Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok once again proved why he is called a legend. His presence was enough to overturn the game and taste the thrilling come-from-behind victory. T1, who won the clash between the championship candidates ‘2nd round’, ran for 4 consecutive wins and stepped on the ‘exclusive 1st place’ hill.
T1 won the Saturday Showdown, the first special match of the ‘2023 LoL Champions Korea (LCK)’ spring split held at LoL Park in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 28th, and won Dplus Kia with a set score of 2-1.
For the first time in the 3rd set LCK history, Kalista support appeared. T1’s Min-seok “Keria” Ryu picked up Kalista and won the match in the third set. And this winning move worked well.
With the start of the 3rd set, Dplus Kia’s jungler Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu took the lead by catching Lee “Kumayushi” Min-hyeong through the bottom gang. It was a pleasant start for D+ Kia. However, in the 6th minute, the jungles of both teams joined together in the bottom, and the battle unfolded once more, but Kassadin of Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, who joined later, scored 3 kills and established a foothold for growth.
In T1, ‘Faker’ took the lead in the early stages based on his growth. T1, who was ahead in the sideline operation, overturned the kill score as well. In addition, T1, who took the lead, quickly built up dragon stacks and acquired the third dragon in 18 minutes. T1 put pressure on Dplus Kia with side initiative and dragon stacks.
A situation that requires a reversal. However, a breakthrough was not forthcoming. Dplus Kia, who couldn’t do what they could do, cut off ‘Faker’ from the top around the 21st minute, but in the meantime suffered a lot of damage from the mid and bottom. T1 was dominant in side leadership, turret situation, and objects, and the gold gap widened.
Around the 23rd minute, the large-scale battle in front of the dragon was the winning point. T1 had to acquire the fourth soul dragon and the Deplus Hunger had to be stopped. Here, T1’s teamfight focus shined. Following the Dragon of the Soul, T1 clearly took the initiative by launching an ace in the battle. T1 won the battle once again following the acquisition of the Baron, and immediately charged into Dplus Kia’s main base, ending the victory in 27 minutes. 메이저사이트