Something that really bothered me since worlds started is all these people who never watched LPL acting like they know everything about the chinese teams. The general consens seems to be: Royal is super strong, EDG is playing badly and OMG is mediocre.
All of these 3 are total bullshit. First of: People overating Royal Club. There are 2 major reasons why you should keep your hype on the koreans for now:
1. Royal Club had the easiest group ever. Even group A turned out to be not that easy with AHQ’s support showing up big. TPA flopped completly and SK was crippled by Taipeichingchong, so the only real competitor was TSM, who’s botlane is slumping right now. So Uzi really had no competition, Namei had Imp, Mata and Greentea in beastmode.
2. Royal Club was slumping super hard the entire season and have been beaten by EDG 3:1 2 times. Royal Club has really big strategical Problems that EDG easily focused on and they beat the shit out of royal.
People are not understanding that these group results have nothign to do with Royal being better than EDG or UZI being the best ADC. EDG is a really strat focused team, meaning that their playstyle focuses heavily on certain Win Conditions and their comps are always completly thought through . And they probably didn’t want to give those away in groups. Also nobody in china plays thresh on that level, since that champion is not that popular there anymore, so Namei was probably not used to the positional changes you have to make when playing vs Thresh. You could see how fast they adapted in their tiebreaker against AHQ.
People should consider that before going “OMG INSEC AND UZI ARE GODS”.