After five weeks of the LCK Summer Split, Hanwha Life Esports have finally secured their first win.
The current last-place team in the LCK battled SeolHaeOne Prince through three games to emerge victorious. With former League of Legends world champion Lee”CuVee” Seong-Jin out of the starting lineup, Hanwha utilized Kim “DuDu” Dong-Ju on a variety of champions in the top lane to find success.
SeolHaeOne Prince, who came into this match as the penultimate team in the league, looked to improve its 1-9 record. Despite a convincing game one win, however, SP were boomed in the subsequent two matches.
A long-waited victory for @HLEofficial
— Ashley Kang 애슐리강 (@AshleyKang) July 19, 2020
Hanwha Life’s success came mostly through their bot lane. Former Griffin duo Park “Viper” Do-Hyeon and Son “Lehends” Si-Woo created early leads for the team through their strong laning phase. Viper was a force to be reckoned with on Aphelios, refusing to die on the champion in both of his winning games.
After tonight’s game, SeolHaeOne Prince suffered their ninth consecutive loss. Their first win dates back to week one of the LCK Summer Split, where they defeated Hanwha Life.
The 9-9 dream is real for Hanwha Life, but it doesn’t get easier from here. The team is scheduled to play against T1 in week six of the LCK, followed by Afreeca Freecs and Damwon Gaming in week seven.
In the off-season bottom-dwelling LCK team Hanwha Life Esports has added former Griffin AD carry Viper to its League of Legends lineup. This is the fourth roster change that Hanwha has made in the off-season in an effort to rebuild for the upcoming Summer Split. Everyone thought that a player of Viper’s caliber, who’s shown the ability to carry his team during a competition as tough a Worlds, could transform Hanwha into a real threat in the Summer Split of the LCK.
However over time that hope has extinguished as Hanwha Life Esports fails to find any success. They’re sitting at the bottom of the standings and thankfully to the removal of Challenger Series won’t have to play in a promotion tournament. Going forward, Hanwha Life Esports has nothing else to do other than just resetting their roster and building a new on in hopes of improving for the upcoming franchised LCK.
Stay tuned for more LCK coverage in the upcoming season as the regular season comes to an end and all teams race for a place in the playoffs. While some are locked in and others are locked out, there are still some spots to fight for.