KT Rolster vs LNG Esports pits two 3rd seeds against each other, which should give some insight into who’s the better of the Eastern regions.
The 2nd half of the 2023 League of Legends Worl Championship Swiss Stage starts on Thursday! With JDG and Gen.G advancing, and Team Liquid and Team BDS being eliminated, there’s 12 teams left to fill 6 spots in the Knockout Stage. The 3rd seeds of the LCK and the LPL, KT Rolster and LNG Esports will clash on Friday, with one of them advancing to the last part of Worlds!
KT Rolster vs LNG Esports Preview
The match on Friday will be the first Bo3 KT Rolster plays since the Summer LCK Split. They suffered a close loss against Bilibili Gaming, who stormed their gates for 45 minutes. Afterwards, they got a harder draw than usual, as they had to defeat Dplus KIA and Weibo Gaming to get here. Against Deft and his teammates Bdd and co. didn’t have much issue, and they had a one-sided match against Weibo Gaming as well, outside of Xiaohu keeping his teammates alive. So far, KT Rolster has been all about Aiming, while the rest of the squad tries to facilitate their ADC.
KT Rolster Roster
- Kim “Kiin” Gi-in
- Moon “Cuzz” Woo-chan
- Gwak “Bdd” Bo-seong
- Kim “Aiming“ Ha-ram
- Son “Lehends” Si-woo
LNG Esports almost got into the Knockout Stage after a stellar start to their Swiss matches. They defeated the 2nd seeds of the LEC and the LCS with ease: against Fnatic, Scout had a 11/0/7 showing on Azir, while the rest of the team was explosive too; while against Cloud9, they had a slower start, but Scout delivered again thanks to the efforts of Tarzan.
JDG put a stop to their advances, but LNG didn’t go down easily: they stomped JDG in the second match of their series – but they got stomped first, then 369 and knight showed the fans why they are the 1st seed of the LPL after defeating the Runner-Ups in 26 minutes.
LNG Esports Roster
- Tang “Zika” Hua-Yu
- Lee “Tarzan” Seung-yong
- Lee “Scout” Ye-chan
- Chen “GALA” Wei
- Fu “Hang” Ming-Hang
KT Rolster vs LNG Esports Predictions
Aiming is the sole carry for the LCK team, as KT Rolster tends to play around Aiming especially in the early game. Thanks to this, they have a 100% First Tower ration, and they took the First Blood in 2 out of their 3 matches as well.
LNG Esports is much more balanced, even though Scout stepped up immensely in their first two bouts. GALA has also been great with Zika being a standout as well, even though he’s a lesser-known player around the world.
The series will come down to LNG Esports’ ability to shut down Aiming, and with the players they have, that shouldn’t be that hard of a task – if that’s the case, will someone else rise from the players of KT?
Where to watch KT Rolster vs LNG Esports
LNG Esports will face KT Rolster this Friday at 12:00PM CEST. You can follow the action on the official Riot Games Twitch channel, the LoL Esports YouTube channel, as well as lolesports.com. Follow ESTNN for the latest happenings about the 2023 World Championship!