Before few hours was the final between KINGZONE DragonX and Afreeca Freecs for the 2018 LCK Spring Split title.
KINGZONE DragonX defeated Afreeca Freecs and once again crowned the LCK Spring Split champions.
This series didn’t start amazing for KINGZONE, however. Afreeca punished KINGZONE’s small macro mistakes, which then gave the challengers freedom to take turrets, drakes, and of course, kills. Afreeca simply regrouped and patiently closed out game one.
Despite being down one game in this best-of-five series, KINGZONE didn’t look perturbed in the slightest. KINGZONE had just warmed up, and were ready to play the rest of series befitting a team who just ended their regular season 16-2.
The next three games were convincing victories for a Pray-led KINGZONE, though that isn’t to say that Afreeca simply rolled over and died after their game one win. Afreeca continued to find advantages through their macro play and ability to control vision. The most impressive of these advantages were the Baron buffs Afreeca snuck through slim timeframes where KINGZONE’s vision around the pit had lapsed.
But Afreeca’s competitive flames were soon extinguished by KINGZONE’s teamfighting and ability to find picks. KINGZONE won teamfights behind Pray’s exquisite Kai’Sa play.
After winning their second LCK title in a row, KINGZONE’s eyes are now set on the Mid Season Invitational. KINGZONE are the first team not named SKT to represent Korea at MSI, and will head into the event looking for their first international title.
The MSI Mid Season Invitational play-in stage is set to begin on May 3.