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Our Worlds Semifinal MVP: DRX Zeka

News 02-11-2022 12:10
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DRX's carries were on fire on Sunday |© Riot Games

DRX overcame their demons to trounce Gen.G in the semifinals, and a lot of it came off the inspired play of our weekend MVP, Kim "Zeka" Geon-woo.

The semifinals offered us a chance to see some of the best players in the world face off (or another chance, to those who kept up with the LCK) and face off they did. In  the first match, T1 took only one loss in the first game before rallying to defeat LPL first seed JD Gaming, much to the delight of their fans. In the second, however, Korea's fourth team DRX delivered an amazing upset by taking down LCK summer champions Gen.G with a similar 3-1 result. Gen.G had gotten the better of them in every game this played this year, but when it mattered the most - on the Worlds stage - all of DRX stepped up. Yet no one impressed us more than their mid laner, Kim "Zeka" Geon-woo. The young player already raised eyebrows by manhandling EDG’s Lee "Scout" Ye-chan in the latter part of their quarterfinals series, and he was even more impressive against Gen.G's Jeong "Chovy" Ji-hoon.

The Comeback King

Zeka had a poor start to the series, as in the first game Gen.G practically suffocated their opponents in a very methodical and controlled game. However, he came back with a good Ahri performance, reaching the mid-game unhurt and landing some key picks as DRX turned game 2 around to tie the series. The young mid laner would only look more impressive as the games went on, as his Akali in game 3 ran amok in the mid-game teamfights, cleaning up the Gen.G backline to put his team on match point.

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DRX chose to put Zeka on a more supportive pick for game 4 and gave him Galio, but he was still quite impactful both in lane and teamfights. The pressure the team exerted showed Gen.G starting to crack and miss key skillshots, tilting the game in DRX' favor for the final 3-1.

Stats for the week

The series for Zeka started with a rather unfortunate 0/2/0 Azir game where he was mostly suffocated by Gen.G's control. However, he went unkilled in the next two games, first on a 1/0/5  Ahri and then on a 7/0/2 Akali. On Galio, he played more for the team but still amassed a respectable 2/2/9.

Game 1: Azir020
Game 2: Ahri105
Game 3: Akali702
Game 4: Galio229

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This Sunday night, DRX will face the final boss of their Worlds run - a T1 squad led by an on-form Faker. Would the young prodigy falter when facing the player many see as the greatest of all time, or will DRX beat the odds once more?