In the League of Legends (LoL) Champions Korea Spring edition, Hanwa Life Esports faces off against Dragon X. Hanwa Life has not been performing too good this season thus far, losing 4 out of 5 previous matches. Dragon X has been doing better, but appears not unbeatable with wins against Damwon, Griffin, APK Prince but losing to T1 and Gen G in the first two rounds.
The odds are still in favour of Dragon X though, which has to do with the recent history between the two teams. Out of the last five encounters Hanwa Life Esports only managed to come out victorious once. And that was over a year ago.
In their last encounter in february, so barely two months ago, Hanwa surprised with CuVee picking Tryndamere. What’s more is that CuVee built his Tryndamere really bizarre; would he have known something we didn’t? It turned out, no he didn’t. Hanwa Life only got two kills in that game and conceded eleven before seeing their Nexus destroyed.
Turn the tide?
In the second game, the Hanwa top laner went for a safer pick in Rumble. Dragon X responded with a surprise Mordekaiser. Together with Nautilus, there was simply too much HP and too many shields for Hanwa to deal with. Although it wasn’t such a steamroll as game one, with Hanwa getting 10 kills in. In the first 10 minutes, it was actually almost 50/50 in gold.
Will Hanwa Life Esports have learned from this match where they have been a bit outplayed and out picked by Dragon X? The odds are against them for the Champion Korea Spring edition. We expect Hanwa is looking to restore their honour and that they will be better prepared for this fight, although people that have seen their matches have seen that Dragon X is better attuned to team play and team fights. Their tactical plan looks better than that of their opponents, as well as the technical performance of those plans.