MVP picked up its third victory of the Summer Split on Friday when it pulverized the Jin Air Green Wings in a quick 2-0 victory.
The series showed, if anything, how far Jin Air (0-5) is compared to the rest of the teams in the LCK. There were few things worth commending, as Jin Air lost both games before the half-hour mark could pass. The team's diagnosis in each game was a simple one: it lost every lane. Unfortunately, this has been a hallmark of Jin Air's strategy for the last year, as the team has become famous for sacrificing its other members for the benefit of Park "Teddy" Jin-sung -- a strategy that is clearly not a viable one in the unforgiving 8.11 metagame.
That is not to say, however, that no one on MVP (3-2) deserved praise. An "Ian" Jun-hyeong took full control of Game 1, and his outstanding Zoe play was the primary reason why the game ended in such a one-sided fashion. All it took was for Ian to find a small sliver of a lead and before Jin Air was forced underneath its turrets. Both Kim "Beyond" Kyu-seok's Sejuani and Kang "ADD" Geon-mo's Malphite ensured that Ian needn't wait long for his fishing to bear fruit, as each of them were more than happy to simply dive underneath the turret.
Game 2 was an echo of the first, as once again Ian found himself at the forefront of MVP's efforts. He would not pick away from a distance this time, however, as he found his massive lead on Galio rather than the more team-reliant Zoe, which Lee "Grace" Chanju picked away from him. This made it that much easier for MVP to snowball its lead -- its composition was set up to exploit Galio to its fullest. Beyond's Camille gave Ian a free ride onto whatever target he could ask for thanks to the Hextech Ultimatum synergy with Heroic Entrance. At the same time, Na "Pilot" Woo-hyung's Ezreal laid down even more burst damage, ensuring that no member of Jin Air stood a chance.
Team MVP will go on to face Hanwha-Life Esports on Wednesday at 1 a.m. ET. Jin Air Green Wings will attempt to earn its first win against the only other team in the LCK yet to scrounge up a win, SK Telecom T1, on Sunday at 4 a.m. ET.