On the 16th, in the 2021 League of Legends Champions Korea Spring Split, kt Rolster and Hanwha Life Esports each took their first wins of the season. Liiv SANDBOX and DRX each added a loss to their record.
In the first match, kt Rolster snowballed well throughout the game. Starting from the first dragon, kt Rolster too benefits and snowballed through the game. Son “Ucal” Woo-hyeon’s Viktor had an especially good performance as he dealt 30K damage in the game, more than his teammates combined. There was a close moment in front of the Baron pit, but Ucal survived well to lead the team to victory.
Game 2 was closer than the first game. Liiv SANDBOX collected the dragon stacks well and the global gold difference was quite close. Choi “Doran” Hyeon-joon played well on Quinn, but he slipped once in the sidelanes. However, kt Rolster overcame the situation through teamfights. All five members showed organized fights and took the game for a 2-0 victory.
Hanwha Life Esports and DRX had a close 2-1 fight. From early in the game, Hanwha Life Esports dominated DRX. They led in both top and bot lanes and Lee “DuDu” Dong-ju’s Camille and Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon’s Twisted Fate dominated the Rift. After taking Baron, Hanwha Life Esports didn’t give DRX any more time.
DRX tied the match in game 2. Hong “Pyosik” Chang-hyeon’s Graves collected several kills from the early game. The movements of DRX were unpredictable as they were all over the Rift. The last game was close from beginning to end. Each team made a few mistakes in the continuing skirmishes. Hanwha Life Esports took more dragons and DRX went ahead in global gold by a slight margin. However, Hanwha Life Esports had a strong engaging composition. DRX fought back, but it wasn’t enough and Hanwha Life Esports destroyed DRX’s last Nexus.
2021 LCK Spring Split Jan. 16 Results
Liiv SANDBOX 0 : 2 kt Rolster
DRX 1 : 2 Hanwha Life Esports
2021 LCK Spring Split Standings
1st Gen.G 2-0 (+4)
2nd Nongshim RedForce 1-0 (+1)
2nd DWG KIA 1-0 (+1)
4th Hanwha Life Esports 1-1 (0)
4th DRX 1-1 (0)
4th T1 1-1 (0)
4th kt Rolster 1-1 (0)
8th Afreeca Freecs 0-1 (-1)
9th Fredit BRION 0-1 (-2)
10th Liiv SANDBOX 0-2 (-3)