It has been the summer of 2016 when Zven took home the EU LCS title with G2 Esports. Now, he is just one step away from winning another major title across the globe.
Throughout the 2019 LCS Spring Split, TSM has been one of the top performing teams in the league. After all their 18 matches, they ended the regular split on the 3rd place with a 13-5 record, right behind Team Liquid and Cloud9.
After eliminating Echo Fox and Cloud9 in the playoffs, TSM is about to face Team Liquid in the grand final of the 2019 LCS Spring Split tomorrow.
However, Zven isn’t the first player coming close to achieving this historic title. The following players all had a chance to achieve this, but ultimately failed doing so:
In 2016, former Immortals players Huni and Reignover were unsuccessful to translate their fantastic regular split performances to Playoffs. Despite finishing their regular splits in first and second place, they ended up losing to TSM and Cloud9 in the Semifinals of Spring and Summer Split 2016 respectively.
In the Spring Split of 2016, YellowStar joined Team Solomid after winning multiple EU LCS titles with Fnatic. The Frenchmen came close to achieving this feat by making the Finals of the same split, but ultimately lost 2-3 against CLG. YellowStar was then replaced by Biofrost in the following Split, with TSM winning the Summer Split of 2016.
Another player who came very close to this achievement twice was Amazing, who won the NA LCS in Summer Split 2014 with TSM. He then went on to join Origen in back when they entered the European Challenger Series in 2015, with the team getting promoted to the EU LCS for Summer Split. In Summer, Origen went to the EU LCS Playoffs Finals, losing 2-3 to Fnatic. Last Summer, Amazing reached the last ever EU LCS Finals with Schalke 04.