Cloud9 had lots of adjustments in retailer for his or her League of Legends roster heading into the 2022 LCS Summer season Break up. Not solely was Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen coming again after time away from the LCS, however Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen additionally returned to the primary roster, simply not in his former ADC position. The ADC that led C9 to nice success for years was shifting to the help position, one he had by no means earlier than performed professionally.
Although he had just a few acquainted teammates at his aspect, instantly subsequent to him was Kim “Berserker” Min-cheol, an ADC with whom he had not performed with on the primary LCS stage as of but.
However within the three video games that C9’s bot lane duo has performed to this point, they haven’t misplaced. Zven’s presence on this new position was instantly felt by his opponents, resulting in a robust bot lane mixture that has taken down the likes of 100 Thieves and CLG. Whereas he’s began robust as a help, Zven advised Dot Esports that he’s nonetheless making an attempt to regulate to the position, and continues to be studying correct mechanics.
“I believe I nonetheless make lots of errors that, wanting again at them, are virtually rookie errors,” Zven mentioned. “There’s a studying curve that you just can’t study quick sufficient in [the support] position. The position is much more about mind, expertise, and decision-making than it’s about uncooked mechanics and laning section.”
Evil Geniuses’ help Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme, who was previously Zven’s bot lane duo on C9, advised Dot Esports throughout week one of many Summer season Break up that he believes Zven has the potential to be an awesome help, however that that transition would possibly take a while. Zven agreed with Vulcan’s feedback, although doesn’t consider it’s going to take too lengthy earlier than him and Berserker turn into a powerful duo.
“I really feel assured sooner or later, however proper now I nonetheless discover myself making errors each in lane and in workforce fights right here and there,” Zven mentioned. “However I believe I’ve lots of benefits by figuring out the ADC position very nicely, like figuring out how they suppose and their champions. I will help Berserker with that type of stuff.”
Whereas Zven and Berserker’s communication was troublesome initially because of the language barrier, the now-support participant believes that he pairs properly along with his new ADC and is ready to end their bot lane puzzle along with his former ADC expertise. Nevertheless, the language barrier continues to be a difficulty the 2 are working by way of, although Zven acknowledges Berserker’s English is getting higher—even when Zven’s League phrases slip into his vocabulary.
“Typically he writes down phrases on a notepad throughout scrims after which asks our translator ‘what does this imply?” Zven defined. “And a few of the phrases aren’t even actual phrases, they’re League slang or League phrases. On a regular basis there’s one thing new that he learns.”
Each Zven and Berserker have been unable to compete within the first week of the Summer season Break up attributable to visa and passport points, resulting in a 0-2 begin for the workforce. Since they’ve been again, nonetheless, the workforce has not dropped a sport, though Zven won’t be able to compete in opposition to his former lane companion Vulcan till week eight. He views EG as the largest problem C9 has to beat, however one he’s assured they’ll overcome to qualify for Worlds.
“My objectives are very clear, however each win the objective would possibly get just a little bit greater,” Zven mentioned. “Making Worlds can be ok for me in my first break up as help. However with that mentioned, we are going to do the whole lot we will to win summer time.”
C9 will proceed their run by way of the 2022 LCS Summer season Break up tomorrow in opposition to FlyQuest.