League of Legends

Berserker, Zven Absent from Cloud9 Bot Lane to Start 2022 LCS Summer Split

Cloud9 Academy ADC Calvin "k1ng" Truong and support Mitchell "Destiny" Shaw have subbed into the starting lineup to open up LCS Summer Split action.
Cloud9 Academy ADC Calvin "k1ng" Truong and support Mitchell "Destiny" Shaw have subbed into the starting lineup to open up LCS Summer Split action. / Image courtesy of Cloud9

Citing "lost passports and COVID cases," support Jesper "Zven" Svenningsen and AD Carry Kim "Berserker" Min-cheol will see delayed starts to their 2022 LCS Summer Split for Cloud9.

Cloud9 Academy AD carry Calvin "k1ng" Truong and support Mitchell "Destiny" Shaw have subbed into the starting lineup to open up the action.

"Between a couple of lost passports and COVID cases," the Cloud9 League of Legends Twitter wrote Friday, "our team has had to spend additional time evaluating our options for this week and the start of the split. While this lineup is expected for some, moving variables left a different lineup up as a possibility until yesterday."

At the time of publication, Cloud9 has posted an 0-2 record with the revised lineup, which also includes top laner Ibrahim "Fudge" Allami playing remotely out of health and safety precautions.

Of the two missing players, it appears Zven is much more likely to make a return soon, as teased by both the support himself and the Cloud9 LoL Twitter.

On June 6, Nick "LS" De Cesare seemingly first revealed on stream that Berserker lost his passport containing his U.S. Visa.

In the clip, LS went on to speculate that the process to reapply for everything, if needed, could take 4-5 weeks.

In a post-game interview with Dot Esports Friday, Fudge said that the starting bot lane is expected to return to the LCS stage by week three.