The LCK region has always been known to be the hard counter of the VCS region, so what do we really need to do to take down the Koreans?
Once again a VCS team was defeated by a team from the Korean region, this time in SGB’s defeat to DRX. This is really a complete defeat for us against Deft and teammates, a failure right from the time of picks and bans to skills, psychology and of course macros, which helps the LCK area always be evaluated. is powerful and top of the world. Surely in the minds of fans like us, we have asked many times, so what do VCS teams need to do to defeat the LCK region, to defeat the Koreans?
In the history of confrontation, our VCS region has always struggled against the Koreans and in all matches, VCS has only won a single game. It was the match of Lowkey Esports vs Damwon Gaming during the Play-In Stage of Worlds 2019.
In that historic game, DWG did not choose an ADC, but played in the “Cat Man” meta with the Garen Yuumi couple. LK still deploys the strong play of a team from the VCS region when it has an early advantage. However, DWG also showed that they are a not-so-medium team when they took it all back. And it took DNK’s excellence with the Baron robbery and the exemplary split push of the Celebrity ADC to get that victory, it’s really not easy.
Since then until now and also affected by the epidemic, our VCS region has not had the opportunity to meet the LCK region much and has not been able to re-establish the old record. is failure. Even the SGB was destroyed in just 24 minutes of playing with a completely inferior game.
What do we need to do?
Honestly, most of us don’t have enough expertise to come up with a solution to a problem that has spanned the 10-year history of Vietnamese League of Legends, of the VCS region, but from an ordinary person’s point of view. There are many things we can see and learn from many previous defeats and right in the last match of SGB against DRX.
We are always proud that “Vietnamese people are not bad”, that is true, right in terms of skills. Many news sites, newspapers, players, and people at home and abroad all recognize that the VCS area is also an area with “big hands”, good skills, not being shown about handling champions or problems. The subject is personal, go another way. We have done well and are constantly making progress at the present time.
So when you have a good skill or we can call it a microphone, the elements of champion and individual handling are at a good level, then of course, improving the macro ability to compete with other areas is impossible not to do. The macro ability of the teams from the VCS region is still considered to be quite bad and often uses the funny tactic called “hit crazy” when participating in international tournaments, at least for the time being. 2020 is also what international fans remember about the VCS region.
However, in Summer 2022, we saw a completely different VCS tournament, an SE with the ability to win even GAM in the first days of competition. This is really impressive and lets fans know that we’re growing well and this is also a factor that can’t be changed overnight. We really need time and this is turning very well even though there is still a clear gap between the teams in the LCK and LPL.
Next, it is impossible not to mention the psychological factor of competition. It’s really hard to blame SGB for losing to DRX while on the other side is Deft – an ADC with a decade of professional play, a World Champion Beryl and Kingen, Juhan, Zeka has played professionally in many different teams and regions. While our SGB is the youngest team at Worlds 2022 and is only slightly older than 19 years old.
But really if you want to become a world-class player, psychologically, keeping yourself confident and calm in all situations is essential. SGB members can improve this factor gradually, the experience will be accumulated and at some point, all will be able to play flat wave with any team in the world.
Although not competing, GAM seems to be more certain than SGB in terms of competitive psychology when at least Levi and Kiaya have participated in Worlds before. Along with that, being taken care of by TK Nguyen – the owner of GAM in terms of mental health also helps the team members exude confidence when coming to Worlds 2022. If most worried, maybe Style when GAM’s ADC in the domestic tournament, although stable, has no shortage of unnecessary aggressive situations that lead to lying down. Hope GAM can do well in the upcoming matches.
In addition, there are many factors such as training, investment, practice … also affect the strength of the teams of the two regions VCS and LCK. However, these things are really beyond the understanding of most of us.
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In summary, there are many factors that a team from the VCS region needs to improve from investment, psychology, macro… to be able to surprise the LCK teams. The Chinese have done it for many years and with an area that is considered a miniature LPL, we can be confident that in the not too distant future, the VCS region can achieve many heroic achievements. in front of the LCK area.