The last quarterfinals of Worlds 2023 will be LNG Esports vs T1, which will determine if a Korean team makes it to semis.
Three out of the four quarterfinals have concluded at the 2023 League of Legends World Championship! JD Gaming, Bilibili Gaming and Weibo Gaming have all qualified for the semifinals, which means that NRG, Gen.G and KT Rolster have been eliminated from the competition. The only non-LPL team left standing is T1, with Faker trying to achieve his 4th Worlds title – will the Unkillable Demon King make finals again, or will they follow their compatriots home?
LNG Esports vs T1 Preview
LNG Esports had a great run in the Swiss Stage, almost making it to Knockouts with a 3-0 record. There were some fans who didn’t believe in them before the Bo3’s as they only managed to defeat Fnatic and Cloud9, but they proved themselves when they managed to get a map off JD Gaming. Afterwards, they delayed KT Rolster’s advance as well when they beat them 2-1, getting into the playoffs of Worlds.
LNG Esports are very balanced team, with GALA being the main carry, closely followed by Scout. The biggest surprise of the squad has been their toplaner, Zika. Even though he’s not as well known as the others, he made a splash with his Jax, and could be a tertiary carry for LNG to fall back on.
LNG Esports Roster
- Tang “Zika” Hua-Yu
- Lee “Tarzan” Seung-yong
- Lee “Scout” Ye-chan
- Chen “GALA” Wei
- Fu “Hang” Ming-Hang
The most decorated team in the history of League of Legends, T1 also made it out of the Swiss Stage with a 3-1 record. They started out with a close derby against Team Liquid, who they ultimately managed to beat in a very LCK-stlye, slow match. They couldn’t keep their winstreak when they fought against Gen.G, but they defeated T1 in the quickest match of Worlds so far, then knocked Bilibili Gaming down to the 2-2 bracket.
While Faker is not the main carry of the team according to the stats, he still steps up when needed, but usually Gumayusi and especially Zeus takes care of the DPS.
- Choi “Zeus” Woo-je
- Mun “Oner” Hyeon-jun
- Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok
- Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong
- Ryu “Keria” Min-seok
LNG Esports vs T1 Predictions
This match will be all about the toplane, as Zeus is the best player on T1 currently, while Zika has been rising as well. If LNG Esports can keep the T1 toplaner in check while simultaneously getting macro leads akin to the style of JD Gaming, they can make short work of T1, who are a bit slower due to being an LCK team. However, T1 showed that they can play chaotic as well, capable of surprising even the strongest squads – they beat the 2nd seed of the LPL, can the beat the 3rd?
Where to watch LNG Esports vs T1
The fated battle between LNG Esports and the last representative of the LCK, T1 will take place this Sunday at 9:00AM CET on lolesports.com, LoL Esports YouTube and the Riot Games Twitch channel. Don’t forget to follow ESTNN for the latest news about Worlds 2023!