If to talk about a team with the most notable changes in the LCK in the last transfer window, we need to mention Gen.G. With the service of a top mid laner like Chovy, Gen.G makes his ambition to win the LCK very clear. In addition, bringing in other quality names like Doran, Peanut, and Lehends also helps Gen.G own an even lineup in all routes.
Even according to Doinb, Gen.G is the “king of scrims” with this new lineup
And before the 2022 season, Peanut and Doran had a remarkable interview with Inven Global. In this interview, Peanut not only talked about Gen.G’s goals and plans for the new season, but also about the problems that the LCK teams face. This guy is also not afraid to point out the weaknesses of the LCK teams compared to the LPL when he was in a similar situation and played extremely poorly in 2019.
Q: Even though you’ve been playing at a high level for a long time, you’re still down while playing for Gen.G. What do you feel is different from that time?
Gen.G Peanut: When I meet my friends, they often ask what happened in 2019? If I think about it, everything seems beyond my means. My ability was also denied. I felt like I hit an iceberg in 2019 and didn’t know how to get out.
However, I was able to break my limits when I went to play in China. Here, everything is different, starting right from the training environment. The atmosphere in the team allows to try new things without any hesitation. When the LPL teams play well, the coaches of the Korean teams say “don’t be afraid to try new things” but it doesn’t work. When we played differently from the predetermined system, the players’ direction of play became blurred because the adaptability was too slow. As a result, nothing changed.
When I play in the LPL, the team is always ready to change and adapt so I play comfortably and can create different tackles than usual. Even when we received feedback about our mistakes during the game, we still focused on me maximizing my strengths. Also, I’m pretty lucky that everyone at LGD is super nice.
Although he didn’t win the title while playing for LGD, it helped Peanut regain his form and confidence after a disastrous 2019
True to what Peanut shared, the strongest point of the LCK teams is that they are extremely well organized and possess consistent gameplay and operation among the members. However, the weakness of this organization is that when the opponent does things beyond the control of the LCK teams, it is easy for them to fall into a passive position.
And in recent years, the emergence of a strong offensive play style that continuously creates variables like G2 Esports (2019) or current LPL teams, that weakness becomes even more obvious. It should be remembered that at the past international tournaments, the LCK representatives were completely empty-handed when the MSI and Worlds 2021 titles belonged to LPL teams. Perhaps it’s time for the LCK teams to make a comprehensive change to overcome this weakness.
EDward Gaming won the title of Worlds 2021 after defeating the strongest representative of the LCK, DWG KIA