It’s time for the best teams in South Korea to get back onto Summoner’s Rift, starting with KT Rolster and DWG KIA. The LCK franchises will now look to continue the season without losing the momentum they had beforehand. KT Rolster is entering its hardest match of the season so far and will make an attempt to upset the defending world champions. This puts pressure on DWG KIA to perform, but the consistency of the team is likely to prevail.
For KT Rolster, this match will be the real test to see if they can compete among the best in the league. So far, KT Rolster is sitting on a 4-4 record in the middle of the leaderboard. This is somewhat acceptable from a team with a young roster like KT Rolster, but they’ll need to get wins over established teams to reach the playoffs.
Taking down DWG KIA is obviously a lot to ask, but just taking a single game would mean a big boost in confidence. If KT Rolster succeeds with that, it may be the start to a good winning streak in the coming weeks. For this to happen, KT Rolster will have to play its own game and not let DWG KIA dictate the pace. With new and hungry players like bot laner Lee “HyBriD” Woo-jin and support Jang “Zzus” Joon-soo, there might be a chance to snowball off of a good lead or catch DWG KIA off guard.
For DWG KIA, this match will be all about keeping a consistent performance to increase the lead at the top of the LCK leaderboard. DWG KIA is currently sitting at a 7-1 record, with Gen.G, Hanwha Life, and DRX behind them with a 5-3 record. The lead is already solid for DWG KIA, so only sloppy losses can take the team down at this point.
The other LCK teams saw that beating DWG KIA isn’t impossible when the bottom-ranked team, Fredit BRION, shockingly beat them in 2-0 fashion. This is still considered a rare event, but KT Rolster might be able to pull off the same. It all depends on which DWG KIA squad is showing and how hard they are trying. If DWK KIA is playing off of all cylinders, it will be a hard one for KT Rolster.
KT Rolster roster:
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It shouldn’t come as a surprise that DWG KIA is the big favorite to win the match against KT Rolster. While KT Rolster has been doing well this season, DWG KIA is a completely different beast when playing at its highest level.
Because of the huge skill gap on paper, a win for DWG KIA only gives a small odds of 1.09. This means that a KT Rolster win gives an enormous odds 6.00, but the chances of success are very low. The greatest chances for making money will likely be in side markets, of which there are many.