DWG KIA took down KT Rolster 2-1 today to round out their dominant 2021 LCK Spring Split season.
While the result of this League of Legends series was ultimately meaningless to DK since they already locked in first in the standings, KT needed this crucial win to secure a playoff spot. With this loss, KT’s playoff hopes are no longer in their hands. They need Fredit BRION to win their match against Nongshim RedForce to secure the last playoff spot.
Today’s series looked off from the 2020 world champions. After being destroyed in the first game by KT, they quickly bounced back and did a complete reverse in the next two matches, securing the reverse sweep. The MVP votes were picked up by ShowMaker and Ghost. The mid laner popped off on Sylas in the second game, while the ADC went for a fasting Senna to shut down the opposing bottom lane.
The DK squad scattered around the map and were outplayed on multiple fronts in the first game of the series. While they were even in gold for most of the match, KT were in control during the later stages of the game when it mattered the most. After securing the Elder Dragon, KT rolled over DK’s composition, who couldn’t penetrate the frontline from their opponents.
In the following two games, DK changed their draft phase, taking away Gragas from KT after he ruined their chances of winning the first game. KT tried to go for other picks in the top lane, but they weren’t as successful as DK exploited that weakness. Even though Canyon didn’t receive any MVP votes throughout today’s series, he was the catalyst that helped ShowMaker and Ghost carry the second and third games. His jungle pressure is unmatched and he’s worthy of being called the best LCK jungler this split.
Following this victory, DK (16-2) concluded their regular season in first-place in the 2021 LCK Spring Split standings. They had one of the most dominant performances of an LCK team, dropping only two matches throughout the split to Fredit BRION and Gen.G.
DK will be back on the Rift for a semifinal match in the LCK Spring Split playoffs on April 3 against the winner of Hanwha Life Esports vs. the team who snatches the last playoff spot.
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