The match against Nongshim Red Force is more than just the first win of the season for Brion.
Brion won a 2-0 victory over Nongshim in the first regular league match of the 2023 ‘LoL Champions Korea (LCK)’ spring season held at the LCK Arena in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 19th. This match has special implications for LCK competitors who are pre-analyzing Brion. This is because Brion notified the other eight teams that they had prepared a combination of Lunami (Lucian and Nami) that they could not equip last year.
Since 2021, Lunami has been reigning as the bottom tier 1, but Brion and Park Jeung-hwan have not used Lunami. Especially last year, although Lucian was highly evaluated enough to be selected as the first pick on the blue side, Park Jeung-hwan did not pick Lucian even once throughout his career.
It is said that the problem came from a mixture of Park Jeung-hwan’s lack of champion proficiency and the team’s lack of understanding of the ranged dealer carry combination. In an interview last month, he confessed, “It was difficult because I couldn’t use the champion my opponent used during the summer season.” 스포츠토토
Park Jeung-hwan, who was stressed over the championship width, devoted himself to practicing Lucian and Caitlin throughout the offseason. The combination honed throughout the winter shone from the team’s first game of the season. Park Jeung-hwan actively laid the plate and boldly dashed in front to hit the opponent. They won a decision victory over Nongshim’s bottom duo with Jerry and Lulu.
Brion used the Lunami combination in both sets against Nongshim, and Park Jeung-hwan recorded 4 kills, 5 deaths, 2 assists, and 4 kills, 0 deaths, 2 assists, respectively. In the second set, he was selected as POG in recognition of his playmaking contributions.
With the installation of Lunami, the spectrum of Brion Van Pick has expanded compared to last year. Trust between team members has grown. Park “Morgan” Lu-han said in an interview after the match, “Park Jeung-hwan was under a lot of stress because Lucian didn’t play well last year.