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LoL Betting Odds: Gen.G -1000 at BetOnline | Griffin +525 at BetOnline
LoL Betting Lines: Gen.G -1.5 at -204.08 | Griffin +1.5 at +151
When: March 25, 2020 at 15:00 KST
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League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) is set to return in an online format this Wednesday as Gen.G and Griffin face off in the opening fixture in Week 6 of the 2020 Spring Split.

Gen.G enter the clash with an impressive 8-1 record that sits them at the top of the league standings, one win ahead of DragonX and T1. Although many expected great things from Gen.G this season, Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk and co. have made a big statement with their wins over KT Rolster, DAMWON Gaming, Hanwha Life Esports, DragonX, Afreeca Freecs, APK Prince, Griffin and SANDBOX Gaming. The only team to show Gen.G can bleed were T1 in the second week of the split.

Losing only one game and holding an impressive 17-5 map record at this level of play makes Gen.G serious contenders for international success, although it remains to be seen how the change of format will affect their performances.

All five members of Gen.G have played well this split, with four of their players putting up some of the best individual performances in the league. Support Kim “Life” Jeong-min enters Week 6 with the highest KDA (10.15) in the LCK, with his bottom lane partner Ruler close behind with 8.81 and their mid laner Gwak “Bdd” Bo-seong third with 8.75.

That is not to say Gen.G’s top laner Kim “Rascal” Kwang-hee and jungler Kim “Clid” Tae-min have been anything less than phenomenal, as there are only a handful of players in the league that can compare to them.

While Gen.G are thriving, Griffin are desperately seeking a way to recapture their old form. However, it seems like the Kanavi scandal has pushed a team that was once labelled the next Korean esports powerhouse to the brink of collapse.

Entering 2020 without Choi “Doran” Hyeon-joon and Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon, who opted to reunite with their former coach Kim “cvMax” Dae-ho at DragonX, deprived Griffin of any serious quality in the top and mid lanes. Although Griffin found replacements for the departed superstars in mid laner Son “Ucal” Woo-hyeon and top laner Choi “Sword” Sung-won, both have failed to fill the shoes of their predecessors.

Griffin head into Week 6 with a humiliating 2-7 record and a 7-16 map differential, which sits them at the bottom of the standings – a far cry from last year, when they won both the LCK Spring and LCK Summer regular seasons. The only two teams Griffin have defeated this split are APK Prince and SANDBOX, both in Week 2. Since then, Sword and co. have lost to DAMWON, Hanwha Life, T1, DragonX and most recently KT Rolster.


Betting odds suggest this bout should end in a complete stomp by Gen.G and it’s hard to find any solid reason to believe otherwise. Gen.G hold a significant advantage in all lanes but especially at the top, where Rascal will face off against Sword. The latter enters this bout with a 1.55 KDA, 7.2 CSPM and only 52% KPAR, which ranks him as one of the worst-performing players in his position.

Perhaps Griffin will see some success in the bottom lane, where Park “Viper” Do-hyeon has had a few solid showings this split, but Gen.G’s Ruler looks to be in great shape and the jungle difference will make it hard for Viper to get ahead.

Gen.G are everything Griffin wish they were: consistent, dominant and across the board a better team. Choi “Edgar” Woo-beom has assembled a juggernaut of a team and if Gen.G can continue playing at this tempo, they just might win the first LCK podium in the organisation’s history.

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