T1 vs. EG is a pretty straight-forward match-up, and everyone’s predictions will surely reflect it as well. We wouldn’t go so far as to call it a “foregone conclusion,” but one could certainly make an argument for that being the case.
On the one side we have a towering giant from the LCK — a team so adept at the game it’s almost unfair to the rest of their peers and contemporaries. On the other, a flawed (but feisty) champion from North America, a region known for its fiestas and sheer volatility.
We don’t think they’ll win, but they could certainly make things a lot more competitive than the odds would imply. They’re actually a fair bit better than most folks want to give them credit for, but it’s true.
The fact that they’re not as good as G2, T1, and Royal Never Give Up doesn’t mean they’re a bad team — they’re just not a spectacular one. Which, frankly, is more than okay.
Their .500 record isn’t exactly spectacular, but it will suffice. Three wins and three losses is nothing worth writing home about, but it’s actually not half bad either. Well, not as bad as it could have been.
PSG are just one win away from tying Evil Geniuses which means that the LCS champions are bound to come out swinging each and every single time so as to stand the best possible chance of advancing further into the tournament.
Unfortunately for them, getting a win over T1 almost certainly isn’t in the cards.
T1 vs. EG | Not on the Same Level
Evil Geniuses, while definitely better than they seem, aren’t good enough to compete on even footing with a team like T1. That being said, the LCK champions have regressed a bit over the last few days. Their games have been neither as dominant nor as clean as we’ve come to expect and, needless to say, it might be a reason for worry.
Regardless, they should still be able to come out ahead — their early game alone is stellar enough to net them the win over the vast majority of their struggling peers.