Damwon KIA’s Star Mid Laner ShowMaker Goes AD Carry
Defending League of Legends World Champions Damwon KIA pulled off an extraordinary win in their latest series against Afreeca Freecs in the League of Legends Championship Korea (LCK), even after benching their starting AD Carry Yong-jun “Ghost” Jang. DK did not have a substitute AD Carry to fill his spot, and instead had substitute jungler Geun-seong “Malrang” Kim come in on his main role. This resulted in confusing lane assignments with starting Jungler Geon-bu “Canyon” Kim moving over to the mid lane, and starting mid laner Heo “ShowMaker” Su playing AD Carry along with starting support Geon-hee “BeryL” Cho and top laner Dong-ha “Khan” Kim, the latter two staying in their main role.
Production staff of the LCK were left confused as to what the lane assignments would be when DK first walked into the studio, seeing as they came in with two Junglers and no AD Carry players. Fans and some staff were quick to point out how Showmaker was playing AD Carry champions in solo queue recently, and hypothesized that he must be taking the spot that Ghost has left open.
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As soon as the first game of the series began, speculations became fact as ShowMaker locked in the Ezreal. This isn’t the first time the world saw a professional Mid Laner swap over to the AD Carry role, seeing as Luka “Perkz” Perković did this while he was a member of G2 Esports. The LCK Broadcast was sure to point this out, saying that Showmaker was following Perkz’ footsteps.
— LCK Global (@LCK_Global) June 17, 2021
In an official tweet by LCK Global which featured Showmaker answering some questions asked by fans, he expressed his thoughts about his performance. “I feel like I could do better, I just held my position”.
What positions will the members of @DWGKIA swap to next? 😳🤨
— LCK Global (@LCK_Global) June 18, 2021
Showmaker also shares that he plans to hard carry on the AD Carry role if given another chance to play it on-stage. “In the future, we also don’t know what position we’re going to play, I hope the fans have fun guessing where we’ll go next,” he adds.
The League of Legends Championship Korea has 2 matches everyday from Wednesday to Sunday, the first one starting at 4pm and the second match at 7pm (Philippine Standard Time). The English broadcast can be found on the LCK Twitch channel.
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