With the group stage of the 2017 League of Legends World Championship set to begin this weekend, we decided to compare some of each team's key stats and players from the summer season ahead of the event.
This article will discuss Group A and Group B. To see Group C and Group D, click here.
Of all four teams in Group A, EDward Gaming had the highest collective kill/death ratio in the summer season, no doubt off the back of their strong top lane crew of Chen "Mouse" Yu-Hao and jungler Ming "Clearlove" Kai.
The two players had the second and third highest KDA of all players in the group with Clearlove at second with 6.2 across 33 games and Mouse right behind him at 6.0 across 30 games.
However, the strongest individual player in the group might be Cloud9's Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen who had the highest KDA in the group at 8.7 in 45 games along with the most kill participation at 78.2 percent and was tied for third most creep score per minute at 9.5 along with Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok and AHQ's Chou "AN" Chun-An.
First and foremost, we must acknowledge that we were unable to find official stats for the GIGABYTE Marines in the GPL. We have reached out to Riot and will update the infographic if the data becomes available.
Of the three other teams, we see Immortals lag behind Longzhu and Fnatic in gold differential per minute, showing that while they did maintain gold leads in their regular season games it was not to the same degree as their rivals.
IMT also lag behind in creep score per minute, however that may be more due to FNC and LZ and having very strong farmers in the form of AD carries Kim "PraY" Jong-in and Martin "Rekkles" Larsson.
In terms of highest CSPM, both Groups A and B experienced a multi-way tie for third place. We chose to highlight Jensen and Cody "Cody Sun" Sun specifically in this category because they played the most games.
Sasha Erfanian is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.