KT Rolster (10-3, 22-8 match record) closed out Week 8, Day 1 of League of Legends Champions Korea on Tuesday with a 2-1 reverse sweep of Jin Air Green Wings (2-11, 9-22 match record) in Seoul, South Korea.
Despite being at opposite ends of the standings in the LCK, Jin Air was not about to roll over, quickly earning a 4,000 gold before 15 minutes. From then on, Jin Air managed to hold onto the lead for the majority of the match, even outlasting a Baron kill from KT Rolster. While it briefly lost the lead for a matter of seconds after KT secured the Baron at 31 minutes, Jin Air quickly recovered after the buff expired to get its lead rolling again. Continuing to dominate the mid lane, Lee "Kuzan" Seong-hyuk's Vladimir pushed all the way to an inhibitor by 36 minutes. Jin Air snagged the next Baron a couple minutes later and used that buff to destroy the KT base and lock up the Game 1 win.
Game 2 was much slower to start off, with KT only owning a 2-to-1 kill advantage after 17 minutes. It razed two towers by that point though, which contributed to the almost 3,000 gold lead. KT continued to slowly build up its lead throughout the rest of the game with picks while also preventing Jin Air from taking a single tower all game long. It was a big 3-for-0 teamfight win about 31 minutes in that finally allowed KT to make a serious push into the base of Jin Air. KT used brute force to crack into Jin Air's base and took down the Nexus under 36 minutes.
The final game of the series followed a very similar script to the second, but this time KT maintained a massive lead from the jump. KT managed to find two kills before three minutes had even passed, and never stopped from there. Jin Air managed to fight back with a 3-for-0 around the Baron pit, but somehow let KT jungler Go "Score" Dong-bin's Lee Sin steal the Baron despite being the lone member of KT left in the pit. This blunder threw away Jin Air's only chance at a comeback, as KT stayed in the driver's seat before securing one last Baron and an ensuing clean ace to lock up the win in 35 minutes.
KT Rolster comes back on Thursday at 7 a.m. ET to take on Samsung Galaxy, while Jin Air Green Wings look to bounce back against MVP on Saturday at 4 a.m. ET.