Genji’s Kim “Phase” Soo-hwan vowed to do his best until the end of the regular season.
Genji defeated Hanwha Life eSports 2-0 on Wednesday in the ninth week of the regular season of the 2023 LoL Champions Korea (LCK) Summer at the LCK Arena in Jongno-gu, Seoul. With the win, Genji extended its winning streak to three games and became the first of the 10 teams to record 16 wins.
Both sets were dominated by Genji, especially in the second set, where the bottom duo was able to create dive situations through aggressive deal exchanges from level one. After preventing their opponents from clearing their line, the Genji bottom duo called in “Peanut” Han Wang-ho (Mao Kai) to pick up both of their opponents. The snowball rolled quickly, and the game was decided early.
Speaking to Kookmin Ilbo after the match, Kim Soo-hwan was particularly pleased with the bottom duo’s second-set dive that paved the way for victory. “In the first level, ‘Delight’ (Yoo) Hwan-jung pierced his brother’s blade beak and red buff side. I changed my strategy when I saw that my opponent, Rakan, took an E skill,” he said.
“Normally, we’re at a disadvantage in a 3v3 jungler-bottom duo at level 1. However, when Lakhan’s E-skill comes out at level 1, it’s a different story.” “From then on, I thought a ‘half-gal’ strategy was possible, so I planned a bottom dive. The design worked out well, including removing the opponent’s ranged dealer’s ‘Purify’ from the level 1 deal exchange.”
Kim said he was especially thankful for Choi “Doran” Hyun-jun. He said, “Hyun-jun looked sick since yesterday. I was worried that he wouldn’t be able to play well today,” he said, adding, “I’m grateful that he performed so well that he didn’t look sick at all after the game started.”
The team is determined to carry the momentum into the final game of the regular season against OK Savings Bank Brion. “I think they’re a team we 카지노 can beat, but it’s important that we don’t let our guard down and don’t get complacent,” Kim said. “We need to play our best game and we’ll be able to do well in the upcoming playoffs.”
With the win, Genji briefly moved to the top of the regular season standings. With the win, they improved to 16-1 (+27) and are in a tight race with KT Rolster (15-1, +26) for the top spot heading into the season finale. “We are grateful to our fans for their support,” said Kim Soo-hwan, “and we will always do our best to repay them with good performances.”