Faker finally ends long wait as T1 qualifies for Worlds 2023

Faker LCS 2023

Published: 2023-08-19T15:34:31

  ❘   Updated: 2023-08-19T15:34:44

On Saturday, T1 grew to become the second Korean workforce to qualify for Worlds 2023. For star mid laner Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok, will probably be his first World Championship in his dwelling nation.

T1 added their title to the checklist of groups for the 2023 World Championship after beating KT Rolster 3-2 within the decrease bracket ultimate of the LCK Summer playoffs.

This can be Faker’s first World Championship in South Korea. The nation hosted the latter phases of Worlds in 2014 and all the occasion in 2018, however his workforce, then referred to as SK Telecom T1, couldn’t qualify for both competitors. It additionally missed Worlds 2020, which was held in Shanghai.

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For some time, it appeared as if Faker would miss his third straight Worlds in his dwelling nation. He watched as T1 went on a 1-7 run within the Summer break up whereas he recovered from a wrist damage.

He returned to motion within the ultimate week of the break up and helped the workforce qualify for the playoffs in fifth place with victories over Kwangdong Freecs and SANDBOX Gaming.

The workforce has continued its outstanding restoration within the playoffs, beating Dplus and KT Rolster (twice) and narrowly shedding to Gen.G, whom they’ll face once more on Sunday within the ultimate.

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T1 are the ninth workforce confirmed for the Swiss Stage of Worlds 2023, becoming a member of Gen.G, JD Gaming, Bilibili Gaming, LNG, Weibo Gaming, Cloud9, NRG, and Team Liquid. The occasion will happen between October 19 and November 19 at 4 totally different places throughout Seoul and Busan.

Faker can be looking for his fourth Worlds trophy after successful the occasion in 2013, 2015, and 2016. At final yr’s championship, T1 misplaced the title to DRX in a dramatic ultimate — the second time in Faker’s profession that he needed to settle for second place.

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Faker’s Worlds document

  • 2013 – 1st place
  • 2014 – Did not attend
  • 2015 – 1st place
  • 2016 – 1st place
  • 2017 – 2nd place
  • 2018 – Did not attend
  • 2019 – third/4th place
  • 2020 – Did not attend
  • 2021 – third/4th place
  • 2022 – 2nd place

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