The LoL Champions Korea (LCK) Summer Split playoffs concluded on September 8, with KT Rolster taking down Griffin in five games, but it was the grand introduction to the match that really set the tone for the grand final.
The LCK Summer Split playoffs see the top five teams from the regular summer season compete, with the winner bagging ₩ 100,000,000 (roughly $90,000 USD), and more importantly, qualification for Worlds, so it is all to play for.
And the introduction to the grand final match, which took place at the Samsan Gymnasium in Incheon, South Korea, was a highlight just by itself.
Play-by-play caster and host, Jeon Yong-jun, got the grand finals started right in almost WWE like fashion, timing his announcement with the lights and pyrotechnics in the arena.
It was the perfect way to kick off what was an intense grand final, which went all the way to a game five, where KT Rolster took the series 3-2.
The packed crowd helped too, raising the decibel level as the summer season came to a climax.
KT Rolster where many fans’ favorites, but had to fight back from a deficit initially, but were resilient and came out on top in the end after a gruelling match.
They will head into Worlds as firmly one of the top teams in the game, and they will be joined by fellow Korean side Afreeca Freecs.
For the losing side, Griffin can still qualify for World, but will need to do so through the ‘Gauntlet’, where they will have to overcome SK Telecom 1 and others for the final spot.
The caster, Jeon Yong-jun is known for his incredible match introductions, and has been casting in esports since around 1998. This compilation shows off some of his best and most hype moments.