MVP slays Kongdoo Monster

League Champions Korea summer split kicked off Tuesday with MVP taking down Jin Air Green Wings. Provided by Riot Games

MVP (7-5, 16-13 match record) closed out Week 8, Day 2 of League of Legends Champions Korea with a 2-0 sweep over Kongdoo Monster (1-11, 6-23 match record) on Wednesday in Seoul, South Korea.

It took some time, but MVP eventually showed Kongdoo who's boss. While MVP got first blood early on, Kongdoo managed to get a trade to nullify the early kill. Once the 12-minute mark passed, MVP started to slowly take over the game. It started with a 3-for-1 and was followed by a 2-for-0 a few minutes later. Leading the way in these fights was jungler Kim "Beyond" Kyu-seok's Elise, who was cutting through enemies with impunity to push MVP ahead. Beyond secured a Baron kill at 23 minutes, which grew its gold lead to over 10,000. It took one more Baron, but that second buff allowed them to swarm Kongdoo's base for the 32-minute win.

Game 2 went underway with the teams trading kills back and forth for the first portion of the game. Despite the kills dead even, MVP controlled the dragons and had farm leads in each lane to keep an overall gold lead. Sensing the need to make a play to turn the tide of battle, MVP went for a Baron kill at 21 minutes only to have it stolen away by Kongdoo jungler Son "Punch" Min-hyu's Graves. Fortunately for MVP, Kongdoo wasn't able to do much with the buff. Part of this was due to the presence of MVP mid laner Ahn "Ian" Joon-hyung making his presence felt across the map with Orianna en route to a 4/0/9 KDA (kills/deaths/assists). These teamfights were what allowed MVP to stay ahead of Kongdoo and grab the next two Barons to finally lock up the win after 40 minutes.

MVP will be back on the Rift on Saturday at 4 a.m. ET to take on Jin Air Green Wings, while Kongdoo Monster won't hit the stage again until Sunday at 4 a.m. ET against Samsung Galaxy.