Evil Geniuses are back in the LCS with some amazing roster power. Although EG has yet to perform to their best ability, they have had some solid wins against 100 Thieves and FlyQuest. They will continue their schedule next weekend facing off against Immortals and Cloud 9. There are a lot of strong forces on this roster, but the power that they have from Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen in the jungle is unmatched. The former MVP of the Summer Split is living evil this year and working on stealing wins away from his opponents.
MVP BACK IN ACTION
Evil Geniuses have had a rough start to the Spring Split, losing 4 out of their 6 games and leaving them in 3-way a tie for 7th place. The newly formed team is still working on their plays around the map, however there is evil lurking in the jungle and former MVP Svenkeren is stealing more and more power as the split moves forward.
The current stats for the LCS Spring Split don’t do Svenskeren justice, with just a 1.9 K/D/A to show for his recent games. When looking at his decently high kill participation at 70.7%, it’s clear that evil really does lurk around every corner. Svenskeren has had his best performances on the highly mechanical champion Lee Sin as well as the play-making champion Jarvin IV which resulted in the first two wins of the split for EG.
Although the overall game results are disappointing, they are also very misleading. Svenskeren had great performances against Counter Logic Gaming’s ‘Wiggily’ and TSM’s ‘Dardoch’ even though both of these matches ended in a loss. While he was able to develop gold leads for his team with his insane jungle presence, the results are still a work in progress.
NEW TEAM, SAME SWOLE BROTHER
Although only half of the ‘Swole Brothers’ made it to Evil Geniuses, Svenskeren is definitely the better half to add to the roster. However, when the former Cloud 9 teammates faced off, Golden Guardians ‘Goldenglue’ did end up taking the game from the evil masterminds.
Getting traded from Cloud 9 to Evil Geniuses was a real surprise to most people, however overall it made sense that the LCS’s most dominant jungler wanted to have the starting spot, instead of sharing time with another player. This means more time to watch the former MVP destroy his opponents, as well as more highlight reel, plays for Svenskeren.
EG has a long road ahead of them with a lot of shout-casters predicting them to be somewhat near the top in the LCS. When interview by Travis Gafford, Svenskeren stated “..I’m pretty sure we’re going to come out on top in the end.” These are some pretty confident words coming out of Svenskeren, which means a lot of eyes will be set on his performance this split, but the evil masterminds have the roster to do it.
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