DWG KIA beat Hanwha Life Esports, now sole leaders of 2021 LCK Spring Split|Dot Esports
DAMWON and ShowMaker proved to the world why they’re still the kings of the LCK.
DWG KIA beat Hanwha Life Esports 2-0 today in the 2021 LCK Spring Split. This win puts DK in the driver’s seat of the LCK this split because they now sit alone atop the league’s ladder with a 5-1 record.
Entering this League of Legends series, both teams were resting on 4 wins and aiming to show themselves as the greatest hazard in the LCK. Remarkably, HLE decided to field DuDu in the leading lane over Morgan, who’s been starting for the group in all of their recent matches. It didn’t make much of a difference in the end, however, considering that DK really bent on the one group that looked to threaten their claim as the kings of Korea.
The first game measured up to the buzz of a real top-of-the-table clash. Both teams traded blow for blow in a game that was never convincingly favored to one side till it was called. Ultimately, it was a wise Quinn performance from DK’s top laner Khan that assisted his group safe and secure video game one.
For HLE, Deft and Vsta used their Senna pick to carve out an early-game lead for the squad. Having this severe range advantage over the other bot lane helped push the waves much faster, enabling more aggressive and proactive strolling from HLE’s bot lane duo, which assisted produce early map pressure.
Through a lapse of judgment by HLE in the mid game, the second Rift Herald that was protected by DK was allowed to take 2 towers, exposing HLE’s base and handing over their early-game lead.
Regardless of coming out on top of a few skirmishes across the map, HLE spent for this mistake. DK’s leading laner Khan on Quinn established a strong splitpush that required HLE to play from within their own base. From there, DK stormed the opposing team’s Nexus and took the win.
The second video game was much various. It was less methodical and more of an absolute unpleasant bloodbath.
The craziness started in the draft, which saw HLE’s Deft and Vsta pick up a Vayne and Senna bot lane to help cut through the tanky nature of DK’s Sion in the top lane. However this combination was eventually poked out of lane by DK’s aggressive Seraphine assistance pick and they were made rather worthless due to their low CS.
HLE were getting bullied all over the map, but they found a chance to grab the first drake of the video game and decided to take the danger to relieve some of the map pressure that was mounting on their backs. However regardless of being able to protect the goal, it was the battle instantly continuing the drake that sealed the fate of HLE.
Simply 13 minutes into the game, ShowMaker’s Zoe scored three eliminates and five assists– and he wasn’t going to be stopped from there. The so appropriately put “level six feast in the river,” fed the DK mid laner beyond belief. And when it was all said and done, he finished with a KDA of 11/0/11 and gamer of the match honors to assist DK declare the uncontested leading spot in the LCK.
Following this win, DK (5-1) are now the frontrunners of the 2021 LCK Spring Split. Their next matchup protests Liiv Sandbox on Friday, Feb. 5 at 2am CT