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Jaxon’s LEC All-Pro second team – There is one Upset

As the spring split’s regular season has ended, we have taken the time to appreciate the great talent that we have in Europe.

Unfortunately, not everyone can make it to the All-pro first team, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the players on the second team didn’t perform remarkably. On the contrary, they had an amazing split.

We at Jaxon present you with our list for the 2nd All-pro team of the LEC.

Top: Martin “Wunder” Hansen

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If you think of a player that has pressure on him to perform, Wunder has to be it. All eyes were on him after a disastrous 2021, and a move to Fnatic sparked a lot of discussions about his ability to perform at his best.

Fortunately, Wunder shut down his critics with some amazing performances throughout the split. Not to mention: he was often left on an island in top lane due to Fnatic’s playstyle.

Preventing tower dives (cough, cough, Vitality), sacrifices for his team, team fighting, and weakside duty: what other qualities do you need for an elite top laner?

What other top laner in the LEC would you want if he can do all this?

Jungle: Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski

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Seriously, what type of expectations has Jankos set if this split is considered an “off” split? While G2 had some tough moments during the split due to their new roster, Jankos was always there to help from the shadows.

Jankos is G2 Esports’ engine as he sets his laners for success. You have probably heard that a lot in the past, and it shows how consistent he is.

Jankos has an LCK-like playstyle, which is quite unique for the LEC and for G2 and their strong solo laners. A wise duck (Flakked) once said – “Having Jankos and caPs next to you is like having Ronaldo and Messi”

Mid lane: Emil “Larssen” Larsson

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Larssen and underrated are two words that go along very well. He had an amazing split, and he would have been first without a doubt if Vetheo didn’t have those standout performances. Other people may argue otherwise, but let’s not indulge them.

Let me show you some stats from his early game: Larssen is ahead in CS 83.3% of the time, and he averages a gigantic XP difference (+633 at the 15-minute mark). This is some canyon type of gap there.

A great team player that grew a lot this split, Larssen is the mid laner that you want in your team. Can Larssen bring his amazing Spring split performance to the playoffs? Let’s hope it happens this time.

AD Carry: Elias “Upset” Lipp

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There is one single reason that Upset didn’t make it to the first place in our list and it is KDA. Strange right? His insane KDA should win him bonus points, but not in every scenario.

Unfortunately, players can change due to stats and it makes them less aggressive and more secure. This can be bad for a team, especially like Fnatic, where a lot of risks are taken, and we could see Upset refraining from some.

Nevertheless, Upset’s achievements in this split shouldn’t be undermined.  He set some records throughout the split, and his bot lane synergy with Hylissang was insane. We expect Fnatic’s bot lane dominance trend to continue in the playoffs.

On the individual level, Upset has been a stable piece for Fnatic, and an insane carry player. Let’s see if he can break the curse and finally lift the LEC trophy.

Support: Adrian “Trymbi” Trybus

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If it wasn’t for Hylissang having the split of his life, Trymbi would easily win the best support award by a mile. It’s ‘just poor timing’ at this point, but I am sure that Trymbi will get his shot for that award soon.

Trymbi has developed massively in the past year, and we can see it on the rift. He was important to Rogue’s success this split, and he is working well alongside new lane teammate Comp.

The support stands out in Europe because he can play anything. Engage or enchanter supports: you name it. No problem. Let him carry the game with whatever pick he has.

A year removed from his rookie season, Trymbi became a great leader and shotcaller. Trymbi’s roams around the map have helped Rogue many times during the split, and they have him to thank for their first place. I can assure you that he will dominate the league in no time.