As you know, at the present time, teams have begun to enter the end-of-season transfer period. Blockbuster deals have been and are expected to explode. In particular, as the reigning champion of Worlds 2023, T1 has had one of the quickest personnel transfer periods in the past few years. They are one of three LCK teams that have completed their roster for the new season.
T1 has soon finalized the squad for the new season
But when T1 has finalized the future of the players in the 2024 season, the audience is looking towards Gen.G – T1’s biggest rival today as well as the reigning LCK champion. Because, right after the end of the 2023 World Championship journey, Gen.G announced “Thank you” to a series of their superstars, retaining only young player Peyz. It can be said that Gen.G is ready for a “blood change”, after 3 very successful LCK seasons but “empty-handed” in the international arena.
Gen.G “replaced” almost the entire force
Accordingly, there has been some reliable information from knowledgeable sources in Korea, Gen.G will bring back many superstars next season, such as Canyon, Kiin or welcome the return of “Guardian God”. Lehends for Support position. According to the assessment of male streamer LS, if Chovy agrees to stay, this will be the best squad that Chovy has ever fought with in his career. Throughout many years of competition from Griffins, DRX to Hanwha Life Esports and Gen.G, there has always been at least one of Chovy’s teammates who did not reach the level worthy of being ranked among the top in the region and the world.
This is possibly the strongest squad that Chovy has ever played with if he had stayed at Gen.G
But according to many reviews, Chovy’s new squad is really strong in terms of skills, experience and “World Championship DNA”. But there is one point that the new Gen.G does not yet have or is weak at, which is a player with the ability to call the team and command the entire team like T1’s Faker. Specifically, Kiin – Canyon – Chovy are definitely not the three players who will play this role. While Peyz is too young and Lehends is only strong in short calling (short, situational calls).
But the departure of Peanut and the new lineup makes the audience wonder: “Who will command?”
Gen.G’s weakness is T1’s strongest point. T1 players may still rank behind a few other names when compared internationally. But most importantly, they have Faker. Faker has all the strengths of Gen.G players (skills, experience…) but he is also a talented commander, or as former SKT T1 star Huni commented, “he can foresee what others have not seen.”
T1 owns Faker and he is also one of the best captains and commanders currently in the League of Legends village
A team capable of competing for titles and making opponents wary depends not only on individual skills, experience, and player reputation, but also on the way the match is run and the team’s macro capabilities. No one has yet imagined how the new Gen.G will play, but certainly, they will no longer be able to have an easy match like the recent confrontations with T1.