After the opening of the 2023 LCK Spring, T1, which had been on a four-game winning streak, was caught by Hanwha Life Esports and tied for first place with Gen.G, who had won five games in a row after losing on the opening day.
The League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK), which hosts the Korean professional league of ‘League of Legends (LoL)’ e-sports, held the 2023 LCK at the LCK Arena located in LoL Park, Jongno-gu, Seoul from the 1st (Wed) to the 5th (Sun). In the 3rd week of spring, T1 lost to Hanwha Life Insurance Esports, so the win rate was not 100%, and Gen.G won 5 consecutive wins, winning first place.
T1, who maintained first place alone by winning all four matches until the second week, won the first set against Hanwha Life Esports on the 2nd (Thursday), but lost the second and third sets in a row, putting a brake on their winning streak. While T1 was slowing down, Gen.G, who defeated Dplus Kia and Liv Sandbox, sprinted for 5 consecutive wins, tied with T1 with 5 wins and 1 loss, set gains and losses +6, and tied for first place.
◆GenG overcame a tough schedule Gen.G
lost to T1 in their first team match this spring, but continued their winning streak by winning all five subsequent matches. In the 3rd week, Gen.G, who had to face off against top teams such as Dplus Kia and Liv Sandbox, showed a sense of stability and added 2 wins, finishing the 3rd week schedule with 5 wins and 1 loss.
In the match against Dplus Kia held on the 1st (Wednesday), Gen.G won with a set score of 2-0, making full use of its strong fighting side. In both the first and second sets, Gen.G, who seemed to be pushed back in the early stages of the line, won the fight after 15 minutes and won the final victory.
Gen.G picked up the pace by winning a come-from-behind victory against Liv Sandbox on the 3rd (Friday), which was on a four-game winning streak. Both teams lost their first game of the spring, but won four games in a row to rise to the top of the table. In the 1st set, Gen. G exchanged more than 10 kills and lost, but in the 2nd set, Choi “Doran” Hyeon-jun’s Gwen turned the game around, and in the 3rd set, rookie ranged dealer Kim “Faze” Soo-hwan’s Barus swept 10 kills. won by defeat.
◆Hanwha Life Esports, which laid the foundation for revival Hanwha Life
Esports, which attracted great attention by recruiting a large number of ‘big fish’ in the Stove League ahead of 2023, turned to an upward trend in the third week.
Hanwha Life Esports, which did not meet expectations by recording 1 win and 3 losses until the 2nd week, won the 2nd and 3rd sets in a row despite losing the 1st set by a large margin in the confrontation with T1 held on the 2nd (Tuesday) did. In the 2022 LoL World Championship Finals, Hwang “Kingen” Seong-hoon, who was the main player in the come-from-behind victory against T1, played a big role in the 2nd set, and Kim “Clid” Tae-min, who once wore a T1 uniform, played an active part in the 3rd set victory.
Taking advantage of the atmosphere, Hanwha Life Esports won in a similar pattern in the confrontation with DRX held at the Saturday Showdown on the 4th (Sat). Although they gave up the first set, Park “Viper” Do-hyeon’s Barus in the second set and Kim “Clid” Tae-min’s Alice dominated the battlefield in the third set, and Hanwha Life Esports recorded their first consecutive win this season. 메이저사이트
◆Consecutive battles that overturned expectations In the
third week, only Gen.G and Hanwha Life Esports were the only teams that recorded two victories.
The team that received attention was the Guangdong Freecs. Guangdong Freecs, who had fallen to the bottom by losing all four matches until the second week, reported their first victory in the third week by beating KT Rolster 2-0. In the process, Kwangdong Freecs’ long-distance dealer Tae-yoon “Tae-yoon” Kim recorded the first penta-kill of the spring. Kwangdong Freecs showed their competitiveness by leading to a full set in the match against Dplus Kia held on the 5th (Sun).
As four teams including Kwangdong Freecs, T1, Dplus Kia, KT Rolster, and Brion recorded 1 win and 1 loss in the 3rd week, there was a change in the ranking structure. T1 and Gen.G tied for first place with 5 wins and 1 loss, and Dplus Kia and Liv Sandbox took their place in pursuit with 4 wins and 2 losses. KT Rolster, Hanwha Life Esports, and Brion occupied the middle ranks with 3 wins and 3 losses, while DRX, Kwangdong Freecs, and Nongshim Red Force had the same wins and losses with 1 win and 5 losses.