T1 vs Gen.G Preview and Predictions: MSI 2023 Bracket Stage

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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

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.

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T1 Roster

  • 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.

Gen.G

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.

Gen.G Roster

  • 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 MSI 2023 Preview Credit: Riot Games

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.

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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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T1 vs Gen.G Preview and Predictions: MSI 2023 Bracket Stage
Paul Goño
Paul started writing for ESTNN in 2022, the same year he beat his first Souls game. An avid fan of RPGs, his all-time favorites include Baldur's Gate 3, Assassin’s Creed and Kingdom Hearts 2. Besides being a professional nerd, he still struggles to get over the broken PS2 memory card that stored years of his save files.