TSM Spica Is the 2021 LCS Summer Split Honda MVP!
It’s been a while since the last time a TSM player had been recognized for his excellence and subsequently bestowed with the highly coveted MVP award — 2017 Summer, to be more exact. Fortunately, fans of this perennial organization can finally breathe a sigh of relief as Mingyi “Spica” Lu, one of the youngest and most promising players in the LCS, has just etched his name in history.
Spica was undoubtedly the most consistent jungler in North America this split, which was precisely the kind of player TSM needed — a stable foundation around which the rest of the team would gather, a player that would allow TSM as a whole to weather the storm and eventually reach the mid and later stages of the game. That was their biggest comfort zone, and it was Spica, specifically, who pushed his team ahead with pristine positioning and some mighty impressive pathing.
Without him, TSM wouldn’t have been nearly as successful.
This is also a welcome reminder that North America has, in fact, a big enough talent pool — the only thing that’s missing is the willingness to explore it. Spica, Robert “Blaber” Huang, and Kyle “Danny” Sakamaki have all subverted our expectations in the best of ways and are living proof that young North American players can, in fact, blossom beyond belief when given the right guidance and room to grow.
Their best days are yet to come, and yet they’ve already made the world take notice. Blaber, in particular, already has two MVP awards to his name and if Spica continues playing at such an incredibly high level for TSM, we have no doubt that he’ll join this oh-so-exclusive club sooner rather than later.
A Standout Performer
It’s fair to say that TSM Spica stood out in all the right throughout the entirety of 2021 and earned the MVP accolade fair and square. His stats aren’t exactly mind-blowing, but that’s only because he delivered across all fronts. Some of his peers stood out in specific areas, like Damage Per Minute or First Blood Rate, whereas Spica provided the best possible blend of it all.
He’s the very definition of a well-rounded jungler and will surely continue to dominate for years to come.