GEN was defeated by T1 after the longest match of MSI 2023 so far but Chovy is not discouraged, he is confident that the MSI final will be the “extended LCK”.
GEN has failed at the hands of T1 after 5 extremely intense games even though this is only the branching round of MSI 2023, even this BO5 match is the longest match since the start of MSI 2023 to the present. However, GEN still has a chance when only falling to the losing bracket and the chance to progress to the Championship is still there.
Although there was no overall victory, no one can blame GEN for their best performance. Moreover, T1 is known as a team that has no pressure in the finals and is extremely undefeated, so GEN fans do not feel sad about this defeat. One of the big contributors to GEN’s near-successful comeback was Chovy with a very flexible home defense in game 3.
At the moment T1 wanted to end the BO5 pairing with a score of 3-0 when Zeus and Oner pushed in. Chovy had an extremely effective defense when buying the Stopwatch item as soon as he reached the Ancient Stone Platform. Thereby, GEN’s Mid laner successfully pulled back the game for the 2023 LCK Spring Champion.
In addition, Chovy has changed the gameplay a lot when moving is no longer awkward and also gradually getting rid of the label “farmer”. He no longer focused too much on minion stats as before, but kept up with the movement of his teammates to participate in combat support.
“At that moment, we both wanted to prevent T1 from finishing the game. They wanted to prevent me from approaching the Ancient Stone Platform to heal. Fortunately, I ran as fast as I could, but the Ancient Stone Platform couldn’t instantly heal me quickly, nor did the cooldown remain. So I bought Stopwatch right away to have more time” – GEN Chovy shared about the situation of buying Stopwatch to hold back the game against T1.
Sharing about the decisive fight situation in game 5, Chovy blamed himself for not being able to handle it in time after his teammates had opened a good fight: “At that time, we had some disagreements. about calling for open fighting. And that made it difficult for me to connect with my teammates to finish the opponent’s Xayah (T1 Gumayusi). Even when the chain of Controls was superimposed perfectly, I was in a bad position.” In addition, Chovy thinks that he should have chosen the Banshee Cross Necklace as the second item.
Going down to the Loss Bracket, GEN Chovy showed his confidence when he asserted that he was very “professional” in this bracket. “I’m a very experienced person to play in the Loss Bracket, where all games are vital. If GEN can beat all the teams to make it to the Finals, won’t our opponents in that game be scared?” – Chovy implicitly hinted at the hope of rematching T1 in the final MSI 2023.