LPL groups remove LCK teams on very first day of Mid-Season Cup
Both LCK teams, T1 and DWG, failed to certify for MSC semifinals on Thursday while DRX and Gen.G will play to keep LCK hopes alive on Friday. (Riot Games).
League of Legends Champions of Korea (LCK) teams T1 and Damwon Video Gaming (DWG), failed to get approved for the semifinals of Mid-Season Cup (MSC) on Thursday, ceding the certifying ticket to League of Legends Pro League (LPL) teams, FunPlus Pheonix (FPX) and Leading Esports (TES).
The four groups played a best of 1 round robin on Thursday.
The day began with a win for T1 in the opening match versus FPX, in which T1 took apart FPX with a poke composition featuring Canna’s Jayce and Faker’s Corki. Although FPX wanted to turn the video game around in the late video game with Khan’s Vladmir, the game ended before 28 minutes as T1 secured four dragons early and removed baron.
Nevertheless, in the second match in between DWG and TES, knight, mid-laner for TES, displayed his mechanical ability with his LeBlanc to go famous with his Mejai’s Soulstealer. Although DWG managed to cut off TES’ marksman position JackeyLove’s Varus and his support Yuumi in a teamfight near 29 minutes, the decision to go to baron proved fatal, ceding 3 eliminates and baron to TES.
The next two matches were within areas as LCK groups DWG and T1 played each other while LPL groups TES and FPX fought. DWG and FPX went out on top, making each group connected at 1:1 after the first 4 games.
The 2 remaining video games, T1 vs. TES and DWG vs. FPX, decided who advances to the semifinals.
Eventually, the LCK teams could not dominate against the might of LPL.
In video game 5 pitting DWG versus FPX, the backward and forward game ended when DWG decided to promote the nexus after taking 2 inhibitors with baron buff at 35 minutes into the video game, leading to all of DWG’s members passing away while all TES members endured.
T1, the first seed of LCK in the spring season, wanted to dominate in the last match of the day, however LPL’s TES revealed no grace. Knight, when again, put on a stellar efficiency on his Ekko, singlehandedly carrying the last team fight near 35 minutes by killing Faker’s Azir.
Other indicate keep in mind during the day was that T1’s use of Yasuo and Gragas in the bottom lane failed both times and LPL team’s use of Wukong in the leading lane was unbeaten, bringing to question the LCK group’s kept reading the meta.
The outcomes were clear regardless of the back and forth within the video games. The first seed and fourth seed groups of LCK lost to the 2nd and third seed teams of LPL.
” I say this again, however LCK is in the position of challengers to LPL. LPL is undoubtedly strong,” stated castor CloudTempler after the games were over on Monday.
” We should have absolutely nothing to state as we played fair and square and lost,” stated castor Jeon Yong-joon.
LCK’s Gen.G Esports (GEN) and DragonX (DRX) deal with LPL’s JD Video gaming and Invictus Video gaming beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday. The hope of LCK lies with GEN and DRX as they try to represent LCK in the semifinals.
By Lim Jang-won ([email protected]) .