Although GEN’s achievement in this 2023 LCK Spring Split is not undefeated, Chovy still maintains personal excellence as he once shared.
Pre-season GEN was doubted by fans and experts about whether they could maintain last season’s record (Championship), because they lost experienced bot lane Ruler – Kellin and new pairing Peyz – Delight is too young. But with the achievement around 2nd or 3rd place on the chart, GEN shows that they are still fine.
One of the key factors that brought stability to GEN was Chovy. Considered to be Faker’s next mid laner class, Chovy often takes on the spotlight of the match by holding resources, dealing damage, and shining.
The “full 1st” achievement has been owned by Chovy since last year. One could say Chovy plays the game “individual” when it comes to being less out of his lane than the average mid laner and holding too many resources. But there’s nothing wrong with that style if what Chovy holds is proportional to his influence on the map.
However, to be fair, in the 2023 LCK Spring Split, Chovy has changed and matured a lot in gameplay. Chovy roams harder, shares resources with teammates, and creates more influence, partially compensating for the freshness of the bottom wing.
There are still a lot of doubts for Chovy when last season Chovy also achieved a similar performance in the domestic tournament, but going to the International was just a “paper tiger”. GEN won the LCK but ended up in the semi-finals, in front of the top 4 LCK opponent, which greatly disappointed the audience.
To be seen more openly, Chovy and GEN have a long way to go. Rivals like T1, KT or DK are not weak, even T1 has reached 10 victories and is firmly at the top of the table. Chovy needs to maintain the current form and promote this well in important matches.