GEN Nemesis: “I feel it’s 70-30 for Gen.G, and I feel they’ll win 3-1…[Gen.G’s] very cohesive as a unit.”


The 2022 LCK Summer time finals are simply two days away. It’s the rematch of the LCK Spring finals, as T1 will probably be dealing with off towards Gen.G as soon as once more. The conflict of those two titans is historical past repeating itself; Gen.G are lastly seeking to safe their first home title, with T1 seeking to carve one other milestone of their intensive legacy.

Tim “Nemesis” Lipovšek is a professional participant within the LoL Esports scene,  presently a streamer for Gen.G. He’s watched all of Gen.G’s matches via his co-streams of their matches, in addition to most of T1’s matches all through the break up. In a dialog with him, he shared a few of his ideas on the upcoming finals between Gen.G and T1.


The next is that dialog I had with Nemesis of the upcoming finals.

You have co-streamed/watched all of Gen.G’s video games this break up. Anybody with an skilled set of eyes would agree that they’re going to lastly take the championship trophy this break up. Share sensible, what’s your take and predicted rating?


I feel it’s 70-30 for Gen.G, and I feel they’ll win 3-1. I feel the meta favors Gen.G, because it’s an ADC-ccentric meta. I don’t assume you may goal ban any particular participant, as a result of Gen.G’s good at too many champions proper now. In comparison with T1, I feel Gen.G performs extra constantly and has higher teamplay. 


They’re only a robust staff. They don’t have one participant that stands out multiple one other; all 5 of these gamers are very cohesive as a unit.


T1 is a staff that carried out constantly, however nonetheless confirmed weak point all through the break up. Should you have been to level out a few of these weaknesses, what would they be?


Their greatest weak point is their horrible drafts. I’m not them, so it’s actually laborious for me to grasp why they draft the best way they do. It’s humorous as a result of I could make two champions per position, and for those who would pressure groups to play these champions solely, then they’d win extra video games.


Consider essentially the most generic staff compositions you may consider. A generic staff comp within the present meta could be one thing like… Ornn-Wukong-Ahri or Azir-Sivir or Zeri-Lulu or Yuumi. If T1 simply performed generic staff compositions like this, then I feel they’d win extra video games. Nonetheless, like I mentioned, I’m not them, so it’s laborious for me to clarify why they draft the best way they do.


Talking of picks, there’s been discuss on whether or not or not Nilah works in professional play. Do you assume there’s an opportunity that we’ll see extra of Nilah within the upcoming finals?


She’s actually unusual. In some video games she pops off, however in different video games, she’s fully ineffective. She’s not constant in any respect. Each participant has their very own construct on her, which I don’t perceive. I hate it when she’s picked into Yuumi, as a result of I don’t assume she does nicely towards her.


In my view, her greatest power is the extent benefit that you just get from the additional XP. She turns into increased stage than the enemy adc, and your assist does as nicely compared to the enemy assist. Nonetheless, if it’s helps like Nautilus, does it actually matter? If it’s Nautilus towards Yuumi for instance, Yuumi will nonetheless outscale.

T1 selected Nilah-Sejuani in recreation 4 vs DWG KIA in spherical 2 of LCK Summer time playoffs
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T1 performed Nilah-Sejuani in recreation 4 towards DK in spherical 2 of the playoffs, and I feel that bot lane’s actually good. It’s a lot better than Nautilus, for instance as a result of they’ll each proc Sejuani passive and Sejuani advantages from increased ranges as nicely. Nonetheless, I’d personally favor groups keep away from Nilah for now, and pair enchanter helps like Lulu/Yuumi with a hyper carry.


You talked about that there are not any particular goal bans towards Gen.G. Nonetheless, there’s one decide that’s ascended Ruler, and that’s Zeri. Why do groups preserve letting him play this champion, and do you assume T1 can even let him play Zeri within the finals?


That’s additionally one thing I’m interested by, as a result of each time Ruler’s on Zeri, he simply wins. In my view, the most effective bans towards Gen.G are the triple ADC bans. Or Yuumi. Poppy’s additionally ban due to how good Peanut is on that champion. In my view, Yuumi, Zeri, and Sivir are in all probability the three greatest bans towards Gen.G. Lehends has a 100% win price on Yuumi. He’ll simply first decide it each time it’s obtainable, so you’ll assume that groups will ban this champion towards Gen.G, however nah.


There’s no level banning mid lane champions like Ahri, as a result of Chovy will decide one thing else and nonetheless would have extra CS than his lane opponent. As a result of it’s an adc meta, simply banning champions that can 1v9 within the mid-late recreation could be essentially the most optimum possibility towards Gen.G. 


Many have praised Peanut’s modern jungle pathing this break up. What makes it so particular?


I wouldn’t say artistic jungle pathing; I’d say that he finds good ganks in his video games. He is aware of the place to go on the map on the proper time. He usually ganks stage 3 and will get kills, which additionally implies that his enemy laners are enjoying dangerous. Nonetheless, having the ability to discover these angles is his capacity to learn the sport, so you may’t discredit him for that.


In your opinion, which lane matchup do you assume will probably be crucial one for the finals?


ADC. Simply. Due to the champions within the present meta, and each adc 1v9s proper now. It’s unreal that Riot hasn’t nerfed them but. When the sport reaches the purpose the place champions get 2-3 objects, it simply turns into the ADC present. Each different position has no say within the recreation. If I needed to play another position, I’d be very mad enjoying these roles.


If another position was this damaged, then the entire neighborhood would flip. Nevertheless it’s ADC, so it’s nice.


Within the LCK finals media day, Rating mentioned it doesn’t actually matter which facet they play on, however would like to play on the blue facet to showcase extra number of methods. Polt mentioned that he thinks the blue facet is best. The neighborhood was additionally outspoken on how the blue facet is best. What’s your tackle facet choice?


Truthfully, I don’t assume it issues an excessive amount of. Nonetheless, I feel most groups usually ought to decide the purple facet, as a result of once I watch LCK, groups decide the blue facet, then proceed to first decide Renekton. What’s the purpose of selecting the blue facet then? The largest power of drafting from the blue facet is that you just get to first decide the champion you need; I can see Gen.G first selecting Yuumi or Zeri, however I can’t actually image what T1 needs to first decide.


I had this opinion for years, however professional groups assume the blue facet is best, so that you’re in all probability going to see groups prioritize the blue facet. Traditionally talking, the blue facet has the next win price, and it’s more durable to play from the purple facet. Blue facet is less complicated from the draft perspective as nicely, particularly if in case you have increased information on how one can draft. It’s a lot more durable to draft from the purple facet. On the highest stage of play, nonetheless, I feel the purple facet is best. I’d a lot favor enjoying from the purple facet.


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