League of Legends Champions Korea, better known as LCK, is one of the strongest leagues in LoL. This South Korean competition has had numerous Worlds champions, the most famous of which is T1. To succeed in it, you really need to be exceptional at the game. And T1 is not only succeeding this season. It’s dominating like never before.
A Few Things About T1
T1 is the team with the most Worlds titles of all the professional LoL organizations, having won the competition in 2013, 2015, and 2016. After these exceptional results, T1 started to experiment with different rosters and mostly failed to achieve its outcomes. In 2 of the last 5 seasons, it failed to even qualify for Worlds. In the other 3 seasons, it finished in the top 4.
One thing that made T1 so famous was the presence of Faker. Known as the greatest LoL player in the history of the game, he has made huge contributions to his team’s success. And even in defeat, he was not the cause of the failure and maintained his excellent form. At just 25, Faker already has 9 important trophies, as well as numerous other important results, such as 2nd place at Worlds 2017.
Because of its great past and its somewhat disappointing results over the last 5 years, T1 was expected to do well in 2022. This expectation was grounded in reality and derived not only from T1’s increasingly strong roster, but also from the fact that all of T1’s main rivals suffered important losses at the end of last season. DAMWON has an entirely new roster while Gen.G Esports has changed 4 players as well. It’s as if all of the top South Korean teams got together and arranged to give T1 a free season.
What T1 Has Done So Far in LCK Spring 2022
Because of its own strength but also because of the regional circumstances, T1 has had an amazing season so far, winning 7 consecutive matches. Strong opponents like DAMWON, Hanwha Life, DragonX, and Nongshim RedForce have already been defeated and the only team that still stands in T1’s way is Gen.G Esports. The two sides will meet each other on February 12th.
The current situation in the league looks like this:
- 1st place: T1: 7 W – 0 L: +10
- 2nd place: Gen.G Esports: 5 W – 1 L: +6
- 3rd place: DragonX: 4 W – 3 L: +1
- 4th place: DAMWON Gaming: 3 W – 3 L: +3
- 5th place: Nongshim RedForce: 3 W – 3 L: +0
- 6th place: KT Rolster: 3 W – 4 L: +1
- 7th place: Brion Esports: 2 W – 4 L: -4
- 8th place: SANDBOX Gaming: 2 W – 4 L: -5
- 9th place: Hanwha Life Esports: 2 W – 5 L: -4
- 10th place: Freecs: 1 W – 5 L: -8
If T1 manages to win its next match, it is almost guaranteed to win not just the Group Stage but the entire Spring Split. This would mean that for the first time in 3 years, we will get to see Faker compete again at Mid-Season Invitational.