Cloud9’s jungler Robert “Blaber” Huang is the 2020 LCS Spring Split MVP. Cloud9 collected its final award of the season. Cloud9 claimed all the spots in the All-Pro Team and the Coach of the Split award. The jungler is receiving the most important award of the split in his first as a starter.
This is confirmation that Blaber is, in fact, LCS material. In the offseason, Cloud9 and Blaber received backlash from the community, due to allegedly over-aggressive, reckless play. Blaber proved that not only is he a good replacement for Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen, but he can get the same recognition as MVP of the season.
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Blaber, previously known as “blaberfish2,” played in NA Scouting Grounds 2017 as part of Team Ocean Drake, which also included Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme and Thomas “Zaboutine” Si-Hassen as its coach. While Vulcan was drafted by Clutch Gaming, Blaber ended up in Cloud9 Academy. The 18-year-old debuted in the LCS in the 2018 LCS Summer Split, that same year he attended the World Championship with Cloud9.
Blaber was the starter for part of the 2019 World Championship and soon afterward, was announced as the full-time starter for 2020. Cloud9 and head coach Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu have supported and believed in Blaber from the start. The organization invested in his development and is now reaping the rewards.
The young player has established himself as the best jungler in the region after only one split as the starter. His mechanical prowess and creative macro play make him one of the best talents to come out of North America. Blaber is a breath of fresh air in the LCS, a region that shuffles around the same group of native talent and recycles players from Europe and Korea.
Blaber has one last mission before the end of the split, he must guide Cloud9 to victory in the LCS finals. If Cloud9 is crowned as the 2020 LCS Spring champion, it would be the first title earned by the team since 2014.