After becoming the Champions Queue Split 2 champion, Counter Logic Gaming’s Niship “Dhokla” Doshi added more hardware to his trophy case after being named the Most Valuable Prospect on Tuesday. Dhokla earned this award thanks to his impressive North American Academy 2022 spring split performance.
The casters who handle play-by-play and analysis for the NA Academy ecosystem chose the recipient of this award. In the reveal video, caster Steve “Kangas” Kangas pointed out that since “Academy is all about growth,” the Most Valuable Prospect award all about the player who “would bring the most value to a future LCS team.”
“Essentially if you sign a player this Summer, how many wins would they give you in the Summer of 2024?” Kangas asked.
Dhokla picked up the award based on the insane stats he produced during the regular season. According to Oracleselixer.com, Dhokla posted the highest Gold Difference at 15 minutes among all top laners. He also placed in the top three in nearly every single other statistic among his top lane competition.
Other players considered for the award include Golden Guardian Academy’s Jonathan “Chime” Pomponio, Evil Geniuses Academy’s Muhammed “Kaori” Şentürk, FlyQuest Academy’s Ganbat “Yuuji” Ulziidelger and Cloud9 Academy’s Jouhan “Copy” Pathmanathan.
Dhokla is in the middle of a career revival. After making it onto the LCS stage in 2018 with Optic Gaming, Dhokla has bounced around from amateur and Academy teams since. After finding a home with CLG in the 2022 off-season, Dhokla has showcased his skill set and his work ethic. This can be seen in the amount of Champion’s Queue games he played, which topped the leaderboards in Split 2.
CLG and Dhokla saw their hard work pay off. They took home the NA Academy 2022 Spring regular-season title, the first in organization’s history. CLG’s main team, meanwhile, had another poor performance in the League Championship Series. So, it may not be much longer before Dhokla makes it back to the LCS stage once again.
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