KT Rolster brings the thunder against MVP

Song "Smeb" Kyung-ho, top laner for KT Rolster. Riot Games

KT Rolster swept MVP 3-0 in a fairly one-sided first round playoff matchup in Seoul, South Korea on Tuesday in League of Legends Champions Korea.

MVP started out well enough in Game 1, with jungler Kim "Beyond" Kyu-seok's Elise getting a couple early kills to push his team to an early lead. Despite MVP getting the first tower, KT slowly inched its way back into the game by taking a couple of towers of its own and finding picks across the map. After getting the lead around 17 minutes, KT then won a 2-for-0 teamfight at the 21-minute mark that led to an uncontested Baron. The buff allowed KT to keep snowballing its massive lead, while breaking into MVP's base. Once inside the base, MVP was powerless to stop KT from picking up the 29-minute Game 1 win.

Game 2 started off much like the first, with MVP looking strong early on before falling apart as the game progressed. Part of the early game pressure MVP put out came from the surprise Blitzcrank pick of support Jeong "Max" Jong-bin. Even with the early advantage from this bottom lane, KT still bounced back by once again picking up consistent kills across the map. Just after KT got back to even in gold, MVP tried to wrestle control of the game back with a 3-for-1, but it was short lived as KT managed a 3-for-1 teamfight win of its own. Another teamfight victory, this time a 3-for-0 at the 28-minute mark, gave KT an uncontested Baron. After pushing into the base with the Baron buff, KT almost let things slip away when MVP came close to winning a late teamfight, but the three Infernal Drakes gave it the opportunity to outlast MVP in the fight and gain enough advantages to lock up the win in 36 minutes.

Game 3 looked like MVP's first real chance to finally pick up a win in this series. While KT started off with a 1,000-gold lead at six minutes, MVP controlled the early Infernal Drakes, which paid off in the mid game. It was a 3-for-0 at the 23-minute mark that started the change and allowed MVP to get the first Baron. Picking up two more kills to jump out to a 2,000-gold lead, MVP looked to be in complete control going into the late game. Not ready to throw in the towel, KT went for a decisive Baron at the 31-minute mark that turned the game around. This Baron helped it take back the gold lead and start setting things up for the final push, while the second Baron it picked up gave it the final piece needed to clean up MVP's base once and for all to lock up the series sweep.

KT Rolster's big win moves it into the next round of the playoffs against Samsung Galaxy this Saturday at 4 a.m. ET.