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Bjergsen and Rekkles win NA LCS and EU LCS summer split MVP awards

Rekkles and Bjergsen are the EU LCS and NA LCS MVPs of the summer split
Rekkles (Martin Larsson) won the top award for the EU LCS summer split. Photo courtesy of Riot Games.

Team SoloMid mid laner Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg and Fnatic AD Carry Martin “Rekkles” Larsson were named summer split MVPs of their respective League of Legends regions over the weekend.

Bjergsen was announced Saturday as the NA LCS MVP, his fourth such award in his career. Although he was pushed out by Cloud9‘s Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen as the mid laner of choice in the voting for the NA All-Pro team voting last month, — albeit barely — Bjergsen earned 10 more points than Jensen in MVP voting.

As one of the region’s most popular and celebrated players, Bjergsen never fell too far behind of his competitors, maintaining consistent performances near the top of the league for the past three years. Not only did he take the MVP trophy home, but also the championship trophy as well as NA’s first seed to the League of Legends World Championship, as TSM defeated Immortals Sunday in the NA LCS summer final.

Rekkles was also announced Saturday as the MVP of the EU LCS. He was Europe’s ADC for the All-Pro team and a member of the Fnatic team that won its group of the EU LCS before being upset by Misfits in the semifinals.

Rekkles won the MVP by more than 40 points over teammate Paul “sOAZ” Boyer. In terms of statistics, Rekkles doubled the KDA over the runner-up during the regular split and only died only 27 times in 29 games. Fnatic defeated H2K Gaming in the third place match on Saturday for the EU LCS summer split and will take part in the regional gauntlet this weekend for a spot at worlds.

The MVP announcements concluded the LCS awards, as Riot Games already handed out winners for Coach of the Split (Immortals’ Kim “SSONG” Sang-soo and H2K’s Neil “pr0lly” Hammad) and Rookie of the Split (Phoenix1’s Michael “MikeYeung” Yeung and Team ROCCAT’s Milo “Pridestalker” Wehnes) in both regions.

Photo courtesy of Riot Games

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