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Infographic: The NA LCS Playoffs by the numbers

by David Rabinovitch, Sasha Erfanian 19d ago
Thumbnail image courtesy of theScore esports

Team SoloMid claimed their sixth NA LCS title and NA's first seed at Worlds with a 3-1 stomp over Immortals in the 2017 NA LCS summer playoffs last Sunday.

But there was plenty of more unforgettable action over the past couple of weeks, with Team Dignitas' upset win over Cloud9 in the NA LCS quarterfinals and the five-game slugfest between Counter Logic Gaming and Team EnVyUs in the semifinals.

Take a look at some of the most interesting statistics from the playoffs in this infographic.

The playoffs had a strong level of character diversity, with 46 different champions played. The most picked among them was Gragas, who put up good showings in his 17 games despite his drinking problem. The undeniably broken Kalista was banned a total of 20 times, but teams were able to sneak her into their drafts a total of three times.

The longest game at the event was the 50-minute long final battle between C9 and Dignitas. The seasoned veterans of C9 refused to go down without a fight, but were ultimately unable to force Dig's upstarts to a fifth game.

The shortest game also saw another playoff veteran taken down by a hungry young team, with Immortals's 27:50 takedown of Counter Logic Gaming in Game 3 of the semifinals.

In terms of players, TSM AD carry Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng once again proved that "everybody else is trash" by garnering the highest KDA of the playoffs at 8.4 across eight games.

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However, it was Doublelift's teammate Bjergsen who nabbed this season's NA LCS MVP award after a strong summer that saw him average 665 damage per minute and 78.1% kill participation across 41 games.

Sasha Erfanian is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.

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