JD Gaming crowned champions of LPL Summer 2022

Some of China’s best came to The Hub at Shanghai this June to be crowned victors of LPL Summer 2022. What started off with 17 teams finally boiled down to the top 2 in the end. In the end, it was JD Gaming that beat Top Esports to win LPL Summer 2022.


JD Gaming

  • Bai “369” Jia-Hao (Top)
  • Seo “Kanavi” Jin-hyeok (Jungle)
  • Zeng “Yagao” Qi (Mid)
  • Wang “Hope” Jie (AD Carry)
  • Lou “Missing” Yun-Feng (Support)

Top Esports

  • Huang “Wayward” Ren-Xing (Top)
  • Gao “Tian” Tian-Liang (Jungle)
  • Zhuo “knight” Ding (Mid)
  • Yu “JackeyLove” Wen-Bo (AD Carry)
  • Ling “Mark” Xu (Support)

Match 1

The first match between JD Gaming and Top Esports started off a little slow. Both teams were trying to understand the look and feel of the match. The two teams picked up a kill each in the first five minutes. Top Esports started to pick up pace as they picked up 3 kills and the first turret within the span of a few minutes. In mid-game, things went back and forth as both teams started picking up kills as well as turrets. There were two huge teamfights in the 25th and 27th minute of the game and JDG definitely made a comeback into the game after. JDG considerably levelled up in the game having a gold lead of a few thousand. They just carried on from there after another successful teamfight as the 30th minute was approaching. After that, they went straight for the inhibitors and the nexus turrets. And thus, the first match finished in favor of JD Gaming.

Match 2

Top Esports started the second match well picking up the first blood. They were looking pretty comfortable picking up another kill soon after and getting the first dragon. But TES failed to continue their dominance heading into the mid-game. Two team fights at that phase of the game clearly reflected that JDG recollected themselves well. In the first, JDG picked up two kills and in the next one, TES had to walk away for their dear lives. But the tides turned in favor of Top Esports yet again. They won a teamfight thanks to a brilliant ultimate from Wayward and quickly slayed the Baron soon after. TES took down a few turrets quickly and racked up a 10k gold lead. But the drama kept unfolding as JDG kept minimizing the gold deficit bit by bit. Things were quite for a while but as TES was going for the dragon at the cusp of the 45th minute. JDG took down Mark and went straight for the dragon. And just when things started to look good for JDG, the unthinkable happened. TES quickly eliminated four players of JDG and went straight for their base taking down the nexus turrets and then the nexus within seconds. With that, TES levelled the scoreline 1-1.

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Match 3

Like the first match, this one started off a little slow as well. Top Esports picked up first blood killing 369. But JDG responded by taking the first dragon. Soon after, TES took down the first top turret with the help of the Rift Herald. Top Esports went on to make good use of Rift Heralds as they consecutively took down two mid turrets right after winning a team fight. However, TES failed to remain consistent in the game. JDG put on their game faces on and fiercely took on some team fights. Their teamfights were followed up by taking down turrets one after the other. Top Esports failed to resist the constant battering of JDG and they conceded the game at around the 32nd minute mark. Advantage to JD Gaming going up 2-1 in the series!

Match 4

Match 4 started in favor of JDG as they picked up the kill of JackeyLove in the 3rd minute. TES responded picking up consecutive kills of 369 and Hope soon after. At this early stage of the game, things were neck and neck. JDG picked up the first dragon of the game at around 15 minutes. They soon picked up the first turret of the game as well. Heading into the 20th minute, TES had the lead in terms of kills, turrets and gold as well. In the 25th minute, TES pick up their first dragon but at the cost of the lives of Mark and Knight. TES regained their edge over JDG in the 32nd minute when they took down 3 members in front of the Baron. TES soon penetrated into the defense of JD taking down the middle inhibitor turret. It was only a matter of time before TES destroyed their opponents nexus and that is exactly what happened. TES won the 4th match and made sure we go all the way to see who is crowned the champion of LPL Summer 2022.

Match 5

JDG didn’t take long to get the final match started in their favor. 369 and Kanavi punished Wayward in the 5th minute of the match to get first blood. TES responded soon picking up the kills of Missing and Kanavi right after picking up the first Rift Herald. TES continued to dominate teamfights killing Yagao and Kanavi in the 15th minute. They follow it up picking the second Rift Herald. JDG somewhat responded by picking up the first turret in their favor. Soon after, they also slayed their first dragon. But it was the 30th minute that completely changed the course of the match. For the first time in the match, JDG dominated a teamfight. They clean sweeped the entire TES roster and repeated it on the 34th minute. The walls came tumbling down as JDG were quick to take down the Nexus. The dust settled as JD Gaming won the LPL Summer 2022.


JD Gaming finally got their ticket for Worlds 2022. How far will they go at Worlds? Only time will tell.