It’s a drastic livery change for the McLaren. A surprisingly high front-suspension and gills on the nose are interesting features. It’s a very good looking car, but as Alonso said when on stage, “it’s only sexy if it’s fast.”
CLICKON eSports’ Top Tier Supports
We take a look at the players from around the World considered to be the best supports in the game.
Possibly NA's most renowned support, Aphromoo is a veteran of the scene and the clear leader for Counter Logic Gaming. Known for his shot-calling prowess, Aphromoo should continue to be a staple of the NA LCS for years to come.
Once considered to be one of the best players in the world, KT Rolster's Mata captured a World Championship as a member of Samsung White in Season 4. Known for his extensive warding, Mata is an all around talent that has enabled multiple ADCs to excel.
A current member of the NA LCS's Cloud9, Smoothie is highly regarded as an up and coming talent in NA. Showing an aggressive style in lane that has led to many early leads, Smoothie has developed a flexible champion pool to respond to any lane match-up.
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In his first split in the EU LCS, Misfit's IgNar established himself as a rising star, voted as the support for the EU LCS team of the split. Fielding an aggressive playstyle that fit well with his new Misfits teammates, a well-timed roam from IgNar can completely alter the state of his other lanes.
For the last couple of seasons, any conversations about supports in Europe have began and ended with G2's Mithy. Attending Worlds as a part of G2 and Origen, Mithy's excellent game knowledge and understanding separate him from many of his peers.
The most recent MSI MVP, SKT's Wolf has slowly established his reputation as one of the top supports in the world. With a penchant for big plays, Wolf is a key piece in the bot-centric playstyle SKT has adopted.
Alongside his lane partner Pray, Longzhu's GorillA rose to the top of the Korean supports with the rise of his former team ROX Tigers. One of the most well-balanced and all around steady supports, GorillA holds the keys to any team he is on.
A longtime member of the LMS's Flash Wolves, Swordart has set the gold standard for support play in Taiwan. Although his ADC partners have shifted over the years, he still remains arguably the best support Taiwan has ever seen.
McLaren showed real progress last season with a best result of 5th. Eric Boullier seemed up for a bit of fighting talk on stage with the new MCL32, stating that “we will win again.”
Away from the track, it has been huge change at the Woking-based team with the departure of Ron Dennis. The name change, the new colour scheme, everything barring performance highlights a fresh start as the team try to recapture their winning form.
In Fernando Alonso, they have one of the best drivers in the sport and he will deliver if the car can. Stoffel Vandoorne was impressive in Bahrain last season, clinching the team’s first point. Now, with a full season ahead, the young Belgian driver must seize the opportunity that he has been patiently waiting for in the sidelines.
On the upcoming season, Zak Brown said,
“Any great company has different chapters and our last one is an encyclopaedia of success.We hit a little bit of the refresh button. The fans have been telling us what they want to see and we’ve responded to our millions of fans around the world.
About 1000 people have put in effort to contribute to what this car looks like. We’re very excited for the new year and Eric [Boullier] has built a great racing team.
We need to show that we’re going faster and that we’ve got a chance of winning. A world championship is not far away. Fernando is loving it here and we love Fernando.”
– Zak Brown
Can McLaren really get back to winning ways in 2017? They always seem to do well in terms of making a solid chassis, so it will all come down to power in the end.