KINGZONE DragonX opened seven of those LCK using a quick 2-0 victory over SK Telecom T1.
Even though KINGZONE were the overwhelming favorites at tonight’s opening bout, SKT hadn’t been completely written off. With the coming of patch 8.4, some fans thought SKT could discover a surprise triumph in a similar style to a few lower ranked teams at the western leagues times ahead. Sadly for SKT fans though the reverse occurred. It had been KINGZONE who looked to have the greater grip over the new patch.
To begin the series KINGZONE drafted Jayce top lane as a counter top to SKT’s Trundle. SKT had drafted Trundle as a counter to Sion. However, to SKT and audiences surprise, Sion needed a different destination–that the mid lane.
KINGZONE best laner Kim “Khan” Dong-ha had a great time as Jayce, since he can easily trickle out Park “Untara” Ui-jin. Trundle hadn’t any ranged attacks to battle back with. Khan’s top lane direct slowly spread to the remainder of KINGZONE, who profited from all the pressure emitted from their top laner.
A few kills and a slight gold guide was all it took for KINGZONE to take on the match. With better goal control, and general superior teamfighing, KINGZONE swept through SKT to claim a win in game.
Simply put, game two was that the Han “Peanut” Wang-ho series.
About Olaf, a winner who rose up the jungle tier record using patch 8.4, Peanut single handily snowballed the match in favour of KINGZONE. Willing to procure a couple of early kills on SKT mid laner Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, Peanut used his ancient gold guide to shoot over the full map.
SKT couldn’t walk through any unwarded portion of the map as there was a chance of the appearance by Peanut’s fed Olaf, who’d move to run down them on sight.
SKT’s only bright spot has been that their bot lane duo, who obtained his or her lane. But every attempt from SKT’s duo to acquire a kill in lane has been nullified by KINGZONE mid laner Gwak “Bdd” Bo-seong’s Galio, who’d come in the lane to rescue his teammates.
Much behind on gold and with no single member ahead, SKT hadn’t any way to prevent the meltdown of their nexus against the KINGZONE infantry directed by Peanut’s unstoppable Olaf.
Still sat at first location at the LCK standings, KINGZONE will not play again until the end of week seven when they face Kongdoo Monster on March 11.