DWG KIA made it to the League of Legends (LoL) World Championship final in November 2021 and we’ll only know if they triumphed after this article is published. Still, after such a successful year, they are the team to beat and would be a wise choice for punters in any LoL esports tournaments coming soon. But DWG KIA have esports team in other games too. In this comprehensive guide, we reveal all about the different DWG KIA esports teams and give you DWG betting tips too!

Who are DWG KIA?

DWG KIA or Damwon Kia, formerly Damwon Gaming, DWG KIA Esports or just DK, are a high-performing esports organization from South Korea. DWG KIA LoL are currently one of, if not, the best League of Legends rosters in the world. The Damwon esports club also have teams in VALORANT, Rainbow Six Siege and PUBG.

What does Damwon mean?

Damwon Gaming KIA was formed on May 28, 2017, by a computer company called Damwon. They bought the Challengers Korea team Mirage Gaming. This is why the team is called Damwon.

How did DWG KIA rebrand?

It was approaching the end of 2020 when South Korean car manufacturer Kia decided to make a sponsorship deal with then League of Legends world champions Damwon Gaming, also from South Korea.

Damwon announced they would rebrand to ‘DWG KIA’ ahead of LCK 2021. In this rebrand, Damwon esports also changed their logo to incorporate the Kia name and bring the symbol into the modern era, with the old logo looking quite dull. However, not everyone loved the new logo.

Damwon said they hoped Kia’s international appeal would help them grow. “The fact our new sponsorship partner already has a track record of reaching out to international fans… should fill DWG fans with excitement.”

Kia also sponsors the League of Legends European Championship but this deal with Damwon is the first time Kia has dealt with an individual esports organization. DWG KIA are the fifth team in the League of Legends Championship Korea to rebrand, so, if you’re ever struggling to find an esports organization online, there’s a good chance it has rebranded and changed its name!


Damwon’s League of Legends team is super exciting right now. At the time of writing, the team from South Korea is preparing to fight it out at the League of Legends World Championship final 2021 against surprise package Edward Gaming from China. We discuss Chinese teams in our China esports betting review.

You can see the DWG KIA LoL roster in the table below:

ID Name Position Join Date
Khan Kim Dong-ha Top 2020-11-26
Canyon Kim Geon-bu Jungle 2018-09-13
Showmaker Heo Su Mid 2017-11-20
Ghost Jang Yong-jun Bot 2020-02-24
BeryL Cho Geon-hee Support 2020-11-19
Malrang Kim Geun-seong Jungle 2021-04-19
Rahel Cho Min-seong Bot 2021-07-02

Overall, DWG KIA have won about $1.3 million competing in League of Legends esports. In the last year-and-a-half, they have conquered more or less everything in their way and won the biggest titles available, such as the LCK Summer 2020, LoL 2020 World Championship, the KeSPA Cup 2020, LCK Spring 2021 and the LCK Summer 2021. The only thing they missed out on was winning the Mid-Season Invitational 2021, in which they came second.

If you’re looking at DWG KIA betting, their League of Legends roster is currently the one to put your money on. See our League of Legends betting review.


Let’s face it, VALORANT esports isn’t yet at the level of LoL esports so the prize pools don’t quite match. Even in the international VALORANT 2021 Champions Tour (VCT), the prize pool was a relatively modest $400,000.

While DWG KIA VALORANT aren’t the best in the world, this disparity in finances gives some context to why the team’s biggest prize so far was $10,000 when they came 3rd-4th in the VCT 2021: Korea Stage 1 Masters. To take some positives from the team’s results, they have never finished outside the top eight teams, they’ve finished in first to second place three times, and their worst finish at an A-tier competition was third to fourth.

The Sentinels VALORANT esports team won the VCT in 2021, taking home $200,000, but even for them, that was an abnormally large prize.

See DWG KIA’s VALORANT roster in the table below.

ID Name Join Date
Eugene Kim Su-yeong 2021-01-15
T3xture Kim Na-ra 2021-01-15
Secret Kim Ha-jin 2021-01-15
Jeong Hi Lee Jeong-ha 2021-04-02
iNTRO Kang Seung-gyun 2021-05-10

You can also click here to read our VALORANT betting review.

DWG KIA Rainbow Six

The current DK Rainbow Six team was formed in 2021, so they’re still on a learning curve. One of DK R6’s proudest victories so far was winning the R6 Korean Open in summer 2021. Otherwise, the team have won about $79,817 in prize money, and they seem to have a bright future ahead.

DK R6 have also won the APAC League 2021 Playoffs – Stage 2 with a prize of $5,000 and they came 5-8th in the Six Mexico Major 2021 for a $20,000 payout.

For bettors looking for Damwon Gaming betting, DK R6’s current best chance of wins is in Korean tournaments, where they’ve so far performed very well. Consider betting on DWG KIA in events like the Asia Pacific League, Asia Pacific League North Division and the Korean Open.

See the DWG KIA R6 roster below and check out our Rainbow Six betting guide.

ID Name Join Date
CATsang Heo Se-woong 2021-01-20
yass Yoo Sang-hoon 2021-01-20
coted Jo Sung-joon 2021-03-07
RIN Jang Byeon-guk 2021-03-07
Woogiman Park Jin-wook 2021-03-07
Gotti Park Geon-woo 2021-03-07
RoyBoy Koo Min-seong 2021-05-10


DWG KIA PUBG, created around August 2019, is probably the second most successful DK team, after their LoL roster. DK PUBG have won two A-tier competitions, including Emperor Penguin Champion Season 4 and Predator League 2020/21: Asia. But their biggest cash win was from the PUBG Global Invitational.S 2021 where they finished 31st. Nevertheless, they lost BeaN recently and are on the lookout for a replacement. Here is their current lineup:

ID Name Role Join Date
Under Park Sung-chan Starter 2020-11-28
Loki Park Jung-young IGL 2021-04-02
Makne Shin Dong-ju Starter 2021-07-01

Although DK won $50,000 at the PGI.S 2021, it’s not smart to bet on the team to win any international events soon. However, they are worth backing when they compete in Asia like in the Asian Pacific Predator League 2022: Japan. You can read our PUBG betting review in the mean time.

The best DWG KIA betting sites


GGBet is a great place for DWG KIA betting. When we visited, they had more than 240 different markets on the LoL World Championship 2021 final between DWG KIA and Edward Gaming.

DK were favourites for the match on November 6 with odds of 2/7. Also included were the following markets:

  • Map winner
  • Map race to 5/10 kills
  • Map handicap
  • Total kills over/under
  • Map duration
  • Map first dragon

You can also divide different markets into map 1, map 2, map 3, match and kills.

Below is an example of Damwon Gaming odds at GGBet.

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DWG KIA betting odds on the LoL Worlds 2021. Source: GG.BET

GGBet also has odds on DWG KIA esports like VALORANT and Rainbow Six. See our GGBet review.


Rivalry offers a 100% welcome bonus up to $100 plus markets on 18 esports. It covers all of Damwon’s teams except in PUBG. Read our comprehensive review to find out more about PUBG betting.

Rivalry.com also had odds on DK in the LoL World Championship. Plus, Rivalry had hundreds of markets on Damwon Gaming’s LoL Worlds final match against Edward Gaming. They had DK at 1.28 to beat Edward Gaming who were at 3.66. Rivalry also show the percentage of punters who have bet on each team, with 81% backing DK this time.

As you can see in the image below, Rivalry had more than 100 markets on DWG KIA in the LoL World Championship 2021.

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DWG KIA markets for the LoL Worlds 2021. Source: Rivalry

What’s more, Rainbow Six fans will be happy they can bet on DWG KIA in R6 competition at Rivalry. They had DWG KIA betting on the Six Major for their match against FURIA.

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DWG KIA versus FURIA odds in the Six Major. Source: Rivalry

By the way, check out our detailed guide on FURIA Esports.


If you haven’t heard about Betway yet, it’s one of the most impressive esports betting sites in the world. They are special in that they create esports offers for different events like the recent PGL Major Stockholm and LoL Worlds. For the PGL Major Stockholm, you could get a €5 free bet if you bet €10 on a match where an ace was scored. Moreover, Betway had DWG KIA betting on the Six Major. They were 22/1 to win the whole event. Read our Betway esports betting review.

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DWG KIA winner odds for the Six Major. Source: Betway


One of the nice features of Thunderpick is that you can search for names of teams, matches and events to get to what you want faster, for example, odds on DWG KIA. As you can see, Thunderpick had odds on Damwon Gaming in the LoL Worlds 2021.

Thunderpick betting odds
Odds on DWG KIA versus T1 in the LoL Worlds. Source: Thunderpick

As well as offering DWG KIA betting, Thunderpick is a remarkably good-looking website, with a cool blue and white design. You can also watch live streams of matches on the site.

Thunderpick offer odds on several esports Damwon Gaming are involved in, such as League of Legends and Rainbow 6. Notwithstanding, there are promotions at Thunderpick like a first deposit bonus up to €500, daily giveaways up to €225, reload bonuses, weekly races and esports quizzes. Read our review of Thunderpick esports betting.


A nice feature we noticed at EGB is their stories or highlights, the kind you might see on social platforms. You can click on these stories near the top of the page and they usually reveal some news. EGB comes across as an esports betting site by esports fans for esports fans, partly due to its chat box where you can talk with other bettors. You can also watch a range of streams while you bet, and you can read esports betting news.

In addition, you can see in the image below that EGB offers odds on DWG KIA in the LoL Worlds and other events.

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Odds on DWG KIA in the LoL Worlds 2021. Source: EGB

EGB also have markets on VALORANT and Rainbow Six, two esports DWG KIA are competing in.

When to bet on DWG KIA: esports betting tips

League of Legends Champions Korea 2022 (LCK)

The League of Legends Champions Korea 2022 is just around the corner – it’s about time you started planning your bets for the event, right?

You can expect to find total markets on things like barons, dragons, kills and towers. Of course, the better the team, the more likely they will score highly in these areas, while at the same time, the odds of them doing so will be reduced. Consider backing a ‘dark horse’!

DWG KIA have won the last three LCK championships, including the LCK Summer 2020, the LCK Spring 2021 and the LCK Summer 2021. So, they will be fancied to win the LCK Spring 2022, unless their roster undergoes major changes.

LoL Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) 2022

The League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational, organised by Riot Games, has featured in the LoL esports calendar since 2015. It features 12 of the world’s best teams while the location it takes place changes each year. In 2021, the international event was held in Reykjavik, Iceland, and DWG KIA were runners up with Royal Never Give Up from China taking first place. So, look out for bets on Royal Never Give Up and DWG KIA in 2022’s tournament.


The KeSPA Cup is a LoL esports event that has been taking place since June 2015 and each year since, except 2021 due to Covid-19. KeSPA stands for ‘Korean eSports Association’. Since its introduction, its prize pool has ranged from around €75,000 to €100,000, with high-fliers DWG KIA taking part, which shows it’s an event to be taken seriously.

DWG KIA won the KeSPA Cup in 2020 so it’s worth backing DWG betting markets on the event in 2022.

Valorant Champions Tour 2022: Korea Stage 1 Masters

DWG Kia narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) Playoffs in 2021 after they finished third in the VCT 2021: Korea Stage 1 Masters but they could be worth a bet in the Korea stage of the event in 2022. Keep an eye on their progress and, if they qualify to the international stage, who knows how far they could go?

Esports Betting Pro: Our Verdict

DWG KIA is an exciting esports organization and it is an exciting time to consider DWG KIA betting, especially with them competing in some of the biggest esports tournaments in the world.

You can expect Damwon to be one of the best LoL esports teams for the next few years, while their PUBG, Rainbow Six and VALORANT teams are also showing promising signs.

Finally, we believe DWG KIA betting could be a smart idea if you intend to bet on LoL or on Korean esports events in the near future.

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DWG KIA Betting FAQs

We think Rivalry is arguably the best betting site for Damwon KIA because they cover all their teams except their PUBG team.

Damwon rebranded when Kia Motors came on board as a sponsor.

Without doubt, DWG KIA’s current best esports team is their League of Legends roster.

DWG KIA LoL won the LoL Worlds 2020 and are in the final of the LoL Worlds 2021, so it is safe to say they are one of, if not, the best LoL team in the world.

DWG KIA’s Rainbow Six team has a female player called Byeonguk Jang or RIN.

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