In the second round of the 2023 League of Legends Champions Korea Spring Playoffs with Woori Bank, T1 and Gen.G won and secured a ticket to the winner’s bracket.
The League of Legends Champions Korea (‘LCK’), which hosts the Korean professional league of ‘League of Legends (LoL)’ e-sports, will be held on the 25th (Sat) and 26th (Sun) at the LCK Arena located in LoL Park, Jongno-gu, Seoul. In the second round of the 2023 LCK Spring Playoffs held, T1 overcame KT Rolster with a set score of 3-2 after a full set match, and Gen.G announced that they would face off in the winner’s match, defeating Hanwha Life Insurance Esports 3-1.
◆T1 defeats KT Rolster after an all-time great match
T1, who finished the regular spring league in first place, nominated KT Rolster when deciding their opponent for the 2nd round of the playoffs. Since it was an opponent with a record of 2 wins in the spring regular league, it was considered a natural choice and T1’s easy victory was expected.
KT Rolster’s resistance exceeded T1’s expectations. At the end of the regular season, KT Rolster, who had won 6 consecutive victories and was on the rise by defeating Liv Sandbox in the first round of the playoffs, showed outstanding performance enough to drive T1 into a corner.
T1 won the first set by allowing only 1 kill to KT Rolster and took the lead. Even in the second set, T1 was ahead in the early stages, but KT Rolster, led by Jax of ‘Kiin’ Ki-in Kim, turned the game around with a series of victories in the mid-to-late game.
In the 3rd set, T1 reached a match point by overtaking KT Rolster by a 10-kill margin, with jungler Hyun-Jun “Owner” Moon creating kills and assists wherever he went, but KT Rolster reached the match point in the 4th set by AD “Aiming” Kim. Haram’s Jerry led the match to the final set, sweeping 11 kills alone.
The 5th set was an all-time great match. KT Rolster swept the kill early and took a 7-0 lead, but T1 caught up with only the best choice and overturned the kill score and gold gain in the 26th minute. When T1 tried to finish the game, KT Rolster held out in the main camp, and the 5th set, which lasted more than 20 minutes, in the 53rd minute, after T1 won the battle in the Elder Dragon area, KT Rolster blocked even Kim Gi-in’s Jace, who attempted to rob an empty house. T1 took the winner’s match ticket.
◆Gen.G hunts for the ‘Big Game Hunter’ By
winning the 2022 LCK Summer, Gen.G, who has the title of ‘defending champion’, proved once again that he is strong in big games.
On the 26th, Gen. G defeated Dplus Kia in the first round of the playoffs, facing Hanwha Life Insurance Esports, which earned the modifier “big game hunter,” and showed a sense of stability befitting players who have played a lot of big games. The duo, long distance dealer Kim “Faze” Soo-hwan and support “Delight” Hwan-joong Yoo, had relatively little playoff experience, but in the first set, they chose Jerry and Lulu to get 9 kills, shaking off the tension. Gen.G played as Lissandra in the 2nd set, with mid laner ‘Chovy Jung Ji-hoon’ and ‘Peanut’ who chose By.
In the 3rd set, Gen. G came out with an experimental strategy by choosing Pantheon as the support champion, but lost to Hanwha Life Esports. It was confirmed.
T1 and Gen.G, who won in the second round of the playoffs, played a best-of-five match in the winner’s match to be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 1st. Sun) at 3:00 PM, a best-of-five match will be held for tickets to the final round 메이저사이트