Korean First seed Gen.G on Saturday lost to fourth seed LPL RNG in the first round of Group D, League of Legends world final.
Even though RNG is the MSI defending champion, few people think they can upset Gen.G, the team that won the Korean Summer LCK Championship with just one loss.
RNG, in fact, suffered a heartbreak in the warm-up round battle against fourth-seeded LCK DRX, forcing another Bo5 elimination match to take place in the group stage.
The warm-up matches tend to help RNG by allowing their members to stay focused throughout the game.
The burden of carrying the team continues to be placed in the hands of ADC GALA with Aphelios while Breathe holds Jax forehand in the top lane.
Gen.G chose to have an out meta with Senna and Singed bot lane, because the two teams banned up to five ADC champions, leaving Ruler little choice.
With a solid and disciplined playstyle, RNG soon took advantage of the early game thanks to Wei’s attacks on top and mid, while Gen.G was in a hurry, especially in the Breathe phase but made it difficult.
The fight in front of thedragon’s cave at 22 minutes became the turning point of the game when RNG captured Chovy’s Azir, setting the stage for them to eat baron. The Chinese representative then took more fire dragon souls.
In 30 minutes, when Gen.G hit the baron hoping that the opponent would make a mistake, RNG broke the opponent’s plan with Lissandra’s dash in Xiaohu’s hand.
But, Gen.G lost four people in the match and Chovy alone was not strong enough to defend against the opponent’s main house push.
Gen.G, on the other hand, apologised on Twitter for their failure. That did not help the Korean champion avoid fan criticism, the majority of which was directed at the bot lane for failing to select a carry champion for the AD carry who is considered the world’s top Ruler.