LCS Lock In has concluded with Team Liquid lifting the trophy for the second year in a row. The newly formed super team cruised through the finals defeating Evil Geniuses 3-0. Several players in the tournament proved their mettle; however, only a few deserve the title of best. We’ve put together a team with the best performers from Lock-In in each role, since the event has ended.
Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau
Bwipo made his high-profile move to Team Liquid from Fnatic during the offseason. Although TL’s previous top laner Barney “Alphari” Morris was impeccable throughout 2021, Bwipo is undoubtedly a player that is capable of replacing Alphari. He was immense during the entire Lock In tournament and was one of the primary reasons for Team Liquid’s success. Although he was super volatile throughout the tournament, he always got his way at the end. Furthermore, Bwipo had the highest number of solo kills out of any other top laner in Lock In the tournament.
Kim “River” Dong-woo
Diginats was indeed the surprise package of the Lock In tournament. Despite filing out a relatively unknown roster, the team made significant strides, defeating defending LCS champions 100 Thieves in the quarter-finals before losing to eventual winner Team Liquid in a closely contested series. New player Kim “River” Dong-woo was a star for the team and showed everyone why he deserves some spotlight. His gank-heavy playstyle caught many teams off guard, and we can only expect more from him moving forward.
Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg
After a year of being part of the TSM coaching staff, Bjergsen has returned as a professional player. Despite many being skeptical of his return, Bjegsen showed why he is still a force to reckon with. He posted impressive numbers in the finals and was awarded the MVP. Furthermore, he pulled out several champions, which many were not expecting at the begining of the tournament.
Steven “Hans Sama” Liv
The third Team Liquid player on the list, Hans Sama, has been outstanding throughout the tournament. Although not highlighted in many of Team Liquid’s victories, he has been a silent carry. Hans Sama has been fantastic both in the lanining phase and team fights.
Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme
Until the finals of Lock In, Evil Geniuses were arguably the best in NA as they didn’t lose even a single game. The team coordination seemed on point, and young guns in the EG lineup were coming to their groove. Vulcan had been an excellent addition to the EG’s lineup and is one of the shot callers for the team. As always, his unexpected support roams have been very beneficial for EG, and with more time under his belt with Danny, Vulcan and EG will only get better.