Today in 2022 LCK Summer: Week 4, Day 5
2022 LCK summer

Today in 2022 LCK Summer: Week 4, Day 5

Gen.G and T1 flex as they both move to 7-1 on the season

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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Gen.G defeat DRX

Coming off of opposite results, Gen.G and DRX came into their last match of Week 4 with a potential shake-up in the standings on the line. A Gen.G win would allow them to keep pace with T1, who they just lost to, in the battle for first; a win by DRX would insert them into a tie for second place.

It was crazy picks galore in Game 1, with DRX picking Shyvana in the top lane and the old-school bot lane duo of Kog’Maw and Lulu. On Gen.G Hecarim was the pick in the jungler. When it came to actual gameplay, it was the Gen.G squad that managed to distance themselves in the gold department despite being down in kills 26 minutes in thanks to their tower control. But with DRX running double enchanters, they couldn’t be taken off of Baron; they took the objective and the gold lead 29 minutes in. The gold and kill lead started to go into DRX’s favor rapidly as they were knocking on Gen.G’s door. However, despite having Ocean Dragon Soul and the kill lead, their sloppiness in team fights was the death of DRX. Gen.G took the Elder Dragon and Barton 42 minutes in; the game ended just a minute later.

Gen.G continued the champion pick spice in Game 2 with jungler Han “Peanut” Wang-ho picking Skarner as a counter pick to Lee Sin. Despite DRX getting first blood in the bot lane with the help of Skarner’s early pressure, Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk on Lucian became a massive problem DRX. Just 20 minutes into the game, Ruler already had 6 kills on the hyper carry and wanted more. With Ruler forcing DRX back into their fountain by himself, Gen.G ran over DRX in Game 2 for the 2-0 series win.

T1 take down BRO

Reigning LCK champions T1 came into the final match of Week 4 with a decisive victory against their biggest competitors, Gen.G. Meanwhile, Fredit BRION were simply trying to double their game wins this season; they came into this match with a 0-7 series record and an embarrassing 1-14 game record.

With nothing to lose, BRO played the early game very well, scoring first blood and almost achieving a 1k gold lead just five minutes in. Unfortunately for BRO, that gold lead was quickly erased, with T1 answering back with two kills in the bot lane. BRO did have a win condition working, as they managed to grab the first three Dragons to put them at Soul point just 17 minutes in. But with T1 outclassing them in every lane, the gold deficit kept growing for BRO; even though they managed to get Hextech Dragon Soul, it didn’t matter with T1 being up 5 thousand gold. The fight for Elder Dragon 28 minutes in ended with a five for zero victory in T1’s favor once they decided to ignore the actual objective and pushed mid lane for the Game 1 win.

T1 decided to have some fun in Game 2, picking a composition with five hyper carries. The composition of Yone, Yasuo, Lee Sin, Diana and Senna looked like something out of a Platinum rank solo queue game but to T1, that’s what their competition was like. BRO did pick up first blood again but it was just a false positive. The game was bloody with way more than a kill per minute and just 22 minutes into the game, T1 had a 13k gold lead with a 21-10 advantage in kills; the game was over and T1 ended the week with another win.

What’s Next

That’s all for the 2022 LCK summer Week 4 action — the teams will get a two-day break before the action kicks off again on Wednesday, July 13. The first two matches of 2022 LCK summer Week 5 will have T1 back in the rift, taking on Hanwha Life Esports. Gen.G will go up against the surprise of the season so far, Liiv SANDBOX. Matches start at 4 a.m ET 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.