The epidemic again affected DK right before the match for third place in the LCK Summer 2022 with LSB.
DK is forced to make many changes in the lineup right before the penultimate week of the LCK Summer 2022 group stage
ShowMaker mid laner and DWG KIA support Kellin have tested positive for COVID-19 – according to a press release issued by the organization yesterday (August 1).
“The upcoming matches as well as the schedule will be adjusted. DK will focus on the recovery as well as the health of the players “- the organization stated. According to the latest update in the LCK rulebook, in line with the epidemic situation in 2022, teams with infected players will not have to travel to Seoul to play offline at LOL Park. Instead, they are free to compete right at the training facility to implement isolation measures to prevent and control the epidemic. If teams do not want to play online while waiting for a player to recover, they are allowed to substitute someone or withdraw from the match. At this point, it is not clear how DK will react as they are going to face Liiv SANDBOX tomorrow afternoon (August 3rd).
In related developments, DK called in support from the Bible youth team to replace Kellin. They even have the option of using 17-year-old mid laner Pullbae to fill the void left by ShowMaker. For those who don’t know, DK’s youth team, DWG KIA Challengers, is ranked second on the LCK CL Summer 2022 standings with a coefficient of 19-10. They are just behind every T1 Challengers (20-9) with the Bible playing a central role in the gameplay.
The absence of ShowMaker would be a big loss for DK during the most pivotal period of the season. Especially when they are still unsure of their place in the LCK Summer 2022 play-off round
In the opposite direction, DK sent Burdol sub to the youth team to balance the number of personnel. Burdol used to compete with Hoya for a fierce position throughout the early season to help DK finish third in the group stage of the LCK Spring 2022. But as soon as Nuguri returned, Burdol was never mentioned in the starting lineup. of the former king. DK (9-5) will face LSB (9-5) at 15:00 tomorrow (August 3). This is the favorite opponent of Nuguri and his teammates because DK has won all of the last seven official confrontations with LSB.