Gen.G mid laner Gwak "Bdd" Bo-seong has been unveiled as the Most-valuable-player of the 2020 League of Legends Champions Kore (LCK) Spring Split, ahead of Jeong "Chovy" Ji-hoon and Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok.
Throughout the 2020 LCK Spring Split, Bdd accumulated 1200 MVP points, which was 100 more compared to Chovy, 200 more than KT Rolster ADC Kim "Aiming" Ha-ram and DargonX support Ryu "Keria" Min-seok and 300 more compared to fifth-placed APK Prince's ADC Lee "HyBriD" Woo-jin, as well as DAMWON's top laner Jang "Nuguri" Ha-gwon.
The 21-year-old mid laner began his career as a professional League of Legends player in April 2015, when he got signed by CJ Entur, but it was no until March 2016, when he got promoted to the main roster. Bdd first came into fruition in August 2017, when he helped Longhzu Gaming win the LCK 2017 Summer Split. With his team, Bdd later also won the LCK 2017 Summer Playoffs and finished his maiden World Championship appearance at a fifth-eighth place, following a quarter-finals loss to Samsung Galaxy, who ended up lifting the Summoner's Cup that year.
In January 2018, Longzhu Gaming rebranded into Kingzone DragonX, which saw Kim "Khan" Dong-ha, Moon "Cuzz" Woo-chan, Han "Peanut" Wang-ho, Kim "PraY" Jong-in, Kang "GorillA" Beom-hyun, Kim "Rascal" Kwang-hee and Bdd all leave to join the new organisation.
With Kingzone DragonX, Bdd won 2018 LCK Spring Split regular season and playoffs, finished second at Mid-Season Invitational and at Rift Rivals 2018 LCK-LPL-LMS, to which he added bronze medal from LCK 2018 Summer Split, a fourth-place finish at LCK 2018 SUmmer Playoffs and ended hie venture with Kingzone DragonX with a runners-up finish at Korea Regional Finals 2018.
After Kingzone DragonX failed to reach the World Championship, the Korean team opted to make some huge roster moves, which saw the departure of Rascal, Khan, Peanut, PraY, Gorilla, head coach Kang "Hirai" Dong-hoon and Bdd. Shortly after, Bdd joined KT Rolster, however, failed to see the same success as he did with Kingzone DragonX. KT Rolster started the 2019 season with a top-four finish at KeSPA Cup, and later secured underwhelming ninth-place finish at LCK 2019 Spring Split and an eighth-place finish at LCK 2019 Summer Split.
In November 2019, KT Rolster decided to rebuild their roster, which resulted in the departure of Bdd, who got quickly picked up by Gen.G, as they saw the potential in the young mid laner, who put up a very solid performance in the LCK Summer Split, where he accumulated a 3.38 KDA, 71.2% KPAR, 32.1% KS and 22.4% GS.
After a disappointing run with KT Rolster, Bdd made a comeback in 2020, where he and his jungler Kim "Clid" Tae-min, who arrived from SKT T1 (now T1), put up a standout performance throughout the split. Their mid-jungle synergy proved to be one of the most efficient in the league, which helped Gen.G secure the title of LCK 2020 Spring Split champions, with an exceptional 14-4 record and 70% games win rate (31-13).
Throughout the season, Bdd accumulated the league-third highest KDA (6.73), 8.35 CSPM, 391 GPM, 27.3% KS and 22% GS. In 44 games played throughout the regular season, Bdd played 14 different champions, with Zoe and Azir as two of his most popular picks. Bdd saw the most success with Zoe (83.3% win rate), followed by Azir (66.7% win rate). Besides Azir and Zoem Bdd also played Galio (4 games), Pantheon (3 games), LeBlanc (2 games), Zilean (2 games), Sylas (2 games) and picked Akali, Neeko, Sett, Cassiopeia, Syndry, Taliyah and Yasuo only once. Besides his repute as the Azir and Zoe player, Bdd became known for his lane dominance and strong team fighting, which played a pivotal role in Gen.G's success this split. In total, Bdd secured 148 kills, 60 deaths and 256 assists.
Bdd also made the headlines back in february, when he donated five million Korean Won, which is over US $4,000 to the National Disaster Relief Foundation to aid fight the coronavirus outbreak.
Gwak "Bdd" Bo-seong
Written by KrajnikT
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