The League of Legends Championship Series announced the 2021 Summer All-Pro teams as part of the Summer Awards, highlighting many talents from across the LCS.
Most roles had clear favorites, showing the disparity in the number of votes each received. However, the selected supports represented notable parity throughout the position. All three LCS Summer All-Pro supports had less than ten points between each other.
Supports show parity in LCS Summer voting
While there is usually a standout player at each role, the support pool featured five members who received similar levels of praise in these end-of-season awards. The end result landed Team Liquid’s Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in on the first all-pro team, 100 Thieves’ Choi “huhi” Jae-hyun on the second team and Cloud9’s Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme on the third team, but Evil Geniuses’ Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun and TSM’s Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh were right behind them, just barely off the list.
Getting a vote for the first all-pro team was worth three points, the second team was worth two and the third-team was worth one. CoreJJ received 67 points, huhi earned 61 and Vulcan got 57.
Still, IgNar and SwordArt recieved 51 and 43, respectively. That puts them right in talks with the third All-Pro team for the rest of the positions. For comparison, third-team All-Pro jungler, Robert “Blaber” Huang, actually had fewer points than SwordArt. TSM’s top laner, Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon, TSM’s mid laner, Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage and Team Liquid’s bot laner, Edward “Tactical” Ra, finished in between IgNar and SwordArt.
While the difference in points between the first and third All-Pro team supports was only 10 for every other position, there was at least a 50 point spread elsewhere. Jungle had a 99 point difference between first and third.
Whether it means the LCS has five very talented supports or just a bunch of middling players, it’s clear there is a lot of parity in the LCS’ supports. So if your favorite LCS Summer support player is off the list, at least know that the voting was close.