DWG KIA took down Hanwha Life Esports 2-1 today in the fifth week of the 2021 LCK Spring Split in one of the best League of Legends series so far this season.
This matchup featured high-level plays from both teams and was one of the most anticipated showdowns of the week. While HLE, led by Chovy in the mid lane, have been turning heads recently in the LCK, DK have played exceptionally well throughout this split, showing no remorse for their enemies. Although they’re on a seven-game winning streak, DK have shown some small signs of weaknesses in their last two series that could be exploited by other teams.
DK’s MVP votes today were picked up by Canyon and Ghost. Both players were the main driving force in DK’s wins against HLE. Canyon used Graves to exploit the weak early-game composition from his opponents, finishing the game with a 7/1/5 scoreline. Ghost used a fasting Senna in the second game to great success, securing more than 140 souls for his passive and dealing the most damage in the match.
This hyped-up League series began with an explosive first game where both teams went blow for blow from the get-go. While HLE picked up early gold leads and dragons, DK maintained a solid presence even while behind. They were always contesting objectives and made it hard for HLE to finish the game. In the end, DK fell after HLE picked up the Cloud Dragon Soul and used it to run their opponents down with the additional movement speed.
In the second game, there was a huge difference between the junglers and DK had the advantage of having Canyon’s Graves in their composition. After a couple of great early-game plays, DK snowballed out of control and equalized the series.
The third game was the closest of this match, though. Both teams were even in gold for most of the game. HLE got an early lead and maintained it for a long period of time until DK’s composition came online in the mid game. Once Ghost’s Senna got enough stacks, he became a menace to deal with and carried teamfight after teamfight for his squad. After an Elder Dragon teamfight win, DK completed the reverse sweep.
DK (9-1) remain in sole possession of first place in the 2021 LCK Spring Split after this win. They’ll be back next week with two matches against Liiv SANDBOX and T1. Both teams have looked lackluster this split and shouldn’t be too much of a challenge for DK.
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