Gen.G has earned the spot to compete in the 2022 League of Legends World Championship as the first team to qualify from Korea’s LCK. With their victory over Liiv SANDBOX yesterday in the semifinal round of the LCK Summer Playoffs.
In the series that was played yesterday, Gen.G had an early two-game lead over SANDBOX but ultimately failed to win the series after losing the third game of the series. The door was slammed shut on any possibility of a SANDBOX reverse sweep after Gen.G reacted with a dominating win in game four that took only 22 minutes to complete. This win did not come as a shock as the top Esport betting sites had them as -909.09 to win while Liiv SANDBOX were marked as major underdogs sitting at +610 to beat Gen.G
Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon, a mid laner for Gen.G, completed the game with a total scoreline of 15/4/37, which was sufficient to achieve a KDA of 13.0 during the match. This was the highest KDA among all 10 players by a significant margin.
Gen.G secured a spot in the LCK championship match after claiming victory against SANDBOX in the semifinals of the tournament. Gen.G has earned sufﬁcient championship points to guarantee that they will not fall below the required threshold to meet the criteria for Worlds owing to their top-two finish in the Summer Split and their second-place finish in the Spring Split.
Most importantly, Gen. championship G’s point total guarantees that the team will not have to compete in either the LCK regional finals or the Worlds play-in stage.
The LCK team that finishes with the highest championship points at the end of the season will automatically qualify for the Worlds. If Gen.G was to lose the LCK championship match the following week, they would still complete the season with 170 championship points, which is higher than any other team in the league that would also attempt to qualify using their points.
During the LCK regional finals later this year, the teams that finished third through sixth in championship points will compete against one another for their final chance to qualify for Worlds.
Even though they were eliminated in the playoffs, Liiv SANDBOX will still have the opportunity to earn a spot on one of the four teams that the LCK will send to Worlds which will take place following the conclusion of the LCK grand finals.
The semifinal match between T1 and DWG KIA will take place today in the other half of the bracket for the playoff tournament. In the LCK grand finals, which are set to take place on August 28th, Gen.G will compete against the winner of that series. View all odds for the LCK Grand Finals here at GG.Bet.