On the evening of April 11, the hero League South Korea sub-League ushered in the final of the spring season playoffs, and VSG beat APK 3-2 and won the game successfully. APK team has Kakao, Mickey, Fury and other players who have played in the top flight, and won the second place in the regular season, which is highly expected by many spectators. However, the VSG team eventually gained the early advantage through the joint action between the field and the central team, and succeeded in winning the two-track and three-win situation. Their overall performance was obviously better than one.
Winning this competition means that the VSG team will win the last LCK summer promotion and relegation, while the other three teams are JAG, KT and ES Sharks.
ES Sharks is the top team in the regular season of CK spring this year. According to the rules of Korean league, the top team in the regular season of the sub-League does not need to participate in the playoff stage, but directly gets the promotion and demotion places. The VSG team successfully won another place in the regular season when two to five teams competed for another place.
In this year’s LCK spring playoffs, there are three young LCK teams. GRF, DWG and SB teams have shown strong momentum in the past six months. These rookie teams are stronger than the traditional elite teams such as GEN and KT. LCK League ushered in a new pattern, therefore, we are also very curious, in this promotion and demotion competition, VSG and ES Sharks team can eliminate KT and JAG two veteran teams, so as to win this year’s LCK summer tournament seat.
ES Sharks战队是一支在2018年1月成立的韩国新军，他们收购了ISG战队的CK联赛名额，而队伍去年两个赛季都是垫底的战绩。在今年的转会期中，队伍进行了大换血，找来了移民到澳洲打了4年OPL联赛的韩国人SoulStrikes担任教练，招募了4名老将和1名新人，只有中单选手Kuzan之前打过LCK联赛。这个改动让ES Sharks战队今年有了明显的起色，他们的双C发挥还不错。
ES Sharks is a new Korean army founded in January 2018. They bought the CK League place of ISG team, which was the bottom two seasons last year. During this year’s transfer period, the team has undergone a major exchange of blood. Soul Strikes, a Korean who immigrated to Australia for four years to play in OPL League, has been coached. Four veterans and one new recruit have been recruited. Only Kuzan, a singles player, has played in LCK League before. This change has made ES Sharks a remarkable improvement this year, and their double C is playing well.
As the team continues to strengthen the running-in, ES Sharks team’s performance is also getting better and better, in the CK spring regular season has achieved 12-2 results, only lost to APK and VSG team once. Although the team’s dominance is not as good as last year’s GRF and DWG teams, but the overall strength is still slightly stronger than other sub-League teams. The core player of the team is Kuzan, who is MVP player in CK spring regular season this year. He has rich experience in competition. In addition, off-road player Light’s online ability is also good, but also able to play nuclear heroes.
As for the VSG team, they are Korean tournament clubs invested by Chinese companies. In January this year, they acquired the CK League quota and five starters of the GC Busan team, and later expanded to 10 players. The coach of the team is HooN of the former WE team, the tactical coach is Winged, the retired player, and the logistics team is relatively complete. VSG has been adjusting its starting line-up during this year’s regular season. After losing two points to APK in the finals, the team temporarily replaced the field players and finally completed the overturn.
From the current situation, the VSG team has found the most suitable lineup matching, they may continue to maintain this starting line-up to try to win the LCK League in the promotion and relegation competitions. VSG’s strongest team is their midfielder combination Ryan and Ruby, but they have only played together since March, and the running-in time is not very long. Top singles player SoaR is also a potential player, his hero pool is deep, output heroes and tank heroes can be used, often able to get the lead in knife repair.
Due to the short schedule of LCK League matches, both teams have undergone major blood exchange this year, and it is difficult to assess their true strength completely. However, judging from the performance of the current competition, they may be weaker than the two LCK League rookies, DWG and SB. There is a clear gap between the players’personal ability and team tactics and GRF. The upgrade and downgrade of the LCK Summer Competition will be held from April 16 to 20. The last two places for this year’s LCK Summer Competition will be decided next week. The competition will adopt the double-defeat elimination system.
According to the performance of the four teams in the spring season, KT team still has a good chance to keep their regular season places. After all, they have some star players and more experience. If Score and Meb are not lost, they will have a good chance to get the promotion places of the winner group. The JAG team’s performance this season is very bad, only the singles player Grace can play, and these two CK league teams are very strong in the middle. If Kuzan and Ruby resist online pressure, they will have a chance to help the team win. Maybe the flag of the JAG team will leave the LCK arena.