DWG KIA is being evaluated by experts as weaker than last season, even weaker than T1 and Gen.G. The reason comes from the new players?
At the present time, the top League of Legends teams in the LCK region have officially completed their lineups to start the new season. In which, the most notable is the reigning champion DWG KIA. This team has had a personnel change in two quite important roles: top and bottom. Accordingly, after Khan leaves, two young players Burdol and Hoya will take over this position in turn.
As for the bottom lane of DK, the AD carry who made a strong impression last season, deokdam, will take on the role left by Ghost. Next, DK also has an important change in the coaching staff, kkOma will officially cede the head coach position to Daeny to become the eSports director for the organization.
In general, these are all quite stable changes, but many experts believe that DK will not be as strong as last season. In the recently announced LCK Spring 2022 team rankings, DK is even lower than the new roster of T1 and Gen.G Esports. This has caused a lot of controversy in the community, but also many opinions agree with this ranking.
There are many reasons to indicate that DK is indeed weaker than last season. The following are the most essential reasons to evaluate the current strength of DK.
Burdol and Hoya are not as good as Khan
First, what fans are most concerned about is DK’s current top lane. It can be seen that in the last transfer period, DK directly contacted a number of players that they noticed, such as Nuguri, Canna, etc. However, all recruitment deals were unsuccessful.
Therefore, recruiting Burdol and Hoya is the remaining option that DK can offer. In terms of strength, Burdol is more appreciated, and will most likely be the one to take on the position of regular competition. But really, both of DK’s new top laners can’t be compared to “old man” Khan.
In a recent interview, Coach Daeny himself admitted that. Although Burdol played stably, he was still lacking in laning, and Hoya had a similar situation. So, DK definitely needs a lot of time to improve their top lane.
kkOma is no longer directly coaching the team
As mentioned above, the current head coach of DK will be someone very familiar, Daeny. Meanwhile, the role of kkOma will be to manage the eSports teams under DWG KIA. In addition, kkOma will also support the coaching staff of the DK League of Legends team.
In terms of strength, each coach will have his own way of operating and developing a play style for the whole team. Surely when Daeny holds the position of head coach, DK’s play style will change a bit. However, after an unsuccessful season at T1, many people doubted Daeny’s leadership ability more than ever, especially Daeny’s 10-man tactic when he was still at T1 which caused many fierce controversies. Meanwhile, kkOma was the one who stabilized the DK lineup and helped the team continue to dominate the LCK over the past year.
Therefore, many fans still want kkOma to take on the role of head coach. Having to be the eSports director of a large organization will certainly be very busy, since then kkOma will not have much time to support the League of Legends team.
Gen.G’s new lineup is pretty good
DK is undervalued compared to T1 because the two performed quite evenly last season, and now DK is at a disadvantage in terms of new players. Therefore, it is not difficult to assume that T1 is currently stable and slightly better than DK.
It’s worth mentioning that DK is even more underrated than Gen.G Esports. The reason is because Gen.G’s new lineup is really good, with young talents like Chovy, Peanut, etc. These players all have the same advantage of skill and explosive play. Compared to the single lane areas, it can be said that Gen.G is really not inferior to DK. If the Gen.G coaching staff knows how to exploit the potential of the current players, surely Gen.G can compete for the upcoming 2022 LCK Spring Championship.
The above are factors for DK to be underestimated compared to last season. Readers who have any opinion can leave a comment for everyone to discuss further.
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