In the 2020 League of Legends Champions Korea Summer Split on the 23rd (KST), kt Rolster played DRX and Gen.G played Team Dynamics.
The first game of kt Rolster and DRX went very quietly in the early game. The two teams gave and took the objectives without any kills for a long time. The first blood came very late at the 18-minute mark, where the two teams gathered around mid lane for a teamfight. As Park “TusiN” Jong-ik’s Nautilus engaged onto Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu’s Senna, a big teamfight broke out and kt Rolster was able to collect four kills. DRX tried to strike back, but kt Rolster took more benefits and made a bigger difference. After securing the Ocean Dragon’s soul, kt Rolster didn’t allow any turnarounds and ended the game.
Despite the loss in the first game, DRX didn't lose their focus and took the initiative from the beginning. As Hong "Pyosik" Chang-hyeon's Sejuani ganked top for a second time, DRX collected first blood. The DRX players scaled better than kt Rolster and kept the initiative for most of the game. By sneaking Baron, kt Rolster tried to strike back, but DRX's defense was solid. The last big fight came at the 28-minute mark where DRX's Ezreal and kt Rolster's Nautilus were exchanged. However, Lee "Kuro" Seo-haeng's LeBlanc slipped and DRX won the fight. Afterward, the difference was too big for kt Rolster to stop DRX.
Deft's Ezreal scaled extremely well in the third game. As Pyosik's Trundle ganked the bot lane in the early game, Ezreal had two kills and collected gold from the turret plates. It was Ryu "Keria" Min-seok's Bard who made the plays. Counter punches came from kt Rolster, but DRX dealt with it well and took the Cloud Dragon's soul. Through their lead, DRX attempted to slay Baron. As they slew Baron, they also engaged onto kt Rolster through Bard's ultimate and won the fight massively. With the victory, DRX collected the 10th win of this season.
Gen.G took the first game against Team Dynamics. Although Team Dynamics stalled for a long time, taking it to the late game, Gen.G was able to scale well and keep their lead. There was a slight mishap where Park "Ruler" Jae-hyuk was cut off while trying to slay the dragon alone, but Gen.G lured Team Dynamics to Baron and won the teamfight. After taking down all three inhibitors, Gen.G followed through and destroyed the Nexus.
The two teams seesawed through the game as both teams took benefits in their turns. However, after Team Dynamics took the fourth dragon, preventing Gen.G from getting the Infernal Dragon soul, the teamfight went in Gen.G’s direction, taking two straight Aces. After the second Ace, there was nothing standing between Team Dynamics’ Nexus and the champions of Gen.G.
2020 LCK Summer Split July 23rd Results
kt Rolster 1 : 2 DRX
Gen.G 2 : 0 Team Dynamics
2020 LCK Summer Split Standings
1st DragonX 10-1 (+14)
2nd Gen.G 9-2 (+13)
3rd DAMWON Gaming 8-2 (+13)
4th T1 6-4 (+4)
5th Afreeca Freecs 5-5 (0)
6th SANDBOX Gaming 4-6 (-5)
7th kt Rolster 4-7 (-5)
8th Team Dynamics 4-7 (-6)
9th SeolHaeOne Prince 1-9 (-14)
10th Hanwha Life Esports 1-9 (-15)