The DRX Challengers made their second straight LCK CL victory, led by ‘Duckdam’ Seodae-gil, who returned to offline competition.
DRX swept Nongshim Esports Academy 2-1 in the second round of the 2023 LCK Challengers League Summer at WDG Esports Studio in Jung-gu, Seoul on Tuesday. The match went to a full set. After winning the first set, DRX lost the second set, but in the third set, they overwhelmed their opponents from the lane battle stage to win 2-1 and win their second straight league match.
DRX took advantage of the early game one bottom. With an early advantage crucial as they chose Twitch, Son “Fleta” Min-woo showed sharp skill utilization and Seo “Duckdam” Dae-gil didn’t miss to take the lead. After getting their first kill, DRX continued to play calmly, focusing on their Twitch growth.
In the mid-game, he even gave Nongshim some momentum. However, he managed to finish off Baron the hard way on the third dragon timing. He then won the top lane battle while buffed, which gave him a one-sided advantage and evened up the gold balance. Eventually, he finished off the Baron with a one-hit kill on the second Baron timing to win the game. After pushing their opponents from the bottom in the ensuing situation, DRX continued to destroy the nexus and took the first set.
After falling behind in the second set, DRX took the lead midway through the third set. On the bottom side, they continued to build on their advantage, playing the Ash-Milio combination and pressuring the opposing bottom duo, who chose Kaisa-Leona. Despite conceding the first dragon, they showed a calm game management without losing the initiative.
They quickly rolled with the game, destroying the mid first turret in 12 minutes, led by Song’s Azir. After comfortably overpowering their opponents on all lines, DRX pressured Nongshim by picking up the turret gold one-sidedly. They opened up the growth gap and gradually solidified the game from the mid game engagement. Finishing off the Baron, DRX used their buffs to destroy all of their opponent’s key buildings and close out the game 안전놀이터순위.