Santorin

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Santorin
FLY Santorin 2020 Split 1.png
Background Information
NameLucas Tao Kilmer Larsen
Country of BirthDenmark Denmark
BirthdayMay 6, 1997 (age 23)
Residency
NA
 North America
Prev Residencies
EU
 Europe
Competitive
TeamFlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuest
RoleJungler
Favorite ChampsLee SinSquare.pngKha'ZixSquare.png
Soloqueue IDsiPG Santorin, Swagtorin, HotGuy6Pack (NA), TSM Superman (KR), KoreanBBQ OP (KR), H2K Santorin (EUW)
Social Media & Links
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Team History
Jun 2013 - Jun 2013
Jungler
Intellectual Playgroundlogo std.pngIntellectual Playground
Jun 2013 - Nov 2013
Jungler
Vengeance eSportslogo std.pngVengeance eSports
Nov 2013 - Jan 2014
Jungler
Intellectual Playgroundlogo std.pngIntellectual Playground
Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
Jungler
The Fox Soundlogo std.pngThe Fox Sound
Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
Jungler
TNP Gaming EUlogo std.pngTNP Gaming EU
May 2014 - Oct 2014
Jungler
Team Coastlogo std.pngTeam Coast
Nov 2014 - Oct 2015
Jungler
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMid
Dec 2015 - Feb 2016
Jungler
Humalogo std.pngHuma
Feb 2016 - Mar 2016
Jungler
Emberlogo std.pngEmber
Apr 2016 - Aug 2016
Jungler
NRG Esportslogo std.pngNRG Esports
Dec 2016 - Oct 2017
Jungler
Gold Coin Unitedlogo std.pngGold Coin United
Dec 2017 - Feb 2018
Jungler
H2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaming
May 2018 - Present
Jungler
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuest

Lucas "Santorin" (▶️ listen) Tao Kilmer Larsen is a League of Legends esports player, currently jungler for FlyQuest.

Biography[edit]

Santorin started playing video games when he was 4-5 years old. Before he went to League of Legends, he was a football player and a very good Counter Strike player. His League of Legends career started when he was searching for something new, after he got tired of Counter Strike, this was part way through season 2.

Season 3[edit]

Santorin joined Intellectual Playground halfway through the season, but chose to join Vengeance eSports soon after. Towards the end of the season, Santorin returned to Intellectual Playground, and got the chance to play in his first major tournament, DreamHack Winter 2013 where he and the team came in 3rd, losing to SK Gaming in the semifinals. Santorin and the team also played in the WePlay LoL Invitational, coming in 2nd behind the same SK Gaming lineup.

2014 Season[edit]

Santorin left Intellectual Playground at the start of the season in order to join The Fox Sound. With the team he competed in only minor tournaments, and managed to win the Week 17 EUW Challenger Series Cup. After a few months, the team's roster departed from the organization to join TNP Gaming EU, though Santorin and the team left soon after.

After leaving TNP, Santorin went through a period where he subbed for Cloud 9 Eclipse. It was during this time that he was first noticed within the competitive scene. He competed with the team first at the Copenhagen Games 2014, where they placed 2nd. He was then invited to play with the team in the LCS Summer Promotion, though Santorin and the team lost to SUPA HOT CREW in their promotion match-up.

Just a month later, Santorin joined NA-based Team Coast. His first test with the team was the Challenger Summer Series #1, where they placed 1st, beating Team LoLPro in the final. Soon after this, Santorin and the team won Challenger Summer Series #2, this time beating Curse Academy in the final. Their performance in this tournament resulted in the team's qualification for the Challenger Summer Playoffs. Coast came in 3rd in the playoffs after beating Team LoLPro in the third-place match, meaning they had secured themselves a spot in the LCS Spring Promotion.

Unfortunately for Santorin, Team Coast lost their promotion match-up against Evil Geniuses.NA, though the team would still have another shot at qualifying for the LCS in the Spring Expansion. Santorin also won Season X of the National ESL Pro Series during his time with Team Coast.

On October 27, 2014, Santorin left Team Coast along with LOD; they were replaced by Impaler and Jesiz. On November 27, after an extended trial and rumors circulating that he was to join the team, Team SoloMid officially announced that Santorin would be their new starting jungler, replacing Amazing after his departure from the team and his return to Europe in October.[18]

2015 Preseason[edit]

TSM were the North American team invited to IEM San Jose, the first event that Santorin played with the team. They were seeded directly into the semifinals, but unexpectedly lost 0-2 to Unicorns of Love, who had just qualified for the European LCS.

2015 Season[edit]

TSM began the 2015 Spring Split with an 8-2 record after five weeks, holding first place during every week after the first. By virtue of their standing after the fifth week of the split, TSM was invited to the IEM Season IX World Championship. There, they defeated Team WE, CJ Entus (marking their first tournament win over a Korean team), and the yoe Flash Wolves to advance to the finals of the event, where they swept Team WE 3-0 to win the title. Though TSM themselves did not play against the GE Tigers at all (then undefeated in the LCK), or against any Korean team in a multi-game series, they still made history by being the first North American team to win an international event with Korean teams present since Chicks Dig ELO at the 2011 World Cyber Games and the first Western team to do so since Gambit Gaming at IEM Katowice in 2013.

TSM finished the spring season with a 13-5 record, giving them the top seed into the playoffs. After defeating Team Impulse and then Cloud9, TSM won their third North American championship, tying Cloud9's record of most North American LCS championships won to date. Their victory also gave them the North American seed to the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational, where they looked to replicate their IEM success. However, the team underperformed in the group stage, winning only their match against wild card Beşiktaş and not qualifying for playoffs.

In the summer split of LCS, TSM started relatively strong, sitting at a 8-2 record at the end of week 5. However, they fell to fifth place by week 9, their lowest regular-season placement to date. In the playoffs, TSM beat Gravity Gaming and Team Liquid in the first two rounds, winning both series 3-1. In the finals, held at Madison Square Garden in New York City, they faced off against long-time rivals CLG and lost in a convincing 3-0 series. TSM had already qualified for Worlds after their semifinal win due to their Championship Points from the spring split, and they ended up with the second seed from North America.

TSM were drawn into Group D, which instantly became known as the "Group of Death" or the "Group of TSM's Death" due to LGD Gaming and KT Rolster being favorites to win it; Origen was the last team drawn in. LGD massively underperformed expectations, however, and TSM took a game off them in the first round robin. However, at the same time Origen overperformed, and ultimately KT Rolster and Origen made it out of groups; TSM lost their second game against LGD and ended up in last place with a 1-5 record.

2016 Season[edit]

Santorin left TSM after the 2015 World Championship, stating that would "most likely not be playing competitive League of Legends anymore" in his statement accompanying the announcement.[19] Despite that announcement, he joined European Challenger team Huma in December, along with Werlyb, Godbro, HolyPhoenix, and je suis kaas. After an open qualifier second-place finish and main qualifier bracket win, Huma qualified to the EUCS, where they finished the season with a 3-1-1 win-tie-loss record and in second place.

Santorin did not remain with the team for the playoffs, opting instead to return to North America to play for NA Challenger team Ember due to their starting jungler Contractz being underage.[20][21] Even though Ember had the option to play with Contractz for the playoffs and use Santorin only for the summer promotion tournament, should they qualify, they opted to start Santorin immediately. However, they lost 3-1 to Team Dragon Knights in the semifinals and did not advance. After their failure to qualify for the LCS, Ember released all of their players except for Contractz, and Santorin left the team.[22]

After Ember, Santorin joined NRG eSports in April, as part of a rebuilt roster including himself, Quas, KiWiKiD, and Ohq along with GBM from the team's spring split run. The roster proved unsuccessful, and NRG were consistently in eighth place week after week in the summer split until they fell to ninth in week 9. In the promotion tournament, they lost first to Cloud9 Challenger and then to Echo Fox in back-to-back 3-0 sweeps and were relegated to the NACS. After relegation, Santorin announced his free agency.[23]

2017 Season[edit]

Santorin ended up joining Gold Coin United, who had purchased NRG's NACS slot, along with former Team Liquid Academy top laner Solo, former Liquid mid laner Fenix, former Nova eSports bot laner Rikara, and legendary Korean support Madlife. Veteran bot laner Mash also joined the team in January, and split time with Rikara for the first three weeks of the Spring Season before becoming the starter. After a slow start, the team surged with Mash, and ended up tied with Tempo Storm for second place with a 7-3 game record. They beat Tempo Storm in the ensuing tiebreaker, then swept them in the playoff semifinals, followed by a 3-1 defeat of EUnited in the playoff finals. This qualified them for the NA LCS 2017 Summer Promotion with the best possible seed. The promotion tournament started well with a 3-1 defeat of Team EnVyUs, putting GCU just a single series win away from the NA LCS. However, they proceeded to lose heartbreaking back-to-back 3-2 series against Team Liquid and EnVyUs, sending the team back to the Challenger Series.

Santorin remained with GCU for the the summer season. The team again finished second in the regular season, before defeating Tempo Storm and eUnited in the playoffs, giving them a second try at promotion. However, their previous experience didn't seem to help, as GCU lost the first series 3-2 to Phoenix1, despite nearly pulling off a reverse sweep, then were swept by EUnited in the loser's bracket. With the NA LCS franchising for the 2018 season, the team then disbanded.

2018 Season[edit]

Santorin joined H2k Gaming for the EU LCS 2018 Spring, along with SmittyJ, Caedrel, Sheriff, and PromisQ, in what was his first-ever stint in the top league of his birth region. However, after a 1-5 start over the first three weeks, the team announced that mid laner Caedrel would be role swapping to jungle to make room for the newly acquired Selfie, and Santorin left the team.

Santorin's next action would come in the summer, when he returned to North America and joined FlyQuest along with support Kwon and mid laner Keane. These moves seemed ineffective to start, and the team began the summer season 1-3, so Kwon was demoted to academy and JayJ was promoted to take his place. FlyQuest established themselves as a solid middle of the pack team after that, finishing the season 10-8, in a three-way tie for third place. However, they lost to 100 Thieves and TSM in the tiebreaker matches, dropping them into sixth place, and were immediately swept by 100 Thieves in the playoff quarterfinals, ending their season without enough Championship Points to play in the worlds gauntlet.

2019 Season[edit]

Along with bot laner Wildturtle and JayJ, Santorin remained with FlyQuest for 2019. They were joined by rookie top lane and former RivenSquare.png Riven one-trick V1per and veteran three-time LCS champion mid laner Pobelter. Expectations for this new roster were not particularly high, but they got off to a 3-1 start in the LCS 2019 Spring. The team cooled off after that, but remained in the top six. In Week 8, they clinched a playoff seed with an upset of first place Team Liquid, then beat Golden Guardians in a Week 9 tiebreaker to take the fourth seed. Santorin, in particular, was praised for his aggressive play and was the only player not on one of the top three regular-season finishers to make an All-Pro Team. Their tiebreaker victory gave FlyQuest side selection in a rematch against the Guardians in the quarterfinals, where FlyQuest initially dropped to a 2-1 deficit but came back to take the series in five games on the back of strong play by Pobelter and V1per. Showing how much the victory meant to him, a visibly emotional Santorin was brought to tears during the post-game interview at what was his first playoff victory at the LCS level since he had left TSM. Unfortunately, the fun ended there, as they were subsequently swept by eventual champions Team Liquid, finishing fourth due to having a lower regular-season finish than Cloud9.

Despite FlyQuest's strong spring performance, they got off to a 1-5 start in the LCS 2019 Summer, prompting JayJ to be replaced by the newly acquired Wadid. Although the team would register a 2-0 Week 5, they would never be in serious playoff contention and finished the season in ninth place with a 5-13 record. Santorin especially seemed to have regressed from his strong play in spring towards a more passive style. Their spring performance did still give FlyQuest a slot in the Regional Finals, but they lost 3-1 to Clutch Gaming, ending their season.

Trivia[edit]

  • His main champion is Lee SinSquare.png Lee Sin.
  • Never uses the ingame sound.
  • The meaning of his name is nothing special - his Swedish friend just came up with it
  • In the second week of the 2015 NA LCS Spring Split with TSM, Santorin's combined KDA was 0/0/24; he assisted in 24 of TSM's 26 total kills.
  • Outstanding Rookie of the 2015 Season NA LCS Spring Split.[24]
  • Criticized occasionally for being an excessively passive jungler, with some referring to him derogatorily as a "living ward".
  • Is in a relationship with Twitch streamer KayPea.

Tournament Results[edit]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Santorin Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2020-04-190020002 LCS 2020 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3Cloud9logo std.pngC9
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY V1per,  Solo,  Santorin,  PowerOfEvil,  WildTurtle,  IgNar,  Curry,  DLim
2020-03-290040004 LCS 2020 Spring
10 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY V1per,  Solo,  Santorin,  PowerOfEvil,  WildTurtle,  IgNar,  Curry,  DLim
2019-09-060040004 LCS 2019 Regional Finals
1 : 3Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY V1per,  Santorin,  Pobelter,  WildTurtle,  Wadid,  Invert,  Cop
2019-08-040090009 LCS 2019 Summer
5 - 13Blanklogo std.pngRR
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY V1per,  Santorin,  Pobelter,  WildTurtle,  JayJ,  Wadid,  Invert,  Cop
2019-04-070040004 LCS 2019 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY V1per,  Santorin,  Pobelter,  WildTurtle,  JayJ,  Invert,  Cop
2019-03-240040004 LCS 2019 Spring
9 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY V1per,  Santorin,  Maxi,  Pobelter,  WildTurtle,  JayJ,  Invert,  Cop
2018-08-260050065 - 6 NA LCS 2018 Summer Playoffs
0 : 3100 Thieveslogo std.png100
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY Flame,  Santorin,  Keane,  WILDTURTLE,  JayJ,  Saintvicious,  Invert
2018-08-200060006 NA LCS 2018 Summer
10 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY Flame,  Santorin,  Keane,  WILDTURTLE,  Kwon,  JayJ,  Saintvicious
2018-03-170050005 EU LCS 2018 Spring
8 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
H2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2K Smittyj,  Santorin,  Shook,  Caedrel,  Selfie,  Sheriff,  promisq,  Veteran
2017-08-13bbbbbbNQ NA LCS 2018 Spring Promotion
0 : 3EUnitedlogo std.pngEUN
Gold Coin Unitedlogo std.pngGCU Solo,  Santorin,  Fly,  Rikara,  MadLife,  Whyin,  Locodoco

Media[edit]

  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

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External Links[edit]

Name Pronunciation

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