In the 4th week of the LCK Spring 2022, T1 had a confrontation with Gen.G Esports – the team that is ranked right behind them in the rankings. The matchup that was expected to be extremely attractive, even partly decisive to the championship of the LCK Spring Spring this year, became tasteless. The reason is because almost the entire Gen.G lineup has been devastated because of the Covid-19 pandemic. They only have 2 players from the first team that can play, Chovy and Ruler. Even Chovy had to return to the top lane to let the Quid youth team player face Faker.
T1 won quite easily against Gen.G
Therefore, T1’s victory also lost some meaning. Gen.G’s young players were hastily called up from the Challengers team, so there was no way to confront the many times better quality personnel on the T1 side. Not to mention, the fact that Chovy has to go the wrong way, and is no longer the main position of the current meta also contributes to the strength and contribution of this player himself much less.
Highlights T1 vs GEN – Game 1 _ Week 4 Day 4 _ LCK Spring 2022
Highlights T1 vs GEN – Game 2 _ Week 4 Day 4 _ LCK Spring 2022
And the players on the T1 side also admitted that they had an “easier” victory than expected against Gen.G because of the unexpected influence of the epidemic. Recently, in his interview, Gunner Gumayusi said: “They (Gen.G) have suffered too many personnel losses because of Covid-19 so it was not an interesting match that fans expected. wait. I also took this game lightly even though it was a bit difficult in game 1. But playing against Ruler in bot lane without Lehends really doesn’t make any sense.”
In addition, Gumayusi also said that he and the whole T1 team will wait for Gen.G in the second leg, when this team has full of the strongest personnel. At the same time, T1’s ADC also affirmed that as long as they play like they are now, no matter how long the winning streak lasts, it will become possible.
Gumayusi is not satisfied with the “easy” victory due to the influence of Covid-19
At the moment, T1 is monopolizing the LCK Spring 2022 rankings with 8 consecutive victories and they have defeated many strong teams such as Gen.G, DWG KIA, Nongshim RedForce… With a rising momentum. , many fans also hope that T1 will be able to win the championship in the LCK Spring 2022, thereby helping Faker equalize the record of LCK championships with his old teacher kkOma.