Peanut’s ‘active’ play was the key to his Genji victory

In soccer, we often use the phrase “high activity” a lot. It’s usually applied to players who are all over the place in the midfield area. A player with a high activity level will often steal the ball from one area of the field to another. The play of Han “Peanut” Wang-ho on the 13th was in a similar vein.

His team, Genji Esports, won 2-0 against Nongshim Red Force in the second round of the League of Legends Champions Korea Summer 2023 at the Grand Seoul LCK Arena in Jongno-gu, Seoul on Wednesday. He was named POG for his active ganking with Mao Kai in the first game, setting the tone for the team.

Han’s most decisive play in Game 1 was a timely top gank in the early game. He top ganked at 3:15 to take the opponent’s Jax, empowering the top lane. This was a significant gank considering the allied top laner was a gangplank with high growth potential 먹튀검증.

The reason this gank worked was because it capitalized on a flaw in the opponent’s mindset. Just 30 seconds before the top lane gank, Han’s Mao Kai broke into the opponent’s jungle and encountered Sejuani. After a bit of a deal exchange due to the nature of the makai, Han Wang-ho showed his opponent that he was going back to the friendly jungle. This naturally planted a structure in the opposing top laner’s mind that made it easy to exclude the jungler.

However, Han Wang-ho ran straight to the top lane and reappeared in the top lane less than 30 seconds after disappearing from view. He realized that the situation on the top lane meant that the opposing top laner would have to push. In his post-game interview, Han Wang-ho was humble enough to say, “I didn’t design it, I just got lucky,” but it’s more indicative of his cleverness and skill as a jungler that he didn’t pre-design the play, but rather played organically to the situation at hand.

Afterward, Han Wang-ho continued to play the entire lane, especially the top lane, and made several effective kills to secure the win for his team. With the win, Genji extended their winning streak to 11 games and retained their top spot. It will be interesting to see how far they can take their momentum with Han Wang-ho at the helm.