At its core, VIT vs SK is nothing but a lopsided mismatch and everyone’s predictions will surely reflect it as well. We’re not, however, all that impressed with Perkz and Co. and are, therefore, quite a bit wary of an upset happening.
It’s unlikely, sure, but by no means is it impossible.
Let’s not mince any words: Team Vitality have been pretty darn dreadful thus far and there’s absolutely no reason whatsoever to believe that they’ll ever mount an offensive.
Team Vitality are, by the looks of it, one of the least cohesive and capable teams in the LEC. They’re still better than, say, BDS and Astralis and (most likely) SK, but that doesn’t really mean much overall and it sure as heck isn’t a feat worthy of praise and commendation.
Vitality’s line-up is obscenely expensive. It was also assembled with a singular goal in mind: to blow its competition out of the water and finally put this French organization on the proverbial map. We’re almost seven months into the 2022 competitive season and, well, these players have yet to find any success and justify their exceedingly lucrative contracts.
The sights of them losing two games in a row to EXCEL still linger in the back of our minds.
VIT vs SK — Not On the Same Level… Right?
That’s the thing with Vitality: we’re never all too sure whether they’ll come out the gates swinging or just implode at some random point of the game. We’ve seen both, often back-to-back.
And while they didn’t have the easiest strength of schedule, they were still expected to get more wins on the board and prove their doubters wrong (at least to a certain extent). In the end, though, none of it happened. Heck, they might even be worse than they were back in Spring — no doubt a by-product of them changing junglers.
When will these players step up, if ever? When will they finally show off their immense talent? There are just thirteen games left to be played and, by the looks of it, Vitality will probably end up dropping the majority of them.
Now, we need to be fair here: Vitality did have moments of brilliance sprinkled throughout nearly all of their games. The problem, however, is that they came through their own individual prowess rather than any team-wide cohesion.
Be that as it may, they’re still better and more capable (both individually and as a five-man unit) than their forthcoming opponents; SK have done very little (if anything) to impress, and there’s really no reason to believe that’ll change over the coming weeks and months.
Betting on Vitality feels like the most dangerous call one can make, but it is the more logical option in this particular case.
Will the boys in white and yellow finally step up? We’ll find out soon enough.