The LCK has a surprisingly tight top five currently, with five teams all within 1 win and two losses of each other. These final two weeks of competition will determine who has a semifinal bye in the playoffs and who has to make the full run through the quarterfinals
Let's take a look at how these two teams match up.
Gen.G is currently tied in second place in the LCK with Liiv Sandbox, with a 10-5 record. DWG KIA is tied for fourth with T1, with a 10-6 record. This makes their series versus each other all the more important: not only will they take a W for themselves, but give an L to a team also in contention for the desired top-two placement.
In previous meetings this year, DWG KIA has won 3 of the 4 series, always taking at least one game off of Gen.G. The last time Gen.G won a game or a series from DWG KIA was March 18.
Gen.G lost their most recent series, which was against T1. DWG KIA are on a two-series win streak. Does that momentum matter here? Time will tell.
Our TrackLoL Team Rating puts Gen.G behind at 2,056 and DWG KIA at 2,603. This means that compared to the average professional League of Legends team, DWG KIA performs better than Gen.G based on statistics related to how teams win games.
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After this series, DWG KIA will have only one match left this season, while Gen.G still have two series to go.
DWG KIA really need the win to ensure their path toward second place. They will face Liiv Sandbox in the last week of the season, on August 14. Liiv are currently tied for second, so a win versus that team would also be huge for DWG KIA.
Meanwhile, Gen.G have two series left. First, Credit Brion on August 13. Last, they face NongShim REDFORCE, who currently sit in first place, as the very last series of the regular season.
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