Gen.G defeat BRION in first week of 2021 LCK Spring Split

The team looks well coordinated and ready to win an LCK title.

Photo via Riot Games

Gen.G beat Fredit BRION in a one-sided two-game series today during the first week of the 2021 LCK Spring Split.

Rascal and Bdd won the MVP votes for their performances on Renekton and Orianna, respectively. Rascal played his lane perfectly against a Quinn, which usually counters the crocodile, while Bdd had solid ultimates throughout the entire game.

This League of Legends series began with a clean draft from the Gen.G squad. They had a well-rounded composition with a good frontline in Renekton and Galio, as well as Lillia, Syndra, and Kai’Sa to do the damage from the backline. BRION, on the other hand, went for a risky draft that didn’t pay off since they couldn’t snowball.

Gen.G’s clean macro allowed them to secure early tower plates alongside the Rift Heralds to push towers for a gold lead. BRION kept trying to focus on the top lane to snowball Quinn, who could’ve splitpushed the map if she got ahead. But Gen.G were prepared for this tactic and didn’t falter. They won the first match of the series in 30 minutes.

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Following that clean performance in the first game, Gen.G continued the trend into the next one with even better macro. This time, they didn’t give away any dragons and picked up more early-game kills to snowball their gold lead. Bdd was spectacular on Orianna, finishing the game deathless with a 6/0/11 scoreline. Ruler was also marvelous throughout the entire series, finishing with a combined KDA of 11/1/10.

BRION, formerly known as hyFresh Blade, are one of the LCK’s newest teams. They used to play in Challengers Korea and fielded players such as FATE, HyBriD, and Croco, who were eventually picked up by LCK teams for their main rosters. While they showed some macro problems today, the individual mechanics of the players were good. With some development, they could become a middle-of-the-pack team.

Gen.G are off to a great start to the split, securing two clean 2-0 series wins. They’re one of the only teams that didn’t change their roster compared to last year and are looking much more organized both in the drafting phase and in-game. Next week, they’ll face a harder challenger, though, in T1.

Tune in on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 2am CT to see if Gen.G has what it takes to beat T1.


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