In the evening of December 22 (Vietnam time), the LCK Organizing Committee opened the LCK Awards 2022. This is the annual award of the LCK region to honor individuals and groups with achievements. excellent last season. The event had the presence of the players, the coaching staff of the teams and the results this time brought many surprises.
With an acceptable year, especially the longest unbeaten streak in LCK and League of Legends history, T1 members were honored at this LCK Awards. While Zeus was picked Top laner of the year, Keria was no exception for the title of Support of the year and Oner was the Jungler of the year. In addition, Faker, Gumayusi, Zeus and Keria are also 4/5 members of the typical Spring 2022 lineup.
As for Gen.G Esports (Gen.G), even though they won the LCK Summer 2022, they only brought home a collective award as the typical lineup. Only Ruler has added ADC of the year after his brilliant performances from Spring to Summer and Worlds 2022. However, he has now moved to the LPL and is not present at the event. this time.
But most notably, is player Zeka – the defending champion of Worlds 2022. Although there has been a quite successful Worlds, in fact, Zeka’s domestic achievements are not commensurate. He and DRX almost lost their Worlds spot. This young player also did not make it into the group of 3 typical squads in both Spring and Summer.
However, Zeka won the title of Player of the year and Mid laner of the year. The incident immediately caused controversy on many LoL forums in the LCK as well as internationally. According to many arguments, while Faker and Chovy both had brighter domestic performances than Zeka, they were empty-handed in the individual categories. Not to mention, this is the LCK Awards, so it’s not really fair to get the results of Worlds 2022.
The questions of LCK fans are directed towards the event organizers as well as Riot in the LCK area. Because, this award has too many inadequacies and it is the organizers who have to answer fans’ questions. And a clear and reasonable explanation can ease the frustration of many viewers after this 2022 LCK Awards.