Svenskeren
Dennis Johnsen 
Denmark
Cloud9
Joins top-tier NA team in Cloud9
November 27, 2017
As announced on Monday on Cloud9's website, Svenskeren has joined Cloud9.
ANALYSIS
First and foremost, good for Svenskeren. TSM's preferred playstyle never truly meshed with Svenskeren's, so while this is a sad split for some, it was one that fits both parties. The real head-scratcher here, though, is why Cloud9 would replace Contractz with Svenskeren, particularly after Contractz had an incredible rookie season. Don't underestimate Svenskeren, though, especially if coach Reapered can help him adapt to and excel in a new system. Cloud9 will face a steep learning curve to reclaim its spot on top of the NA LCS, but Svenskeren is the kind of player that can help them reach familiar heights.
Free Agent
No longer with TSM
November 24, 2017
Svenskeren and TSM have parted ways, according to a recent announcement on TSM's website.
ANALYSIS
Svenskeren is often criticised for his time on TSM, but it should be noted that he was still a strong domestic jungler. It's tough to say if any other team will want to take a risk and sign Svenskeren, considering his recent poor performances, but TSM is nothing if not the pressure cooker of western junglers. With two Europeans coming in, TSM needed to replace Svenskeren to field its new bottom lane, so there might be some questions as to whether Svenskeren was replaced out of a desire to upgrade or sheer necessity. Regardless, this move is one that should benefit both sides, with TSM looking to revamp for Season 8 and Svenskeren looking to return to peak performance. The post also noted that Svenskeren has already found a new home, though where remains to be seen.
Finally steps up
October 14, 2017
Svenskeren ended TSM's Saturday win over Misfits with a 4/1/14 KDA as Sejuani.
ANALYSIS
Svenskeren was able to finally have a breakout game at the World Championships in the win over Misfits. He was involved in 18 of 19 kills, finishing with the second highest kill and assist total in the game. This was a big win for TSM as they tied the head-to-head record against Misfits.
Unable to stop Hauntzer from being decimated
October 14, 2017
Svenskeren went just 0/5/0 in TSM's loss at the hands of Flash Wolves on Saturday at the 2017 World Championship.
ANALYSIS
Playing on Gragas in this contest, Svenskeren was simply unfit to really do much of anything against Flash Wolves. He tried early on to help Haunzter bounce back from the first blood death, but he simply got his top laner killed with impunity. As the game drew on, Svenskeren himself started to get dropped over and over for a game-high five deaths. This was just the rotten cherry on top of TSM's poor second week of the group stages here in China.
More struggles in the TSM jungle
October 12, 2017
Svenskeren went 0/2/7 as TSM took down Team WE on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Svenskeren's early game on Gragas was weak once again on Saturday, as he accounted for his team's first two deaths in an otherwise quiet early game. Thankfully, he was able to redeem himself with a gorgeous Explosive Cask to split up WE in an early skirmish, allowing TSM to take Baron and control the remainder of the game.
Rocky start to the World Championship
October 12, 2017
Svenskeren ended TSM's Friday win over Flash Wolves with a KDA of 0/5/5.
ANALYSIS
Not all of Svenskeren's deaths on Gragas in this game can be attributed to him alone. After all, TSM's repeated decisions to contest Rift Herald forced Sven to stand in front of his teammates, where he was an unmissable target for the enemy Sejuani ultimate. Still, Svenskeren was caught out multiple times in the early game, and failed to accomplish much of anything in the meantime. His frontlining and Explosive Casks later on were solid, but having five out of eight TSM deaths doesn't look good.
Poor Worlds play continues
October 9, 2017
Svenskeren ended TSM's Sunday loss to Misfits with a 0/3/3 KDA as Sejuani.
ANALYSIS
Svenskeren's poor run of form at the World Championships continued Sunday as TSM dropped a match many expected them to win. Sven was involved in only three of seven TSM kills, tying Hauntzer for the third-highest assist total on the team. Svenskeren ends Week 1 with a pedestrian 0/10/15 KDA after three games.
Comes through when it counts
September 3, 2017
Svenskeren went an overall 7/9/41 KDA in TSM's 3-1 Sunday victory over Immortals.
ANALYSIS
Svenskeren's Zac in Game 2 didn't look too great, as he was bullied early and never really got off the ground. However, in TSM's three wins, in which he played Gragas, Svenskeren looked solid. He was able to pull off early ganks, and more importantly, had fantastic skill usage in fights. Not only did he know exactly when to pull the trigger with the Body Slam/Flash combo, but his Explosive Casks were placed perfectly in the majority of teamfights. This was especially key in Game 4, where TSM were behind a ton of gold, and needed perfection in their engagements to take the win. Svenskeren provided, teaming up with Biofrost on Rakan to execute fights immaculately, leading to TSM win.
Good enough in victories, but shabby in sole loss
August 29, 2017
Svenskeren posted a 2/10/38 KDA in Team SoloMid's 3-1 series victory over Team Dignitas on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Svenskeren played Gragas in Games 1, 2 and 4, and Rek'Sai in Game 3. He won all three of his Gragas games, and his best moments were during the early game. He slowly fell off in terms of playmaking ability as the game went on, but his team was so far ahead in those games that it didn't really matter. He's typically pretty strong during the playoffs, but his entire team was firing on all cylinders down the stretch. His Rek'Sai was pretty shoddy through the loss in game 3, but Rek'Sai from behind isn't a very strong pick anyway. Either way, Svenskeren was good enough in the series, but he definitely has more room to show up, like he's done in the past.
Controls map from jungle
August 7, 2017
Svenskeren went 2/9/28 when TSM swept CLG on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Svenskeren was a huge jungle presence all throughout this series against CLG on Sunday. While OmarGod managed to keep somewhat even with him in the second game, Svenskeren was simply on another level for the majority of the series. He always seemed to know where to be in teamfights and just generally around the map. He also kept a strong hold over the neutral objectives, which allowed TSM to keep ahead from start to finish. Things got a bit dicey in Game 2 as CLG was as pesky as they always are, but TSM still recovered to pick up the win and secure the number one seed.
Small hiccups not enough to cost series
August 7, 2017
Svenskeren earned a series KDA of 1/6/19 in TSM's 2-0 sweep against Phoenix 1.
ANALYSIS
Starting things off on Gragas, Svenskeren had a decent performance that allowed his team to claim a convincing Game 1 victory. Although he wasn't involved in quite as many kills as the other members of his team, he secured a plethora of neutral objectives, buffing his team so that teamfights went handedly in their favor. As a result, TSM was able to take a swift 26-minute Game 1 victory. Game 2 didn't go nearly as smoothly as Svenskeren was outclassed in the early game. However, despite falling behind, Svenskeren still secured objectives for his team; something that proved crucial during the later stages of the game. After scaling, he won a pair of teamfights with TSM, turning the tides of the game and ultimately securing victory. As a result, TSM closed out the series 2-0.
Bounced back after Baron botch in Game 2
July 24, 2017
Svenskeren posted a 8/7/27 KDA in Team SoloMid's 2-1 series victory against Echo Fox on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Svenskeren had solid performances throughout the series and it started with a 1/2/10 KDA outing on Maokai in Game 1. He easily locked down targets for TSM as it took over in the late game. In Game 2 Svenskeren participated in all but one of TSM's kills as he finished with a 0/2/10 KDA. Svenskeren and Doublelift botched securing a Baron kill late that EF used to break open its base. TSM managed to chase EF out of its base, but chased too far and allowed a back door split push to tie up the series. In Game 3 Svenskeren made a questionable early call that gave up first blood. However, he got a kill back shortly after he respawned. Svenskeren rotated well throughout the second half as TSM dominated teamfights and objectives on its way to a series victory.
Comes up short in jungle
July 23, 2017
Svenskeren tallied a KDA of 3/7/12 in TSM's loss against Dignitas on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Svenskeren was on Sejuani in both games, and was so-so in the series. He started off Game 1 with a first blood on ShrimP and was not terrible at all, but just generally average. When you think back to his performance, it's not necessarily memorable at all. They tried to teamfight in the game, but Dignitas were just too good. Moving into Game 2, he stuck with Sejuani and was just as muddled. He couldn't stand up to the overall pressure of ShrimP in the jungle, which simply put TSM at a bit of a disadvantage in the loss.
Caps off fantastic tournament with a sweep
July 9, 2017
Svenskeren's scoreline was 14/3/31 at the end of TSM's 3-0 dismantling of UoL in the finals of Rift Rivals on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Svenskeren looked stellar for the majority of Rift Rivals, and this series was no exception. He dominated on Kha'Zix for the second time this tourney in Game 1, as he found an early triple kill off an ambitious UoL dive early on. From there, he had no trouble picking apart the enemy backline en route to a 6/0/9 KDA. His Game 2 on Lee Sin was no less impressive, as he went 3/0/4 in just over 12 minutes off of TSM's first seven kills. He did have an overly aggressive dive that nearly threw the game into Unicorns' favor, but respawned to come to his own rescue and steal Baron. Svenskeren returned to Kha'Zix for Game 3, in what was a much closer match. He still found assists on his team's first three kills, but couldn't manage to snowball in the same way as before. Regardless, TSM's scaling and superb teamfighting granted it their third straight victory of the set to take the tournament.
Fast early game helps give TSM the lead
July 5, 2017
Svenskeren finished TSM's win over G2 with a 3/4/11 KDA as Elise.
ANALYSIS
Svenskeren had a great early game, picking up an assist during a 2-vs-2 fight in the top lane, and was involved in three kills in the first 11 minutes of the game. He had four assists in the first teamfight, snowballing TSM's lead. Svenskeren was involved in 14 of TSM's 18 kills and helped his side close out the game with superior teamfighting in the late game.
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