The last week of 2022 LCK Summer regular season

With Gen.G leading the league, LCK 2022 Summer regular season will end after this week’s matches. Only two games are remaining for each team and the fight to get a playoffs spot is already over. DRX, DWG KIA and kt Rolster have the same record, meaning that we will witness them trying to get a better spot in the playoffs.

Gen.G and T1 will fight for the first place, but Gen.G pretty much have it secured after their victory over T1. Liiv SANDBOX will feel comfortable in third place; they only need one win to make it official. Kwangdong Freecs, Fredit BRION, NS RedForce and Hanwha Life Esports are out of the playoffs contention. They will play the last week out of formality.

LCK 2022 Summer Week 8

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Liiv SANDBOX faced DWG KIA in the match that determined third place of LCK. DWG KIA was affected by the Covid-19 cases within the team. Playing with Bible instead of Kellin, a quick 2-0 meant that LSB had the advantage over DK. Following that, Gen.G crushed KDF. Ruler and Chovy continued their excellent form and didn’t let KDF play the game on their own terms at all.

kt Rolster found an essential win against Fredit BRION, decided in a very close third game. Lava tried to keep BRO alive but his efforts were in vain. LCK 2022 Spring champion T1 crushed Hanwha Life easily with 17-2 and 2-4. They will keep following Gen.G closely, but it’s still hard for them to catch up.

DRX’s enemy was Nongshim RedForce. It was an important one for NS. Although their score was pretty bad, they still had a slim chance of making it to the playoffs with a miracle run. DRX found the victory to crush their hopes. Gen.G faced DWG KIA while ShowMaker was playing in a separate room, coughing badly as seen from the player cams. Although SM and DK tried to take Gen.G down, the series went in GEN’s favour with a 2-1 score.

Fredit BRION managed to stay on top of Hanwha Life during the “match of the weak”. Hanwha Life once again found a win in a best-of-three match, but sadly it wasn't enough. Liiv SANDBOX faced kt Rolster following that. Prince and his friends found another crucial victory that helped them strengthen their place in the playoffs. A third-place start will help them a lot to get to the semi-finals.

On Sunday, T1 faced NS RedForce, the team that lost all playoffs hopes two days earlier. Although NS managed to make T1 bleed in the first two games, T1 played the perfect third game to secure the 2-1 win. Next up, Kwangdong Freecs played against DRX to get to the playoffs zone. However, DRX crushed KDF to kick them out of the race and guaranteed their spot in LCK 2022 Summer Playoffs.

Make sure to check out the ninth week, we will see a three-way race to the fourth place, T1 hoping for GEN to lose one and the bottom teams having fun. You can find live streams and breaking news on Luckbox. Sign up now to claim your 100% bonus before placing your bets.

2022 LCK Summer Week 9 schedule

Check out the schedule below:

Wednesday, August 10
Gen.G (1.02) vs Fredit BRION (10.00) - 10:00 CEST
Liiv SANDBOX (3.30) vs T1 (1.30) - 13:00 CEST

Thursday, August 11
Kwangdong Freecs (3.50) vs DWG KIA (1.26) - 10:00 CEST
DRX (1.90) vs kt Rolster (1.80) - 13:00 CEST

Friday, August 12
NS RedForce (1.58) vs Hanwha Life (2.25) - 10:00 CEST
Fredit BRION (3.30) vs Liiv SANDBOX (1.28) - 13:00 CEST

Saturday, August 13
Gen.G (1.20) vs kt Rolster (4.20) - 10:00 CEST
T1 (1.42) vs DWG KIA (2.70) - 13:00 CEST

Sunday, August 14
DRX (1.20) vs Hanwha Life (4.00) - 10:00 CEST
Kwangdong Freecs (1.60) vs NS RedForce (2.20) - 13:00 CEST

While Gen.G is headed to two games where they are the clear favourites, T1 needs to take down this summer’s surprising Liiv SANDBOX and legendary DWG KIA. If Gen.G drops one or two games, T1 hopes to take their place at the top.

Considering they will face Fredit BRION later in the week, LSB should secure third place. KT chances are low, even if they defeat DRX, they will have to go through GEN as well. A two-way tie between KT/DRX and DWG KIA looks likely as of now. However, if KT fails to get a single win this week, they will probably get stuck in sixth place.