Week 5 of the tournament is currently underway
Riot Games organised LCK Spring 2023 commenced on 18th January 2023 at the LoL Park in Seoul, South Korea. Currently, it is the 17th LCK season, where a total of 10 teams are competing to get themselves crowned as Champions of Korea. The tournament holds a prize pool of ₩375,000,000, which will be shared among the top 4 teams. The top two teams from the tournament will be making their way to the Mid-Season Invitational 2023. The format is of two stages, the Group Stage and the Playoffs. Group Stage was split across a total of 9 weeks, and yesterday, it kicked off Week 5. Opening two matches were played, and the winners remained KT Rolster and Hanwha Life Esports.
Post-match analysis from the opening fixtures of Week 5
As stated above, Week 5 of the tournament commenced yesterday, 15th February, with the opening fixtures. The first game was KT Rolster vs DRX and Hanwha Life Esports vs Nongshim RedForce. The matches were the best of the three games. A detailed post-match analysis of the game is provided below.
Match 1: KT Rolster vs DRX
(Best of 3 Games score: 2-0)
Banning phase: The strategic planning of the game began when KT Rolster banned Maokai, Ashe, Elise, Nautilus and Leona. DRX banned Lucian, Varus, Caitlyn, Jayce and Akali.
- Game 1: KT Rolster’s Kiin picked Gragas, Cuzz picked Wukong, Bdd picked Taliyah, Aiming picked Zeri, and Lehends picked Lulu. DRX’s Rascal picked Renekton, Croco picked Sejuani, FATE picked Azir, deokdam picked Draven, and BeryL picked Annie.
After 26 minutes and 33 seconds of gameplay, KT Rolster picked up the win.
- Game 2: KT Rolster’s Kiin, this time, picked Jax, Cuzz picked Elise, Bdd picked Irelia, Aiming picked Draven, and Lehends picked Signed. DRX’ s Rascal, this time, picked Sion, Croco picked Nidalee, FATE picked Ryze, deokdam picked Varus, and Beryl picked Caitlyn.
This game lasted for 31 minutes and 33 seconds, with KT Rolster securing another win.
MVPs of the matches –
Bdd was the first game MVP, and Kiin became the MVP of the second game.
Match 2: Hanwha Life Esports vs Nongshim RedForce
(Best of 3 Games score: 2-0)
Banning phase – Hanwha Life Esports banned Maokai, Elise, K’Sante, Jax and Renekton. Nongshim RedForce banned Caitlyn, Lucian, Ashe, Akali and Sylas.
- Game 1: Hanwha Life Esports’ Kingen picked Camelia, Clid picked Wukong, ZEKA picked Azir, Viper picked Varus, and Life picked Heimerdinger. NS RedForce’s DnDn picked Gnar, Sylvie picked Sejuani, FIESTA picked Jayce, Vital picked Ziggs, and Peter picked Leona.
After a game of 38 minutes and 39 seconds, Hanwha Life Esports won the game.
- Game 2: Hanwha Life Esports’ Kingen, this time, picked Gnar, Clid picked Viego, ZEKA picked Kassadin, Viper picked Zeri, and Life picked Lulu. NS RedForce’s DnDn picked Sion, Sylvie picked Wukong, FIESTA picked Viktor, Vital picked Xayah, and Peter picked Rakan.
The match lasted 34 minutes and 49 seconds, with Hanwha Life Esports securing another win.
Viper was the MVP for both games, as he was brilliant with Varus and Zeri.
After the entertaining fixtures on the opening day, KT Rolster and Hanwha Life Esports won their respective fixtures. Check out our previous articles on LCK Spring 2023. The current standings of the game remain like this –
- T1 holds the pole position with a 7-1 record
- Gen.G Esports is in 2nd position with a 6-2 record
- SANDBOX Gaming is in 3rd position with a 6-2 record
- KT Rolster secured 4th position with a 6-3 record
- Dplus is in 5th position with a 5-3 record
- Hanwha Life Esports is in 6th position with a 5-4 record.