The matches in the group stage of Worlds 2022 are just over 1 day away from officially kicking off, can GAM create seismic?
With only a short time left, Worlds 2022 will officially enter the Main Event stage with the group stage. The 16 best teams were officially revealed as well as present in New York, USA to attend the matches in the upcoming group stage. So how will the groups play out, will the Chinese and Korean teams dominate them all, let’s take a quick look at the teams, groups and surprises.
Group A: C9, T1, EDG and FNC
Group A is a group with the full presence of 4 representatives from 4 major regions including 1st seed LCS – Cloud 9, 2nd seed LCK – T1, 3rd seed LPL – Edward Gaming and No. 3 LECs – Fnatic. This is a fateful group of 3 teams C9 – T1 – EDG when at Worlds 2017 with these 3 teams, the earthquake happened when T1 turned the game around and won against EDG despite being 10,000 gold behind, death number. And then, along with T1, C9 also rose and defeated EDG to send the 2nd seed of the LPL region back home at that time.
However, the position of the teams this year has changed, C9 is the number 1 seed of the LCS region and will probably also be NA Last Hope but EDG is different. EDG is currently the defending champion of the tournament and has kept the same lineup since the time of winning the Worlds 2021. T1 is really a question mark of the table like Gumayusi’s performance. If the T1 members play stably, the first place in the group is not too far away. FNC is probably the weakest team, but in Bo1 matches, the LEC region always gives us pleasant surprises.
Predicting the group results, even though I’m not a big fan of T1, I believe T1 will win the group with a difference of 5-1 and EDG will be second with 5-1 or 4-2. Cloud 9 will be the choke team in Group A because there are too many variables like Berserker going to the world for the first time and meeting T1 again, Blaber meeting Korean and Central jungle will not show much, Zven changing position to support will Can’t compare to the 2 best supports in 2021 – Meiko and Keria, Fudge and Jensen have not been able to reassure fans. FNC will be the team at the bottom of the group but will also have a victory.
Group B: JDG, G2, DK and EG
Just like Group A, Group B is also quite deadly with 4 teams from 4 major regions respectively JDG – 1st seed LPL, G2 – 2nd seed LEC, DK – 3rd seed LCK and EG – 3rd seed LCS. This is definitely also an unpredictable group when the teams have not too much difference in qualifications, except for JDG being evaluated as a candidate for the championship, so their ability to pass the group stage is also high. extremely high.
The remaining ticket will be the competition of G2, DK and EG. For DK, it feels like the upper wing meta is slowly returning and even the carry junglers are showing up more, making any fan confident that DK will make it through the group stage. Even if Canyon played better than Kanavi in the match against JDG, Yagao wasn’t so great and Nuguri wasn’t afraid of 369 at the time when DK’s top laner was still competing in FPX. As long as the bot lane defends well, DK’s upper wing will do it all in this meta.
G2 and EG will have a rematch after MSI 2022 and the 6-0 score for G2 before that is not just luck. G2 will be the team to at least reach the top 3 in Group B and they need to have wins against JDG and DK to have a chance to progress. EG will not have to return home because they are playing in the US.
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Table C: RGE, TES, GAM and DRX
Group C is also an unpredictable group with the presence of No. 1 Seed LEC – Rogue, No. 2 Seed LPL – Top Esports, No. 1 Seed VCS – GAM Esports and No. 4 Seed LCK – Dragon-X . In particular, TES will be the highest rated team in Group C, unless Jackey Tinh starts to flash in teamfights, a ticket to the Playoffs is not surprising for Knight and his teammates. .
The remaining ticket will be the competition of the remaining 3 teams. Rogue is probably the most underrated LEC number 1 seed in recent years even though their macro ability is at the top of the LEC. But with the players not really having the superstar factor, the meta has shifted to the upper wing, Comp and his teammates will likely be the first team to leave.
Despite wanting to pick GAM, after SGB’s defeat to DRX in the warm-up round, any fan is worried about the gap between the two regions. DRX is very strong but GAM is really a mystery, we need to watch the first matches to know the performance and strength of the number 1 hope of the VCS region after training with the top teams. of the world is like. The result will only be 0-6 or 3-3, the next step to the tie-break or homecoming only. DRX will still be the remaining candidate for the ticket to the Playoffs.
Table D: GEN, CFO, 100T and RNG
In Group D we have Gen.G – 1st seed LCK, CFO – 1st seed PCS, 100T – 2nd seed LCS and RNG – 4th seed LPL. Really want a team outside of China and Korea to continue in this group when RNG is not performing well but CFO and 100T don’t have enough strength to make it difficult for GEN and RNG. Especially after BYG’s performance – 2nd seed PCS couldn’t make it to the top 4 of the warm-up round. If GEN and RNG cannot continue, it will be an unacceptable defeat for any fan of the team.