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While some predicted Samsung Galaxy to walk away victorious after Saturday's series, KT Rolster flipped that idea on its head with a resounding 3-0 sweep in the second round of the League of Legends Champions Korea playoffs in Seoul, South Korea.
KT had a great start to the series, picking up first tower gold in the bottom lane and first blood in the top lane before 12 minutes had passed. Capitalizing on its control of the map, KT collapsed onto Jo "CoreJJ" Yong-in's Lulu for another kill a couple minutes later. From then on, things went south for Samsung in a hurry. First, Samsung got caught in its jungle and AD carry Kim "Deft" Hyuk-kyu's Caitlyn made them pay with a 3-for-1 skirmish win. A few minutes later, KT took another fight 3-for-0 before taking a free Baron at the 22-minute mark. With the buff in hand, KT pushed right through Samsung's defenses and picked up a 4-for-1 fight that opened up the map enough for the 25-minute Game 1 win.
Moving right along into Game 2, KT once again picked up first blood, this time going over to jungler Go "Score" Dong-bin's Elise just over three minutes in. After taking the first tower in the bottom lane a few minutes later, the teams started trading kills back and forth. KT always managed to stay ahead, though, leading to an almost 5,000-gold lead by 20 minutes. Samsung tried to make its way back into the game with a 2-for-1 in the top lane river at 21 minutes, but then KT responded back with a resounding 5-for-1 ace at 23 minutes that gave way to a Baron for KT. Led by Score's 8/3/7 KDA (kills/deaths/assists), KT took another clean ace in Samsung's base a few minutes later to pick up a 30-minute win.
Smelling blood in the water, KT gave Deft Jinx in Game 3, a champion that Deft holds an over 90 percent win rate on throughout his career. After a slow laning phase, Score finally secured first blood at the 12-minute mark with his Lee Sin. Over the next major portion of the game, KT took a few more kills, but never managed to fully pull away for quite some time. Samsung then secured a 3-for-0 at 26 minutes and proceeded to go for a fateful Baron. Despite having a numbers advantage, it lost the fight to a ridiculous pop-off from Deft, who picked up a triple kill in the four-kill fight that he and mid laner Heo "PawN" Won-seok's Malzahar picked up to flip the game on its head. From then on, KT won even more teamfights to completely stomp out Samsung's light and secure the 3-0 series sweep.
With the win, KT now moves on to the finals where it will take on SK Telecom T1 in another edition of the Telecom Wars next Saturday at 4 a.m. ET.