Although the 2022 season has only just begun, but with a few names with less convincing performances, such as Zhuo, the opportunity to express themselves seems to have closed temporarily.
During the mid-season transfer period at the last LPL Spring 2022, Top Esports was a rare team that made a purchase move, when they brought back Ling “Mark” Xu – Player playing in the support position. The reason why the former LPL Summer 2020 champion reluctantly had to “splash” in the mid-season is because of the alarmingly poor performance of support player Zhuo in the first half of the LPL season group stage. Spring.
As everyone knows, mid-season shopping is usually only for teams that need urgent replenishment, and in fact, this procurement phase is rarely effective, as teams recruitment has very few options in the transfer market, mainly just names that are “unemployed”. But in the end, TES still had to spend money to “fight fire” during this period, and that was enough to understand how crisis this team’s personnel problem was.
Having brought in a series of quality names like Tian or Zoom in the pre-season transfer phase, and successfully retained two pillars Knight and JackeyLove, Top Esports has had a sweet start in the transition period. generation, with the crowning of the 2021 Demacia Cup champion.
However, the LPL playground is a completely different story, and obviously, the force of TES, although theoretically good, is still not stable enough to be able to compete with other teams. Personnel issues are once again the painful story of this team. Zhuo – The name who played in the support position in place of the recently departed Yuyanjia, had a disastrous performance in the last part of the season, indirectly leading to TES’s unconvincing results, when they only won 2/5 of the first match.
Even the collective results issue wasn’t the root cause of TES dropping Zhuo from the main roster, but rather because the player’s individual performance was unbelievable. Even though he was paired with JackeyLove, Zhuo’s laning win rate before 15 minutes was still… 0%, he is also the support with the worst stats in the LPL, with a 2.6 KDA and participation rate. knockdown is only 69.6%.
Not only that, according to what his teammates commented, Zhuo has a rather weak mentality, once he loses lane or the game has unexpected variables, this player will panic. and extremely error-prone. Because of this, Zhuo has had many matches where he turns himself into a “clown”, and even many times his mistakes have become the main cause of the team’s defeat.
Although after replacing Zhuo and Mark, TES has not had a good result in terms of results when continuing to receive another defeat, but at least this choice is considered good for both, because It will be difficult for Zhuo if he continues to compete under the pressure of becoming the subject of netizens’ satire.
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