Jojopyun becomes just the fourth native NA mid laner to qualify for an international League event since 2014

Last weekend, Evil Geniuses defeated defending champions 100 Thieves in the 2022 LCS Spring Split finals and qualified for the upcoming Mid-Season Invitational, where mid laner jojopyun will make his international debut in Busan, South Korea. The EG player is just the fourth native North American mid laner to participate in an international event since 2014.

The other three native NA mid laners who have competed at international events over the past eight years are Pobelter, Damonte, and Hai. The former has the most appeances on the international stage. He played in four editions of the League of Legends World Championship from 2015 to 2018, and also in MSI. Damonte, meanwhile, played at Worlds 2019, while Hai appeared in Worlds 2014. (In 2015, despite qualifying for Worlds, Hai played as a jungler for C9.)