Despite the glaring skill difference, the LCS team’s newest addition might have what it takes to win a game against a legendary opponent they’ve felled before in the Worlds 2023 main event. LCK vs LCS – T1 vs Team Liquid.
The memory of T1’s domination in the higher brackets is still fresh in everybody’s mind – including last year’s World championship where Faker and co. were inches away from another historic victory. And despite struggles winning on their home turf, they’ve remained as powerful as ever. Now the South Korean contenders are facing one of NA’s strongest orgs: Team Liquid, whose Jungler might hold the secret to making the unkillable demon king bleed once again.
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T1 vs Team Liquid Preview
T1’s all-star roster is one of the most dominant teams in LoL Esports. Over the years, they’ve consistently found the fastest ways to win by combining Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong’s consistent plays and Faker’s unpredictability in midlane. That said, Faker’s performance often acts as the barometer for T1’s success.
Recently, the team has been in an unforeseen slump in the LCK, which worsened after Faker was temporarily taken out of the roster due to an unfortunate hand injury, which begs the question: is T1 still the team it once was?
T1 Player Roster
- Toplaner: Choi “Zeus” Woo-je
- Jungler: Mun “Oner” Hyeon-jun
- Midlaner: Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok
- ADC: Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong
- Support: Ryu “Keria” Min-seok
Player to Watch
This will be T1’s first match in Worlds, so all eyes will inevitably be on Faker and his 1000-IQ plays.
Team Liquid’s focus on the Rift lets them capture objectives despite severe gold deficits. Additionally, their top-laner Summit knows how to zone with popular bruiser champs when the situation calls for it, and their new jungler previously beat T1 in last year’s World Championship. Unfortunately, the new synergy sometimes goes for mistimed plays and bad positioning, making for clunky macroplay at the worst of times. Keeping that in mind, there can’t be any room for hesitation in Team Liquid’s ranks when they go face-to-face with last year’s runner-ups.
Team Liquid Player Roster
- Toplaner: Park “Summit” Woo-tae
- Jungler: Hong “Pyosik” Chang-hyeon
- Midlaner: Eain “APA” Stearns
- ADC: Sean “Yeon” Sung
- Support: Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in
Player to Watch
Pyosik’s relentless pace on the Rift recently makes for some brave plays, especially when the LCK import plays Viego on Jungle.
Team Liquid vs T1 Predictions
The LCK remains as one of, if not the best regions in the world for LoL Esports. Over there, it’s a completely different game. And given T1’s experience playing on the same level, chances seem low (but never 0%) for Team Liquid to claim a bo1 win.
How to watch T1 vs Team Liquid
Keep an eye on the Riot Games Twitch or YouTube channels. The Main Event of Worlds 2023 kicks off on October 18 at 01:00 ET/00:00 CST/22:00 PT.
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