The Age of the Dying Emperor and King T1
The “King of Spring” RNG was defeated. But ‘King of Spring’ remained the same.
League of Legends Champions Korea (hereinafter referred to as “LCK”), which hosts the Korean professional league of ‘League of Legends (LoL)’ e-sports, highlighted the results of the eighth week of the 2023 LCK Spring at LCK Arena located in Roll Park, Jongno-gu, Seoul from the 8th (Wed) to the 12th (Sun).
What should be noted is that T1 has won 11 consecutive games by defeating DRX and Hanwha Life e-Sports, confirming the top spot in the regular league.
After winning all 18 regular league games at LCK Spring in 2022, T1 also confirmed its position as the strongest team in spring by securing the top spot in the regular league at LCK Spring in 2023.
– The Emperor is in critical condition. Now it’s the Age of the Emperor.
Of course, the death sentence has not yet fallen. However, while China’s Royal Never Give Up (RNG), which had emerged as the “King of Spring,” is struggling (10th in LPL, 6 wins and 7 losses), the King of Spring T1 remained.
T1, which was the first of the 10 teams to confirm its advance to the playoffs, was able to secure the top spot in the regular league on its own if it won both the DRX and Hanwha Life e-Sports matches assigned in the eighth week.
In the match against DRX held on the 9th (Thursday), T1 won 2-0 while combining the champions in the first set as a standard and the second set as an anomaly. T1, which has the most championship combination in each position in the first set, won by giving up only one kill to DRX, and in the second set, long-distance dealer “Kuma Yushi” Lee Min-hyung took out Chogas and supporter “Keria” Ryu Min-seok took out Sena.
In addition to Veiga, which has increased its range, Chogas received a patch that reduced the mana consumption of rupture-violent howls (W) and increased the damage of rupture (Q in this 13.4 patch. In particular, growth defense has increased, making it easier to withstand damage from long-distance dealers.
Of course, it is speculated that he showed off his strong appearance with Veiga in the Solo Rank, which was the reason for his appearance.
T1, which won a direct ticket to the second round of the playoffs by defeating DRX, blocked an assassination attempt by “King Slayer” Hanwha Life e-Sports on the 11th, winning the set score 2-1 to secure the top spot in the regular league.
T1, which had been ahead in both kill score and gold acquisition until the 20th minute in the first set, suffered a come-from-behind defeat due to Hanwha Life e-Sports’s back-end, but in the second and third sets, it gained an advantage and played without mistakes, eliminating Hanwha Life’s possibility of a turnaround. There is a saying that you cross the stone bridge after tapping it, but T1, which did not collapse despite the opponent’s rough tackle, was the “Leg of Stone” itself.
T1, which retaliated against Hanwha Life e-Sports, the only team that lost nine games in the first round, also won against all teams in the spring, securing the top spot in the regular league.
– “But what are you doing now?” Fighting for second place without it’s not there.
Apart from the first-place fight that ended early, the second-place fight is a battle of confusion. The situation is completely different from the previous situation, when the strong and weak teams were completely classified as before, and the regular season was virtually completed.
The first seed of the playoffs, which is given up to second place, can be so-called “wonko.” Even if they lose, they can aim for another revival toward the loser group.
Maybe that’s why? Second place is rarely decided easily. D-plus Kia reached the 12th win mark for the second time after T1 as it caught Nongshim Red Force and Brion in the eighth week, but Gen.G lost to Guangdong Freaks on the 12th (Sunday) and KT Rolster added two wins in the eighth week, forcing the three teams to compete until the ninth week for the right to go straight to the second round of the playoffs.
D-plus Kia, which continued to win six consecutive games, ranked second alone with 12 wins and 4 losses and set gains and losses +6. With a 2-1 victory over Brion on the 12th, DePlus Kia almost gave up second place to Gen.G. If Gen.G, which had a lot of 2-0 wins, caught the Guangdong Freaks 2-0 on the 12th, D-plus Kia almost finished its eighth week as it went down to third place. However, as Guangdong Freaks won a 2-1 victory over Gen.G., DePlus Kia kept its sole second place by pushing Gen.G with 11 wins and 5 losses to third place 카지노
As Kwangdong Freaks caught Gen.G, there was room for KT Rolster to aim for second place. KT Rolster, who added two wins in the eighth week, recorded 11 wins and 5 losses, +9 set gains and losses, and was able to reach second place depending on the results of the ninth week.