Ruler snags flashy pentakill in first career LPL game with JDG

Ruler has announced his arrival.

In his first career match in the LPL, longtime League of Legends pro and reigning LCK MVP Ruler grabbed a pentakill to kick off the 2023 season. The penta was the seventh of Rulers career, which is among the most out of all active League players. 

Rulers pentakill today came in the final teamfight on a 47-minute victory over Bilibili Gaming. The final fight ended up clinching the series for Rulers new team, JD Gaming, who won their opening series of the year by a score of two games to one. 

During the play, Ruler, who was already relatively fed with seven kills coming into the fight, ripped through the frontline of Bilibili, taking down top laner Bin to start off the skirmish. From there, he helped pop three separate Guardian Angels spread across Bilibilis lineup before cornering their support player ON near his own inhibitor and grabbing the fifth and final kill needed for the penta. In the end, ON surrendered to Ruler, giving him the pentakill as a courtesy. 

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Out of Rulers seven career pentakills, hes accomplished them with five different champions now. The only champions he has more than one pentakill with are Ezreal and Kaisa, according to League data site Leaguepedia

Across the three games of todays opening series, Ruler held the highest KDA among all 10 players with a mark of 7.3, and during the third game of the series, Ruler threw JDG on his back, accounting for 29 percent of the teams total damage, according to League stats site Games of Legends

The hot start for Ruler and JDG throws the team atop the LPL table to open the season. Their next game isnt for a while, though, as JDG isnt scheduled to take to the stage again until Feb. 2.

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