Match Prediction: Gen.G - DRX | League of Legends

We close the stage of the semi-finals of the main event of the year in the competitive League of Legends. Gen.G and DRX will play for the second place in the grand final.

The South Korean derby promises to be hot: here you have both the background and the loud names of the clubs. Getting ready for the exciting semi-final.

We figure out which of the teams will be stronger and will be able to get into the grand final of the main event of the year, and who will have to stop literally two steps away from the champion title.

Gen.G Esports Uniform

Gen.G Esports will play as a favorite in this match. The chance of winning the South Korean grandee is estimated by bookmakers with odds around 4.

Such an indicator is straight into the DRX coffin lid. You can understand the assessment, but DRX is still showing signs of life, and what kind.

I understand that the reigning champions of South Korea are always an argument, but such a crushing advantage? Looks far-fetched.

Performance of Gen.G Esports

After the TOP-4 at Worlds 2022, the team perked up and in the 2022 season they showed why they have the right to be considered the best team in South Korea, and possibly the world. At least the results hint at it.

In the LCK 2022 spring split, the team took 2nd place, losing in the T1 final with a score of 1-3. The answer was not long in coming.

Already in the summer split, Gen.G returned to the South Korean league with only one goal - the LCK championship. Achieved what was intended.

Having made it to the semi-finals after the group stage, Gen.G outplayed SANDBOX with a score of 3-1, after which they went to meet with the main “offenders” represented by T1. The revenge was successful in all respects: Gen.G swept away the rivals, beating Faker and the company with a score of 3-0.

The win at LCK Summer 2022 guaranteed Gen.G a spot in the Worlds 2022 group stage without additional challenges.

Gen.G Esports at Worlds 2022

In the group stage, Gen.G Esports got into group D. Their opponents were Royal Never Give Up, 100 Thieves, CTBC Flying Oyster.

Frankly, the company is not to say that it is dangerous. There was no doubt that Gen.G would pass the group, the only question that worried me was from what place.

Passed from the first, but not without problems. In the debut match at Worlds 2022, the team lost to Royal Never Give Up, after which they won the remaining 5 matches and reached the replays with the same RNGs.

As you might have guessed, Gen.G celebrated the victory in the replays. The group stage performance sent the top seed team to the Worlds 2022 playoffs, where their first opponent was fellow DAMWON.

The vice-champions of the past Worlds fought with dignity, but the first team of South Korea in 2022 turned out to be stronger: with a score of 3-2 Gen.G reached the semi-finals.

Gen.G Esports roster

  • Doran
  • Peanut
  • Chovy
  • Ruler
  • Legends

Roster Gen.G, if not a reference, then close to this status. Here you have the 2017 champion Ruler, who is ready to shake things up and take the second title, and Peanut and Chovy, who have been wandering around the Summoner's Cup for a long time. Gen.G Esports has all the means and opportunities for success. Worlds 2022 Second Semi-Final. Prediction for the match Gen.G – DRX.

We close the stage of the semi-finals of the main event of the year in the competitive League of Legends. Gen.G and DRX will play for the second place in the grand final.

The South Korean derby promises to be hot: here you have both the background and the loud names of the clubs. Getting ready for the exciting semi-final.

We figure out which of the teams will be stronger and will be able to get into the grand final of the main event of the year, and who will have to stop literally two steps away from the champion title.

Form DRX

DRX will play as an outsider in this match. The chance of the South Korean club winning this derby is estimated at odds of around 4.

A devastating number, no less. For a competitive League of Legends, it's ordinary, but for a semi-final, it's depressing.

She hints at the rapid loss of DRX and the end of their journey within Worlds 2022. I don’t want to believe this, given the very touching storyline of the team, which will be discussed a little later.

DRX Performance

This season DRX looked mediocre. However, mediocre in South Korea is a dubious characteristic.

Given the level of competitiveness of local teams. But the fact of weak performance remains.

In the spring of this year, DRX took 5th place at LCK Spring 2022, and in the summer the figure worsened: the team took TOP-6 at LCK Summer 2022, which cut off the opportunity to go directly to the group stage of Worlds 2022. DRX was saved by the performance at LCK Regional Finals 2022, where DRX took 2nd place.

The South Korean club got into the Play-In, where in Group B they played together with RNG and other slightly less title clubs. DRX passed the qualifying stage with dignity, taking first place at the Play-In.

Having fought their way to the group stage, DRX got into the C quartet.

DRX at Worlds 2022

In group C, DRX faced Rogue, Top Esports and GAM Esports. Solid competition, given the fact that DRX performed poorly during the season and passed through the Play-In.

With fights, DRX took 1st place in the four C, finishing the group stage with a score of 4-2 and beating Rogue in the replays.

The first opponent of DRX in the playoff stage is the reigning world champions EDward Gaming and that match was the quintessence of the tournament. Every fan of the competitive League of Legends must watch this.

Reverse Sweep in Worlds 2022 Quarter-Finals - Isn't that a reason to watch the match?

DRX line-up

  • Kingen
  • Pyosik
  • Zeka
  • Deft
  • BeryL

The DRX roster is a true team of competitive LoL legends. Here is the eternally young Pyosik, personifying the club, the duo Deft + BeryL. The only question for such a company is whether there is enough gunpowder in the powder flasks? Enough so far, let's see what happens next.

By the way, about the storyline. DRX's victory over the reigning world champions from EDward Gaming in the quarterfinals of the World Championship was special for Deft: the player had been waiting for such an event for 8 years without going beyond the TOP-8, and in addition, on the day of the triumph, he celebrated his birthday. At the post-match interview, Deft could not contain his emotions and burst into tears.

This is League of Legends.

Heroes DRX

Having played on Worlds, DRX have entered the meta and are ready to play the most effective characters. Let's talk about them.

Aatrox appeared in the top of the South Korean club twice, and Gnar, Sylas and Camile appeared 1 time each. In general, DRX became one of the few, if only, teams using Sylas in the TOP.

Sejuani and Trundle played in the forest. The first was selected in 2 matches, and the second 1 time.

On the mid lane, Akali appeared more often than others. Azir, Yone and the same Sylas were also chosen.

From ADK they honor Miss Fortune (2 games), and besides her Tristana, not the most popular Ezrael and Sivir. They all appeared at once.

Amumu, Rell, Tahm Kench and Yuumi picked in the bot.

History of personal confrontations

The teams have played more than once in the LCK this year. In the last 4 matches in the regional leagues, DRX did not take a single one.

Match outcome

It's hard to challenge the supremacy of Gen.G in this fight. No matter how cinematically DRX moved on their way to the Summoners Cup, now they are confronted by the reigning champion of Korea, who has repeatedly beaten the team of Deft and BeryL in head-to-head meetings.

A bet on active play from DRX can only work if Gen.G is lax at the stage of pico-bans, but this will not happen. Heart for DRX, head for Gen.G.

Outcome: Gen.G win.

Gen.G are listed as the favorites of the match in the majority of bookmakers and odds on them are equal to 3.393. DRX, in turn, are the outsiders of the match. Odds on their victory are about 4.01.

How did the participants perform in the last matches

Last MatchesGen.G DRX
5 matches (wins)44
10 matches (wins)88

Gamblers will definitely be interested in the statistics of personal meetings between the teams. The participants in the battle before the meeting played 27 matches with each other. In these matches Gen.G won 16 times, DRX active consisits of 11 wins.