Alvaro “SunPayus” Garcia, ENCE's Spanish AWPer, has been awarded the MVP medal at IEM Dallas 2023
ESL has crowned Alvaro “SunPayus” Garcia as the HLTV x 1xBet MVP right after ENCE's convincing win against MOUZ in the grand finals, securing a well-deserved $100,000 reward.
In a groundbreaking moment for Spanish esports, SunPayus makes history as he becomes the first-ever player from the Southwest European country to be crowned with the HLTV MVP award. His unwavering impact was felt throughout ENCE's remarkable campaign, which culminated in their core's first-ever Big Event victory. Notable wins against FaZe, Astralis, and Complexity propelled the team's success.
ENCE se proclama campeón de la IEM Dallas 2023 y SunPayus se lleva el MVP.
➤ Ganan el primer titulo con el equipo europeo, el ultimo torneo que gano el club fue en 2019 y en Madrid, la BLAST Pro Series con un roster finlandés.
— Aitor Fernández (@SOKERCS) June 4, 2023
SunPayus proved to be a game-changer for the Finnish side, consistently delivering impressive performances. He achieved ratings of 1.15 or higher in each of their map victories, played crucial roles in close matches against Astralis and FaZe, and emerged as ENCE's highest-rated player in four out of their five matches.
The former Movistar Rider man's remarkable performance placed him prominently on several event leaderboards. He achieved an impressive overall rating of 1.27 across 11 maps, securing the second spot. With 0.79 kills per round, he earned the fifth position, while his exceptional 0.54 deaths per round ranked him at number three. SunPayus's dominance with the AWP was evident as he secured the top position with 0.46 AWP kills per round. His impactful contributions, furthermore, resulted in a solid fourth position with a 1.30 impact rating.
David “frozen” Čerňanský emerged as SunPayus's biggest rival for the award in the grand finals. Displaying an impressive track record throughout the tournament, frozen continued to deliver an outstanding performance in the title-deciding match. It is almost certain that he will be recognized as the top Exceptionally Valuable Player.