With some huge games in week 2, fans were treated to some spectacular performances by various players. With players stepping up and getting better and better each game, who made the OP 5 this week? Find out right now with week 2’s edition of the OP5. As always if you missed last week’s OP 5 you can check it out here!
Top: Park “Summit” Woo-tae (SANDBOX Gaming)
Starting off the OP5 this week is SANDBOX’s top laner, Summit. With great top laners in Griffin’s Choi “Sword” Sung-won and SKT’s Kim “Khan” Dong-ha on the other side of the lane, Summit stepped up big time as he showed that he was one of the best top laners in the region.
Through the week, Summit was able to pick up two MVPs with great performances on Sylas (5/1/2 against Griffin) and Jayce (4/2/4 against SKT). On top of that Summit was a key playmaker throughout each series and did a great job of shutting down Sword and Khan. With another big matchup coming up against Kim “Kiin” Gi-in and the rest of Afreeca Freecs, Summit will need to pull out another great performance.
Jungle: Lee “Dread” Jin-hyeok (Afreeca Freecs)
So far this split, Dread has shown a lot of improvement and as a result, has been rewarded as the OP jungler of the week. Throughout the week Dread has been dominating the early game and has done an amazing job of snowballing the carries of the team.
Some of his best games this week came on Sejuani scoring him a stat line of 6/2/19 across 2 games and an MVP as he dominated the map. Along with great games on Lee Sin (1/1/2, 100% kill participation) and Olaf (3/1/7), Dread is quickly making a case that not only can he hold his own against some of the best junglers in Korea, but he can beat them too.
Mid: Son “Ucal” Woo-hyeon (Afreeca Freecs)
The redemption story for Ucal continues as he picks up the OP mid honors for week 2. After a rough Spring Split that he probably wants to forget, Ucal has been amazing for the start of the Summer Split. Along with his general play improving, Ucal appears a lot more confident in his picks no matter who it is. From Yasuo to Corki, Ucal has been simply dominating his opponent.
His best performance came this week in a key series against Kingzone DragonX as he absolutely popped off with Taliyah in the final two games with stat lines of 12/0/6 (received MVP) and 4/2/7. As long as Ucal can maintain this level of play once again, teams will have to start throwing quite a few bans his way.
ADC: Jang “Ghost” Yong-jun (SANDBOX Gaming)
Taking the OP ADC spot for week 2 is a familiar face in Ghost. On route to an important 2-0 week, Ghost was impressive as usual. Facing ADCs that gave him trouble last split in Griffin’s Park “Viper” Do-hyeon and SKT’s Park “Teddy” Jin-seong, Ghost was able to step up and outperform them this time around.
In their series against Griffin, Ghost completely shut down Viper’s Sona in Game 1 and 3 with some great games on Varus (4/0/6) and Draven (4/2/5). Afterward, Ghost played Sona bot lane himself and had a solid game (0/3/10) against SKT in Game 2. While Ghost had a great week, he’ll need to maintain this level of play if SANDBOX wants to become a true contender this split.
Support: Cho “BeryL” Geon-hee (DAMWON Gaming)
While there were some great performances by supports across the league, DAMWON’s BeryL inches out the rest of the competition and takes the OP support honor. Throughout the week, BeryL was a huge playmaker and played a key role in DAMWON’s 2-0 week.
Through the week BeryL dominated a few games with ADC Sin “Nuclear” Jeong-hyeon as DAMWON made up for their 0-2 start. While he had some solid games on Karma, Nautilus and Lux, his best game came in Game 3 against KT Rolster where BeryL made some huge plays with Rakan. Ending with a stat line of 1/1/21, BeryL’s Rakan helped him score his first MVP honor of the Split as they closed out a great series against KT Rolster. With a huge week coming up as SKT and Kingzone await DAMWON, BeryL will need to continue making huge plays if DAMWON wants a chance to win.
As always, with all the great players, it’s hard to fit everyone in. Here are some honorable mentions for the second week of summer action:
Starting things off this week is Kingzone’s all-star jungler, Moon “Cuzz” Woo-chan. Despite going 1-1 for the week, Cuzz continued to have some amazing performances in the jungle. While he was great on the likes of Sejuani and Aatrox, he was even able to show off some less standard picks in Karthus and Urgot. With his consistent level of play, Cuzz will make a return to receiving the OP jungler honor sooner rather than later.
To finish things off this week, an honorable mention goes out to the mid laner of SANDBOX, Kim “Dove” Jae-yeon. While Dove was somewhat overshadowed this week by the rest of his team, his performance this week was still great. Although he didn’t have any incredible stat lines, he was still making some great plays that helped the team reach the victory line. While those plays don’t show in the stats, he did pick up the MVP honor for their Game 1 victory against SKT.
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