Sandbox Gaming ended their 2020 LCK Summer Split with a bang, dismantling Hanwha Life Esports 2-0 in their last match of the season.
Jungler Kim “OnFleek” Jang-gyeom had a massive performance in this League of Legends series, securing both Player of the Game awards with a combined scoreline of 8/0/14 after playing Sett in both games.
The first game was even for the first 10 minutes with both teams trading objectives and kills all over the map. After that, SB started playing much more aggressively, going for flanks and engages onto the HLE squad. After constantly outplaying them and securing the Cloud Dragon Soul, SB finished the first game with a 5,000 gold lead.
In the second game, SB were much more ruthless. They secured a small lead in the fourth minute and continued growing it, surpassing a 10,000 gold lead by the end of the game. OnFleek was the centerpiece of this onslaught, constantly ganking and ensuring that his carries scaled well into the mid to late game.
Sandbox started their season poorly but turned things around once YamatoCannon joined them. The organization quickly improved, securing five wins a row before being shut down by other teams. They failed to secure a playoff spot, though, finishing the LCK Summer Split in seventh place with a 7-11 record. The 24-year old coach started working remotely from Europe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. South Korea has seen plenty of developments with the virus’ spread, but things still haven’t improved enough for Yamato to work with the team in Korea.
Yamato is most known for his work with Team Vitality, in which he helped lead the roster battle through one of the hardest groups of the 2018 World Championship—the team barely missed out on getting through the group stage, after managing to win against powerhouses like Gen.G and Royal Never Give Up.
His famous speech to all European teams helped spark a fire within Europe at the tournament, and for the first time in a long time, an LEC team reached the World Finals. Now, Europe has become one of the most powerful regions in the world. While it could be said that not his team reached the peak at the World Championship, he was a catalyst to the entire region. Even in wars in past there were drummers and people who would motivate their armies. A good speech can definitely motivate people enough to make outstanding feats and possibly win a World Championship.