League of Legends: who should be the LCS Spring Split MVP?

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TSM mid laner Bjergsen - League of Legends
TSM Bjergsen – Riot Games /

Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg (TSM)

The case for him: Bjergsen in the undisputed leader and captain of TSM. The only remaining player from their glorious 2016-2017 NA-beating squads, Bjerg is probably more synonymous with TSM than any North American player has been to their team’s brand.

This season, he’s continued to perform to his (and our) ever-loftier expectations. He may not lead the LCS in many statistical categories but he is top two or three in just about all of them. He does lead LCS mids in terms of gold lead at 15, but he has over twice the average gold lead at that mark that the second-best mid in that category (Liquid’s Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen). This demonstrates Bjerg’s veteran leadership and knowledge of how to take advantage of small opportunities and build an early game lead on his own, but also exemplifies just how much talent he has.

The case against him: The gap between him and his counterparts isn’t exactly massive. I mean, you could put Jensen, Nisqy, or even Crown’s numbers up against Bjergsen’s and you won’t be massively impressed. As said earlier, he’s only leading the position in one statistical category.

In addition, there’s a legitimate argument to be made the Bjergsen isn’t even the best player on TSM. For most of the split, his ADC Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen has been struggling. Now that synergy between himself and support Smoothie has been improving, Zven shot up our bot lane rankings to second behind only Doublelift.