Despite a shaky showing early in Game 2, SK Telecom T1 managed to pick up a 2-0 victory over bbq Olivers in Seoul, South Korea to close out Week 1 of League of Legends Champions Korea on Sunday.
In one of the most one-sided games to ever take place in the LCK, SKT (1-1, 2-2 match record) drafted a high-risk, high-reward composition filled with three carry champions. The most unorthodox of the picks by far was the signature Lucian in the top lane for Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon, who made it work to his advantage for an early first blood. That first blood kicked off a massive snowball for SKT that resulted in four kills, five towers and a 9,000-gold lead by 20 minutes. SKT did what few teams can, and executed this risky composition to absolute perfection. It finished the win in just under 25 minutes, and only gave up two kills and no objectives to the hapless bbq Olivers. While the carries got all the attention, Lee "Wolf" Jae-wan's performance on Thresh was especially noteworthy, picking up MVP honors as his Death Sentences enabled his carries to freely dole out buckets of damage.
With SKT drafting a team filled with lots of engage options, it was a wonder that bbq (0-2, 1-4 match record) actually took over the game in terms of kills early on. While SKT picked up a couple early kills, it pushed too far into bbq territory, and bbq punished this with a massive quadra kill from mid laner Kang "Tempt" Myung-gu and his Corki. From then on, bbq focused on picking up kills all across the map, but SKT managed to stay ahead through its unmatched objective control. Whenever bbq picked up a kill, SKT traded with an objective. That's not to say that SKT shied from teamfights, however, as a key fight around the Baron pit gave SKT complete control of the game. When things looked dire in the fight, Bae "Bang" Jun-sik's Ashe came up with a kill that flipped the fight on its head and allowed SKT to secure the Baron and make its final push for the win. By the end of its 31-minute win, SKT was still down in kills but owned a 9-to-1 advantage in towers and a 3-to-1 advantage in dragons, closing out the 2-0 sweep through objective domination.
SKT will get back into it on Wednesday vs. the new-look Longzhu Gaming at 7 a.m. ET, while bbq next takes to the Rift on Thursday at 7 a.m. in a matchup with the Afreeca Freecs.