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| Author Paul Goño
T1 vs Gen.G Preview and Predictions: MSI 2023 Bracket Stage
Titans clash for a rematch on the international stage as the biggest LCK rivalry reignites in MSI 2023.
The reputation of one of the most legendary organizations in League of Legends esports history is on the line once again as T1 steps up on the MSI 2023 stage. Ever since T1 lost the ultimate fight for the 2022 World Championship, they have been hungry for revenge. This time around, they'll be up against Gen.G, a rising star in the LCK that has kept Faker and co. from finishing first in multiple splits, a pattern that could spell doom for T1's aspirations this year. If you're betting on the mid-season invitationals, this T1 vs Gen.G preview and predictions guide is for you!
T1 vs Gen.G Preview
T1's involvement in the LCK has led to some of the most iconic League of Legends moments. Their legendary reputation stems from their high IQ moves and raw brilliance, which is only matched by the lethality of their main player, Faker. As it stands, a win against Gen.G could vindicate T1's status as Korea's best. And with Gumayusi's recent performance on botlane as Aphelios, that possibility seems more likely than ever. Whichever the case may be, T1 remains as the clear favorite in the match-up.
- Choi “Zeus” Woo-je
- Mun “Oner” Hyeon-jun
- Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok
- Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong
- Ryu “Keria” Min-seok
Player To Watch
Faker's brilliant playmaking during high-pressure 1v1's is the stuff of legend, especially when Gumayusi is fed.
[#MSI2023 ROUND 1 vs. MAD]
3:0의 주역, 그는 런던에 와서 비로소 신이 났습니다!
오늘의 마지막 POG는 바로 @gumayusi_min 이민형 선수입니다!
Our key to the 3:0 win was 'Getting Excited!'
Today's final POG goes to ‘Gumayusi’!#T1WIN #T1Fighting #T1atMSI2023 pic.twitter.com/qkAeu0BsDW
— T1 LoL (@T1LoL) May 10, 2023
Gen.G's near-unbeatable macroplay was first felt by the LEC's #1 seed G2 Esports. In a show of dominance, the Korean team managed to secure their first series win in just under 20 minutes. By doping this, Chovy and co. have managed to solidify their presence in the mid-season tournament, albeit not unscathed. Their missteps in their game 3 loss against G2 will be examined thoroughly by teams they go up against, so unless they're careful the LCK champs sit in a very precarious position.
- Choi “Doran” Hyeon-joon
- Han “Peanut” Wang-ho
- Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon
- Kim “Peyz” Su-hwan
- Yoo “Delight” Hwan-joong
Player To Watch
Peyz doesn't play like a rookie when Gen.G commits to funneling gold into their ADC.
T1 vs Gen.G Predictions
T1's recent match with the LEC's #2 seed MAD Lions showed just how much they've improved since the LCK Spring Playoffs. Throughout the match, they opted to play a loose early game to learn about their enemies before flipping the narrative. That said, they still have to deal with Gen.G's decisive strategist, Han “Peanut” Wang-ho. Nevertheless, we predict that T1 will be able to mitigate Gen.G's midgame power spikes as long as they keep a tight formation and opt for the smarter team fights. 2-1 for T1.
How to watch Gen.G vs T1
Keep an eye on the Riot Games Twitch or YouTube channels. The second round of the Bracket Stage series is set to begin on May 12 at 15:00 ET/14:00 CST/05:00 PT.
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