kt Rolster Finds Important 2-0 Over Gen.G Esports

Korea prepares for the last two weeks of competitive play in the LCK Summer Split Regular season.

With only two weeks left of Regular Season action left in the 2023 LCK Summer Split, the league has never been more contested. Only two teams in the league are currently not in a tie. As Gen.G Esports and kt Rolster battle it out for the top spot in playoffs, four teams find themselves deadlocked for the last spot in the postseason. With two weeks of League of Legends left to be played, every game of every match is going to be even more meaningful. 

Current LCK Summer Split Standings


  1. Gen.G Esports (13-1)

Kt Rolster (13-1)

3. Hanwha Life Esports (9-5)

Dplus Kia (9-5)

5. T1 (7-7)

6. Liiv SANDBOX (4-10)

NongShim REDFORCE (4-10)

OKSavingsBank BRION (4-10)

Kwangdong Freecs (4-10)

10. Dplus Kia (3-11)

kt Rolster Catches Up

Entering the 7th week of play, the biggest storyline surrounded Gen.G Esports and kt Rolster’s second season meeting of the summer. Gen.G entered as the last remaining undefeated team in LCK at 13-0, while kt Rolster was just a single game behind them at 12-1. In the eyes of many, this was kt Rolster’s last chance to catch up with Gen.G as a two-loss deficit would be nearly impossible to overcome in the final two weeks. 

The two loaded onto the rift on the 22nd and saw kt Rolster do no wrong as they dismantled Gen.G Esports in a 2-0 match that put the whole league on notice. The first game saw kt Rolster outscore Gen.G Esports in kills 14-4 and in towers 9-2 in the 27-minute affair. The second game didn’t go much better as kt Rolster ended the game with a 9-kill difference and a 6-tower gap. 

As we enter the season’s final stretch, expect kt Rolster to carry their new-found momentum to the end of the regular season and into the postseason. Gen.G Esports will look not to drop any more matches, as the last thing they want is to let the top seed go right at the end of the season. Both teams will now have more pressure to play perfect League of Legends with only two weeks left to decide the number one seed in playoffs. 

Race for the Last Playoff Spot

Currently, four teams find themselves with 4-10 records and are stuck in a tie for the 6th spot in the standings and the last spot for playoffs. Liiv SANDBOX, NongShim REDFORCE, OKSavingsBank BRION, and Kwangdong Freecs are all trying to be the last team to qualify for playoffs. Though none of their seasons have gone anywhere near perfectly, they’re all capable of providing entertaining matches, which there are sure to be a ton of as this storyline will continue to have the eyes of all fans in the closing weeks of the season. 

LCK Summer Split Week 8 Schedule and Odds

All times listed are in Eastern Time.

Wednesday, July 26th

Gen.G Esports (-1667) vs. Liiv SANDBOX (+784) – 4 AM

Kwangdong Freecs (+819) vs. kt Rolster (-1667) – 6:30 AM 

Thursday, July 27th

T1 (-238) vs. DRX (+186) – 4 AM

Hanwha Life Esports (-769) vs. NongShim REDFORCE (+484) – 6:30 AM

Friday, July 28th

Dplus Kia (-833) vs. Kwangdong Freecs (+537) – 4 AM

OKSavingsBrank BRION (-112) vs. Liiv SANDBOX (-111) – 6:30 AM

Saturday, July 29th

kt Rolster (-714) vs. T1 (+463) – 2 AM

DRX (+599) vs. Hanwha Life Esports (-1000) – 4:30 AM

Sunday, July 30th

NongShim REDFORCE (+110) vs. OKSavingsBank BRION (-141) – 4 AM 

Gen.G Esports (-270) vs. Dplus Kia (+202) – 6:30 AM