Gen.G vs Bilibili Gaming will be the toughest battle for BLG who already faced squads such as JD Gaming and G2 Esports.
Gen.G vs Bilibili Gaming Preview
Gen.G had a fairly easy road to the Knockouts – well, not necessarily because of their opponents, but because of the fact that they 3-0’d the competition in the Swiss Stage. First, they played against GAM Esports, defeating the VCS squad in a very short match, only lasting for 22:35. Afterwards, they played their rivals T1 who they beat in the LCK several times – last time in the Summer Finals. Even though Faker and co. held out longer, they still couldn’t make it to 30 minutes. Even though G2 Esports made it past that point in both their matches against Gen.G, they still lost 0-2 thanks to great drafts from Gen.G.
The 1st Korean seed is a dangerous opponent, as they have 2 carries on their team. Even though Chovy deals the most damage on the squad, Peyz is not far behind, and his Xayah is extremely good – and when all else fails, Doran can step up as well.
- Choi “Doran” Hyeon-joon
- Han “Peanut” Wang-ho
- Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon
- Kim “Peyz” Su-hwan
- Yoo “Delight” Hwan-joong
Bilibili Gaming had some tougher games on their way to Knockouts. Even though they started out with a win, it took them 45 minutes and 2 Barons to defeat KT Rolster. They still couldn’t beat JD Gaming, and they failed to take down T1 the second time they met them this year, as Faker and his teammates 2-0’d them in Round 4.
Bin and co. needed the “help” of Western teams, Fnatic and G2 Esports. While BLG managed to beat the LEC’s 1st and 2nd seeds, both of them gave them a hard time, with G2 Esports almost ending their Worlds run. Nevertheless, BLG pulled through, making it to the top 8.
Bilibili Gaming Roster
- Chen “Bin” Ze-Bin
- Peng “Xun” Li-Xun
- Zeng “Yagao” Qi
- Zhao “Elk” Jia-Hao
- Lou “ON” Wen-Jun
Gen.G vs Bilibili Gaming Predictions
Even though Gen.G has been a much more dominant name, the numbers don’t really show that. Chovy and his teammates have the same First Tower% as Bilibili Gaming, while also having a worse First Blood%. However, they beat them in Plates/Game and CS differential at 15, showcasing a very strong early game.
As a true LCK team, Gen.G doesn’t fight a lot in the first half of games, but once the laning phase is over, they shift gears. Bilibili Gaming made some mistakes in the early stages of their matches, as all players outside of Bin had personal blunders. They also had a weaker midgame than T1, and Gen.G has an even stronger midgame. BLG will have a tough time against the Korean champions – could this be the end of their 2023 Worlds run?
How to watch Gen.G vs Bilibili Gaming
Gen.G and Bilibili Gaming will face each other on Friday at 9:00AM CEST on the usual channels: lolesports.com, the Riot Games Twitch channel and the LoL Esports YouTube channel. Follow ESTNN for more Previews and Predictions about the 2023 League of Legends World Championship!