This graphic details the percentage of rounds teams at the North America Last Chance Qualifier secured an opening kill. It plots that percentage against the winrate each team has in rounds where they get that opening pick. 100Thieves, the winners of the NA LCQ stood out as having an above-average number of rounds with first picks and converting nearly 80% of the time. The Guard, another finalist, had an around average conversion rate. But, they had the highest proportion of rounds with first kills in the tournament, with Sayaplayer leading the charge.
Another team that stands out is Sentinels, whose losses came against the finalists, with solidly average performances on both metrics. NRG, who also exited the tournament early, had a surprising stat line. NRG ended up with a massive 83% conversion rate on rounds where they picked up the first kill. While a low sample size is important to consider, NRG wasn’t very below average in the proportion of rounds with an opening kill.