DWG KIA Canyon Wins 2021 LCK Spring Split MVP
Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu, DWG KIA’s revered jungler, has just won the highly-coveted 2021 LCK Spring Split MVP award! If you’ve watched even a smidge of competitive League over the last couple of years, his name should definitely ring a bell. He is, for all intents and purposes, one of the best junglers who’ve ever graced the stage and is undoubtedly a prodigious player in every sense of the word.
A Star From the Beginning
Canyon made people take notice from the very first moment he started playing for DAMWON Gaming back at the 2018 KeSPA Cup. And, as is so often the case with pyrotechnical virtuosi, it didn’t take him long to reach the very pinnacle of competitive play. In fact, it took Canyon just nine months to go from the aforementioned KeSPA Cup to reaching Top 3 in the LCK. He even managed to pick up a Rift Rivals title in between two LCK splits, further cementing his position as one of Korea’s best and most powerful junglers.
DAMWON’s showing at that year’s Worlds was respectable, albeit far from mind-blowing. It wasn’t until the 2020 LCK Summer Split that DAMWON really managed to realize their immense potential. They finished first in the regular season with a spectacular 16W-2L record, clean-swept DRX in the playoff finals, and then proceeded to steamroll through all opposition at the 2020 World Championship. They didn’t “just” win Worlds — they made it look easy.
They’ve also won the most recent KeSPA Cup and have dominated beyond measure throughout the entire 2021 LCK Spring Split. And at the heart of their immense LCK and Worlds success in 2020 and 2021 as one of their biggest and most important catalysts, is none other than Canyon, an MVP player in every possible sense.
Right now, by the looks of it, DWG KIA are still atop of the world of competitive League, and it’s hard to imagine anyone actually giving them a run for their money. Maybe that’ll change, but until we see it transpire with our very eyes, we’ll have to give DWG KIA the benefit of the doubt. In any case, the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational can’t come soon enough!
In the meantime, if you want to see Canyon — and his staggeringly dominant allies — in action, make sure to tune in tomorrow as they’re scheduled to face Hanwha Life Esports!