When it comes to the LPL competition area, many people have been talking about the topic of iG since last year. Recently, Korean media published an analysis report from JSS, an event analyst in the LCK competition area. He focused on analyzing some top teams in the two major competition areas, LCK and LPL, and gave some predictions about their future direction. Testing, in the analysis of LPL competition area, his focus is only on two teams, one is IG, the other is FPX!
First, JSS said that he still believed that FPX and iG would have a good chance of entering this year’s S9 global finals. They had a high starting point in the summer and they looked in good shape, and one of their teams would probably win the LPL summer.
When referring to IG, he said that iG is a very comprehensive team and has a unique existence in LPL. Usually, they will develop smoothly and steadily in the early stage, but once they have a chance to start a group battle, they will immediately rush to their opponents. From the beginning of the line-up period, iG often takes the initiative of each line, when each line has its own right. When it’s on the line, one of the routes becomes very easy to be gank, and when this happens, iG will balance the rhythm by counteracting another line to maintain its initiative in the prophase of the game.
If iG fails to take the lead in the early stages, then Ning and rookie will frequently start to walk up and down the road to roll snowballs through support. If this strategy fails, they will make a guarantee through the two late heroes of BP to win the game through group battles, which is like the final boss of RPG game. He has different stages, each stage has its own attack mode, you have to overcome these modes in order to really defeat IG.
Finally, JSS also mentioned that the whole team of iG depends heavily on the performance of Ning. When he is in the best condition, he will point his finger at the opposite field and play. In the early days of iG, he relied heavily on the rhythm of Ning’s fielding, so when he is not performing well, the team’s overall performance level will drop dramatically. It’s important that he keep his best performance.
When it comes to FPX, he likens it to the LPL version of GRF, which creates a comfortable online environment for competitors and then uses Tarzan to break the online balance. So does FPX, but when small-scale group warfare breaks out, the support of the upper and middle parts of FPX is more in place.
GRF and FPX are both good at wrapping tactics. However, compared with GRF, FPX is more radical in wrapping tactics because they try different ways to do it. GRF is somewhat limited in this respect, which is why we think FPX is better than GRF.