    • Notes: Currently the youngest player at Scouting Grounds. Has been playing since he was 12. Hit Diamond when he was 14, Master at 15 and Challenger at 16. His main account is currently ranked in the 100 in NA.
  • Copy
    • Residency: NA
    • Age: 18
    • Recent Team: 100 Thieves Next
    • Top Champions: Zoe, Corki and Syndra
    • Notes: Just turned 18. Has been Diamond or higher since he was 13. As of writing this, Copy is in the top 25 players in Challenger.
  • CptShrimps
    • Residency: NA
    • Age: N/A
    • Recent Team: Just Randoms
    • Top Champions: Sylas, Galio and Rumble
    • Notes: Plays a wide variety of mid lane champions. Has been challenger three times in his career. Played for the University of Waterloo and has been playing in the amateur scene since.
  • Yunbee
    • Residency: NA
    • Age: N/A
    • Recent Team: TBA
    • Top Champions: Sylas, LeBlanc and Orianna
    • Notes: Is currently the only Grandmaster ranked player at Scouting Grounds. He has played for Super Nova and Polar Ace in the amateur scene.

Bot

  • Andybendy
    • Residency: NA
    • Age: N/A
    • Recent Team: Columbia College
    • Top Champions: Ezreal, Aphelios and Ashe
    • Notes: He has been playing competitively since 2016. He has played for OpTic Academy. In the amateur scene he has played for Polar Ace, ANEW Esports, Super Nova and Radiance. He has also been playing for Columbia College since 2019. He has never ranked higher than Diamond on his main account, Andybendy.
  • Shoryu
    • Residency: NA
    • Age: N/A
    • Recent Team: ANEW Esports
    • Top Champions: Kai’Sa, Aphelios and Ezreal
    • Notes: Was on Team Liquid Academy for four splits. Recently helped ANEW Esports along with Rodov win the Scouting Grounds playoffs.
  • Spawwwwn
    • Residency: NA
    • Age: N/A
    • Recent Team: Polar Ace
    • Top Champions: Ezreal, Aphelios and Kalista
    • Notes: As of writing this, Spawwwn is currently ranked 10 in NA. He has been Diamond or higher since season 4. He has played for multiple notable amateur teams such as Zenith, Supernova, Lotus and Polar Ace.
  • Yeon
    • Residency: NA
    • Age: N/A
    • Recent Team: 100 Thieves Next
    • Top Champions: Taliyah, Caitlyn and Miss Fortune
    • Notes: As of writing this, Yeon is currently ranked 24 in NA. He has only been in competitive League since the beginning of 2020.

Sup

  • Auto
    • Residency: NA
    • Age: 21
    • Recent Team: 100 Thieves Next
    • Top Champions: Thresh, Senna and Nautilus
    • Notes: He is one of three players at Scouting Grounds to have any significant LCS experience and was on CLG or their Academy team from Spring Split 2017 to Summer Split 2019. Recently made the change from Bot lane to Support. Took over at the position once Poome was moved up.
  • Joey
    • Residency: NA
    • Age: 22
    • Recent Team: Wildcard Gaming
    • Top Champions: Lulu, Bard and Nautilus
    • Notes: Has been challenger each of the last three seasons but is currently ranked Diamond 1. Has played for Zenith and Supernova as an amateur. Was a sub for CLG in 2017 and has played on TL and Clutch/Dignitas Academy teams. Is currently the oldest known player at Scouting Grounds 2020.
  • Plux
    • Residency: NA
    • Age: 19
    • Recent Team: TBA
    • Top Champions: Yuumi, Bard and Karma
    • Notes: Challenger for the first time in Season 9. Jumped from gold to Challenger in one year. Has only been playing since 2017. Has little competitive experience.
  • Shady
    • Residency: NA
    • Age: N/A
    • Recent Team: Maryville University
    • Top Champions: Thresh, Leona and Nautilus
    • Notes: He is known for his time with Phoenix1 in 2017 where he cut his teeth during the Spring Split playoffs helping P1 finish third and then was replaced by Xpecial during the Summer Split when P1 started 0-5. After this Shady went to TSM Academy in 2018 and has since been playing for Maryville. He was on Team Mountain Drake at Scouting Grounds in 2019. He is the only returning player from the previous Scouting Grounds.

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