Gen.G stepped up and took down DRX’s rookies 2-0 today with a dominant performance in their last match of the 2021 LCK Spring Split regular season, securing second place in the standings.
This League of Legends series could’ve had some slight repercussions for Gen.G. The win gives them an advantage in their playoff run. But a loss could have seen Hanwha Life Esports overtake Gen.G in the standings if they beat their next opponents.
Gen.G jungler Clid and mid laner Bdd picked up the MVP votes from this match. Clid had a strong performance on Olaf and Udyr, helping his team come back in the second game after an amazing Elder Dragon steal. Bdd played Orianna and Zoe, demolishing his opponents with some amazing combos throughout the series.
The first game of this showdown began with a statement from Gen.G. They popped off in all lanes while Clid led the charge on Olaf. His aggression helped his team secure all neutral objectives aside from one dragon. With a jungler dominating the map, Gen.G rolled over their opponents, securing the first game win in 27 minutes.
After the game one loss, DRX bounced back and adjusted their draft. Starting with a clean slate, they secured leads early on and continued to do so up until the mid game. Bdd’s Zoe was a huge problem since he was left to farm and had a big item advantage over his opponent. DRX managed to stabilize the pace of the game and were on the brink of equalizing the series. But a heroic Elder Dragon steal by Clid in the late game sealed DRX’s fate. His swift movements allowed Gen.G to win the teamfight and secure the 2-0 series win.
Following this victory, Gen.G (13-5) locked in a second-place finish in the 2021 LCK Spring Split standings. After starting the split with some shaky games, Gen.G improved with each passing series. They’re one of the most consistent teams the LCK has to offer and they have a real shot at stopping DAMWON KIA’s dominance.
Gen.G will be back on the Rift for a semifinal match in the LCK Spring Split playoffs on April 4 against the winner of T1 vs. DRX. Although they took down DRX today, it’s unclear whether they’ll be able to replicate this success against T1 if they win in the first round of the playoffs.
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