Korean Roll Gold Medal!

September 29, 2023 | by

South Korea has won a coveted gold medal in the esports League of Legends event.

South Korea defeated Chinese Taipei 2-0 in the final of the eSports League of Legends event at the Hangzhou Asian Games at the Hangzhou Esports Center on Monday (Feb. 29). It’s been five years since South Korea lost to China for the silver medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, where esports was a demonstration sport 메이저사이트.

It was the culmination of a nonstop push throughout the month of September. As soon as the professional league ended at the end of last month, the Korean team began training for the tournament. They cut back on sleep and practiced intensely, wiping away sweat and tears with smiling faces atop the podium at the Hangzhou Esports Arena.

South Korea, which only sent representatives to four of the seven events, has already won medals in three of them. It won gold in League of Legends and Street Fighter V (Kim Kwan-woo) and bronze in FC Online (Kwak Jun-hyuk). The remaining “PUBG Mobile” team is still fighting to qualify for the finals, which will be held next month.

South Korea sent out Chobi “Chobi” Jeong-hoon as a mid laner, as they did in the quarterfinals against Saudi Arabia on Nov. 27 and the semifinals against China on Nov. 28. Woo “Zeus” Choi, Seo “Canavi” Jin-hyuk, Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk, and Ryu “Keria” Min-seok started alongside him.

South Korea played one step ahead of Taiwan. Taiwan tried to catch the Korean team off guard in the first set by bringing out their joker pick, Sinjeed, but the Koreans remained steadfast and executed the game they had envisioned. They hunted down a Nasher Baron around the 25-minute mark to secure the win, and then closed out the game without much of a crisis.

Korea carried their momentum into the second set. They dropped a few kills early in the game due to Taiwan’s aggressive offense, but quickly regained their footing. At around the 21-minute mark, they took four kills in the tower area to bring the kill score to 12-8 and hunted down Baron Nasher to widen the gap between them and their opponents.

Korea continued to take down Taiwan’s key turrets one by one while protecting Park Jae-hyuk, who chose the ‘game changer’ character Jerry. By the 23rd minute, they had bloodlessly entered the opponent’s main camp and destroyed two out of three suppressors. After returning to their home base for a final tune-up, the team re-entered the opponent’s camp and played a fiery offensive game to defeat their opponent and secure the gold medal.


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