Rookie
Song Eui-jin 
South Korea
Invictus Gaming
Obliterates Vici Gaming in sweep
June 20, 2018
Rookie tore through Vici Gaming en route to a 14/5/12 KDA in Invictus Gaming's 2-0 sweep.
ANALYSIS
Rookie continues to be a shining spot for iG as they begin their redemption tour in an effort to get back into the LPL playoffs. Vici made the mistake of not banning Taliyah in Game 1 and Rookie made them pay with a blistering 10/2/7 KDA in the game. That scoreline was good enough for 77 percent while he tallied just under half of his team's 22 kills in the game. On Lulu in Game 2, he was a bit more subdued, but still managed to outplay his lane counterpart, Easyhoon, as iG picked up an easy 27-minute win.
Suits both passive and carry-style mid laners
June 13, 2018
Rookie ended Wednesday's sweep of LGD with a 4/1/15 total KDA.
ANALYSIS
Rookie finished Game 1 with a 3/0/8 KDA as Lulu. He was unkillable, ending the game involved in 11 of 12 kills, earning the second-highest kill and assist totals in the opening game. In Game 2, Rookie used Syndra and earned a 1/1/7 KDA. He was involved in eight of 13 kills, finishing with the second-most assists in the final game. Rookie was involved in 19 of 25 kills in the series, having the second-highest assist total on the team.
Kicks of Summer Split in fine fashion
June 11, 2018
Rookie ended Monday's 2-1 win over JDG with a 12/4/15 total KDA.
ANALYSIS
Rookie finished Game 1 with a 4/0/9 KDA as Lulu. He was unkillable, ending the game involved in 13 of 17 kills tying for the team-high kill participation while earning the second highest kill and assist totals. In Game 2, Rookie used Vladimir and ended with a 0/3/1 KDA. He was involved in one of two kills, tying for the team-high assist total as JDG evened the series. Using LeBlanc in the final game, Rookie earned an 8/1/5 KDA. He was involved in 13 of 15 kills, leading iG in kills and kill participation during the final game. Rookie was involved in 27 of 34 kills in the series, leading iG with 12 kills.
Unable to carry iG to third place
April 24, 2018
Rookie finished iG's 3-1 loss to RW with a 12/11/25 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Rookie ended Game 1 with a 1/1/3 KDA as Anivia. He was involved in all four kills, tying for the team-high assist total and second highest kill total. In Game 2, Rookie used Galio and earned a 6/3/13 KDA. He was involved in 19 of 27 kills, tying for the second-highest kill total while earning the third most assists. For Game 3, Rookie played Orianna and ended with a 1/3/1 KDA. He was involved in two of five kills, tying for the second-highest kill total. In the final game of the series, Rookie used Ryze and finished with a 4/4/8 KDA. He was involved in 12 of 19 kills, ending tied for the second most kills in the final game.
Dominant in both wins
April 3, 2018
Rookie finished iG's 2-1 win over SNG with a 9/6/17 total KDA.
ANALYSIS
Rookie ended Game 1 with a 2/2/8 KDA as Taliyah. He was involved in 10 of 17 kills, tying for the second highest kill total in Game 1. In Game 2, Rookie had an uncharacteristic performance, finishing with a 0/4/1 KDA as Cassiopeia. He had an assist on iG's lone kill, but tied for the team high death total in Game 2. Rookie bounced back in Game 3 on Cassiopeia, earning a 7/0/8 KDA. He was involved in 15 of 21 kills, ending with the second highest kill total on the team to close out the win. Rookie's nine kills were the second most on iG, as he ended the series involved in 26 of 39 kills.
Still the man to beat in the mid lane
March 28, 2018
Rookie finished Wednesday's sweep of TOP with a 8/4/20 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Rookie ended Game 1 with a 3/1/9 KDA as Orianna. He was involved in 12 of 16 kills, tying for the second-highest kill participation total, while earning the third-most kills and second-highest assist total in the game. In Game 2, Rookie used Vladimir and earned a 5/3/11 KDA. He was involved in 16 of 24 kills, ending the game with the second-highest kill total and tying for the second-most assists. Rookie ended the series involved in 28 of 40 kills, finishing tied for the second-highest kill total in the series.
Highest kill participation on iG
January 15, 2018
Rookie finished Monday's loss to RNG with a 7/9/14 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Rookie helped carry iG to a win in Game 1 after finishing the game with a 3/1/8 KDA as Orianna. He was involved in all but one kill, tying for the team-high in kills while leading iG in assists. In Game 2, Rookie used Azir and finished with a 0/1/2 KDA. He was involved in two of three kills but never got an opportunity to carry as iG fell behind from a fairly early stage. Using Taliyah in Game 3, Rookie earned a 4/7/4 KDA. He was involved in eight of 11 kills, leading iG in kills, but also finishing the game with his team's highest death total. Rookie is the shining star on iG and he will hope to return the team to the top levels of the LPL during the new season.
Making a push for Worlds
August 24, 2017
Rookie finished Wednesday's 3-1 win over OMG with a 18/5/26 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Rookie used Lucian in the first two games of the series, going 1-1 with a 6/4/7 KDA in the first two games. He was involved in 13 of 20 kills in the opening two games, finishing second in kills, behind only West on the team. In Game 3, Rookie used Cassiopeia and finished with a 6/1/9 KDA. He was involved in 15 of 18 kills, tying with West for the team high in kills while finishing with the third-highest assist total. In Game 4, Rookie used Corki to earn a 6/0/10 KDA. He was unkillable while being involved in 16 of 21 kills. He tied Megan for the team high in kills, while tying both Megan and West for the team-high assist total as iG wrapped up the series.
Helps carry iG into next round
August 22, 2017
Rookie ended Tuesday's sweep of Suning with a 12/2/15 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Rookie finished Game 1 with a 6/1/7 KDA as Corki. He was involved in 13 of 17 kills, ending the game tied with West for the team-high in kills. In Game 2, Rookie used Syndra, earning a 6/1/8 KDA. He was involved in 14 of 22 kills finishing with the second highest kill total in the game. Rookie was his usual self, playing well and helping iG advance to the next round of the playoffs.
Dominates EDG to secure swift 2-0 victory
August 21, 2017
RooKie earned a series KDA of 12/0/10 in his team's 2-0 victory over EDG.
ANALYSIS
Starting things off on Corki, RooKie swiftly showed his domination in his team's victory. Picking up an early lead, he never slowed down, controlling the entire pace of the game and even outshining the rest of his team. Picking up kills left and right, he pushed his advantage with ease, bringing his team a convincing 30-minute victory. Game 2 went even better as he found himself on Syndra, repeating his earlier performance and once again finding a swift advantage. Again, once ahead, he had no trouble pushing his advantage and bringing domination for his team. Picking up a massive 7/0/7 KDA, he had no trouble leading his team to victory in the 29-minute game, securing the 2-0 sweep in the series.
Don't overthink it
July 31, 2017
Rookie had a great series against OMG, putting up a 13/7/17 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Like most games in which Lucian is played in the mid lane, early and mid game feel great then effectiveness drastically drops off late. He was able to out farm the opposing Galio to the tune of 336 to 270, but no matter the items purchased, he lacked the finishing power to kill late game tank targets. In Games 2 and 3, Rookie solved the late game scaling problem by selecting Cassiopeia and popping off. He found success in all three phases of the game as he was a top damage dealer and kill participator in both matches. The only drawback is that he was never in lane, which allowed for epic 1-vs-1's since his opponent was mostly playing utility tanks.
Ran out of gas
April 20, 2017
Rookie had a disappointing series as he netted a meager 10/12/12 KDA in a series loss to NB.
ANALYSIS
Perhaps it was the new jungler or underestimating CoCo. Regardless, Rookie underperformed on Monday. His best game probably came in the second match of the series when he was on Taliyah and able to execute a few walls that swung team fights in iG's favor. Overall, he was outclassed by CoCo's Jayce in the series as he struggled to deliver the damage his team required.
Superb Viktor play in win
April 18, 2017
Rookie dominated by going 9/3/18 in series win versus OMG on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Pre-lane phase, Rookie's mid opponent was gifted a kill and an assist, however, somehow Rookie still managed to outpace the opposition in CS and game impact. He looked great with Viktor and delivered consistent damage throughout. If it ain't broke don't fix it. Rookie took the mantra to heart and again dominated on Viktor, achieving a great kill participation by being a part of 20 of iG's 22 total kills in Game 2.
Unable to carry iG to Game 1 win
April 13, 2017
Rookie finished Thursday's loss to LGD with a 6/6/12 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Rookie fell short of carrying Game 1, ending with a 4/3/10 KDA as Syndra. He was effective when the situations favored iG, picking up three kills and nine assists in teamfights, but was also able to delete members of LGD for an additional kill and assist. Rookie ended Game 2 with a 2/3/2 KDA as Orianna. He picked up first blood taking out GodV in the early game and a kill in the first teamfight. His assists came in the second and final teamfights as LGD closed out the sweep.
Damage carries fall short in series loss
April 10, 2017
Rookie earned a 9/4/2 KDA in Invictus Gaming's 2-0 series loss to Snake on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Rookie started off the series with a lackluster performance on Taliyah. He kept the laning phase close, but struggled to help out in teamfights in the second half. Rookie mainly used Reaver's Wall in attempt to zone Snake eSports off of objectives but it didn't do much good. He led Invictus Gaming in damage dealt to champions but finished with a measly 1/2/1 KDA. In Game 2 Rookie had a much better performance on Fizz, but it still wasn't enough to stop Snake. Rookie managed to build a small CS advantage in the laning phase and scored kills and assists in skirmishes throughout the mid game. However, Invictus lost a 5-for-0 teamfight over Baron that pretty much sealed its fate. Rookie scored a triple kill as Invictus Gaming desperately tried to protect its Nexus, but it wasn't enough. His 8/2/1 KDA was the lone bright spot for Invictus in the Game 2 loss.
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