Preview: Griffin vs Invictus Gaming At Worlds Quarterfinals
Posted 25th October 2019 By: Derpina    296 Views
Esports News – The League of Legends World Championship Group Stage picked the 8 best teams from the original pool of 16 players. We only have the best teams in the quarterfinals, but only one team will win the title. That leaves us with our first quarterfinals’ preview and prediction: Griffin vs Invictus Gaming.
Griffin has been unstable ever since. It’s not that they don’t have the potential to win the Worlds, but some of their matches and team decisions remain questionable. For one, they recently dropped their coach Kim “cvMax” Dae-ho before the Worlds started. Succeeding that, Griffin lost their BO5 matches against SKT Telecom T1. These events drew into doubt the prediction that the team will qualify for the Knockout Stage.
With an unexpected turn of events, Griffin got out of the Group Stage as the first seed—bringing with them a 6-1 record and an impressive tie-breaker match against G2 Esports. The team entered the group stage nearly undefeated. But despite this feat, fans are still unsure whether Griffin can survive BO5 matches as this type of format is one of their weaknesses.
Regardless of Griffin’s previous performances, it must be pointed out that they house some of the best talents in LoL. Their Jungle and Mid lane players Lee “Tarzan” Seung-yong and Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon can dominate maps with the right timing.
LoL Worlds 2018 defending champion Invictus Gaming entered the 2019 championship as the third seed of Tencent League of Legends Pro League (LPL). Based on their previous performances this year, fans and analysts surrendered hope that there will be a back-to-back champion. But still, IG brought a lot of surprises in the Group and Knockout Stages.
IG entered the Knockout Stage as the second seed. They only lost to Damwon Gaming, the first seed from Group D. And they had their revenge over MSI rivalry, Team Liquid. In conclusion, they remain strong contenders. Although IG needs to brush up their Jungle and Bot laners, the team still has star players Song “Rookie” Eui-jin and Kang “TheShy” Seung-lok—both of which are big threats to Griffin and other quarterfinalists.