2022 LCK AS wins the Academy League DRX in the second half of the year
The DRX Academy became the best LCK Academy in the second half of the year. DRX Academy won the final match against DK Youth of the “LCK AS Second Half Academy League” held at Daejeon E-Sports Stadium (Daejeon Dream Arena, Daejeon Yuseong-gu) on the 20th (Sun).
▲NS Academy ▲DK Youth ▲ kt Rolster Academy ▲ DRX Academy advanced to the playoffs of the “LCK AS Academy League,” and DK Youth beat kt Rolster Academy 3-2 in the semifinals to advance to the final. Although the DRX Academy managed to reach the playoffs through tiebreakers, it met DK Youth in the final, winning 3-1 against the NS Academy, the first-half winner.
The final of the “LCK AS Academy League” was won by DRX Academy, which showed concentration after a neck-and-neck race to the fifth set. In the last five sets, “Gyeom” Kim Min-gyeom’s Viego and “Paduck” Park Seok-hyun’s Apelios played an active role in every one-shot fight, contributing to confirming the championship.
‘Paduck’ Park Seok-hyun was the MVP of the final. Park Seok-hyun said, “I was able to win because all the team members were good, and I think I got results by studying how to take the lead in the bot and operate it.” It was nice to be able to make my name known in the academy league, and I will show better performance by calling up the second division. “I would like to thank the secretariat officials who take good care of me and the fans who always support me,” he said.
The winning team DRX Academy was awarded a championship trophy and 8 million won in prize money, followed by 3 million won for the runner-up DK Youth and 1 million won for the joint third-place NS Academy and kt Rolster.
In addition, the “LCK AS Academy League” playoffs were held offline at Daejeon E-Sports Stadium, co-hosted by the Daejeon Information and Culture Industry Promotion Agency, and 250 visitors visited for two days to cheer for the next generation of players.
As a result, the LCK AS Academy League, which provides opportunities and challenges for promising players who dream of making professional debuts, has completed all of its 2022 schedules. During the year, 11 players entered the LCK AS Academy through a tryout, and 53 players from eight LCK academy teams challenged to achieve their dreams in the Academy League.
Meanwhile, the “LCK AS Academy League” is an official league under LCK, hosted by LCK corporation, organized by the Korea e-Sports Association, broadcasted by Nice Game TV and sponsored by Woori Bank, and is an official league under LCK team.