On day 18 of the 2021 LCK Summer split, NS RedForce and kt Rolster both secured another match victory, against DWG KIA and Fredit BRION respectively.
DWG KIA’s original starting adc, Jang “Ghost” Yong-jun, returned to the starting roster after 19 days of absence. In game 1 of the series against NS RedForce, they were able to get early leads around the map. Despite Ghost’s Kalista getting caught out in the side lanes, DK were able to win key teamfights, leading the series 1-0.
However, in game 2 and 3, NS drafted picks with early lane priority to absolutely dominate right from the get-go; NS did not give DK any room to come back into the game. With a 2-1 victory, NS now sits in 2nd place with a 5-3 record in the standings. The top laner for NS, Lee “Rich” Jae-won was named Player of the Game (PoG) for his prowess on Lee Sin and Gwen.
In the second match of the day, kt Rolster managed to get a much needed victory, against Fredit BRION.
In game 1, BRO’s jungler, Um “UmTi” Sang-hyeon’s Lee Sin managed to get his lanes ahead through his proactivity around the map. However, KT managed to catch UmTi at their own raptors; KT managed to win the skirmish around there and looked as if they’ve evened out the game. From that point on, KT’s macro became relentless, which eventually snowballed into KT’s victory.
In game 2, KT managed to snowball the game right from the early game. KT’s top-jungle duo continued to make Yoon “Hoya” Yong-ho’s Gwen suffer, while getting ahead themselves. The teamfights that took place afterwards were landslide victories for KT, and closed out the series 2-0.
2021 LCK Summer split day 18 results
NS RedForce 2 - 1 DWG KIA
Fredit BRION 0 - 2 kt Rolster
2021 LCK Summer split standings
1st Gen.G 7-0 (+9)
2nd NS RedForce 5-2 (+3)
3rd DWG KIA 4-3 (+2)
3rd Liiv SANDBOX 4-3 (+2)
3rd T1 4-3 (+2)
6th Afreeca Freecs 4-3 (+1)
7th kt Rolster 3-5 (+1)
8th Fredit BRION 3-5 (-2)
9th Hanwha Life Esports 2-5 (-6)
10th DRX 0-7 (-12)
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