MSI’s East vs West Knockout Stage Preview
Posted 17th May 2019 By: Derpina    156 Views
Esports News – The Mid-Season Invitational 2019 recently commenced to give way for the best of 5 clashes in the Knockout Stage. This particular stage of the prestigious tournament gives us the most exciting fights from the two regional rivals in League of Legends’ competitive scene: East vs West. Two powerhouse teams from the East goes head to head against the best representatives of the West. See the full Knockout Stage preview below:
Invictus Gaming vs Team Liquid
A match between the LPL champions Invictus Gaming vs North America’s powerhouse team, Liquid is something any LoL fan wouldn’t want to miss. Despite the impressive track record of both teams, Invictus Gaming is heavily favored by many. Liquid would find it hard to compete with IG’s level of play this season. Regardless of this observation, it’s worth noting that Liquid executed consistent and impressive performances as the Group Stage progresses. They’ve successfully solidified their name as one of the top contenders in MSI.
It would be exciting to see how will Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen and his team come up with unexpected tactics and strategies to defeat the reigning World Champions. Many viewers and analysts are predicting that Liquid may not succeed at all, but tournament upsets are always welcome in the LoL arena.
SK Telecom T1 vs G2 Esports
The second match in the Knockout Stage will go down between SKT T1 vs G2 Esports. Unlike IG and Liquid, both teams have the same track record and level of play, not to mention that their current rosters are composed of the best players this season. Without a doubt, this would be a match between two outstanding teams.
SKT T1 and G2 Esports’ players always control deep champion pools. This strategy allows both teams to have incredible flexibility during teamfights and smooth experimentations when coming up with new plans. However, the two teams still have their fair share of weaknesses. SKT T1 is still finding it difficult to fully adapt to the current meta, while G2 Esports is learning the ropes around targeted bands and new champion picks. Additionally, G2 Esports is known by many as an aggressive team.