On 18th of August, the two LCK teams playing in the relegations were finally confirmed. Hanwha Life Esports and Jin Air Greenwings respectably finished 9th and 10th place in the 2019 summer split and will play at the upcoming relegations to decide their final fate.
For the most of the summer split, the three teams – KT Rolster, Hanwha Life Esports, Jin Air Greenwings – competed to avoid finishing at the 9th or 10th place. The competition stayed close until the very last day of Week 10 of the LCK summer split. However, Hanwha Life Esports lost 2-0 to Griffin on the team’s final match and dropped just below KT Rolster, confirming its place in the relegations.
Jin Air Greenwings and Hanwha Life Esports will now play at the 2020 LCK spring split promotions and relegations, later in the year. The two teams will play two top teams from the Challengers Korea, to decide which two team will earn the chance to play in the 2020 LCK spring split.