DWG KIA bounce back in second week of 2021 LCK Spring Split, defeat Afreeca Freecs

The team looked better compared to their previous series against Fredit BRION.

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DWG KIA took down Afreeca Freecs in a clean 2-0 series today in the second week of 2021 LCK Spring Split. The team looked much better following the loss to Fredit BRION earlier this week.

The first game MVP vote went to ShowMaker for his impressive display of mechanics on Syndra. He set up a number of kills from the backline and moved swiftly in teamfights, finishing the game deathless with a 5/0/3 score.

The second game MVP went to Khan for his ability to stay focused in a losing game and providing a good frontline for his team. His split push kept DK in the game and allowed them to pick up the second game win while being behind a lot of kills.

The first game of this League of Legends series began with both teams passively farming for 10 minutes. Once junglers got their first item, they started looking for gank opportunities, out of which DK’s Canyon came out ahead. His Galeforce Graves opened up a lot of plays on the map due to the huge burst damage he did with it. AFS started playing more defensively and warded the map, stopping Canyon’s domination.

While both teams were ahead in kills, DK had better map control and picked up more towers, creep experience, and gold, building up a gold lead of more than seven thousand at 34 minutes. With that lead, they acquired an additional item and the Baron, before finishing the first game.

The second game draft looked much better for AFS, picking up Samira and Alistar in the bottom lane. DK picked up Kai’Sa and Rell as a response to the strong bottom lane from their opponents. Dread’s Lee Sin snowballed his bottom lane and the game looked won for AFS.

DK quickly adjusted their plan, grouping up and picking up towers left and right, which helped them build a gold lead after falling behind early on. After killing Khan, AFS tried to go for the Baron to equalize the gold, but DK wiped them in a four-vs-five teamfight, finishing the game and the series.

DK (3-1) have climbed to second place in the 2021 LCK Spring Split. Their next matchups are Gen.G and Hanwha Life Esports. Both teams looked great so far and might put up DK to a challenge. Tune in next week to see who will emerge victorious in these matches.

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