LCK heating up as Gen.G and T1 do battle
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Best Odds: SANDBOX -500 at BetOnline | DRX +333 at BetOnline
When: August 17, 2022 | 17:00 KST
Watch Live: Lolesports, Twitch

Liiv SANDBOX and DRX will lock horns on Wednesday, August 17, in the quarterfinals of League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) 2022 Summer Playoffs.

Liiv SANDBOX enter LCK 2022 Summer Playoffs as one of the most exciting teams to watch. They weren’t expected to achieve much this split, but they turned on their jets in the latter half of the season and stormed into third place with a 13-5 record and a five-game winning streak.

Over that run, SANDBOX have won against DWG KIA (2-0), KT Rolster (2-1), T1 (2-0), Fredit BRION (2-0), and DRX (2-1), who they defeated at the end of July. But we would be careful not to overreact to that impressive run and ignore the bigger picture.

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It is easy to ride the hype train and believe Liiv SANDBOX are one of the serious candidates to win the league, but that is far from the truth. They have picked up a few upset wins and have done well, but they’re a bit overhyped.

The main reason why we are not too excited about backing SANDBOX is their insane aggression, which can easily turn around and bite them. On the other side, we’re not big fans of DRX either, and we have a hard time believing they can take care of business due to the sloppy approach to their games.

We saw DRX lose against Hanwha Life Esports (1-2) on Sunday, and they were no match for KT Rolster (0-2) three days prior either. But we have also seen DRX produce some good games this split, so it comes down to which version of DRX we will see on Wednesday.

Even though we believe Liiv SANDBOX are overhyped, there is nothing that would suggest DRX can win. Assuming Liiv SANDBOX do not play too confidently and shoot themselves in the foot, there is a good chance we are in for a clean sweep.

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