DRX beat T1 2-1 today in the fifth week of the 2021 LCK Spring Split with Pyosik leading the charge from the jungle.
The MVP votes for this League of Legends series went to DRX mid laner Song “SOLKA” Su-hyeong and top laner Hwang “Kingen” Seong-hoon. SOLKA had an unstoppable Zoe performance in the first game, securing clean engages for his team and finishing the game deathless with a 2/0/9 scoreline. Kingen used Jayce to stop the opposing Renekton from scaling through the laning phase. His pressure was too much for T1 to handle and his great mechanics helped him avoid death in the third game.
DRX jungler Pyosik, though, used Kindred and Udyr to stop the opposing jungler from having any presence in the match. He had an aggressive playstyle and was one of the core reasons why his laners were performing so well.
The series began with both teams playing well across the map. Objectives were traded on opposite sides of the Rift while players scaled. During the mid game, SOLKA took the lead and used Zoe’s Sleepy Trouble Bubble to land decisive crowd control on singled-out T1 players. After a couple of successful kills, DRX acquired a huge lead and closed out the first game of the series.
The second game was a repeat of the first with both teams playing passively in every lane. While DRX managed to farm their lane creeps better and secure a small gold lead, T1 used their time to pick up the early dragons. Once the teams observed that the Dragon Soul would be the Ocean one, they started funneling all resources into securing dragons. While T1 managed to pick up the Ocean Dragon Soul in the end, they paid heavily with multiple teamfight losses in the process.
The Dragon Soul buff proved to be too strong for DRX to handle, so T1 equalized the series.
Going into the third game, DRX changed their draft completely to counter T1’s game plan in every lane. Their superior composition, alongside the fact that Kingen dominated his lane, helped DRX finish the series in their favor.
DRX (6-3) will be back on the Rift on Sunday, Feb. 21 with a matchup against a weakened Afreeca Freecs. A decisive win against them could help DRX secure a top-three spot in the standings.
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