This past weekend we were reminded why you never bet against Gambit at an IEM when they decimated the competition in Cologne. It was the first tournament for the reunited Gambit squad and it should have looked familiar to everyone watching. Gambit returned to their old form again with the help of the prodigal support. Their synergy, play-making, and communication appeared as if Edward had never spent a split away from the team.
As the saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder, and it seemed especially true with Edward and Gambit. Both he and Gambit realized that while they are still very good individually, together they are elite. Edward enhances all of Gambit's strengths and doesn't force them to be solely reliant on Diamond or Alex having an incredible game in order to win. Let's examine just what Edward does for Gambit, and one player can make life easier for everyone else.
Edward's great asset to Gambit is allowing everyone on the team to be in their ideal comfort zones. You saw it game after game at IEM Cologne. Gambit looked fluid and at ease in lane as well in team fights. Having not only a support they can count on, but one that makes plays himself takes the pressure off everyone else and allows a player like Genja to remind people why he's a good ADC.