Gen.G pick up second win of 2021 LCK Summer Split after dismantling Hanwha Life Esports

With a controlled playstyle, Gen.G are leading the region's standings.

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Gen.G have continued their winning ways by picking up their second victory of the 2021 LCK Summer Split after a 2-0 series against Hanwha Life Esports today.

Almost all the players on HLE were outmatched in today’s League of Legends series except Chovy, who couldn’t carry his teammates to a win against Gen.G. HLE lives and dies by Chovy’s performance and even if he gets ahead, they don’t always win games. But if Chovy falls behind, matches are almost always doomed for the team.

The MVP votes today went to Clid and Ruler for their outstanding performances on Volibear and Kai’Sa. Both picks have fallen out of the meta after recent nerfs, but the players successfully piloted the champions today to overcome their opponents.

HLE acquired a gold lead in the first match of the series and held on to it until they lost the game, but it didn’t matter in the grand scheme of things. Gen.G’s composition was mostly about late game, so falling behind in gold was expected. Once Kog’Maw came online from Ruler, it was lights out for HLE, who scrambled to take down the void puppy in teamfights. In the second game, HLE banned away Lulu in the first draft phase to avoid meeting the same fate but to no avail. Ruler used Kai’Sa to lead his team to a second win during the 2021 LCK Summer Split.

Gen.G’s next two matches in the upcoming week are against KT Rolster and Nongshim RedForce. Both teams have looked weaker compared to DRX and Hanwha Life Esports.

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