The first rounds of the 2022 LCS Lock In tournament are over and Cloud9 jungler Robert “Blaber” Huang dominated the weekend in terms of KDA.
Over the course of his first three games of the tournament, Blaber ended up pulling off a KDA of 14.3. This incredible stat was gained after Blaber managed to secure 10 kills and 33 assists across the three games.
What’s most impressive is that the aggressive jungler only died three times in total. This puts Blaber almost at the top of the KDA leaderboard, only surpassed by bot laner Steven “Hans Sama” Liv, according to Oracles Elixir.
In the first game, Blaber picked up Jarvan IV against Golden Guardians. Even though C9 won the match fairly easily, Blaber ate two of his three deaths in this game.
Following the win against Golden Guardians, Blaber really started to pop off in the second game opposite FlyQuest. In this win, Blaber styled on his signature Lee Sin and played a flawless game. With a scoreline of five kills, 10 assists, and zero deaths, Blaber padded his stats to help rack up this enormous tally.
Besides the KDA, Blaber is also leading all junglers in CS per minute with a whopping seven. Blaber also managed to secure first blood in two out of three matches and is really proving himself as the early-game menace that C9 needs in this tournament.
For Cloud9 as a whole, the preparation for this tournament has been a bit messy because of visa issues. This means that C9 isn’t playing with its full lineup, but that hasn’t stopped the team from looking like one of the strongest in the region. With a current 3-0 record, Blaber and the rest of C9 are leading group A and have already secured a spot in the quarterfinals.
C9 is yet to face off against the strongest team in the group, 100 Thieves, but right now it seems that they can take the reigning LCS champion down. 100 Thieves has also had a solid start to the tournament with two wins, but dropped an unexpected game to FlyQuest. This set 100 Thieves back a bit and leaves Cloud9 in a perfect position moving forward in the group.
The LCS Lock In continues on Friday, January 21, where C9 will take on 100 Thieves for the first time in this tournament.