In the past few days, since the 2022 LCK Spring Split started, a situation is evident in the LCK region: in the current season, there are not too many prominent top lane names. Nuguri rested after a failed season with FunPlus Phoenix, and Khan had to enlist under Korean law, and since then the LCK has also lost the top lanes that can turn the game around like it did in the past.
…Khan’s military service causes the LCK to lose toplaners who are talented enough to compete with the LPL
Lurking in the dark picture of LCK’s topplaners, Canna, Doran or Rascal can be mentioned as names that are temporarily called with good performances. But they are just fine compared to the current LCK common ground. Typically, Canna, he did not show too much dominance when Nongshim RedForce met T1 and his opponent was the junior Zeus who had his first season standing in the main lineup. Or Doran, he also let “predecessor” Rascal outperform when Gen.G Esports lost to KT Rolster. Meanwhile, Rascal himself is in a flurry of form. And recently, he and his KT teammates lost to 1 DRX who were in crisis when the player was infected with Covid-19 and the coach was fired midway.
T1’s Zeus is too young and inexperienced in big matches
Burdol, Hoya are unstable
Doran is also up and down despite being a seasoned player
In the context of Korea’s great rival at the upcoming 2022 Asian Games, China owns many “terrible” topplaners such as the 2021 World Championship champion Flandre or Bin – a factor that can always cause mutations if he is a strong champion. Not to mention that Breathe, Ale are also in good form or even in the Chinese team’s lineup, Xiaohu can be moved to the top, the LCK’s lack of good top laner is really alarming. And in this context, many people have thought of a name that has left the LCK for a long time: “Top God” TheShy.
TheShy is showing signs of revival in the color of WBG
TheShy is absolutely not inferior to the names mentioned above, if not better. He has more international experience than Ale, Bin or Breathe. TheShy can also be as mutant as Xiaohu. And certainly, if only in terms of skill and reputation, TheShy is better than the current top lane of the LCK. Even if Nuguri returns in Summer 2022, it is unlikely that they will be able to compete with TheShy. Not to mention, TheShy has a rich champion pool, and the gameplay is also diverse. If the whole team playing around him is also effective, and let him “self-reliance” as SofM himself revealed, then it is also possible to win.
SofM shared the strategy to help him and WBG win against V5: “Let TheShy self-destruct”
But TheShy’s biggest problem is form. On a beautiful day, he can shine, carry the team, do everything for the team to win. But also TheShy, to the next game, can completely become a weakness, exploited so often that every appearance of his name is associated with a lie down.
And one important thing: TheShy is competing in LPL and the time of Asian Games 2022 is announced as September 10, 2022. According to the calendar of the LPL Summer 2021, on September 2, this tournament will end the final match. In the event that Weibo Gaming reaches the finals of the LPL Summer 2022, it is likely that TheShy will only have about 1 week to reunite with his teammates – relatively little time, especially in his career. once had the opportunity to fight with players from the LCK in a match within the framework of official tournaments.
If you wear the Korean team shirt, TheShy will also have to try to coordinate with his teammates
The Korean Asian Games Committee has confirmed that there will be opportunities for Korean players to compete abroad, and the representative also named Viper, Scout (2 World Championship champions) as well. like TheShy – who is playing well in the WBG shirt. But Scout will have a hard time when the official mid lane position almost certainly belongs to Faker. Viper will probably be more favorable, but the T1 bot pair Gumayusi – Keria is in good form. Not to mention there are Deft – BeryL or Ruler – Lehends. Only TheShy is really bright when he has almost no worthy competition if selected.
At the present time, the opportunity for TheShy to wear for the Korean team at the upcoming 2022 Asian Games is not really clear because it depends on many factors. However, if it is possible to form a squad with TheShy – Canyon – Faker, then Korea will have an extremely powerful upper wing. At that time, the chance of winning a medal at this tournament will be higher and Faker will then only need to perform special military service and have the opportunity to prolong his glorious career.