Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer, MAD Lions’ star player, was awarded the MVP title of the 2022 League of Legends European Championship Summer Split. The player handled the role of mid laner in the esports team and caught the eye of several esports experts and fans due to his performance this season.
After announcing the All-Pro Team and Rookie of the Split, fans waited with bated breath for the winner of the most coveted title to be announced. The MVP award is usually given to the LEC player who played the most part in their team’s success. This includes helping them get important wins in the LEC playoff run-offs and performing in top form during the game.
Nisqy was among one the favorites to receive the award after finishing in the opening All-Pro Team held this summer. The player also earned seven Player of the Game awards, the most recorded in the regular season.
The mid laner received 124 MVP votes in total from broadcast partners, teams, casters, and affiliated media. The votes were double that of the runner-up, his MAD Lions teammate, Javier “Elyoya” Prades, who came in second. Rasmus “caPs” Winther, G2’s midlaner, finished in third place, but he has been awarded three MVP awards in his career.
The MVP award is Nigsy’s first, but he was previously a part of two All-Pro teams, first in North America (Spring 2020) and then in Europe (Summer 2022). He is the third mid laner to be given the title since it started in 2014. Caps was the first, and then Vincent ‘Vetheo’ Berrié, the most recent winner in spring 2022.
Nisqy joined the MAD Lions in May this year and helped the team reach second place with a 12-6 record at the end of the regular season despite being unable to qualify for the spring playoffs. He was signed onto the team after being away from professional play for six months.
He previously played with Fnatic, and went on to part ways with the team after performing poorly in the 2021 League of Legends World Championship. In December of that year, Nisqy was moved to a substitute position in the squad but did not find a new team in time for the 2022 season.
In order to sign on the player, MAD Lions’ player Steven “Reeker” Che was moved to a LFL team, BDS Academy, earlier. Nisqy’s performance was undoubtedly integral to the team’s improvement this season.
The MAD Lions were previously unable to qualify for the playoffs for the 2022 LEC Spring Split and finished the tournament in seventh place. The team earned an 8-10 record, much different from when they won both splits in 2021.
Nisqy earned a 4.3 KDA in the regular season, and an impressive 75.2 percent kill participation. The player is expected to earn another MVP award in the playoffs. He was previously named as the preferred gamer to win the MVP award by past MVP winners like Caps and Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski.
MAD Lions began their summer split journey on August 26, with a game against Rogue. Despite being close favorites with moneyline odds of $1.88 and $1.97 for Rogue with the top betting sites, MAD Lions lost to Rogue. Due to the 2-3 defeat, the Spanish franchise made an early exit from the playoffs.
The winner of the summer split will be crowned the domestic champion and automatically qualify for the highly anticipated 2022 World Championship. Four European teams will reportedly represent the region in the international event in a bid to clinch a large chunk of the $2,225,000 prize pool.