DWG KIA vs. MAD Lions is a bucket list kind of match-up, and a Best of 5 that’s bound to deliver. So, naturally, a fairly comprehensive preview is in order! The LEC champions always put on a show, and this particular clash should be no different.
Whether that’s because they’ve elevated their play even further or because no one in Group A was capable enough to compete on even footing still remains to be seen.
— LoL Esports (@lolesports) October 18, 2021
In any case, it’s hard to envision a world in which they lose a Best of 5. It would take a truly great team with very few weaknesses to stand a chance, and MAD Lions — talented though they are — probably don’t fit the bill. That doesn’t mean they won’t challenge the LCK champions or perhaps even push them to the brink of defeat, though. Quite the contrary!
So, needless to say, this probably won’t be a one-sided shellacking à la T1 vs. HLE. MAD Lions have very distinct strengths and whenever they bring their “A game” good things tend to happen. Do they have a shot against DWG? Well, probably not, but they’ll definitely try, that’s for sure. They’re not the kind of team that’s easily deterred and discouraged by grim odds. Far from it, actually.
DWG Have Evolved
It’s no secret that DWG KIA have grown tremendously since MSI. One simply has to wonder how in the heck is that even possible and, frankly, there’s no obvious answer in sight. Their depth is staggering, and it’s like they don’t have a skill ceiling at all.
He’s echoing much of what made Jang “Nuguri” Ha-gwon so darn great, and has evolved quite a bit since his initial DWG days. At first, he was more of a tank player, someone who would stand in front and soak in all the damage so as to enable his staggeringly talented teammates — all of whom would then take over and dominate.
His champion pool is also as diverse and vogue as it gets. All of his most potent picks are currently running rampant in both competitive and casual play, so it’ll be nigh impossible for MAD to shut him down in the draft. İrfan Berk “Armut” Tükek’s teamfighting prowess is undeniable, but his laning definitely leaves a lot to be desired. How well he’ll fare against a giant like Khan still remains to be seen, but MAD cannot expect to win through top given the circumstances.
MAD might be able to find a bit more success through the bottom lane, but even that feels like an overly optimistic stretch.
MAD Have a Chance, Despite The Odds
Now, we’ve spent a fair bit of time talking about DWG’s many strengths and the fact that they seem rather infallible, and while they’ve no doubt earned such praise, we still have to give a bit of credit to the MAD Lions — they have a shot at making history here, in spite of what the oddsmakers have to say.
With all of that being said, when placing those wagers at the esports betting sites – going against DWG KIA at this point simply doesn’t make any sense. In fact, doing so would defy all good logic and reason. They’ve been nothing short of exceptional thus far and should, by all means, be able to get the win over the LEC champions.