Today in 2022 LCK Summer: Week 4, Day 4
2022 LCK Summer Week 4 DK

Today in 2022 LCK Summer: Week 4, Day 4

LSB continues to impress as DK wins their series too

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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LSB defeat NS

With Liiv SANDBOX and Nongshim RedForce heading into their Week 4 Match-up with opposite records, the 2-5 NS squad had their work cut out for them.

Game 1 didn’t produce sparks in the champion select and not in the early game either. The most exciting thing pre-20 minutes was a soul point for three tower trade. The game was finally opened up in the mid-game when NS turned a 3-0 team fight into a Baron which allowed them to take control.

NS wouldn’t go out quietly as they prolonged the game multiple times through objective control of their own. But when LSB finally took Ocean Soul, the game was virtually over. A win at Baron 35 minutes in sealed the deal for Game 1.

Game 2 brought an explosive early game for both teams; LSB started it off with a clean gank in the bot lane to get Lee “Prince” Chae-hwan ahead early Zeri, a champion that can carry games by herself. With kills being traded back and forth, Zeri getting ahead early came back to haunt NS as the gold lead ballooned for LSB. A 21-minute Baron and a 10k gold lead were all that LSB needed; they went on to win the game in under 30 minutes to improve their record to 6-2.

DK beat HLE

DWG KIA and Hanwha Life Esports both were not where they wanted to be heading into this Week 4 matchup. With that said, DK has performed significantly better than HLE with HLE only having a 1-6 record thus far into the season. However, when Game 1 started, they didn’t play like a 1-6 team; not even 10 minutes into the game, HLE found themselves with a pair of kills and a small gold lead.

This is where the show really started; both teams spent the next 30 minutes trading blows. DK found a counter-engage around Dragon 20 minutes in, tipping the gold advantage in their favor. DK held that lead and were able to capture the Mountain Dragon Soul, but 30 minutes into the game, the gold lead was still under 4k. At that point, HLE found a fight on the top side of the map, giving them back control and even the gold lead. Now a full 41 minutes into the game with a 3k gold lead of their own, the 1-6 team looked like they were pushing for the win. But leave it to DK and their superstar mid-laner Heo “ShowMaker” Su to put the team on his back. With a clutch Lissandra ultimate, DK managed to win the fight and escape Game 1 with a win.

DK did not give HLE a chance in Game 2. From the first team fight of the game, DK showed why they are one of the best teams in the league. Nothing went HLE’s way — DK jumped out to an early gold lead and never looked back. 27 minutes in with an 11k gold lead, Hextech Dragon Soul and a 16-5 kill lead DK walked into HLE’s base, took everything they had, and also took the series win 2-0.

What’s Next

Week 4 of the 2022 LCK summer split wraps up on Sunday, July 10 as DRX goes up against Gen.G and T1 end the week with a match against Fredit BRION. Games start at 4 a.m ET live on the LCK Twitch channel.

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