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Kacper Słoma «Inspired» will go down in Western League of Legends history after his great 2022 in the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS). The jungler from Evil Geniuses has received the award for MVP of summer-split in the North American league, being the first professional player to achieve recognition in both the LCS and the League of Legends European Championship (LEC). The Pole extends EG’s dominance in the summer season accolades, dominating by taking three out of five awards.
Inspired arrived in North America in late 2021 after three years on Rogue. The jungler was the first Polish player in LCS history to arrive after falling in the group stage of worlds, precisely in the same season in which he was proclaimed MVP of the LEC. It was difficult for the player to start in the regular phase of the Spring Split. However, when he reached the playoffs, he proved to be the best jungler in the competition, beating players like Robert Huang «Blaber«, Can Çelik «closer“or Lucas Tao Kilmer”Santorin«. Instead, this summer EG has dominated the regular season from start to finish.
Inspired’s impact on Evil Geniuses is very important. According to data from Games of Legendsthroughout the regular phase has had a participation of 71.7% in the murders. With a 6.7 KDA, the jungler is the second player with the most champion pool of EG. In addition to accumulating five awards for the best man of the match, the Pole was chosen as the best player of the week on three occasions. His award for MVP has generated consensus: he has added 42 votes for the first position out of a total of 43.
Previously the only similar achievement was initially achieved by Jesper Svenningsen «Zven«, Cloud9 support. The former G2 Esports player became the first player in history to become champion in both Europe and North America. Later he was followed by Sergen Çelik «Broken Blade«, top of G2, and Luka Perkovic «perkz«, means of Team Vitality. Inspired is the only MVP from both regions, with a pentakill would join the list of players with pentakills in both western regions alongside Zven and Soren Bjerg «Bjergsen«, means of Team Liquid. To be in the same group as the support of Cloud9, Broken Blade and Perkz, the Pole would have to return to Europe and become LEC champion after missing the gates on spring-split of 2021.
The level of Evil Geniuses has been reflected in the prizes of the LCS. The only player in the club who is not present in the first team is Jeong Eon-young.”Impact«, replaced by Kim Chan-ho «Sunday«. Instead, the rest of the squad is in the best team in the competition. Beyond Inspired’s MVP Award, Joseph Joon Pyun «jojopyun» has received recognition for rookie of the year. CLG is the only club that has competed with EG in this aspect with the award for best coaching staff and with Juan García «Contractz» as the player who has improved the most throughout the year.
Evil Geniuses is the third and final representative of the LCS in World’s after eliminating Team Liquid 3-2. The reigning LCS champion will seek his ticket to the final against 100 Thieves. In the fight for the title awaits Cloud9, who beat the Thieves 3-1 in the top draw.