In a series that ended after less than an hour of in-game action, Longzhu Gaming easily took down ROX Tigers on Tuesday to close out the first day of Week 3 in League of Legends Champions Korea in Seoul, South Korea.
ROX (1-4, 4-8 match record) opened the series with the tried and true team composition centered around AD carry Kwon "Sangyoon" Sang-yoon's Kog'Maw, but it failed miserably. While Sangyoon did secure first blood thanks to the help of a gank in the bottom lane, it all went downhill from there thanks to Kwak "Bdd" Bo-seong's Galio. The Longzhu mid laner showed why the champion has quickly become one of the strongest on the current patch by being a dominant force in just about every engagement. Lonzghu (3-2, 8-5 match record) made it a point to pick on Sangyoon to prevent him from unlocking his potential while also letting Bdd run rampant across the map. There was simply no way at all for ROX to get back in the game, and they were taken down in just under 31 minutes.
Game 2 saw the teams draft more standard compositions, with no power picks to speak of on either side. Even without any power picks, Longzhu was able to come up with away with a very strong performance. Coming out the gate with two early kills onto Longzhu top laner Kim "Khan" Dong-ha, ROX looked to be poised to get back into the series. Longzhu simply wasn't going to let that happen and bounced right back with a gank in the bottom lane that led to a 3-for-0 teamfight. From then on, Longzhu proceeded to dominate every single teamfight, with Bdd's Orianna leading the way. He used pinpoint Command: Shockwaves to shut down ROX and give Longzhu a massive boost in the game. Grabbing the Baron shortly after it spawned, Longzhu marched right into ROX's base to lock up the 25-minute win. Bdd finished the game with an impeccable 9/1/8 KDA (kills/deaths/assists) to help his team to the easy win.
Longzhu will hit the stage again on Saturday with a matchup against MVP at 4 a.m. ET, while ROX will try and right the ship on Thursday against the Afreeca Freecs at 4 a.m. ET.