Catching the opposing team by surprise during the dft phase can provide a consideble edge in any League of Legends game. This is exactly what Hanwha Life Esports wanted to do in their first match of the 2023 LCK Spring Split against Kwangdong Freecs today. They went for LCK’s first-ever Jhin support pick to counter the enemy’s Heimerdinger pick. But this choice almost became a disaster for the team.
While Jhin is often considered one of the most balanced marksmen in League, picking him up in the support role is a bad move. Hanwha learned this the hard way as their bottom lane got completely run over by the Freecs.