In recent years, the LCK region has lost a bit more than the LPL when it comes to international tournaments. At MSI, it was Royal Never Give Up (RNG) dominance. Meanwhile, at the World Finals, since 2018 until now, only Damwon Gaming (DWG) and DRX are the two LCK representatives to win the championship.
LPL’s position in the world arena is being shaken
However, considering the performance throughout the season, along with the stability shown in 2022, it can be affirmed: at the present time, the LCK representatives are proving to be slightly better than the LPL, at least for now. in the top teams. Because, T1, Gen.G Esports (Gen.G) or Dplus KIA (DK) have almost kept the stability of the lineup and tactics. Meanwhile, the last transfer window saw a chaotic LPL with many troubles.
The teams in the LCK had a fairly stable and quality transfer window while the LPL was more chaotic
Recently, player Ale himself has to admit that the gap between the LPL and the LCK is extremely large, typically right from his Top lane position. Ale explained, “To be polite right now, the LPL is being far behind the LCK. It’s not just because we lost to them in scrims. It’s true that we lost in scrims, but that’s also considering the weaknesses. For example, T1’s Zeus. He became the best Top laner when he was only 19 years old. No one in the LPL can compare to him.”
Ale thinks that the LPL is being far behind the LCK and he uses his own Top lane position as an example
In fact, Ale’s assessment can be considered quite accurate. Although he has only been in an official position since the beginning of Spring 2022, Zeus has shown incredible bravery and maturity. If T1’s 2004-born player can overcome the pressure at international tournaments like MSI or Worlds, then T1’s ability to win the title is extremely bright.
Zeus is considered by Ale as one of the best Top laners in the world despite being only 19 years old
Meanwhile, LPL has barely recorded too many talented Top laners in recent years. Maybe it’s just a few names like 369 or Ale while Breathe is quite up and down and Flandre, TheShy have passed their peak. Among the younger players, only YSKM stands out, but he himself struggled after a good early period. And if there are only such factors, it will be difficult for the LPL to compete with the LCK when the two regions face each other at international tournaments in the future.