In week 7, the pair of matches between T1 vs Gen G will definitely continue to be a super classic of the LCK, let’s find out with Game4v about the status of the two teams.
Will Chovy and GEN be able to avenge Faker after so many failed matches? Before going to the match analysis, let’s take a look at the performance of T1 and GEN. GEN is showing absolute strength in the LCK, in addition to winning DK 2-1 and losing T1 1-2, the rest they won 2-0, which shows that GEN’s performance is very very high, and With T1 since losing their unbeaten streak to KDF, they have continuously won but those are not easy wins, we still see some holes in T1’s macros causing games to be played. They had an advantage in the match but were overturned by the opponent.
In terms of confrontation history, in the last two seasons, Spring 2022 and Summer 2021, GEN lost to T1 in both matches, in the Spring 2022 T1 final, defeated GEN with a score of 3-1, and also That’s the score of T1 against GEN in the summer 2021 playoffs, we can see that no matter where or how, GEN has not been able to beat T1 even in a BO3 pair. There’s no denying that GEN’s not bad, but somehow T1 always finds a way to beat GEN. With such a long history of defeats, if GEN can’t find a way to defeat T1, they will probably forever be immersed in a nightmare called T1.
Chovy’s enmity with T1 is what makes this second leg so much more exciting, in a recent interview GEN’s mid laner candidly shared how much he hates T1 for getting in the way. his career, but it is also true that the last time Chovy had a victory over Faker and his teammates was in GRF’s shirt. And this match is also the greatest opportunity for Chovy to get revenge on the “Demon King” after many days of suffering, now or never.
Top lane: Zeus vs Doran
The bet can be considered the most “out of progress” in this match, Zeus is showing a terrible performance this season, he is constantly carrying T1 in the days when Gumayusi is having instability, proving the most obvious is his 1000 POG points, the highest in the LCK, whether it’s a weaker or stronger champion Zeus is doing very well, he is probably the best top laner in the LCK at the moment along with Nuguri.
Doran in the recent matches of GEN he has gradually shown his stability, no longer a single Doran that dies a lot or loses lane anymore, Doran’s contributions to GEN in teamfights are also increasing. especially Doran can play very well with Sejuani or Gnar. But this time, he will have to face a real test when he has to face a monster named Zeus.
T1 will definitely let Zeus hit the carry because simply if Gumayushi is unstable, there will be Zeus to rely on, and also to hit GEN’s arguably weakest lane. As for Doran, he may have to fight with Zeus to get Gnar, if not Gnar, he should be a genuine tanker, and one more thing, no one will want to see Doran’s Akshan again. even more.
Go to the Forest: Oner vs Peanut
Oner’s strength until now is probably still the ability to hit hard and exploit the strong wings of T1, or specifically Zeus. Oner’s pool is also a strong point, when necessary Oner can still use Leesin or Nidalee, two champions that this meta is no longer popular and of course will be less likely to be banned. His ability to punish has improved somewhat as the 50-50 contention has gradually decreased.
This meta is really supporting Peanut, it’s no exaggeration to say that Peanut is the best Poppy jungler in the LCK at the moment with a 100% win rate, if we follow GEN we will see his real Poppy no matter how horrible, looting or even turrets at level 3 is a common occurrence in Peanut’s Poppy. The ability to affect the game plus good map control, especially small beans, will be even more terrifying when combined with Chovy to roam and destroy each opponent’s lane.
As you know, the fighting style of two junglers T1 and GEN is completely opposite, one plays on the upper wing to control the messenger and put resources for the top lane, and the other plays on the lower wing to create pressure. for the support gunner duo to easily control the dragon and get an advantage in the dragon soul contest. Tactics are different and who will do it better?
Median: Faker vs Chovy
Faker’s influence on T1’s gameplay is still very significant, the ability to roam or call teammates is still a scary thing that the Demon King possesses, although he is no longer able to use good carry champions, but in terms of makeplay, it’s excellent, Lissandra or Faker’s Ryze is still something worth mentioning. This is probably another good point of T1, when people focus on Zeus or Gumayushi too much and forget about Faker, he will show them why people call him the greatest League of Legends player in history.
A perfect mid laner from laning to farming or dealing damage, mutants with carry and protection, Chovy when needed and Chovy when it’s hard. This is probably Chovy’s best season so far, there’s no point in criticizing GEN’s mid laner right now because he’s simply too good and too excellent.
To hold back Chovy’s power is quite difficult, especially when Peanut is always around, but it’s hard not to mean that it can’t be done, Faker, Oner or even Keria have to see the gap to exploit. Chovy, and if it wasn’t like that, T1 would probably find a way to die for itself. Bans should be reserved, especially on Chovy’s Ahri, where Peanut has Poppy and Chovy has Ahri. Remember, T1’s only defeat in the LCK Spring 2022 finals was because of Chovy’s excellence with this champion.
Bottom Lane: Gumayusi – Keria vs Ruler – Lehends
The pair of Gumayushi and Keria have improved quite a bit compared to their form at the beginning of the season, which helps to lighten the load on Zeus in the top lane. Although they still can’t compare with themselves in spring, this is already too good. With Gumayushi’s better laning, Keria will have more room to roam, but once Keria is free to move, GEN’s lanes will be really hard to play. still owning a powerful duo and surely GEN will have to really pay attention, that is Draven – Pyke.
Since taking the throne with SSG in 2017, Ruler has always been in the top 3 best AD carry in the LCK and perhaps this season, no one has taken that top 1 but him. Along with Lehends, GEN’s bot lane duo is having a terrible laning performance, in the last match Ruler and Lehends completely destroyed a couple who also have very good laning ability, Deft and BeryL. Not only does T1 have a unique hand, GEN is also ready for Lehends’ Singed, which has completely crushed DK, and one more thing, only Ruler and Lehends are delivering the only wins for the Twitch duo and Yuumi at the LCK.
Perhaps the focus of this match will be quite a lot on the bot lane as both teams have ADCs with heavy carry ability and high mutant supports. This is also a prerequisite for both T1 and GEN. The greener ADC, that team has a higher win rate, simple as that.
overview: Overall, the better team would be GEN. But remember in the first leg, even though T1 didn’t have a good performance, they could still beat GEN at their peak. So this is a matchup that comes down to it bit by bit and one small moment is enough to change the game. This isn’t just a match for the top 1 spot on the leaderboard, but it’s also an honor match for the players and fans alike. A sweet revenge of Chovy and his teammates or T1 will continue to engulf GEN in its history.
Prediction: T1 2-1 Gen G
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