Team ROCCAT jungler Milo “Pridestalker” Wehnes and H2K Gaming coach Neil “pr0lly” Hammad won the awards for top rookie and coach in the European League of Legends Championship Series summer split, Riot Games announced Friday.
The two awards were tallied based on the votes from professional players, coaches, casters, and select media members. All of the ballots for Rookie of the Split and the Coach of the Split can be found here.
Pridestalker joined ROCCAT ahead of the summer split after playing with Misfits Academy of the Challenger Series in the spring split. He replaced Nubar “Maxlore” Sarafian, who joined Misfits to become the starting jungler. Although he didn’t have too many standout performances in the earlier parts of the split, he showed a significant amount of growth near the end. He was also part of ROCCAT’s stunning upset win against G2 Esports in the final week of the EU LCS regular season. ROCCAT finished in fourth place of Group A with a record of 5-8, failing to make the playoffs.
This is pr0lly’s second Coach of the Split award in a row. As the longest standing coach for an EU LCS team (spring 2015), pr0lly has made H2K a consistent force in the EU LCS. H2K won its group of the EU LCS this split and will play Misfits in the semifinals.
The overall MVP of the summer split is the only award that has yet to be announced, as the EU LCS All-Pro teams were revealed last week.
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