Today in 2022 LCK summer: Week 2, Day 2
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Today in 2022 LCK summer: Week 2, Day 2

Canna wins the battle of former T1 members as T1 themselves pick up another win
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The 2022 League of Legends Champions Korea summer season is well underway with games happening five days a week. For fans that don’t have time to watch all the action but want to know what is going on, we at Upcomer are here to provide a daily recap of each day’s games. Here is what happened today in the 2022 LCK summer season.

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Nongshim RedForce sweep Kwangdong Freecs

In the first match of the day, two of T1’s old players duked it out against each other as Kim “Canna” Chang-dong and Nongshim RedForce squared off against Park “Teddy” Jin-seong and the Kwangdong Freeces. KDF came into the contest with a win already under their belt, while NS was searching for their first of the season. Canna struck first in Game 1 by picking up first blood, but Teddy got his time to shine as KDF won a crucial fight around Dragon 22 minutes into the game. Both players continued to one-up each other as Canna struck once again in the mid-game.

The game eventually ended up a competition to see which former T1 member could carry harder. Teddy and KDF were just a few nexus hits away from taking the game, but it was Canna with the incredible base defense that stopped the push, which eventually led NS to take the game in a 46-minute slugfest.

Game 2 saw the script flipped, with KDF taking first blood and NS playing off the back foot. However, with NS playing an objective-focused game, KDF was forced to make moves in the mid game; they did just that, winning a fight at the dragon 22 minutes in and stopping NS from picking up the dragon soul, which led to KDF taking an early Baron. Despite this, NS continued to play well from behind, and had the gold lead heading into the next dragon soul point. This time, NS were able to pick up the soul, take Baron and close out the game in 33 minutes, giving NS their first win of the split.

T1 take down Liiv SANDBOX

T1 took care of business in Game 1 against LSB. Despite looking shaky in previous contests, T1 showcased their world-class team fighting abilities, pushing LSB around in a scrappy early game, which let T1 start taking objectives around the map. A 20-minute baron allowed T1 to march their way towards the LSB base almost completely uncontested. With a final scoreboard reading 12 to 4 in kills, T1 ended Game 1 in just over 26 minutes.

With nothing going right for LSB in Game 1, the team looked to change things in champion select for Game 2. LSB took a chance and locked in Vi for the jungler position and took one of the strongest duelists in the game, Fiora in the top lane. The combo looked great early as just six minutes into the game, LSB scored first blood. Unfortunately, even with that first blood, LSB were already down a thousand gold. The deficit quickly got worse, as at only 14 minutes, LSB were down 5,000 gold with no way to stop the bleeding. In a match between a bottom-tier LCK team and the best-performing team to ever come out of the LCK, T1 quickly wrapped up the 2-0 victory.

What’s Next

Week 2 of the 2022 LCK summer split chugs along on Friday, June 24 with two more exciting matches featuring Hanwha Life Esports taking on DRX and FREDIT Brion going up against Gen.G. Fans can watch all of the upcoming matches on the LCK Twitch channel.



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ASU alum with a B.A in Sports Journalism, Warren is one of the premier TFT Journalists in the scene and is a decent TFT player as well who has peaked Challenger and has had multiple accounts in Master+ over all sets. Warren also specializes in other esports content including League of Legends, Valorant, Smash Bros, and more.