By taking down T1 in an impressive best of three comeback, Gen.G Esport remained at the top of the LCK.
Gen.G pulled ahead in game three through clean team fights and secured the victory.
What could be the game of the week in the South Korean LCK between Gen.G and T1 ended in a nail biter. On paper, it was difficult to predict a winner before the games began, since both teams looked solid to this point in 2021. But in the end, Gen.G was victorious despite losing in the first game.
Young T1 bot laner Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong began the match with full dominance. Since the LCK season kicked off earlier this month, Gumayusi has been the T1 starter, and he has been a beast so far. After dominating games earlier in the season against both Hanwha Life and DWG KIA, Gumayusi continued to fight Gen.G.
All T1 kills were received by the 18-year-old bot laner, which resulted in a 9-1 score on Aphelios and an opening win.
Going 0-1 against T1 is generally a death sentence, but in game two, Gen.G successfully turned things around with a quick 27-minute victory. Both mid laner Gwak’ Bdd’ Bo-seong and bot laner Park’ Ruler’ Jae-hyuk bounced back and carried the performances with them.
Support Kim “Life” Jeong-min, who had one of his best performances in a long time, was setting up Gen. G’s carries. In games two and three, Life was put on Jarvan IV, which ended up paying off big time. T1 was taken by surprise by the rather unusual support pick and allowed Life to pull off some game-winning commitments.
Gen.G Esport looks like a huge threat to DWG KIA
There is no longer any doubt after taking down T1, that Gen.G will be the biggest threat to DWG KIA , The world champions. So far, Gen.G has played almost flawlessly at the top of the LCK leaderboard on the way to a 3-0 score.
For now, it’s not known if Gen.G is actually strong enough to defeat DWG KIA, but fans won’t have to wait much longer. On January 27, the LCK’s top dogs will clash and the winner will be in an excellent position to push for the trophy. Gen. G may be the favourites entering the match after DWG KIA lost to Fredit BRION in a wild upset.
The new LCK team managed to defeat the defending champions of the world in two games, leaving DWG KIA in a strange position. It also means Gen.G is the only undefeated team in the LCK right now.
Gen.G 2021 LCK roster
The Gen.G lineup didn’t change a lot for the 2021 season. After a good performance in 2020, Gen.G has focused on adding young talent to the team that will play alongside some of the most experienced players in South Korea.
These young additions could be seen playing during the LCK season.
-Top : Kim “Rascal” Kwang-hee / (sub) Noh “Burdol” Tae-yoon
-Jungle : Kim “Clid” Tae-min / (sub) Sung “Flawless” Yeon-jun
-Mid : Gwak “Bdd” Bo-seong / (sub) Kim “Karis” Hong-jo
-Bot : Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk
-Support : Kim “Life” Jeong-min