(Country) – Chovy is more appreciated than Faker and Zeka before the 2023 season.
The 2022 season can’t really be considered a success for Chovy personally. He lost in the LCK Spring to Faker’s T1. After that, Chovy’s Gen.G Esports (Gen.G) continued to leave the World Finals (Worlds) 2022 after the Semi-Final match against DRX. As for Chovy, he did not have an impressive performance at this tournament and was considered one of the main reasons for Gen.G’s failure.
Meanwhile, Faker is considered the “older and hotter ginger” of the LoL village, especially in the last 2022 season. He made a great contribution to T1’s undefeated victory. At MSI 2022 and Worlds 2022, Faker also had impressive performances. Only in the Finals of Worlds 2022, Faker was defeated by junior Zeka.
However, in a recently released ranking to evaluate the LCK players in each position before the 2023 season, in the Mid lane, Chovy was rated higher than Faker. Even Gen.G’s players are ranked above the defending champion of Worlds 2022 – Zeka.
Obviously, this arrangement is unreasonable when Chovy did not appear to be more prominent than Faker or Zeka during the past 2022. The achievement of 1 domestic championship (LCK Summer 2022) is too little for Chovy to rank above these two players. Even when facing ShowMaker (ranked 4th in the chart), Chovy was not more impressive. Even if it weren’t for the excellent Ruler, Chovy’s Gen.G would have lost to ShowMaker’s DWG KIA in the quarterfinals.
According to many opinions, all rankings will be for reference only and the results will only be most accurate when the new season begins. Chovy himself will have to work harder to prove that he really will be the best Mid laner in the LCK and to win the World Championship.