All year long, the two best teams in Korea have been T1 and Gen. G. T1 went 18-0 in the Spring Split on their way to representing Korea at the Mid-Season Invitational. They knocked off Gen. G 3-1 in the LCK Spring Split Grand Finals, but Gen. G have been the better team in the Summer Split.
Gen. G went 17-1 and finished with a better game score than T1 did during the Spring Split on their way to being the No. 1 seed in the LCK Summer Playoffs. They had little trouble with Liiv SANDBOX in the semifinals, while T1 were taken to the precipice by DWG KIA. That has led to Gen. G being a moderate favorite by the League of Legends betting odds.
2022 League of Legends LCK Summer Grand Finals Betting Odds
Gen. G -223
History is on T1’s side in the finals. T1 are by far the most successful team in Korean history with 10 LCK titles and three League of Legends World Championships. They defeated Gen. G in the Spring Split Finals, and they are 3-0 against them in the Grand Finals.
Gen. G have not won a domestic title since they were known as Samsung Galaxy in 2014. This organization has claimed two League of Legends World Championships, but its inability to win an LCK title has led to some consternation among fans. They will look to change all that this weekend with a win over T1.
What to Watch
Gen. G might have the best bottom laner in the world in Ruler. He has been this organization’s AD Carry since 2016, and he previously teamed up with CoreJJ to help Samsung Galaxy win the 2017 World Championship. Ruler was named the LCK Summer Split MVP and was the Co-Player of the Split alongside Liiv SANDBOX’s Prince, and he also led the league with a 7.6 KDA in the Summer Split. He finally has an elite support beside him in Lehends, and Lehends cannot be allowed to play Yuumi as he has a 23.5 KDA on the cat.
The big difference maker for this team though has been Chovy. For years, LS has been calling Chovy the most talented mid laner in Korea, and he has certainly lived up to the hype this season. Chovy has the second-best KDA in the league, and he is playing a more reserved style. His most played champions have been Ahri and Azir, but he always has the potential to take over games with picks like LeBlanc and Yone.
It will be difficult for T1 to match up with Gen. G in the bottom lane. While Keria might be the best support player in the world, Gumayusi has been inconsistent at AD Carry. Gumayusi has not looked sharp on Aphelios and has not been as dominant on Zeri as other players at the position, and that’s not a good sign given the state of the meta.
This will be a tough series for the GOAT too. Faker has proved that he is the greatest player in the history of the game, but Chovy is one of the few players that has a mechanical edge. We have seen Faker select more support oriented mid laners like Galio and Seraphine, and he will likely look to roam and try and create advantages for his teammates.
While Gen. G are the better team in this meta, this is too good of a price to pass up on T1. The defending champions have routinely gotten the better of Gen. G over the last few years, and there may be a mental block for the favorites.
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