League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK), the primary competition for League of Legends esports in South Korea, will begin practically on Jan. 13, with anticipation running high for in 2015’s LoL World Champion winner DWG Kia.

At the 2021 LCK Spring Media Day on Wednesday, the 10 teams in attendance unanimously voted DWG Kia, formerly DAMWON Video gaming, to be the likely winner for the season, expecting it to keep up its winning streak from last year’s LCK 2020 Summertime and LoL World Championship.

DWG Kia has dealt with a couple of problems. It lost one of its players, “Nuguri” Jang Ha-gwon, to FPX of China’s LPL and its head coach Lee Jae-min and coach Yang Dae-in to rival local team T1.

However the group proved it’s still going strong when it claimed a sweeping victory versus Nongshim RedForce at the 2021 League of Legend KeSPA Cup last week.

On the other hand, the video gaming market invites the current modification to the LCK tournament design. Starting this year, the league would be run as a franchise, with the organizer and completing groups to jointly select how to run the video game and share the cumulative revenues.

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