LCK 2022 Spring Season is heading to the playoffs, and it’s been a hell of a ride. From T1’s 18-0 run to Kwangdong Freecs picking themselves up from the bottom of the league and making the playoffs, this year’s LCK has been somewhat different. Although it was affected because of the Covid-19 cases in the teams, it was still amazing.
Six teams made it to the playoffs, T1, Gen.G, DWG KIA, DRX, Kwangdong Freecs and Fredit BRION. Before the start, the individual season awards were also given, voted by casters, players, and coaches from LCK. Let’s have a look at the awards and performances of the teams, and move on to the schedule of the LCK 2022 Spring Playoffs.
LCK 2022 Spring Regular Season Individual Awards
Before we move on to the schedule of the playoffs, let’s have a look at the individual awards first.
Accumulating 1600 player of the game points (picked 16 times) during the season, DWG KIA’s Canyon secured the Player of the Split award. However, although he was close in the voting, T1’s young support who already became a superstar, Keria, managed to convince people he was the best, securing the Most Valuable Player award of the regular season.
Additionally, the all-pro teams of LCK were also finalised:
Canyon’s amazing performance which helped his team get the third place made him find a place in the All-LCK First Team. Although Oner was also great, Canyon’s performance was different as he was the best performer in DWG KIA this year, while his teammates constantly underperformed.
The second all-pro team was KT Rascal, T1 Oner, GEN Chovy, GEN Ruler and DRX BeryL. They were followed by the third all-pro team which consisted of KDF Kiin, GEN Peanut, DK ShowMaker, DRX Deft and GEN Lehends.
LCK 2022 Spring Regular Season
Check out the final standings below:
T1 had an amazing season, each of their players showed an extraordinary performance which helped the team get to the place where they are. They broke a record that could never be broken again, only repeated. In his first season, Zeus was able to find a place in All-LCK First Team. After years of rebuilding and making semifinals in 2021, with a coach from StarCraft, T1’s plans are finally paying off in 2022. They clearly are the best team in the world, and now, they have to show that during the playoffs as well.
Gen.G had an unfortunate strike this season. They are the second-best team in the LCK, but they weren’t able to field a full roster against T1 in both their games. GEN has to wait for the grand final to prove they are better than T1, and their disadvantage might be a blessing in disguise, if it helps them get to the finals and play against T1 without pressure.
DWG KIA and DRX showed very close performances this year. Their first series ended in favor of DRX 2-1, and the second was won by DK 2-0. Both rosters had a similar strength, which was proved by their score in the end. It’s going to be hard for them to stand up against T1 and Gen.G, but they are clearly better than the rest of the league also.
Kwangdong Freecs and Fredit BRION, they are the wildcards here. After a very poor start, KDF was able to find victories while their opponents had to field rosters with missing parts. Using that as a morale boost, KDF secured a playoff spot. Fredit BRION also had a Covid-19 strike in the last week, which almost cost them the playoffs. Defeating DWG KIA and surpassing KT Rolster, they deserved their place in the playoffs.
LCK 2022 Spring Playoffs
Check out the schedule for the LCK Spring Playoffs which starts soon:
DWG KIA (1.20) vs Fredit BRION (4.20) - March 23, 09:00 CET
DRX (1.52) vs Kwangdong Freecs (2.35) - March 24, 09:00 CET
T1 vs (T1’s selection from the winners) - March 26, 09:00 CET
GEN vs TBD - March 27, 10:00 CET
TBD vs TBD - April 2, 10:00 CET
It isn’t surprising that there is a big difference between DWG KIA and Fredit BRION. Throughout the season, DWG KIA showed so much more than their rivals, and they are one of the best teams in the world just looking at their roster. Although BRO also has a strong team and defeated DK in the last week, that only makes them an exciting underdog. DWG KIA is still the favourite here.
DRX and Kwangdong Freecs are more of an even matchup. Although DRX is a better team here too, KDF has a great team that couldn’t show their true potential during the regular season. Finding a place in playoffs should motivate them to the point where they challenge such a good team as DRX, they have what it takes.
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