In the 2020 League of Legends Pro League (LPL), JD Gaming defeated Bilibili Gaming 2-0. JD Gaming has only lost to FunPlus Phoenix this season. With a 5-1 record, JD Gaming has placed themselves at 1st place, tied with eStar.
JD Gaming put Seo “Kanavi” Jin-hyeok in the center this season. Kanavi has been living up to the expectations. Up to this match, Kanavi was awarded five MVPs, tied with Kim “Doinb” Tae-sang in the league. From the main meta picks to carry picks such as Kindred, Sylas, or Nidalee, Kanavi has been leading the team to victory. Especially, he has a 3-0 record on Sylas including today’s match.
Kanavi’s teammates also have been doing quite well. JD Gaming had been the runner-up in last year’s spring split. With Kanavi showing peak performance and with the addition of Lee “LokeN” Dong-wook, JD Gaming has placed themselves in the league as a solid team, washing off the underperformance during last year’s summer split.
In today’s match, JD Gaming delivered great performances. In the first game, they took the initiative from the beginning and won without much trouble. In Game 2, they dominated Bilibili Gaming in teamfights.