There’s no possibility that all 4 LCK teams will get into the Knockout Stage, as KT Rolster vs Dplus KIA will see one of the Korean teams eliminated.
The last day of the Swiss Stage is upon us! The 2023 League of Legends World Championship’s Main Stage is coming to its halfway point, as only six teams remain – but only 3 spots are left in the Knockout Stage. Who will join Gen.G, JDG, LNG, NRG and T1 in the next chapter to the road to greatness?
KT Rolster vs Dplus KIA Preview
KT Rolster had THE hardest road so far. They are the only team that didn’t face a Western squad or GAM Esports, who are considered much easier opponents than the LCK and LPL teams. Still, KT Rolster held on, winning 2 out of their 4 matches.
They started out with an incredibly tough battle against Bilibili Gaming, but despite the team’s best efforst and Cuzz’s Zac pick, they couldn’t overcome them. Afterwards, they rolled over Deft and Dplus KIA in their first match, then had a slow and grindy victory against Weibo Gaming. They were doing fine against LNG Esports up until the 3rd match, as the Korean 3rd seed crumbled under the pressure the LPL team put on them. But there’s still one chance left!
KT Rolster Roster
- Kim “Kiin” Gi-in
- Moon “Cuzz” Woo-chan
- Gwak “Bdd” Bo-seong
- Kim “Aiming” Ha-ram
- Son “Lehends” Si-woo
3 former world champions, but so far, Dplus KIA wasn’t able to accumulate 3 victories to qualify for Knockouts. They lost their first 2 matches against G2 Esports and KT Rolster respectively, which pushed them to the edge of elimination.
ShowMaker and co. stepped up immensely under pressure, as they bounced back with two 2-0 wins against Team BDS, then against GAM Esports. While these teams were not as highly seeded as their previous opponents, Dplus KIA might gained enough momentum and confidence to take down their compatriots to get to Knockouts.
Dplus KIA Roster
- Kim “Canna” Chang-dong
- Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu
- Heo “ShowMaker” Su
- Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu
- Kim “Kellin” Hyeong-gyu
KT Rolster vs Dplus KIA Predictions
The first bout between KT Rolster and Dplus KIA went in the favour of the 3rd LCK seed by quite a huge margin. Aiming and co. got the First Blood and First Tower of the match, as well as a 10k gold lead by the time the Nexus crumbled. The player mentioned above also finished 9/0/6, showcasing an incredible performance.
Of course, DK didn’t help themselves with their draft, but it’s now or never. They need to be on top of their game in every sense, and Deft has to step up if they want to stop Aiming and Leheds, who are the biggest carries on KT Rolster.
Where to watch KT Rolster vs Dplus KIA
KT Rolster and Dplus KIA will decide their fate on Sunday at 5:00AM CEST. You can watch the match over at lolesports.com for drops, as well as the Riot Games Twitch and the LoL Esports YouTube channels. Don’t forget to check out our other Previews and Predictions!