Altec: The untested veteran
Former Echo Fox AD carry Altec is widely regarded as a known commodity, but when you look back at his career, it’s clear he was never in position to prove himself.
It’s widely accepted that the bot lane is more than the sum of its parts. After all, the AD carry is one of the most team-reliant positions in competitive play, and there’s only so much a marksman can do without a capable support at its side.
And yet, somehow this notion is brushed off when you’re talking about Johnny “Altec” Ru.
Most NA LCS fans regard Altec as a known commodity, a good-but-not-great AD carry that can perform in teamfights, but suffers from a passive laning phase and a shallow champion pool.
But even Doublelift looked shaky when he was playing with YellOwStaR. The moment TSM brought in a more aggressive support in Biofrost, however, the AD carry instantly regained his old dominance. And when you look back at Altec’s career, it’s clear he never had a strong lane partner or a lineup willing to play around him.
On top of that, many of his teams were marked by misfortune. And Altec often became a victim of circumstances that would prevent even the most dedicated pro players from performing at their best.