Cloud9’s jungler Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen has been named the LCS 2019 Summer Split Honda MVP.
Svenskeren had one of his best performances in the entire season even while sharing playtime with his substitute Robert “Blaber” Huang. His consistency continues to go above and beyond the expectations that everyone put onto him at the beginning of the season.
Many thought the award would go to Team Liquid’s Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in for his amazing support play throughout the season. Moreover, Svenskeren was one of the only players to make the LCS All-Pro First Team who wasn’t a Team Liquid member. He even beat out Team Liquid rival Jake “Xmithie” Puchero.
His election is especially noticeable with how the voting works for the All-Pro team. The LCS Broadcast team, players and coaches of the league, and 3rd party media all vote in the players. And it’s the first time in the Cloud9’s history that they have a regular-season MVP.
The jungler is arguably considered to be one of the harder positions in a League of Legends team, often dictating the pace, style, and control of the game with their teammates assistance. Svenskeren exemplified his skills as a jungler impeccably. As “the backbone” of the team, he was able to drive C9’s macro play and map control with great tact.
Cloud9 and the newest LCS MVP will face off against Team Liquid in the LCS 2019 Summer Split Finals on August 25 at 1 p.m. PST.
I actually won MVP !! Thank you guys
— Svenskeren (@C9Svenskeren) August 22, 2019
Credit: Rudolf Baldovino