In a potential matchup for the finals, the number one seed from the LCK: Damwon Gaming takes on the number two seed from the LPL in JD Gaming. In the Group of Death, every game counts and Damwon put on a show (no pun intended for star midlaner Heo “Showmaker” Su).
The game started with a great Level One invade by JD Gaming, but it was immediately turned around by Damwon, giving AD Carry Jang “Ghost” Yong-jun the First Blood.
The game went blow-for blow up until the 16 minute mark. Junglers Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu and Sin “Kanavi” Jin-Hyeok traded camps and kills with their team but Damwon took three dragons in the meantime. At the Rift Herald, JDG’s setup was superb but off of Nuguri, three kills and the herald were secured by Damwon.
Even more impressive was the 20 minute ace off the back of Cho “BeryL” Geon-hee’s Leona and a super early Baron.
The game did have a bit of comedy as Canyon and LvMao played a game of pingpong with Nidalee spears (before the kill was inveitably taken by Ghost).
Ultimately, Damwon takes the ace and the game in their first game at Worlds. They will look to go 2-0 against the LEC’s Rogue. Meanwhile, JDG will look for redemption as they take on PSG Talons.