KT Rolster pull off huge upset against DWG KIA in first week of 2021 LCK Summer Split

KT fans, it's time to get excited.

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What should have been an easy game for DWG KIA turned out to be a disaster during today’s showdown against KT Rolster. The MSI finalists failed to keep up with their opponents, who opted for proactive plays across the entire map throughout today’s 2021 LCK Summer Split series.

Both MVP votes went to mid laner Dove, who had an outstanding performance throughout today’s League of Legends series on Sylas and Akali. His combined KDA was 15/0/9, securing multiple kills during the laning phase and then using the lead to help teammates in other lanes. He left no room for errors and played the dive champions with finesse.

The first match of the series began with a dive composition from DK. The teams traded objectives around the map and maintained an equal gold for the most duration of the game. The game spiraled out of DK’s control once KT went for the Baron. BeryL was caught out and DK engaged in a four-vs-five scenario instead of retreating, which gave KT the opportunity to wipe them and secure the Baron. With it, KT sieged DK’s base without any issues and finished the first game of the series.

Going into the second game, DK changed their draft. But in doing so, they gave away Senna and Tahm Kench, one of the most powerful duo bottom lanes in the current meta. There was a lot of focus from DK to try to shut the opposing bottom laners down, but they were unsuccessful as KT answered fist for fist. KT used their small bottom lane lead to secure the dragons. DK tried to get some map control, but KT were prepared to clear all vision and kept extending their lead on the entire map. After a botched engage to defend their base, DK fell 2-0 in one of the most surprising upsets of the Summer Split so far.

KT’s next two matches in the upcoming week are against Gen.G and Afreeca Freecs. While AFS shouldn’t be a challenge, Gen.G most likely will be tough opponents considering their dominant games during the first week of the split.

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