Deft
Kim Hyuk-kyu 
South Korea
KT Rolster
Team-high death total
October 16, 2018
Deft ended Tuesday's loss to EDG with a 4/5/7 KDA as Xayah.
ANALYSIS
Deft was unable to carry KT past EDG on Tuesday as KT's dreams of a perfect group stage record were shattered. He was involved in 11 of 13 kills, finishing involved in the second most kills on the team. His four kills were also the second highest total, while his seven assists were the third most in the game. Deft did die a team-high five times as KT fell for the first time in the tournament.
Carries on Kai'sa
October 16, 2018
Deft ended Tuesday's win over Team Liquid with a 6/0/3 KDA as Kai'sa.
ANALYSIS
Deft locked in the Kai'sa and scaled into a carry during Tuesday's win over Team Liquid. He was unkillable, finishing the game involved in nine of 12 kills to tie for the second highest kill participation on the team. His three assists were the team-low, but it was due to the fact that he picked up a team-high six kills, and you can't assist yourself.
Lowest kill participation on the team
October 12, 2018
Deft ended Friday's win over MAD with a 2/1/6 KDA as Varus.
ANALYSIS
Deft wasn't as heavily involved as some of his teammates, but did enough to help KT take a one sided win on Friday. He was involved in eight of 14 kills, the team-low kill participation total. His two kills was the second-lowest total, while his six assists were also the second fewest in the win.
Reinforces Ucal's carry
October 10, 2018
Deft ended Wednesday's win over Team Liquid with a 4/1/4 KDA as Xayah.
ANALYSIS
Deft played the secondary carry role, backing up Ucal's dominant display in the mid lane. Deft was involved in eight of 14 kills, tying Smeb for the team-low kill participation. His four assists were also the team low, but his four kills were the second highest, finishing behind only Ucal.
Assist-heavy performance on Ashe
August 9, 2018
Deft finished Thursday's 2-0 win over MVP with a 4/3/8 KDA in two games as Ashe.
ANALYSIS
Deft ended Game 1 with a 3/2/7 KDA. He was involved in 100 percent of KT's kills, ending with the second-highest kill and assist totals in the opening game. In Game 2, Deft earned a 1/1/1 KDA. He was involved in two of six kills, tying for the second-highest kill total to wrap up the win. Deft was involved in 12 of 16 kills in the series.
Plays two Varus games
July 11, 2018
Deft finished KT's 0-2 loss to HLE with a 2/3/4 KDA in two games as Varus.
ANALYSIS
Deft ended Game 1 with 1/2/2 KDA. He was involved in three of six kills, tying for the second-highest kill total in Game 1. In Game 2, Deft earned a 1/1/2 KDA. He was involved in three of four kills, tying for the second-highest kill and assist totals in the final game. Deft was involved in six of 10 kills in the series.
Shines on Vel'Koz
July 8, 2018
4/2/10 was Deft's KDA at the end of KT's Sunday win over Invictus Gaming.
ANALYSIS
Deft seems to have fully adapted to the flexibility of bot lane in the current meta, as he demonstrated again with his Vel'Koz play in this game. You'd never have known Deft not to be a longtime Vel'Koz main, as his positioning and skillshots were both on point all game long. Particularly impressive was his over-the-wall ultimate onto the majority of Invictus in one of the late-game teamfights. Of Deft's two deaths, one came in the last seconds of the game, and the other in the fight where KT were aced, so both were excusable.
Leads KT with two kills
July 5, 2018
Deft finished KT's win over MAD with a 2/0/1 KDA as Varus.
ANALYSIS
Deft was unkillable, ending the game involved in 100 percetn of KT's kills. His two kills were a team high in what can only be described as a boring game.
Uses Mordekaiser to great effect
June 28, 2018
Deft put up a 6/5/18 KDA in KT Rolster's 2-0 victory against Griffin on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
With Deft being put on Mordekaiser in both games, it was clear that KT wanted him to be a focus of their strategy in this series. While he might have died a few more times that he surely would have liked in Game 2, he still ended up having the impact on the series that he was intended to. His Mordekaiser brought plenty of damage in both games, which was sorely needed as the teamfights ended up being the difference in this series. Most importantly, he picked up game-changing kill late in Game 2 that gave KT a teamfight win and allowed them to turn the game back in their favor.
Preference on Xayah
April 4, 2018
Deft ended KT's 3-1 win over SKT with a 14/5/14 total KDA.
ANALYSIS
Deft finished Game 1 with a 0/2/1 KDA as Xayah. He was involved in only one of three kills as KT dropped the opening game of the series. In Game 2, Deft used Kalista and earned a 4/1/4 KDA. He was involved in eight of 14 kills, finishing with the second-highest kill total on the team. Returning to Xayah for Game 3, Deft ended with a 7/0/6 KDA. He was involved in 13 of 16 kills, leading KT with seven kills to put the series at match point. Using Xayah for a third time, Deft helped end the series with a 3/2/3 KDA in Game 4. He was involved in only six of 16 kills, but had the third-highest kill total in the final game. Deft was involved in 28 of KT's 49 kills, ending one kill short of the team lead.
No issues on Varus
March 8, 2018
Deft finished KT's 2-0 win over SKT with a 7/3/8 KDA in two games as Varus.
ANALYSIS
Deft ended Game 1 with a 4/2/2 KDA. He was involved in six of seven kills, leading KT with four kills in Game 1. In Game 2, Deft earned a 3/1/6 KDA. He was involved in nine of 15 kills, tying for the third-highest kill total as KT closed out the series. Deft ended with a series-high seven kills as KT took out SKT for the second time this year.
Leads KT in kills despite loss
February 8, 2018
Deft finished KT's 0-2 loss to KZ with a 5/5/2 total KDA.
ANALYSIS
Deft ended Game 1 with a 1/2/1 KDA as Caitlyn. He was involved in two of three kills, tying for the team-high kill total with one. In Game 2, Deft used Kalista and earned a 4/3/1 KDA. He was involved in five of seven kills, leading KT in kills during Game 2. Deft ended with a team-high five kills, but it wasn't near enough to stop KZ.
Leads KT in kills during sweep
February 1, 2018
Deft finished KT's sweep of JAG with a 10/3/15 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Deft ended Game 1 with a 4/2/8 KDA as Kalista. He was involved in 12 of 14 kills, tying for the team-high kill total and second-highest assist total in the game. In Game 2, Deft used Ezreal to earn a 6/1/7 KDA. He was involved in 13 of 15 kills, leading KT with six kills. Deft's 10 kills were a series high.
Head-scratching performance leads to loss
January 18, 2018
Deft finished with a measly KDA of 4/6/2 in KT Rolster's 1-2 loss to Afreeca Freecs on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Deft looked stubborn and out of his element all series long, beginning with his Tristana in Game 1, which didn't do much of anything. Granted, his lane opponent got ahead early on and Afreeca built around that, but Deft was a non-factor for most of Game 1. In KT's only win of the series, Deft did plenty of damage as Varus, but got caught out a few too many times later in the game. KT survived to take a 40-minute win, but it wasn't clean by any means. Finally, in Game 3, Deft brought out the Vayne which initially excited the global audience but quickly turned to head-scratching and Vayne-spotting. With the amount of crowd control that Afreeca brought, it was surprising that Deft didn't get a QSS, routinely getting punished by Kuro's Malzahar, who Nether Grasped him as soon as he came too close. Deft needs to pick up his slack if KT wants to finish high this year since this series was anything but assured for KT fans.
WIll remain with KT Rolster
November 22, 2017
Deft has re-signed with KT Rolster for the 2018 season.
ANALYSIS
Deft is known as one of the best AD carries in the World, but failed to help KT clinch a Korean title or qualify for the 2017 World Championships. Deft and company will attempt another run in 2018.
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