LCK stands for League of Legends Champion Korea, is a tournament for Korean LoL game. Previously, it was also known as OGN (Ongamenet LCK) and was hosted by Ongamenet. LCK is one of the most interested tournaments in the major tournaments of the world LoL platform. Moreover, its intense tournaments are also commented in English by LoL developer – Riot Games.
The first tournament has been held since 2012, the most recent tournament that has just ended is the LCK 2021 Summer and the LCK 2022 Summer that will soon continue to explode this year. It’s to be expected! We have made a prediction for the LCK 2022 Summer: T1 will dominate the Summer Split. Let’s find out together now!!
1. About LCK 2022 Summer
After the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) 2022 has just ended, all regions around the world are preparing for the big Summer Split. Major regions include North America’s League of Legends Championship Series (LCS), Europe’s League of Legends European Championship (LEC) and Korea’s League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK). Great! They announced the start date of the 2022 Summer Split of their league.
According to the original plan, the LCK 2022 Summer will be held about 1 to 2 weeks earlier. However, ASIAN Games 2022 is postponed indefinitely, the tournament will return to the same schedule as previous seasons. The representative of the LCK at MSI 2022, T1 will be arranged to compete later than other teams. The LCK organizers will arrange the match schedule so that Faker and his teammates have more time to rest.
According to Inven Global, LCK 2022 Summer will officially start from June 15, 2022. Similar to the Spring period, the 2022 Summer LCK will also take place at the LoL Park arena. LoL Park has been the main stage of the LCK for many years now and is expected to continue to be held at this location for many more years to come.
As mentioned, the LCK 2022 Summer kicked off on June 15, 2022. Matches will be held on all days of the week, except Monday and Tuesday. The Group Stage runs from June 15 to August 14, 2022, and the Playoffs will run from August 17 to 28, 2022.
List of teams participating in LCK 2022 Summer
- DWG KIA
- Fredit Brion
- Hanwha Life Esports
- KT Rolster
- Kwangdong Freecs (Afreeca Freeces đổi tên)
- Liv Sandbox
- Nongshim Redforce
The competition format of League of Legends Champion Korea is a round-robin competition with 10 teams at Group Stage in a BO3 format. After that, the top 5 teams with the highest scores will compete in the knockout stage in a BO5 ladder format to find the final champion.
10 teams will play a double round robin for the first leg. Each team will play 18 matches and the matches will be decided by BO3. The 6 teams with the highest scores will advance to the Playoffs. The two top-ranked teams in the group stage will directly enter the 2022 Summer LCK semifinals. The 2nd place team in the group stage will advance to the 3rd round, the 3rd place team will play in the 2nd round, the 4th and 5th place team will play the first Playoffs round.
The playoffs will be decided by the six teams who performed the best in the group round. The top two teams will move on to the semifinals. Team #4 and Team 5 will square off in the quarterfinals, while Team 6 will take on Team 5. Team #1 will compete in the semifinals after being chosen for that round. The team that finished in second place will play the other team.
LCK 2022 Summer Playoffs will be determined by BO5. The champion team of the LCK 2022 Summer will have a direct slot to the League of Legends Worlds 2022.
2. LCK 2022 Summer Prediction
Ranking: T1 Will Dominate the Summer Split
The LCK is considered by experts to be the best tournament in the world right now when gathering the best world champions (SKT T1, Samsung Galaxy). Especially, SKT T1 is the greatest monument built by participating in the LCK with 7 championships. In addition, the LCK also trains strong teams like KT Rolster, Kingzone DragonX and high-skilled players like Faker, Chovy, Khan, etc.
When it comes to LCK 2022 Summer, gamers mostly think of the victory of T1. With the efforts of top professional gamers, T1 won the League of Legends World Finals twice in 2013 and 2015. Furthermore, in the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational (MSI), T1 placed 1st in the world rankings and won runner-up at MSI 2022.
One of the factors contributing to the success of T1 must be Faker – the best trainer in League of Legends and known as the “Unkillable Demon King“. Besides, Gen.G Esports (Gen.G) and DWG KIA (DK) in LCK 2022 Spring have not proven that they can really challenge T1. Therefore, Faker and his teammates are rated higher than the rest of the LCK is completely understandable.
“LCK 2022 Summer” Standings
Liiv SANDBOX 13-5
DWG KIA 10-8
KT Rolster 10-8
Kwangdong Freecs 6-12
Nongshim RedForce 5-13
Fredit BRION 3-15
Hanwha Life Esports 2-16
“Player of the Game” Standings
Rank Points Player
1 1200 Prince (Liiv SANDBOX), Ruler (Gen.G)
3 1100 Zeus (T1)
4 1000 Aiming (KT Rolster)
5 900 Zeka (DRX)
6 800 Chovy (Gen.G), Peanut (Gen.G), Showmaker (DWG KIA)
9 700 Canyon (DWG KIA), Croco (Liiv SANDBOX), Faker (T1)
12 600 (DuDu) Hanwha Life Esports, Kingen (DRX), Oner (T1), VicLa (KT Rolster)
16 500 Bdd (Nongshim RedForce), Clozer (Liiv SANDBOX), Gumayusi (T1), Teddy (Kwangdong Freecs)
20 400 Canna (Nongshim RedForce), Deokdam (DWG KIA), Doran (Gen.G), FATE (Kwangdong Freecs), Lava (Fredit BRION), Pyosik (DRX), UmTi (Fredit BRION)
27 300 Aria (KT Rolster), Dread (Nongshim RedForce), Kiin (Kwangdong Freecs), Lehends (Gen.G), OnFleek (Hanwha Life Esports), Rascal (KT Rolster)
33 200 BeryL (DRX), Cuzz (KT Rolster), Kael (Liiv SANDBOX), Karis (Hanwha Life Esports), Kellin (DWG KIA), Keria (T1), Nuguri (DWG KIA)
40 100 Bible (DWG KIA), Deft (DRX), Delight (Fredit BRION), Dove (Liiv SANDBOX), Ellim (Kwangdong Freecs), Ghost (Nongshim RedForce), Hena (Fredit BRION), Life (KT Rolster), Morgan (Fredit BRION), Snowflower (Nongshim RedForce), Vsta (Hanwha Life Esports).
1st Team All-Pro
The total prize money for the LCK 2022 Summer match is ₩ 375,000,000 and is divided among the winning teams in turn as follows:
Place $ USD ₩ KRW Qualifies To Points
1st $153,092.95 ₩200,000,000 Worlds
2nd $76,546.47 ₩100,000,000 – 100
3rd $38,273.24 ₩50,000,000 – 80
4th $19,136.62 ₩25,000,000 – 50
5th – – – 30
6th – – – 10
LCK 2022 Summer has the following prizes for match participants:
- Player of the Split TBD
- Regular Season MVP TBD
- Final MVP TBD
- Best Coach TBD
- Rookie of the Year TBD
- All-LCK First Team, All-LCK Second Team and All-LCK Third Team
As a fan of League of Legends in particular or game genres in general, you can’t miss the exciting matches going on. You can watch the LCK 2022 Summer on the official UK and Korean Twitch LCK channels. Update information regularly and follow the matches in the most comfortable way. We hope this article will be of help to you. LCK 2022 Summer Prediction: T1 Will Dominate the Summer Split is a good thought about the development and efforts of professional gamers from Korea.