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Evil Geniuses sign MVP Svenskeren, pledges to fix “dumpster fire” LCS

Published: 20/Nov/2019 2:47

by Isaac McIntyre

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Evil Geniuses have confirmed their acquisition of LCS 2019 Summer most valuable player Dennis ‘Svenskeren’ Johnsen, and taken aim at the “dumpster fire” league as they return to League of Legends for the first in four years.

Usually, signing the reigning MVP is a strong enough statement of intent for the upcoming season, and many sat up and took notice when it was first revealed EG would be splashing the cash for Svenskeren, and support Tristan ‘Zeyzal’ Stidam.

When the jungler’s move was made official on November 19, the legacy org fired into the league’s contenders circle. Now, the team has confirmed their “master plan” to take the LCS by storm, and “put out the raging dumpster fire that is NA LoL.”

Riot GamesEvil Geniuses bought out Svenskeren’s contract, which was set to run until 2021.

Evil Geniuses’ chief executive Nicole LaPointe Jameson introduced herself to new fans in the org’s November 19 video, and revealed that before taking the helm of the LCS franchise, she had a background in “turning around distressed businesses.”

This made her the “natural choice” to fix the problems that had been plaguing North American League of Legends over the past few years, and announced that Evil Geniuses, led by Svenskeren, were aiming for “Worlds domination.”

Twitter: Evil GeniusesThe returning LCS org, which last competed in LoL in 2015, is coming back with a bang.

“It won’t be easy, as we are starting from scratch, but with every good evil genius, we come with a master plan,” Jameson said in the team’s ‘villain reveal’ video.

“With the acquisition of Svenskeren, MVP of North America, phase one of the master plan was put into effect. As the remaining phases are revealed, LCS as you know it will cease to exist.

“Remember: evil geniuses do not stop until Worlds domination is achieved. Join us, Live Evil with us, and join us in our master plan as we usher in a new era of LCS. Resist us, and spend your remaining days as you did last Fall – sad. Very sad.”

Putting aside Evil Geniuses’ “dumpster fire” theatrics, the acquisition of three-time LCS champion Svenskeren, and perhaps the best player in the region in the second half of 2019, certainly sets the returning org up for success.

Svenskeren has had a history of dominant success in LoL, topping the EU LCS regular season with SK Gaming in Spring 2014 and Spring 2015. The team also finished second behind Fnatic in Summer 2014, after a 3-1 loss in the final.

Trading Berlin for Los Angeles, the Danish jungler accepted a major transfer deal with Team SoloMid, and joined an LCS mega-roster that already boasted superstar names like Søren ‘Bjergsen’ Bjerg and Yilliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng.

Riot GamesSvenskeren won three consecutive LCS titles with TSM in 2016 and 2017.

That roster would take North America by storm, as they marched to three consecutive championships. Svenskeren’s first LCS season nearly finished undefeated, with one loss to Phoenix1 keeping them at a still-stunning 17-1 record.

Svenskeren made the switch to Cloud9 ahead of the 2018 season, after back-to-back 9th-12th place finishes at the World Championship in America and China saw TSM owner blew up the back-to-back-to-back championship roster.

The Dane had a mixed start to life in the light-blue jersey, spending time with the Academy roster, before exploding back to life ahead of the 2018 World Championship, where he played a key role in guiding C9 to a top-four finish.

Riot GamesBlaber is now set to takeover Cloud9’s jungle position full-time in 2020.

According to sources, Svenskeren’s place in Cloud9’s jungle will be filled full-time by Robert ‘Blaber’ Huang, with whom the European star shared stage time for much of his two-year tenure with the team.

Keep track of all of League of Legends’ ongoing news and transfers with Dexerto’s dedicated offseason roster tracker.

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How to watch LPL Spring Split: Stream, standings & schedule

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:23

by Lauren Bergin

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China has one of League of Legends’ most competitive esports scenes. Our LPL hub has everything you need to know, from the streams and schedule to the current scores and standings.


  • The LPL Spring Split group stage will run from January 9 to March 28.
  •  ¥ 4,200,000/$649,425 Prize Pool.
  • RNG and Team WE currently tied for first.

It’s safe to say that League of Legends fans all across the globe view the LPL as the pinnacle of professional play. China has emerged as a dominant force on Summoner’s Rift, and this year promises to be no different.

With the Spring Split trophy up for grabs, here’s everything you need to know about one of LoL’s fiercest competitions.

LPL Spring Split 2021: Stream

The LPL is streamed live daily on the official LPL Twitch channel, as well as on lolesports.com. All of the vods from that day’s play are uploaded onto the site within 24 hours of matches being played.

LPL Spring Split 2021: Standings

The current standings for the LPL are:

Placement Team
1 Royal Never Give Up
1 Team WE
3 FunPlus Phoenix
3 LNG Esports
5 EDward Gaming
6 eStar Gaming
6 Suning
8 Invictus Gaming
9 JD Gaming
10 Bilibili Gaming
11 Top Esports
12 Rogue Warriors
13 LGD Gaming
14 Victory Five
15 Rare Atom
 15  TT Gaming
 17  Oh My God

LPL Spring Split 2021: Schedule

The LPL hosts 2 games every day so that fans can get in on all the action. The games begin at 1AM PST/ 4AM EST/ 9AM GMT/ 10 AM CEST.