KGC and SK will have a final showdown for the champion. But this time, unlike last time, KGC is ‘Top Dog’.
Anyang KGC has fully demonstrated the aspect of a strong team in recent years. In the 2020-2021 season, along with Jared Salinger (206cm, F), he recorded the first ever 10-game winning streak in the playoffs.
In the 2021-2022 season, he finished 3rd in the regular season, recorded only 1 loss in the 6th and 4th playoffs, and climbed to the championship match. Although he lost in the championship match, he showed a strong enough appearance.
SK is also not easy. Although in the 2020-2021 season, he took pride in 8th place in the league, but appointed director Jeon Hee-cheol ahead of the 2021-2022 season. With the former coach, he won the cup competition, won the regular season, and won the championship match. Last season’s champion match opponent was KGC. At the time, KGC was the challenger, and SK ended up winning.
The situation this season is somewhat different. KGC faced a change this off-season. Head coach Kim Seung-gi, who previously led the team, left and appointed head coach Kim Sang-sik. Jeon Seong-hyeon (188cm, F) also left the team. But there was no problem. From the start of the season to the end, he maintained first place and won the regular season championship. There were crises in the middle, but they all overcame them and showed the aspect of a strong team.
SK’s start this season was off-putting. There was an empty seat for Choi Jun-yong (200cm, F) and Ahn Young-jun (196cm, F). Nevertheless, after Choi Jun-yong and Choi Seong-won (184cm, G) returned, they quickly rose. In particular, at the end of the season, he boasted the best atmosphere by recording 9 consecutive wins. Although unfortunately, it was not possible to defend the 2nd place, but it was SK that showed great performance.
The rivalry between the two teams continued into this season following last season. The opponent’s record is tied at 3 to 3. However, KGC defeated SK in the EASL final and lifted the championship cup. The regular season performance is also KGC’s advantage.
In addition, the current SK is not a normal power. Although they are recording 15 consecutive wins including the regular season, Choi Jun-yong is unable to play. In addition, the players’ physical problems cannot be ignored.
Conversely,메이저사이트 KGC played 4 games in the semifinal playoffs, but had enough rest as they did not play the semifinal playoffs. The player base has also grown thicker than last year. Jeon Seong-hyun left, but Bae Byeong-jun (191cm, G) took his place. Jung Joon-won (193cm, F) and Han Seung-hee (196cm, F) who came out of the bench have grown one step further. And there is also a lens Abando (188cm, G) that gets hot when you meet SK. This is the reason why KGC is evaluated as ‘Top Dog’.
Coach Jeon also said at the media day before the championship match, “Currently, our number of employees is less than that of KGC, and it is physically more difficult. The longer it is, the more disadvantageous we are. In a cool judgement, a crazy player should come out. If we don’t come out, our power will drop further. All players have to do their best and play their part,” he acknowledged their inferiority.
It’s the same draw as last season. But last time KGC was the challenger and this time SK is the challenger. It is a championship game that is expected to see whether the results will be different or the same as last season.