The votes are in – and there is a familiar face as the MVP in the LCS. On Friday April 9, the LCS announced that Blaber would be the 2021 LCS Honda MVP for the Spring. Blaber was one of the final two nominees for the award alongside Team Liquid’s new top laner Alphari. This award marks Blaber’s second MVP nod in two years.
— LCS (@LCSOfficial) April 9, 2021
Cloud9’s jungler wins the illustrious award after a dominating start to the 2021 year. Starting with the Lock In, Blaber led the new Cloud9 roster to the finals where they squared off against Team Liquid. On their way to the finals they had battled through both TSM and 100 Thieves in a whopping seven games. Blaber displayed incredible amounts of flexibility through the tournament, playing several different champions on the way to securing second overall in the preseason. As his teammates tried to find their footing, it looked like Blaber was getting his rhythm back after a anti-climatic end to 2020.
Blaber and company started the regular season red-hot with a 7-2 record through the first three weeks. In that time Blaber absolutely excelled. With top-notch Taliyah and Rek’sai play, Blaber helped Cloud9 cruise through the opposition. Fans were excited to see Perkz and Fudge make their debut in the LCS, but it was Blaber that stole the show.
Towards the second half of the Spring Blaber took a quick downturn in gameplay. Whether it was coaching that was a bit questionable or simply overconfidence, Blaber didn’t have the same type of command over the jungle. Even though Cloud9 lost a few interesting matches, no one could doubt Blaber’s stellar performance helped C9 get to the MSS finals.
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