Gen.G take down KT Rolster in first match of 2021 LCK Spring Split

Ruler's positioning and mechanics carried his team to victory today.

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Gen.G beat KT Rolster in a clean 2-0 sweep today in the first series of the 2021 LCK Spring Split.

Both League of Legends teams seemed prepared heading into this series, but Gen.G had the edge considering they kept the same roster during the offseason. KT, on the other hand, went through significant changes after releasing most of its players. Gen.G were favored to win this series since they’ve proven how good they are while KT were still untested.

The series began with KT’s top laner Doran saying he’s the best LCK top laner following Nuguri’s departure for the LPL. But he got a reality check once the game began. Gen.G’s Rascal solo-killed Doran multiple times throughout the series.

During the first game, there was a heavy focus on the top side, which completely nullified Doran’s attempts at getting a lead. As a result, KT suffered as a whole without their top lane frontline.

Gen.G left no room for errors, using the snowball in the top lane to take dragons, Rift Herald, and Baron. They showcased clean macro play that resulted in a 36-minute game win.

After a devastating game one loss, KT bounced back in the second game, showing signs of hope on the top side of the map. But their bot side of the map started losing their lane quite hard, which allowed Gen.G to once again take all neutral objectives. With a huge gold and experience lead, Gen.G pushed into KT’s base and closed out the series with a 30-minute game win.

Gen.G will be back in action against Fredit BRION on Friday, Jan. 15 at 2am CT. KT, on the other hand, will next take on Liiv SANDBOX on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 2am CT.

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