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Why Showmaker Decided To Be The ADC Of DAMWON Gaming



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After the Mid-Season Invitational 2021, we could see that one of the best mid laners in the world Heo “ShowMaker” Su had been spamming the ADC champions such as Ezreal, Kalista, Kaisa, and many more during the solo queue.

As the people were wondering if he is going to play these champions in the mid-lane, DAMWON Gaming surprised the whole world by transitioning Showmaker to the ADC role in the first match of Week 2 at LCK against Afreeca Freecs.

As Showmaker played the ADC role, the top-tier jungler Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu switched to the mid-lane, and their sixth player Kim “Malrang” Geun-seong played in the jungle. Therefore, their original bot laner Jang “Ghost” Yong-jun is benched for this week.

Even though we don’t really know if this is the final shape of the roster because there was no official announcement made by the organization, the team showed great performance so far. They won their match against AF, and today, they beat the DRX with this lineup without losing any games.

Showmaker’s Transition To AD Carry Role From Mid Lane

DAMWON Gaming is one of the best teams in Korea as well as in the world for sure. They have such talented players in jungle, mid lane, and top lane. But they have been struggling to find a great bot lane duo for over years.

In the international tournaments, the clearest observation about DAMWON was how their botlane was lacking compared to the rest of the lanes. Especially with the new season and new ADC items, it becomes more important have a great bot lane.

During the MSI 2021, DAMWON was one of the favorites alongside Chinese team Royal Never Give Up. Although they showed insane performances overall, their bot lane almost lost every 2v2 in the early game, which made them struggled against the best teams in the world.

Although they reached out to the finals of MSI 2021, they couldn’t win the trophy against Royal Never Give Up, and most of the community was criticizing the performance of DAMWON’s bot lane.

Because of that, Showmaker probably decided to try himself out in the ADC role to see if they could perform better as a team. So far, they are doing a really good job. However, it is not decided by the organization if Showmaker continues to play ADC as we said earlier.

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