The voting for the 2017 League Of Legends All-Star event has now concluded after fans were given the opportunity to send their favourite players from their respective regions.
The five players destined to represent North America at the illustrious event have now been confirmed and as a result, certain storylines have already started to emerge:
- Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell – Team SoloMid
- Mike “MikeYeung” Yeung – Phoenix1
- Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg – Team SoloMid
- Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi – Cloud9
- Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black – Counter Logic Gaming
Thank you guys for voting me to All-Stars! It's hard to believe I'm #1 still. 😆 I'll be more than happy to attend and It will be a great experience for me! 😍
— TSM MikeYeung (@MikeYeunglol) November 10, 2017
MikeYeung’s Team SoloMid Tryout?
Fans of the six-time North American champions may want to pay close attention to this event. If the rumours are to be believed, this is because – unofficially – three out of the five players attending the event would be from Team SoloMid.
There have been several reports about the possibility of TSM replacing Svenskeren with Summer 2016’s Rookie of the Split, MikeYeung. There is no better chance to try out this new top side of the map combination, than against the best players the world has to offer.
The Meme Bot Lane
For the first time in competitive League of Legends history, Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi and Zaqueri “Ahphromoo” Black will take to the rift as a Bot-lane.
The pair have been longtime friends since the start of the NA LCS, frequently pairing up on stream together, this is a bot-lane the fans have been eager to see for many years and they will finally get their wish this year.
There has been a mixed response from the community after MikeYeung was voted in as the jungler for this squad, a pick which is deemed by some to be controversial.
Many felt that Jake “Xmithie” Puchero or Juan Arturo “Contractz” Garcia were the better candidates to represent NA, based on the success both players have had this season with their respective teams.
This is an opportunity of a lifetime for the Rookie of the Split in the summer. MikeYeung now has the chance to prove he is worthy of sharing the rift with some of the greatest junglers in the world.
Fans got a glimpse of what he could do at Rift Rivals 2017, making a strong case for himself going into the 2018 season.