Even before the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split started, many touted Arrow as the best ADC even though the former KT Rolster player hadn't played a single game on the LCS stage in North America. He was regarded as one of the best pickups for any team in North America and he certainly proved his worth.
Gathering the most votes on the NA LCS All-Pro Team, everyone noticed that Arrow was simply a monster on the Rift. His 5.3 KDA was 1.1 higher than the next player (Sneaky, 4.2). Arrow just didn't die and it wasn't like he shied away from fights either. His 70.7% kill participation rate was the highest among all ADC's in 2017.
According to Matt Hempstead of Shot Callers eSports, Arrow stood out among the rest. "Of all the Korean imports this split, Arrow was easily the most impactful and on top of that even entered MVP discussions," said Hempstead. "Everyone knew of his abilities and mechanics, and he transitioned into North America with ease. The language barrier didn't stop him from being pinpoint accurate with Varus and Ezreal's skillshots. Although his laning wasn't always dominant, his team fighting is unmatched as he's rarely the first to drop in large skirmishes. It didn't matter who was supporting him or who was in the jungle, Arrow consistently put up solid performances."
Hempstead compared Arrow to other highly touted imports and said, "Other imports like Ssumday and Flame just didn't have the same impact as Arrow. Aside from one poor week, Arrow was the best ADC in NA hands down. With Arrow as the main carry, he helped orchestrate P1's switch from a bottom team to a top 3 team."
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