Levi is the legendary jungler and exemplary captain of the GAM empire. However, GAM was empty-handed at MSI 2023, Levi was tormented by the things he could not do.
GAM stopped the MSI 2023 journey after only 2 matches in the Warm-up round, GAM received defeat against two opponents, GG with a score of 2-0 and R7 with a score of 2-1. Disappointment is inevitable for VCS fans right now, but GAM’s players are the ones who are most tormented by their unbelievably bad performance. Levi as a captain took a lot of the blame for himself.
As a game that requires the cooperation of all 5 people, League of Legends does not operate in the way that one good player can decide whether to win or lose. Levi also struggled when he couldn’t help his teammates better: “I think the most important thing I learned through this game is: It’s not enough to be good myself, I have to make others better! “
Indeed, the current GAM is relying too much on Levi’s individual brilliance, even though over the years, the jungler is still doing well in his role but the stage where a good player can be decide the fate of the team has passed. Levi’s peak performance is also the story of 5.6 years ago, in the present, Levi can shine depending on the match.
In GAM’s last 2 defeats at MSI 2023, GAM’s mid and bottom lanes were constantly “sacrificed” because of serious holes. While on the upper wing, Levi and Kiaya tried to draw and counterattack, the bottom half of the map was as awkward as “chicken with rice”.
Kati was not able to overcome the psychological obstacle, many people even noticed that this mid laner was shaking even when drinking water. Kati constantly has confusing odd deaths, unable to hold her lane and not support her teammates. Meanwhile down below, Zin and Sty1e didn’t have a good enough laning phase to break through in the second half of the game.
Levi does not blame his teammates, he thinks that helping his teammates move forward is the responsibility of the captain who is him. However, the audience understands that individuals must make efforts to create a strong team. Many people started comparing GAM with SGB at MSI 2022, it is clear that SGB has brought to the world a different face of VCS.