As the sole team sitting undefeated so far this MSI, the most recent world champions, Invictus Gaming, smashed the famous LCK representative, SK Telecom T1, in the fastest international game in history. Invictus have also outpaced every other region here so far, and now sit in first place by a wide margin. The closest team to them, G2 Esports, are still two wins behind. Out of six total games, that’s a long gap.
Invictus support Wang "Baolan" Liu-Yi met with Upcomer to break down Invictus’ strategies at MSI so far, rate the other teams, and shit-talk NA.
Baolan: I think it was a flaw of the Sona, Taric combination bot lane. If they fail the early game, they typically collapse very, very hard. So this time around, even though we didn’t expect the game to go that fast ourselves, once we were in the game and got our early leads, it was an expected result.
If the situation calls for it, we’ll definitely pick the Draven. I think the Draven is very strong champion in our pool. It’s one of our strengths compared to other teams. I don’t know how other teams forget about this champion, or maybe they don’t have the setup to play it. But Jackeylove is a very good Draven.
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Ah, it’s so hard! I guess I would just say it depends on the results of this MSI. But... Ah, I really don’t know how to decide.
We always thought it would be G2. The last time we matched up against them, their draft was a bit suspect. We thought they had a “4fun draft.” Hahaha. But we have great respect for their level of play, so I’d still say G2.
I would have to say G2 and SKT’s botlane because Perkz can play a lot of mages and non-meta champions in that role, and it’s kind of difficult to deal with. I think Perkz is also top in his position at regular ADCs as well. For SKT, I just feel like they didn’t play the standard AD + Support, so I can’t make a definitive statement yet.
They’re a good bot lane...for North America.
Not sure, but if it ever happens, I think it will also involve Draven.