The 2017 NA LCS All-Pro Teams were announced today by lolesports. Three sets of teams were announced and there weren't many surprises.
The voting panel consisted of the NA LCS broadcast team, members of the media, and representatives from pro teams within the NA LCS. Rules were set in place so members of pro teams could not vote for teammates within the organization. Cloud9, Phoenix1, FlyQuest and Team Liquid all violated this rule and as such had some of their votes not count.
First NA LCS All-Pro Team
- Kevin "Hauntzer" Yarnell - Top, TSM (103 Points)
- Taeyou "LirA" Nam - Jungle, NV (60 Points)
- Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg - Mid, TSM (93 Points)
- Donghyeon "Arrow" Noh - ADC, P1 (108 Points)
- Andy "Smoothie" Ta - Support, C9 (104 Points)
Anchored by a pair of Team SoloMid players, the list for the First NA LCS All-Pro team is not surprising at all. Hauntzer was a force in the top lane and adjusted to the meta throughout the split better than anybody. His consistency set him apart from the rest of the pack. Bjergsen gets the nod for not only his statistical performance but for what he's had to do in terms of shotcalling since Doublelift departed temporarily. Arrow came over with a ton of promise and delivered as such, garnering the most points out of every single player that was voted for. LirA was the lone bright spot on Team EnVyUs and dazzled viewers with plays that scream mechanical genius. All fingers can also be pointed towards LirA as to why NV is back in the LCS this split. Smoothie picked up the second most votes from the voters and would have had more if the format didn't change to organizations not being able to vote for their own players.
Second NA LCS All-Pro Team
- Eonyoung "Impact" Jeong - Top, C9 (64 Points)
- Joshua "Dardoch" Hartnett - Jungle, IMT (49 Points)
- Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen - Mid, C9 (85 Points)
- Zachary "Sneaky" Scuderi - ADC, C9 (55 Points)
- Vincent "Biofrost" Wang - Support, TSM (49 Points)
Highlighting the Second NA LCS All-Pro Team is Jensen in the mid lane. Falling just eight points behind Bjergsen for the first team, Jensen can basically be categorized as the sixth man on the First NA LCS All-Pro Team. A pair of his teammates find him on the second team as Impact and Sneaky round out three of the five players on the team. Had Impact not had to share time with Ray in the top lane, it's more than likely he would've seen more points as his received a fair share of first team votes as well. We find another TSM player on the second team as Biofrost had to adjust to a new laning partner but still did admirably well. Dardoch, on a new team, started the split slow but the Immortals late push out of the NA LCS basement can largely be attributed to Dardoch's strong play.
Third NA LCS All-Pro Team
- Chan-ho "Ssumday" Kim - Top, DIG (37 Points)
- William "Meteos" Hartman - Jungle, P1 (36 Points)
- Sangwook "Ryu" Yoo - Mid, P1 (25 Points)
- Trevor "Stixxay" Hayes - ADC, CLG (38 Points)
- Joosung "Olleh" Kim - Support, IMT (33 Points)
Seeing Meteos on this list shouldn't surprise you. What he did with Phoenix1 after not playing professionally was anything close to remarkable. His strong play not only solidified Phoenix1 as a contender in the NA LCS but solidified the fact that Meteos isn't washed up in the slightest. A highly touted acquisition in the top lane in Ssumday is at the top of the Third NA LCS All-Pro team. After a turbulent start to the split, Ssumday, along with Chaser, started to synergize with the team more and more which lead to Dignitas' late surge into the playoffs. Phoenix1 wouldn't be the same without their stable force in the mid lane in Ryu. Never trying to do too much, Ryu works well with the rest of Phoenix1. From behind the scenes to in front of the screen, Olleh transitioned quite well and brought his veteran presence to Immortals. Not only did he perform well, he also helped rookie Cody Sun get acclimated to the professional scene. Stixxay rounds out the rest of the third team. While his team faced many inconsistencies throughout the split, Stixxay was arguably the most consistent out of all of his teammates.
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