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True Sight 015 – Are Longzhu Gaming Korea’s Second-Best Team? with Emily Rand

Emily Rand, staff writer for theScore eSports, joins me totells the story of Longzhu Gaming’s Spring split to date, including their 9-man roster.

Timestamps

  • 1:25 How are Longzhu using their large roster?
  • 3:03 How well has Longzhu been performing?
  • 5:25 Have there been play style differences between Longzhu’s two “lines”?
  • 8:15 Who have been Longzhu’s standout performers?
  • 10:33 How might Fury’s arrival affect Longzhu’s play style?
  • 13:13 Who has been the better Top laner, Expession or Flame?
  • 16:26 Are Longzhu the second-best team in Korea?
  • 19:04 Complete LCK gold spent percentage difference standings.
  • 20:07 Which two players need to step up for Longzhu to climb the standings in the second half?

Music by Bradley Rains

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Early-Game Kings: Summer’s Most Impactful Jungle Players

The early game is the Jungler’s playground. Roaming through the fog of war, the Jungler stalks their prey, attacking both the witless monsters of the Rift and a far more dangerous target: live opponents.

In Summer 2015, some Junglers had more early-game impact than others. Players like Rush, Shook, Chaser, and Karsa rolled out gank after gank, leading the charge over the first 15 minutes. But how did their early-game results compare to the other players in their leagues? Who were the strongest (and weakest) early-game Junglers across all regions?

The charts below show the early-game influence and play styles of all Junglers who played at least 10 games during the Summer regular season in the NA LCS, EU LCS, LMS, and LCK. The LPL unfortunately does not make their data available.

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For complete data on all players included in these charts, head to the companion page.


Chaser: Free Agent Jungle Superstar

Korea has a long lineage of superstar Jungle talent. Players like KaKao, Spirit, Dandy, and Bengi are international household names. After the 2015 exodus of Korean talent to China and elsewhere, the LCK Jungle talent pool was heavily depleted, with three of the four players I just listed leaving the Korean scene.

Other players stepped up, trying to fill the void. One stood out above the rest: Chaser of the Jin Air Green Wings. Now he has declared free agency, and may be following his better known compatriots overseas, or perhaps simply looking to find a better chance to win at home.

What makes Chaser worthy of comparison to the great names I’ve listed? Let’s start with his Summer split stat line.

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