On the 20th, DAMWON Gaming played T1 and Afreeca Freecs played kt Rolster in the 2020 League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) Summer Split.
DAMWON Gaming scored first in top lane from the Camille-Twisted Fate-Lillia combination and started to snowball. T1 cut off Kim "Canyon" Geon-bu's Lillia once, but it didn't expand to something bigger. At the third dragon, the two teams confronted each other. The result was a massive win by DAMWON Gaming. They scored an Ace and the game didn't go long after this fight. The global gold difference was more than 10K at the 24-minute mark. After slaying Baron, DAMWON Gaming marched in to score their second Ace before destroying T1's Nexus.
The priority on the top side was exactly the opposite in game 2. T1 had Jayce, Volibear, and Sylas against DAMWON Gaming's Renekton, Sett, and Kassadin. DAMWON Gaming tried to endure the early game for Heo "ShowMaker" Su's Kassadin. T1 tried to speed up the game, but DAMWON Gaming didn't allow them. The two teams exchanged three kills at the fourth dragon. When Kassadin hit level 16, DAMWON Gaming started to move more actively. Although T1 took the Cloud dragon's soul, DAMWON Gaming ended the game by luring T1 out to Baron and ambushing them.
It was kt Rolster who scored the first win. During the invade phase, the two teams gathered at bot for a fight as if it was an ARAM game. Five Flashes were spent and Jin "Mystic" Seong-jun's Ezreal collected a kill. The two teams engaged in several fights before the 5-minute mark and kt Rolster started to inch ahead. By the time Song "Smeb" Kyung-ho solo killed Kim "Kiin" Gi-in's Renekton, kt Rolster was clearly advantageous. The carry lanes of kt Rolster scaled extremely well, and Afreeca Freecs weren't able to stop them. At 30 minutes, kt Rolster ended the game.
First blood came in top lane as Kiin’s Mordekaiser took one step too far. Smeb and Kim “bonO” Gi-beom ran in to pick up the kill. Afreeca Freecs started to strike back as they collected the first Rift Herald, and by winning the fight at the second dragon. The following fights were quite even, but as Afreeca Freecs took Baron and won the fight surrounding it, they started to go ahead. It was impossible to bring down Song “Fly” Yong-jun’s Sett after Afreeca Freecs secured the Mountain Dragon’s soul. The last attempt kt Rolster had was a backdoor while Afreeca Freecs went for Baron. As Afreeca Freecs got the fast recall, they stopped it without much trouble and ended the game.
Fly’s Renekton pressured the mid lane very forcefully in the third game. Son “Ucal” Woo-hyeon’s Sylas was barely able to take his own CS. Through the priority in mid lane, Afreeca Freecs started to spread their priority into other lanes, but as Renekton overextended in a dragon fight, kt Rolster evened the game out. At the 22-minute mark, Smeb’s Gnar had an amazing 3-man stun which led to a massive win by kt Rolster and Baron. However, Afreeca Freecs didn’t go down easy. They endured kt Rolster’s attacks blow after blow and caught up. The sixth dragon awarded kt Rolster the Infernal Dragon’s soul, but Afreeca Freecs took the Elder Dragon buff which allowed them to end the game. Through this win, Afreeca secured the last spot for the playoffs.
2020 LCK Summer Split August 20th Results
DAMWON Gaming 2 : 0 T1
Afreeca Freecs 2 : 1 kt Rolster
2020 LCK Summer Split Standings
1st DAMWON Gaming 15-2 (+27) [PO]
2nd DRX 15-2 (+20) [PO]
3rd Gen.G 13-4 (+17) [PO]
4th T1 12-4 (+15) [PO]
5th Afreeca Freecs 10-7 (+3) [PO]
6th kt Rolster 7-10 (-5)
7th SANDBOX Gaming 6-11 (-10)
8th Team Dynamics 4-12 (-13)
9th Hanwha Life Esports 1-15 (-25)
10th SeolHaeOne Prince 1-16 (-27)