Gen.G’s AD carry Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk was just dubbed the 2022 League of Legends Champions Korea Summer Split MVP. The title was given to the player by a panel of around 40 LCK players, commenters, coaches, and associate media members.
Ruler is known as one of the most impressive AD carries in the history of League of Legends, and the title is just another addition to his already bulky trophy case. It is, however, the first LCK MVP award the player has earned after playing in the league for seven seasons.
In the World’s Championship with Samsung Galaxy in 2017, Ruler won the tournament and deprived SK Telecom T1 of the chance to get a three-peat. His performance in the competition helped him attain the Finals MVP honors. However, the LCK Summers Split was the first time Ruler was given an MVP award on the domestic stage.
Ruler was reportedly given 21 out of the available 40 votes for first place when deciding the LCK’s MVP award. He was also present on almost all the ballots for the top five gamers during the recently concluded split.
Among the LCK players in the split, the Gen.G ADC player had the highest KDA with a score of 7.6. He also reportedly led the league in the number of kills together with Lee “Prince” Chae-hwan, the AD carry of Liiv SANDBOX, with 213 kills each. Both players also tied for the “Player of the Split” trophy as they had both had the same number of “Player of the Game” awards during the summer.
In the just concluded tournament, the League of Legends player helped the team become the third squad in LCK history to win 17 matches or more in one split. The organization was able to get an almost perfect match record of 17-1 during the competition.
Gen.G crowned themselves as the best team in Korea due to their performance in this split and surpassed T1 with two full matches in the loss row in the regular season in the standings. T1 previously dropped three matches during the domestic phase and finished the split with a 15-3 record. The team was also the only squad this summer to rob Gen.G of a match after defeating them with a 2-1 scoreline in July.
Besides that, this summer, Gen.G came out victorious in around 35 individual matches with only five losses. The impressive game record of 35-5 can be equated to an 87.5 percent winning percentage in the team’s individual games this summer.
The score is the most notable single split mark made by any squad in the history of LCK, including T1. No Korean squad has won as many individual matches in a split with such a small number of losses. 14 of Gen.G’s 17 games won during this plot were reportedly via a two-game sweep.
The team was the reigning champions of the Spring Split and ended their regular season with an impressive 18-0 record. T1 recorded no losses and rounded out their phenomenal performance by besting DRX for the LCK Spring Split. They were the only team in LCK history to finish a split without losing a single series and broke their own record of the highest LCK victories in a split with a 14-0 record.
Gen.G had an impressive near-sweep during the awards season, besides Ruler’s MVP win. Four players from the team were placed on the first All-Pro team. Go “Score” Dong-bin, the team’s first-year head coach, was also awarded the title of LCK Coach of the Year.
In their first postseason game of the Summer Split, set to take place this week, Gen.G will return to the LCK stage. They will directly get into the second-round of the LCK playoffs and be given the opportunity during their semifinal match on August 20 to pick their opponents.