SKT extended their win streak beating Kingzone DragonX in the 2019 LCK Summer Split
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SKT has expanded its series of victories in the LCK 2019 summer split to eight games, beating Kingzone DragonX with a score of 2-0. This victory marks SKT's seventh 2-0 victory in the season when they make their way to third place in the LCK ladder after losing only one game in their last 17.
The first game between the two veteran teams was close during the first 20 minutes. Nobody collected more than 1,000 gold pieces, and most of the assassinations and goals were exchanged back evenly. But SKT made a few clean turns in the middle of the game and started to dictate the pace of the game, claiming two Infernal Drakes and several towers.
SKT's jungler Kim"Clid" Tae-Min has shared his thoughts on first game:
Frankly, I'm not satisfied with our performance, today. Since no one can know the time our winning streak would be broken, we should stay focused on the remaining matches. [...] I made some mistakes. Plus, there were some miscommunications between ourselves. That’s the reason why we dead meaninglessly several times in game 1.
This leadership was enough to put SKT ahead of the gold curve, hesitating around the 2000 gold mark. The two Infernal Drakes strengthened SKT's statistics over the Kingzone team, which played a long game with Yoo “Naehyun” Nae-Hyun Azir and Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu Sivir. While Ezreal under Park “Teddy” Jin-seong’s wise control began to gain momentum, Kingzone's vitality was slowly running out.
With the balance of the game, Kingzone have engaged the Baron at 31st minute and were able to finish him down before SKT could steal it. But the SKT were just in time for a fight — Teddy nuked Deft fired only a precision shot and one mystical shot. Kingzone have tried a daring push up the middle lane, but they collapsed as soon as Deft was down again. The SCT took advantage of three pushing heroes and stormed the middle lane, devastating Kingzone's Nexus in 35 minutes.
In the second game, KZ chose an aggressive pick and to fight back the While the Kingzone slowly began to push SKT off the map, pushing the towers in the midgame with Deft's Xayah. Meanwhile, SKT took advantage of key objectives like Baron and Infernal Drakes. Up until 35th minute, after successfully finishing Baron, SKT were dominating the game once again.
This scrupulous midgame control as seen by SKT is a classic example of their past championships. They managed to dominate each team in the LCK in the middle of the game, and they hope to continue their ascent to the top against the best in the league, as its end approaches.
However, for Kingzone this loss was not as hard as it could be — there were moments of their strong dominance and they managed to keep their heads above water for most of the game. But they were out of position several times, and these minor mistakes were enough for SKT to get out of control and snowball the game.
SKT will meet with Afreeca on August 3rd to try to save a series of victories, while Kingzone will end the week of August 4th when they play Sandbox.
Clid, again, has shared his thoughts on the upcoming game:
I saw the match between Kingzone and Afreeca Freecs last time. I think Afreeca Freecs is a better team. Although we just turned a corner today, we will face a bigger one. And I think the next match against them will be hard with a performance like today. We have a lot of things to give feedback on.
Tell us in the comments what do you thin on the upcoming match between Afreeca and SKT, too.