Spring split award winners for North America and Europe


The spring split award winners for North America and Europe have been released.

It’s that time of the season for the NA LCS and EU LCS: award time.

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While the most important award will still be fought for later in the playoffs, Riot’s LCS team (like casters), journalists that cover the LCS professionally and the actual teams themselves have all voted to decide the most valuable player (MVP), outstanding rookie, best coach and all-pro teams for both North America and Europe.

The winners will be presented their awards over the next few weeks during PrimeTime League and the region finals.

We will start in the North America region to get things going.

Kim “Reignover” Yeu-jin was named the MVP over Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen, Jason “WildTurtle” Tran and Adrian “Adrian” Ma.

The MVP had to come from Immortals after their insane 17-1 split (as the voting shows with three of them in the top four of voting), and it’s fitting for Reignover to take that title. He is the engine that makes that team run, and he completely dominated the completion in North America and finished the split with a KDA of 8.3 and a kill participation of 71.1 percent.

The Outstanding Rookie probably could have been named weeks ago and it still wouldn’t have come as a surprise: Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett. The 17-year-old took the LCS by storm this split and finished with a KDA of 5.7 (only behind Reignover for junglers) and a kill participation of 78 percent. Dardoch beat out Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes, Matt “Matt” Elento and Samson “Lourlo” Jackson.

Best Coach is a no-brainer as well, as Immortals’ Dylan Flaco beat out Tony “Zikz” Gray, Daerek “LemonNation” Hart and Choi “Locodoco” Yoon-sub. This is quite the feat for someone who was a rookie head coach, but he did have an all-pro roster to play with.

The MVP had to come from Immortals

Which brings us to the next section: the all-pro teams. The first team all-pro was essentially Immortals: Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon, Reignover, Jensen, WildTurtle and Adrian. Poor Eugene “Pobelter” Park.

But Pobelter did make the second team, along with Yoonjae “Rush” Lee, Darshan “Darshan” Upadhyaha, Zach “Sneaky” Scuderi and Hai “Hai” Du Lam.

The final all-pro team is: An “Balls” Le, Dardoch, Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg, Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin and Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black.

You could argue about where people did or didn’t place for days, but there are some questionable calls. Are Bjergsen, Piglet and Aphromoo actually the third-best at their position? Uhh…

For Europe, it was Kang-yoon “Trick” Kim who was named MVP, and he beat out: Luka “PerkZ” Perkovic, Pierre “Steelback” Medjaldi and Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou.

Similar to Immortals, this was the first split ever for G2 Esports and they dominated the competition to the tune of a 15-3 record. Trick was spectacular the entire split and ended with a KDA of 6.2 and a kill participation of 75.9 percent.

Lets keep the good times rolling for G2, as PerkZ was awarded Outstanding Rookie. PerkZ beat out his teammate Gleen “Hybrid” Doornenbal, Chres “Sencux” Laursen and Jeremy “Eika” Valdenaire.

The G2 award show doesn’t stop there: Joey “YoungBuck” Steltenpool was named Best Coach over Neil “PR0LLY” Hammad, Kevin “Shaunz” Ghanbarzadeh and Fabian “Sheepy” Mallant.

From the challenger scene to having the EU LCS’ MVP, best rookie and best coach in a very short amount of time. It’s been an amazing journey for G2, and they show no signs of slowing down.

Unlike in North America, Europe’s first team all-pro had a nice variety: Lucas “Cabochard” Simon-Meslet, Trick, PerkZ, Steelback and Raymond “kaSing” Tsang.

Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu, Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski, Erlend “Nukeduck” Vatevik Holm, FORG1VEN and Hybrid make up the second team all-pro for Europe.

Finally, the third team all-pro for Europe is Kiss “Vizicsacsi” Tamas, Ilyas “Shook” Hartsema, Hampus “Fox” Myhre, Kim “Emperor” Jin-hyun and Oskar “VandeR” Bogdan.

It’s a nice accomplishment for everyone mentioned in this article, and it has to be nice for them to see their hard work being acknowledged. Likewise, this is just more motivation for anyone who was left off from all of the awards. The spring split was great, but lets make the summer split even better.