LEC Summer Split 2020 Week 4 Preview
The LEC Summer Split enters it's fourth week this weekend and we have a few thoughts on this one. Esports Vikings have compiled this ...
The third week of the LCK is over and week four is about to begin! The standings are starting to shape up and we have some things to go over, if you missed any of the week 2 matches make sure to check out our Week 2 Review (https://www.esportsvikings.com/lol/lck-spring-2020-week-2-review-news) and to learn more about the LCK make sure to check here! (https://www.esportsvikings.com/lol/lol-lck-power-rankings)
We started off the week with some of the strongest teams facing off with each other and DragonX vs T1 made that very clear to us. T1 managed to take the series but not until after a trade of games. Faker outclassed the DragonX squad and really deserves a high amount of praise coming out of this series. Chovy and the rest failed to finnish out the series and normally you would worry about this but against T1, some things can be forgiven.
No surprise in this series but even a hot Hanwha wouldn’t be enough to challenge the Gen. G team. A swift 2-0 that really showed off the prowess Clidd and Bdd bring to the table. Hanwha came into this one looking really good, but being stopped short here begs the question of, how far can they actually go?
To some, Griffin were the favorites coming into this one, but for the rest of us we knew DWG was going to return to form eventually. Damwon came out on top in this series after a hard fought trade of games and seeing some life return to the World's squad was a breath of fresh air. Griffin on the other hand is starting to show some big weaknesses with their new roster as they struggle to find a win this week.
Is it more or less heartbreaking to see KT lose 2-0 to the worst team in the league? They didn’t bait fans with a win but all anyone wants is for KT to win a game. A great showing from APK gives them their first win of the season after they have shown they can at least contest the big orgs for a game, and secure a victory which Jin Air, the team they relegated to get here, failed to do all last season.
We expected a lot more from the Sandbox squad coming into the season but they’ve unfortunately shown themselves to be extremely underwhelming, losing to Afreeca here isn’t quite a nail in the coffin but does force us to assume the worst for the squad. Lucky for the Freecs they find a win here but we will get into that later. Good drafting wins games and well, drafting didn’t really seem to matter this week.
Unfortunately for DragonX they fall in this game as well. They faced probably their two most difficult opponents this week and lost to both of them, not without taking a game off of each, but not winning here guarantees them a tie with Afreeca in the current standings while the teams that beat them sit atop the table in first and second place. Gen. G have the potential to break away from T1 indefinitely next week with them having APK and an Afreeca rematch next week.
A bit of a turn around from the Hanwha squad as they find the victory over Griffin here. Griffin looks to be a skeleton crew of what the org once was while Hanwha are rising from the ashes to contest with all of the other orgs. Hanwha has some shoring up to do if they truly want to find some major wins but this series was a good start for the team.
Almost no surprise here but T1 ran over APK and didn’t even look back. A quite unfortunate match up to begin with turned even worse when game two came around and it was clear that there is a huge gap in quality on stage between the two teams. APK’s lives don't get any easier from here and they need all they can get to not be considered the last place team, even after beating KT.
Here we have it folks, KT won a series and did it in incredible fashion. When they won game one and lost game two we expected the Freecs to come out on top after game 3. Ray on Sett for KT proved to us that KT has what it takes to finish out a series on a high note, and Kuro on the mid lane Nautilus was a little less than impressive, but enough to keep KT on top.
This was the biggest surprise of the week if you consider DWG’s showing against Griffin and SB losing to Afreeca Freecs. A quality series from Sandbox here was a great improvement over their series against the Freecs and a 2-0 will feel nice for the squad who unfortunately sit at 2-4 with a game spread of 7-8. Damwon sit at 3-3 with a game spread of 7-7 which is just enough to keep them in the top half of the table.
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As things continue to heat up in the LCK it becomes more and more fun to watch the games play out, even if they are mostly 40 minute long games where teams never want to give too much to each other. Make sure to tune into the games this week and to check back if you miss any of the games for updates like these!
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