Main Match Damwon vs Rib Nongshim vs Genji to determine PO ranking
The 2021 LCK Summer Split regular season is only one week away. The first to fourth places are all ranked in the 11th place, and the fifth-place Gen. G esports and sixth-place African Freaks are also fiercely competing for the playoffs with 10 and 9 wins, respectively.
Therefore, the last 10 weeks of the game became very important. All six playoff games will be important, but among them, confrontation between rival teams will be a key match to determine the final ranking.
The first match will be between Damwon Kia and Liv Sandbox on the 14th. Damwon Kia has a unique advantage and loss, so it is worth aiming for the first place depending on the number of cases. In order to do so, he has to finish the season with 12 wins by pulling down Liv Sandbox, which is currently No. 1. If that happens, at least third place will be secured.
On the contrary, assuming that Liv Sandbox will win the KT Rollster match scheduled for the 12th, the match is a chance to win 13. We’ll have to wait and see Nongshim Redforce’s final game of the season, but it’s clear that we can get a very good position in the ranking battle.
Another main match is the match between Nongshim Red Force and Genji eSports, which marks the final stage of the regular season. It is highly likely that the final ranking of the six teams will be determined in this match. Thanks to this, all the teams that go to the playoffs cannot relax until the end.
It is also a must-have game for Gen.G eSports, which lost to all the playoff teams in the second round and fell from first to fifth. He needs to win the game against Freddie Brion on the 13th and catch the match against Nongshim Red Force to achieve 12 wins. If you add one loss, it is hard to raise the ranking.
Nongshim Red Force also meets Zenzi eSports in a situation where the atmosphere is not very good. He recently lost to Liv Sandbox and the African Freecs, threatening the top spot. Only when the team wins 12 games against DRX and wins the final Genji eSports match, it can solidify its top ranking. In particular, if you want to beat Liv Sandbox, who is tied for first place, you have to manage the gains and losses.