2018 LCK Summer Split
While Kingzone DragonX continued their romp through the LCK, they had a bit of a rough time during the Mid-Season Invitational in May. The question now becomes: which Kingzone will show up for the Summer Split? The one that dominated Korea or the one that was pushed around at MSI? The answer to that question will likely tell the tale of how the Summer Split will go. As if the team that showed up to MSI comes back to the LCK, teams like Gen. G and SK Telecom T1 might have a chance to return to their former glory and unseat the champions.

Event Dates:
June 12, 2018 through August 9, 2018

Teams In Competition
Event Scores
Final Placements
  • There are no final placements posted yet for this event.
Recaps Of This Event

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Falters in failing effort vs Griffin
June 24, 2018
SoHwan posted a KDA of 2/3/2 in Jin Air's 0-2 loss to Griffin on Wednesday in the LCK.
ANALYSIS
SoHwan the Darius one-trick didn't do too much against Griffin, with the rookie team's top laner holding him in check throughout the series. SoHwan's Game 1 wasn't spectacular, getting bullied early on by Sword's Jayce, finishing with a meager 0/1/1 KDA. In Game 2, SoHwan again got dissected in the 1-vs-1 matchup, but this time against an Ornn, which usually shouldn't happen. Perhaps SoHwan can shrug off a slow start, perhaps he'll learn other champions and be able to give Jin Air more flexibility in the draft, but a performance like the one he turned in against Griffin puts him in the discussion for worst LCK top laner, which is the last thing Jin Air needs right now.
Shadow of the legend falls to Griffin
June 24, 2018
KaKAO ended Game 1 of Jin Air's 0-2 loss to Griffin on Wednesday with a KDA of just 0/2/1.
ANALYSIS
KaKAO is a legend in the LCK, but he certainly looked worse for wear in his Game 1 outing as Xin Zhao. Between getting bullied by Tarzan's Trundle to failing to apply any pressure early on, KaKAO simply looked out of his element. To be fair, KaKAO can't be blamed for all of Jin Air's lanes losing, but he certainly didn't do anything to help with that. As far as KaKAO went, he simply went through the motions and went with the flow, not doing much to help Jin Air turn around a losing effort. KaKAO did not play in Game 2.
Lukewarm, then very cold against Griffin
June 24, 2018
Grace finished Jin Air's 0-2 sweep at the hands of Griffin with a KDA of 1/6/0 on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Grace went from hero to zero across two games, but the "hero" performance he had in Game 1 wasn't too special. Playing as Anivia, Grace did some things early on, such as going even with Rather's Swain, but simply couldn't amount to much later on in the game, finishing with his team's only kill with a 1/0/0 statline. His Game 2 performance as Taliyah, on the other hand, was downright abysmal, looking out of synch with his team and feeding out of his mind. Grace couldn't help but give Griffin free map pressure and gold in the mid-game, putting a stink on what could have been a decent outing for at least one Jin Air member.
Solid play leads to Griffin win
June 24, 2018
Lehends posted a 2/2/12 KDA in Griffin's 2-0 victory against the Jin Air Greenwings on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Lehends got to spam Morgana against Jin Air's bottom lane, a duo that has struggled in the patch 8.11 meta. Lehends showed some playmaking ability from time to time but mostly stuck to protecting and enabling Viper early on before linking up with Tarzan (when Tarzan decided to go to the bottom half of the map). With Griffin's proclivity to play around the top side, time will tell whether Lehends and Viper can stand up to constant pressure that teams that play around the bottom side of the map early on, or whether they can beat the bad teams and not much else.
Puts in work against weak Jin Air
June 24, 2018
Viper finished Griffin's 2-0 win against Jin Air Greenwings on Wednesday with a 5/0/9 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Viper has consistently been one of the best in the AD carry position at adapting to the current meta and all of its zaniness. In this series, he displayed a good knowledge of patch 8.11 matchups as Gangplank and Irelia, taking over the bottom lane with ease. It certainly helps that Viper has a very strong topside of the map taking some of the pressure off of him, but Viper's teamfighting has been pretty good thus far. Most importantly, Viper understands his role in late game teamfights and how to best contribute to his team's success, but he's escaped from many laning phases relatively unchallenged, so time will tell if VIper is the real deal or not.
Dominates the jungle vs Jin Air
June 24, 2018
Tarzan posted a KDA of 2/2/10 in Griffin's 2-0 win over Jin Air Greenwings on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Tarzan has made the transition from ladder to LAN pretty effectively, acting as a keystone for most of Griffin's early game plays. As shown in this series, he understands how to play around winning lanes and target the opposing jungler, pressuring KaKAO out of his jungle and preventing UmTi from farming in peace. Tarzan's mechanics are solid, though his Trundle-bias might not make that apparent, and has to be considered one of the strongest junglers in the LCK today. Granted, Griffin has started with a slate of relatively easy matches, so he still might struggle against tougher competition.
Damage carries to close out sweep
June 18, 2018
Lindarang posted a 5/3/16 KDA in Hanwha Life eSports' series sweep of the Jin Air Green Wings on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Lindarang's Vladimir had little in terms of lane pressure early in Game 1 and the skirmish losses didn't help much. Despite the poor start, he kept the gold race close and started to make plays when grouped with the rest of HLE. Lindarang could easily avoid damage from JAG's Karthus centered team composition once he completed Zhonya's Hourglass, allowing him to harass more during skirmishes. Lindarang finished with a 2/1/8 KDA in Game 1 and had another solid performance in Game 2. This time it was his Aatrox that overcame a rough laning phase. Lindrang had an easy time chaining his crowd control with the rest of the team, leading HLE in damage dealt to champions and closing out the series with a 32-minute victory.
Solid play throughout sweep
June 18, 2018
Lava scored a 9/2/15 KDA in Hanwha Life eSports series sweep of the Jin Air Green Wings on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Lava picked a good counter to JAG's Karthus-Nunu team composition. Fizz can easily dodge Karthus' Requiem using Playful Trickster and once he completed Zhonya's Hourglass it became extremely difficult for Grace to deal damage to him. Lava was able to dive with impunity in the late game, quickly blowing up the damage dealers en route to an HLE Game 1 victory. In Game 2 Lava had a little rougher laning phase as his Swain struggled to keep the gold race close. However, when HLE grouped up Lava did his fair share of damage in teamfights as HLE took control. Lava picked up his only two kills of Game 2 as HLE pushed to finish off the series.
Solid back-to-back performances on Ryze
June 18, 2018
Sangyoon earned a 5/2/14 KDA in Hanwha Life eSports series sweep of the Jin Air Green Wings on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 HLE drafted a bottom lane duo of Ryze for Sangyoon and Tahm Kench for Key, giving it plenty of ways to create quick rotations and flanks around the rift. Sangyoon didn't get much in terms of kills but plenty of assists as HLE dominated the second half of Game 1 to take a lead in the series. In Game 2 Sangyoon stuck with Ryze and pretty much duplicated his performance from Game 1. Sangyoon's only two kills for Game 2 came while HLE was pushing to victory and completing the sweep.
Low impact in late game fights
June 18, 2018
SoHwan scored a 3/6/6 KDA in Jin Air Green Wings' 2-0 loss to Hanwha Life eSports on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
SoHwan had a good start in Game 1 as his Camille secured first blood but wasn't able to get much else done. Jin Air briefly held a gold lead in the mid game but got absolutely destroyed in the key late game teamfights. SoHwan finished with only one kill and one assist in Game 1. He was able to do a little better in Game 2 but struggled again to do much in the late game teamfights. While he did manage to get some good split pushing done in Game 2 late it came at the cost of losing objectives and Baron on the opposite side of the Rift. SoHwan could do little to stop the Baron power play from finishing off the series.