As seen by SofM, GAM Esports had a difficult pick and ban in the match against the opponent from LCS Golden Guardians, at MSI 2023.
MSI 2023 is really a challenging playground, at least for GAM when in the opening match, the yellow and black shirt team lost to the Golden Guardians. The team was even commented on as underperforming, not in line with the usual performance in VCS.
Notably, to win the right to continue in the warm-up round of MSI 2023, GAM must defeat R7, then beat GG or BLG to be able to step into the LCQ qualifiers. Therefore, in the loss to GG, fans had to discuss a lot of issues from skills, performance, tactics as well as psychology of the players. Meanwhile, according to SofM’s comment in the second issue, many people argue.
Accordingly, SofM pointed out that GAM had a relatively unstable pick and ban in game 2. The former WBG player said that the opponent 100% sent Tristana to the bot lane, but GAM still brought Orianna to the mid lane to confront Tristana, go all the way. SofM also repeatedly commented that such banning GAM must be handled extremely well to be able to confront GG.
However, GAM really couldn’t do that and was heavily pressed by the opponent, the former WBG player commented that the bot lane lost, the single lane was pushed, resulting in Levi also under a lot of pressure when he was robbed. It can be seen that both GAM matches were forced to the point of not keeping a single Elemental Dragon.
Notably, SofM was also controversial when it made the point that: “It is called breaking down the merits of Mr. Cuong 7 Nui (Optimus)”. According to SofM, GAM’s achievements may affect the position of VCS as well as Vietnam’s matches at Worlds 2023. But in fact, according to Riot Games, VCS was destined to have 2 tickets to the Play-In Round of the tournament. Worlds 2023. Therefore, the results of VCS and GAM at MSI 2023 will not affect these two places.
In contrast, many mixed opinions revolved around the story of GAM 2017 (when Optimus was still playing) and the VCS Spring 2023 champion. Opinions related to performance and psychology were mentioned a lot. Currently, this story is still receiving great attention from the gaming community.