After his teammate Vladimir had fallen, Faker managed to pick off the enemy support player before setting his eyes on DAMWON Gaming’s Heo ‘ShowMaker’ Su who still had full health remaining on his LeBlanc pick.
The young DAMWON pro played it about as well as he possibly could, even managing to root Faker in place with the Ethereal Chains for a brief moment in an attempt to escape.
However, it was not enough as the T1 star demonstrated his insane mechanics, hitting every single skill-shot during the skirmish before re-engaging to finish ShowMaker off with his ultimate.
The LCS has kicked off 2021 not with the Spring Split, but with a new tournament called Lock In. Similar to the KeSPA Cup or Demacia Cup, NA’s top teams will duke it out in a pre-season event right before the main season. Here’s what you need to know.
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LCS Lock In: Stream
The LCS Lock In tournament is the 2021 starter for League of Legends in North America. All 10 LCS teams will take part in the two-week competition that gives fans a taster of the year to come.
They’re not playing for pittance either. The winning team will take home $150,000 USD, and a lot of confidence heading into the start of Spring 2021 in February.
LCS Lock In 2021: Teams & groups
As we mentioned earlier, all 10 of the LCS teams will be taking part in the Lock In tournament. Some teams may choose to field their academy rosters instead of their main rosters, but with $150,000 on the line, there’ll definitely be some teams gunning for the flag.
Among them, Summer 2020 champions TSM would be favorites. Having made a number of moves in the off-season, only keeping jungler Mingyi ‘Spica’ Lu, the new squad will have a hard task in front of them. Team Liquid, CLG, and Cloud9 also made some big moves in the off-season to catch back up.