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LoL Betting Odds: Gen.G -188.68 at BetOnline | T1 +141 at BetOnline
LoL Betting Lines: Gen.G -1.5 at +163 | Flames +1.5 at -222.22
When: April 1, 2020 at 21:00 KST
Watch Live: Lolesports, Twitch


Week 7 of the League of Legends Korean Champions (LCK) 2020 Spring Split will serve us with a must-see clash between two Korean LoL titans in T1 and league frontrunners Gen.G.

Gen.G enter Wednesday’s bout holding an 11-1 record that Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk and co. earned with a phenomenal display of skill throughout the opening six competitive weeks. To say Gen.G look like the strongest team in Korea would be a fair statement; however, if they wish to cement themselves as the undisputed alpha dogs, they still need to triumph over a T1 side that handed the league leaders their only defeat of the split back in Week 2.

Gen.G’s dominance this split is both impressive and shocking, considering the team recently rebuilt their roster by bringing in Kim “Rascal” Kwang-hee from DragonX, Kim “Clid” Tae-min from T1 and Gwak “Bdd” Bo-seong from KT Rolster. With three new members in the team, there were some concerns whether the new-look Gen.G would gel together in time for the LCK season; however, newly appointed coach Kwon “Helper” Yeong-jae has lived up to his name and turned this roster into a solid unit with strong communication and impressive synergy.

Like Gen.G, T1 went through some major roster changes in the offseason. They replaced top laner Kim “Khan” Dong-ha and jungler Clid with Kim “Canna” Chang-dong and Moon “Cuzz” Woo-chan while keeping ahold of their core trio of Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, Park “Teddy” Jin-seong and Lee “Effort” Sang-ho.

Due to the departure of Clid and Khan, many saw the new-look T1 roster as a weaker version of their former selves. While there are arguments to be made that T1 are slightly weaker on paper, Faker and his crew are only one win short of reaching the summit of the LCK ladder.

T1 have lost only twice so far this split, going down to Hanwha Life Esports in Week 1 and Afreeca Freecs in Week 5. Since the season switched to an online format, T1 are on a 3-0 run with wins over APK Prince (2-0), DragonX (2-0) and Hanwha Life (2-1) in Week 6.

Last week we also got to see the debut of T1 jungler Choi “Ellim” El-lim, who took over for Cuzz against APK Prince, DragonX and the first two games against Hanwha Life. In those three games, Ellim averaged a 8.63 KDA, 80.2% KPAR and 5.28 CSPM, which are impressive numbers, yet it remains to be seen whether Kim “Kim” Jeong-soo will trust the 19-year-old jungler this Wednesday.


T1 defeated Gen.G early in the split, but esports bookmakers have the latter side as heavy favourite for this week’s bout. That is not all too shocking, seeing how Ruler and his crew are clearly on a hot streak having lost only two maps since Week 2.

Siding with Gen.G to claim a 2-0 sweep might be tempting, but it’s not wise to undervalue T1 and what they bring to the table. Faker and co. rarely suffer clean-sweep losses in best-of-three (Bo3) fixtures because they are quick to adapt their gameplan whenever they drop a map. For that reason, it’s hard to imagine Gen.G will manage to pocket a clean sweep, so a three-map series could be on the cards this Wednesday.

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