Pyosik that showed aggression and went back on track
“Hong Chang-hyun, the ‘Pyosik’ of DRX, who was unstable at the beginning of the tournament, is showing better performance as the game continues.
DIX will face T1 in the final of the 2022 League of Legends World Championship (LOL World Cup) at the Chase Center in San Francisco on the 6th (Korea time). Hong Chang-hyun’s growth stood out in the process of reaching the finals. He showed signs of shaking in the play-in stage, but gradually raised his form, and showed rePyosikable performance by taking out an aggressive champion in the tournament.
Hong Chang-hyun’s form has been on and off since the regular season. In particular, when DNAX suffered in the middle of the season, he also collapsed together with sluggishness. In response, DMX also recruited “Juhan” Lee Ju-han in the middle of the season. And this recruitment worked decisively.
Lee Ju-han adapted well to the team and led the team to rebound, and Hong Chang-hyun also began to revive due to the competition for the starting pitcher with Lee Ju-han. In the end, after starting the game, DIX dramatically took the LOL World Cup stage. At the beginning of the play-in stage, the two players took turns, and in the process, Hong Chang-hyun perfectly found the flow and played as a starting pitcher.
Hong Chang-hyun’s performance was especially brilliant in the tournament stage. In the final set of the quarterfinals against Edward Gaming (EDG), he created a famous scene that steals the dragon’s soul, and in the semifinals against Gen.G e-Sports, he showed pressure on “Peanut” Han Wang-ho, the best jungler of LCK Summer, all the time.
What is more positive about the recovery of performance is that Hong Chang-hyun’s unique aggression is being demonstrated. In particular, the semifinals, where signature champion Kindred Lee Yong shone, were impressive. He also showed confidence and made a quick choice in the last four sets that determined the victory. If Hong Chang-hyun’s unique aggression can be revealed in the final, he will be able to create enough variables against his strong opponent T1.
Hong Chang-hyun also impressed with his good performance in 2020, his first LOL World Cup. Two years later, he succeeded in reviving the memories of that time and reached the finals. Attention is focusing on whether DLX’s franchise star Hong Chang-hyun will be able to face the end of winning the LOL World Cup with his performance.