Damwon KIA Hopes to Continue Dominance in MSI 2021 After Spring Win
History repeats itself as Damwon KIA continue their dominance in the LCK after sweeping Gen. G once again in the 2021 Spring Finals.
In the semifinals, DK took down Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon and Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu of Hanwha Life Esports in a convincing 3-0. Following their win, Damwon came in to the Finals with a Heimerdinger and Senna bot lane for Cho “BeryL” Geon-hee and Jang “Ghost” Yong-jun – a curveball that the team have been known to play in the past.
In Game 2, Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk proved to be a thorn for Damwon as he went on a rampage with a 14/2/8 KDA. But, it wasn’t quite enough as Damwon stood their ground to take back the game with their decisive macro.
In the last game, DK just played it slow and steady with their scaling comp of Viktor and Sion in the solo lanes and a Senna down bottom. Thanks to Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu’s proactive early game, DK were always one step ahead of Gen.G as per usual.
Damwon KIA continue to be the leading team in the LCK amidst a change in coaching staff and the leave of Jang “Nuguri” Ha-gwon earlier in the preseason. In the regular season, they finished first with a 16-2 record, suffering an upset to Fredit BRION and Gen. G in Week 2 and 3.
In the upcoming Mid-Season Invitational 2021, DK are decidedly one of the tournament’s favorites. The team is coached by former World champion Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun and has Kim “Khan” Dong-ha from FunPlus Phoenix as their top laner.
Follow LoL Esports for further announcements on the coming MSI 2021 starting May 6, 2021.
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