While the LPL is on pause due to the coronavirus outbreak, here is a look at each team participating in the tournament. Today’s team is Vici, a team hoping for a better year.
Part of the returning top side of the map, Cube is looking to continue having good performances. Despite the rough 2019 that Vici had, Cube seemed to fit in well in the top lane. His main issue though seems to be consistency. He will sometimes have a phenomenal game, only to follow it up with a lackluster performance. Cube will have to step up his game if he wants to compete with the best of the best the LPL has to offer.
The second returning player, Aix, will be looking to lead his team to more successful games. Finishing last split with a 30% win rate, he now has stiff competition for the starting role as Vici’s jungler. Chieftain was picked up during the offseason, but it seems like Aix is still the preferred jungler, at least for now.
Coming in hot from an LDL tittle with IG. Young, Forge will be looking to bring that momentum into 2020. Finishing in second place during the regular season, Forge ran wild through the playoffs, picking up MVP on three occasions. He has some LPL experience, playing for IG for a few games last year, but most of his fame comes from the LDL. It’s worth noting that while he can play mages, bruiser and assassins seem to be his comfort picks, and boasted a 90% win rate on Akali last year.
Probably the most well-known name on the roster, iBoy was the first new player announced by coach kkOma. After a rough 2019 on EDG, with the org missing out on worlds for the first time, iBoy decided it was time to move on. Now the shot-caller for Vici, iBoy seems to have made himself at home, putting on great performances in both the Demacia cup, as well as in week 1.
The eldest of the group at the age of 21, Maestro is looking to build a name for himself. Despite being in the LPL for quite some time, he was always splitting time with another support. This time on Vici, the bot lane is himself and iBoy, with no backup or sub players. Maestro is known for his insane aggression and tends to pick Leona and Nautilus, even when they aren’t in the meta. Luckily for him, they both seem to be high priority picks right now.
Vici Gaming are looking to forget their past and usher in a new era. The 2019 season was a terrible year for them, finishing both splits with 2 match wins to 13 losses. In fact, Vici hasn’t had a good year since 2016, when they last made regional finals. So while yes, worlds, titles, and playoffs are all possibilities, what fans want is a competitive Vici, as opposed to what most saw as a free win in the past.
Next Saturday there will be a look at FPX.