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G2 Esports vs T1 Preview, Live Stream, Odds, Picks & Predictions

This is T1’s Most Important Rematch

Right now T1 isn’t looking too hot after being defeated by RNG and T1 earlier on in the rumbling stage, and on the other hand, G2 Esports is currently looking like the best team in the world, although it might be way too early to say that. The Korean representatives are clearly having trouble when it comes to adapting to the tournament meta because as we already saw, most teams are playing in a much more aggressive way compared to when they were playing in their domestic leagues.

I think that G2 Esports set the tone for the MSI meta during the first day of the rumble stage. They drafted a composition that had its clear weaknesses and strengths, but most importantly, it was very effective against the way teams like T1 or RNG were playing in the LCK and LPL respectively. G2’s fast-paced overly-aggressive playstyle looked pretty scary, because almost every single player had a champion that allowed them to initiate any type of fight, and once the 20-minute mark arrived, they pushed the pedal to the metal.

Faker has been considered the greatest LoL player for the last 10 years, but this might be his falloff
Faker has been considered the greatest LoL player for the last 10 years, but this might be his falloff

Now it’s almost like everyone is trying to catch-up to G2’s playstyle, we even saw Evil Geniuses try to replicate it in some sort of way during the first day, but it clearly didn’t work in the same way it did. Many of the lol betting experts are still trying to think of a way to draft against G2 Esports, but it’s so hard that not even the teams that are playing against G2 can do it.

G2 Esports is Officially T1’s Worst Nightmare

In some way, G2 Esports deciphered the most efficient way to play right now, and they are taking over every single game
In some way, G2 Esports deciphered the most efficient way to play right now, and they are taking over every single game

It wouldn’t be an international event if G2 Esports didn’t take down T1. Time and time again we have seen the beloved European squad score win after win over T1 on both MSI and Worlds stage. Even though the overall record is in favor of T1, it seems that G2 Esports always manages to pick up the most important victories against them. And it’s still somewhat hard to tell what’s exactly the reason why this team is able to consistently beat down the Korean dynasty.

Because let’s be honest, it’s not like G2 Esports had a completely easy game against T1 during the first day, not at all. For the most part of the game, G2 actually was in a gold deficit, the lowest point being 5k down. The Korean team was dominating G2 Esports throughout the first half of the game, mostly because that’s what their composition was all about, Twisted Fate, Viego, and Tristana, all of these champions can excel during early-mid game skirmishes.

G2 Esports is still struggling during the early game, and it makes sense if we just look at the way they are planning their games. They have been dropping early-mid game neutral objectives and towers, because most of the time they are not in a good position to fight. G2 prefers to scale and play around heavy-engage teamfights because that’s what they excel at, and so far, it’s been working.

The T1 Dynasty is Still Alive, But They Have to Show Up Now

The Korean representative isn’t finding a way to adapt to the tournament meta, and they are starting to fall behind
The Korean representative isn’t finding a way to adapt to the tournament meta, and they are starting to fall behind

I know, T1 is looking really bad right now considering that they lost their two most important games against G2 Esports and Royal Never Give Up, but I still think that this isn’t the end of the world for them, not yet at least and many lol betting experts would agree with this. You don’t get a 26-match win streak in one of the strongest leagues in the world just by being a good team, you simply don’t. You need to possess certain traits that the rest of the teams don’t, and that’s what makes me still have hope for T1.

Let’s face it, they are playing bad League of Legends right now, we have to recognize that. T1 looked atrocious against Royal Never Give Up because they couldn’t get any sort of meaningful lead, and we correctly predicted the outcome, because it was very obvious that T1 was not going to be able to handle RNG’s aggression. And not only that, RNG simply performed way better than each of their counterparts, including Faker and Gumayusi.

But hear me out, but just by taking a look at the game and how T1 played against G2 Esports, it’s crystal clear that their biggest problem was the draft, not their gameplay, and this wouldn’t be the first time that caused them a loss. T1 has some of the best laners in the entire world, and they proved that against G2, but it’s obvious that the playstyle that got them a 26-match win streak is not going to work anymore. T1 is struggling really hard as they are missing a big important piece in their playstyle, adaptability, and if they are not able to find it, we might see T1 end up as one of the biggest disappointments ever.

G2 Esports vs T1 Game Information

Date: Monday, May 23
Time: 7:00 am ET
Live Stream: riotgames – Twitch

G2 Esports vs T1 Predictions

We might be witnessing one of most important moments in Caps’ career as he is looking like the best mid laner in the world
We might be witnessing one of most important moments in Caps’ career as he is looking like the best mid laner in the world

Now that we’ve gone through the main reasons why G2 Esports is looking so strong and why T1 isn’t looking as good as we expected, I think that it’s very clear which team is the favorite one to win this rematch. But first I want to talk about something that I consider important, right now, G2 Esports is ahead of the curve, and right now, they are looking like the strongest team in the world, but just as they quickly achieved this position, they can quickly lose it.

I think that G2 Esports sort of crafted the best way possible to play the game right now, and they did it in a very unexpected way. Right now their champion pool is probably the biggest one in the whole tournament and everyone, but especially the Caps is playing out of their minds. It’s going to take T1 a few more games to decipher their own style for this tournament, and that’s why I think G2 Esports, once again take down T1 against the lol odds.

 

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