The LCK legends broke their 6-year curse in a stunning series win against Weibo Gaming in the Worlds 2023 finals. T1 Wins Worlds 2023 Final
All hail the kings!
Faker and his team bounced back from their big loss last year and came first in a phenomenal World Championship victory years in the making. Since the T1 reign ended in 2017, T1 became a team known for always falling short of a big win. And against all odds and deafening sentiments for an LPL victory, Faker and his team made their ultimate comeback instead.
All Faker and T1 have to do is take down arguably the best player in the world today in Scout in the quarterfinals, stop the golden road and possibly the greatest team of all time in the semifinals, and then break the T1 finals curse and the entirety of the LPL to win the…
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T1 Wins Worlds 2023
T1's season had a rocky start in the LCK. Gen.G's dominance kept Faker and co. from claiming a domestic title in 2023, and when their star player suffered a wrist injury back in June, their roster couldn't even make it to the top 3 of the Summer split. But this was T1, and after Faker returned to the Korean roster, they eventually scored enough to qualify for Worlds' Groups stage.
Like a phoenix slowly rising from the ashes, T1 slowly regained their composure on the international stage. Despite an early loss from their domestic rivals, Faker and co. took a flawless victory against Cloud9, and used that momentum to catapult to the front of placements. There, 3 of the best Chinese rosters stood in their way, but nothing was going to stop them. With only 2 losses throughout Worlds, T1 blazed through the titans of JDG in a momentous semifinal and beat Weibo Gaming in a 3-0 series for the 2023 Summoner's Cup.
The best-of-five series between T1 vs WBG started in applause as Oner and co. picked off-meta champs they were famous for in past tournaments, while WBG played things safe in their draft. And despite Weibo getting first-blood over Faker, the LCK's last hope were still able to clinch a complete turnaround. The second game was even more of a commanding victory. Read everything about T1's momentous win in our WBG vs T1 recap here.
A huge congratulations to T1, a team that kept finding new ways to evolve past the competition. Is this the start of a new T1 reign? Only time will tell. However, T1 will go down history as the kings who reclaimed their former glory in powerful and unyielding fashion. All hail the kings!
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