Day 2 of the 2022 LCK Summer split kicked off with Gen.G facing off against kt Rolster in the first match of the day. It was a 2-0 victory for Gen.G, who proved with their gameplay that they’re still one of the top teams in the LCK.
Gen.G still in form
In Game 1, both teams traded kills as Gen.G successfully ganked top lane early on, but Kim “Life” Jeong-min was able to catch Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk’s Senna on Tahm Kench, seemingly evening out the scoreboard. KT’s game plan was to funnel resources into Kim “Aiming” Ha-ram’s Jinx, and it looked like they were successfully doing so.
However, Gen.G pulled the trigger during the third dragon teamfight. Although they failed to secure the dragon, they won the teamfight, which led to a successful Baron capture and sieging down KT’s mid and bot lane inhibitors. Gen.G’s Baron power play led to a 9K gold lead. In the end, KT was unable to fight back, as Gen.G was able to shut them down, took the next Baron, and destroyed KT’s Nexus.
Game 2 of the series started off with KT taking the early kill score lead. Their focus was once again on stacking dragons, as they continued to take dragons even after some of KT’s players got caught out in the process. Gen.G however, saw their window of opportunity with the fourth dragon, as Corki and Kai’Sa were able to clean up the teamfight. That teamfight victory led to Baron, which ultimately led to an 8K gold lead. It did not take long for Gen.G to dismantle KT from that point on, as they marched through the bot lane to destroy KT’s Nexus for the second time.
Unfashionably late first blood
Match 2 saw DWG KIA face off against Fredit BRION. Game 1 of the series was by far one of the most bizarre game in the LCK, as there were no kills on the board until the 34-minute mark. The game seemed slightly favored for DWG KIA up to that point, but one teamfight victory was all it took for the game to completely swing in favor of DK. DK found their right window of opportunity when BRO was trying to burst down Baron. Heo “ShowMaker” Su’s Viktor successfully killed Kim “Lava” Tae-hoon’s Orianna in the following teamfight, allowing DK to capture the Baron and quickly march into BRO’s base to destroy their Nexus.
In game 2 of the series, DK scored First Blood much faster than Game 1, as it came through at the 9-minute mark. DK won their first big teamfight in a contest for the Rift Herald, as ShowMaker’s Aatrox managed to survive with a sliver of health to win the teamfight.
Fredit BRION fought back near the dragon pit, as they managed to get a lot of dragon stacks through skirmishes that focused on Aatrox first. However, DK knew how to take advantage of those situations, as the team managed to catch the enemy Kai’Sa that was quietly farming to scale. With a 3-1 kill score lead for DK, they also managed to get a 6K gold lead.
However, BRO did not give up and found the options that were the most optimal for them. Through clever positioning and teamfighting prowess, they were able to thread the needle to win the teamfight that seemed very difficult, and it looked like the momentum swung back in favor of BRO. Despite this, DK managed to kill the most important carry in their last teamfight, thus winning the series 2-0.
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