Gen.G and FlyQuest Stories Towards League of Legends World Championship 2020

The Previewevent League of Legends World Championship 2020 for the media on September 21, 2020, did not only share about Mercedes-Benz as the official automotive partner of LoL Esports, or hints about Wild Rift esports in Indonesia. In the event, Gen.G from LCK South Korea and FlyQuest from LCS United States also had the opportunity to share their preparations for the 2020 League of Legends World Championship.

Arnold Hur, COO Gen.G had the opportunity to share his story first. He talked about how this season has been a tough season for Gen.G, in terms of team performance, or the current pandemic situation.

“Yes, we had some bad results in the Spring Final, including losing 0-3 in the Mid-Season Cup. But one thing we are aware of is that we really have to change. One thing I realized was that China’s LPL was very, very strong. But the players and I had a discussion ‘OK, what can we change so that we can really be ready for the Worlds game.’ Until the end the team and the players worked really hard, and I felt the only reason we could get to Worlds was that because of the changes, as well as all the hard work the players put in. ” said Arnold, telling of Gen.G’s struggle towards Worlds.

Tricia Sugita, CEO of FlyQuest, also shared how proud she is of making FlyQuest’s first qualification for the 2020 World Championship. “Our qualification for Worlds is the result of hard work and focus from all parts of FlyQuest. At the start of the year, we set two goals. One is for #ShowcaseGreatness for the green earth initiative that FlyQuest is doing, and the other is for getting to the 2020 World Championship. Honestly, no one believed in us at that time. But now here we are, being one of the first teams from the LCS to qualify for the 2020 World Championship. Again, I don’t think I can be more proud of our team. “

Both teams have indeed gone through a pretty hard process to get to the 2020 LoL World Championship. Gen.G must face a situation like what Arnold described. Likewise, FlyQuest struggled to maintain its mid-table position in the LCS Summer Regular Season round, and faced a series of fierce battles in the LCS Summer Playoff. happen.

“The visa issue is arguably the toughest challenge for us.” Tricia opened the discussion. “We are in a time of uncertainty, and fortunately Riot has been a great partner to ensure we can go there (China), cooperate with the Chinese government, and enable us to solo queue on Super Server China. Our players love it, and we comment on our players’ play every day, and watch it. The biggest challenge, oh sorry, I mean the funny stories of our players are practically all from the solo queue experience. You can watch it for yourself, but I really didn’t think that throughout my career, I had to sing in front of hundreds of thousands of people. How creepy. “

Arnold also told from the side of Gen.G. “The funny story from us may be that we are at a point where our players are taking sports seriously. It just so happens that Gen.G does have a fitness program, and they’re used to it too. So what we do is we send them a variety of home fitness equipment, along with what Riot provides, including Theragun massage so they don’t get in pain after doing sports. So I thought, this is funny because these children (the players) may be confused about trying to exercise on their own, and using Theragun massage to stay fit to be able to play again. “

The 2020 League of Legends World Championship will kick off on September 25, with the Play-In round to start. How will Gen.G and FlyQuest look at Worlds 2020?

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