July 27, 2021

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LEC replaced LCK: The most “boring” tournament in League of Legends

The index is too unattractive of LEC tournament

The index is too unattractive of LEC tournament

Previously, the Korean League of Legends – LCK  was one of the tournaments dubbed the “most boring” and nothing special. However, after a few years, the LCK proved itself and gave the throne to the LEC tournament in the position of the least attractive tournament in League of Legends.

LCK TOURNAMENT IS  IS ON THE RISE

Up until now, the teams in the LCK have been known for their tight play, methodical control, the downside of this is that the match often has very few lives, fights, and few sudden situations. This led to the LCK matches often being a very entertaining experience for the audience, so the prejudice this is a “boring”, and “sleepy” tournament gradually formed in League of Legends.

The 41-match match between T1 and Afreeca Freecs showed that the LCK doesn't just play slowly
The 41-match match between T1 and Afreeca Freecs showed that the LCK doesn’t just play slowly

However, this was only true in a few specific matches, the LCK tournament after too much failure with their control play, the teams also gradually adapted to the new meta and new gameplay. Of course, they still control that, but the teams are also much braver in making play and fighting early. Typically, game 3 of the match between T1 and Afreeca Freecs when this game has 41 total lives, much higher than the tradition of the LCK.

T1 also gradually shifted from a professional team to control play more hard fighting LEC
T1 also gradually shifted from a professional team to control play more hard fighting

WHY THE LEC TOURNAMENT BECOME A “SLEEPY” TOURNAMENT IN THE WORLDS

If the LCK isn’t that boring, which tournament is “unmatched sleepy”? The answer to this question is surprisingly the LEC tournament – Europe. Many people won’t believe it, but the numbers don’t lie and the LEC tournament has only 22 average kills, the most kill match will only stop at 34. Remember that even smaller tournaments like CBLOL or PCS have a higher average number of lives.

LEC tournament is having a problem of creativity when the attractiveness of this area comes largely from G2 Esports’ wild and bizarre gameplay. However, in the current summer tournament, the “weirdness” of the “circus” team is no longer available, losing this, the LEC tournament region returns to its tactical emphasis. The reason is partly due to Riot Games editing, partly because the metagame has gradually become saturated and it is difficult to find ways of playing both strong and different.

The index is too unattractive of LEC tournament
The index is too unattractive of LEC tournament

The most typical for the exhaustion of this idea of G2 Esports is that Wunder, Europe’s “general”, no longer has different playing styles such as Soraka, Janna as spring, instead of more familiar cards. like Wukong, Mordekaiser, or Sett. The consequences are evident in the LEC tournament rankings when G2 Esports is no longer overwhelming the tournament and only ranks 3rd.

Wunder is still excellent, but no longer makes people admire LEC
Wunder is still excellent, but no longer makes people admire

A small note that the LCS – North America has the same bad index as the LEC tournament, but this tournament has a 41-match network, so luckily escaped the not-so-good title. Perhaps it’s time to have prejudices about a “sleepy” LCK and stop it.